Below is the text-only version of the March 2020 Faculty Commons Newsletter.

When it comes to developing your courses and honing your teaching practices, timely advice is everything. That’s why we’ve developed a series of pieces about specific strategies, tools and actions that will help you get and stay on track. Depending on the time of the semester, you’ll get tips about grading, feedback, documenting your teaching, or cataloging important reflections. This month, it’s all about tackling midterm season.

Things to do RIGHT NOW to get and keep your course on track

Our just-in-time advice is back with part two: the mid-semester edition. As we approach midterms and spring break, we have suggestions for small, actionable steps you can take to help students maintain their focus.


Let me come in here and make this video real quick

We sat down with Amanda McCollom, Multimedia Literacy Coordinator at the University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press, who works with students across disciplines who are tackling video, audio, web and image creation projects to peek behind the curtain and unpack some popular assumptions.

Read more about these digital literacy assumptions.


Registration open for SIT 2020

Don’t miss out on our biggest teaching event of the year! Check out our keynote lineup for a sneak-peek at this year’s event.

Save your seat.

UD Capture Migration Update

If you still have recordings in the UD Capture archives, they will be lost if not migrated by July 1, 2020.

Keep your recordings.

Are your students really ready for your online course?

If you are teaching an online course in the upcoming semester, there is a Canvas course that will help your students understand the expectations and commitments for online learning.

Share this with your students.

CTAL/Library OER grants open call

In partnership with the UD Library, Museums and Press, funding is available to support up to two proposals that seek to address the rising cost of course materials through use of open textbooks and open educational resources.

Learn more and apply.

Upcoming Events

Hands-on guide to finding OER for faculty
Morris Library | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Roundtable: Infusing Entrepreneurship Outcomes Into your Courses
Gore Hall 208 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Information Session
501 S College Ave (rm 115A) | 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Registration is now open for SIT 2020! 
Applications are now being accepted for CTAL’s 3-day Course Design Institute. Seating is limited, and priority will be given to faculty hired in the last 2 years. Learn more and apply.  
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