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Faculty Commons Calendar

Faculty Commons Events

March 15: Book Club

March 15th's meeting of the Faculty Commons Book Club will cover Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson. We will meet in 116 Pearson Hall from noon to 1:00 pm. Drinks & desserts provided. RSVP requested. The facilitators of...

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Feb 21: Power and the Academy, TLC

Beginning in February, the University of Delaware’s Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning will be offering a new series of faculty conversations to address pressing contemporary issues that affect student learning. Given the tense national climate, many...

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Feb 15: DIY-Interactive Learning Quiz Shows

Jeopardy! has been attracting audiences for over 50 years. Infuse some energy class into your class using the game show model with Flippity.net and a Google spreadsheet. Learn novel techniques that incorporate group work to create motivating (and memorable) exam...

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Feb 22: “A Field Guide to Lies” Book Club

The February Book Club meeting will discuss A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age by Daniel J. Levitin Co-Facilitators: Meg Grotti, Associate Librarian and Assistant Head of Instructional Services, Reference and Instructional Services...

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10th Anniversary of the Student Multimedia Design Center

The University of Delaware Library will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Student Multimedia Design Center (SMDC) with activities February 21 - 24, 2017. Some activities will be available all week, such as a photo booth with SMDC-themed props, while each of the...

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Feb 10: Inclusive Teaching First Friday Roundtable

The First Friday Roundtable series at the University of Delaware will begin for the spring semester with the program “Inclusive Teaching!” from 3:30-5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, in 208 Gore Hall. The Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) has invited a...

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WAC Wednesdays Workshops

Do you want to improve student learning by bringing more writing into your courses? The University Writing Centers and the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning are partnering to offer a series of Writing Across the Curriculum workshops to help you...

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Jan 25 & 26: Soup & Syllabus

To help you prepare for the spring 2017 semester, the Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning is offering a walk-in “Soup & Syllabus” clinic with our partners in CTAL offices, Gore Hall room 212.  During this clinic we will review your syllabus, provide...

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Dear Faculty Commons

I keep hearing a lot of buzz about open textbooks and open educational resources. I'm interested in providing access to more affordable materials to my students, but frankly, the phrase "open education" sounds suspiciously idealistic. How can textbooks...

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5 things to do around mid-semester time

Mid-semester is a tough time of year. Staying on top of your workload can mean the difference between ending the semester on a high note or a low note. #1 Create an automated quiz in Canvas If you're not sure how to do this, stop by or call us at Faculty...

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Dear Faculty Commons

I want my students to complete a research project at the end of the semester, but I’m concerned that they don’t have all of the information literacy skills necessary to find good information to support their arguments. What can I do, and what can your...

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