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Class Preparation

Classes start soon and I need to figure out how to:

 

Write better learning objectives

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Iowa State created a helpful summary of updates and revisions to Bloom’s Taxonomy. Click here for more…

 

Incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in my course syllabus

UDL is an educational approach based on the learning sciences with three primary principles—multiple means of representation of information, multiple means of student action and expression, and multiple means of student engagement.  Click here for more…

 

Create ASSIGNMENTS  in MyCourses.siu.edu (D2L Brightspace)

This video tutorial shows you how to create a submission folder so your students can easily submit their assignments.  Click here for more…

 

Build my GRADEBOOK in MyCourses.siu.edu (D2L Brightspace)

This video tutorial shows you an overview of the Grades Tool in D2L Brightspace.  Click here for more…

 

Examine what my syllabus says about the course expectations and my teaching methods

This post on the FACULTY FOCUS blog shares general questions to think about as you create your course syllabus.  Click here for more…

 

Know if my online class is accessible for ALL students? 

This Educause article offers a good overview to consider as you evaluate the accessibility of your online course.   Click here for more…

 

 

Giving Effective Feedback

 It’s time to grade assignments and I want to:

 

Use Turnitin Feedback Studio in D2L when grading student assignments 

This video shows how to use Turnitin Feeback Studio in mycourses.siu.edu (D2L)  Click here for more…

 

Improve how I give feedback to student assignments

Michael Howell, Appalachian State University, shares his 5 principles of effective written feedback.  Click here for more…

 

Let my students know how I will evaluate their assignments through a rubric in D2L

This video tutorial shows how to add a rubric to an existing assignment in your course.  Click here for more…

 

Download student assignments submitted to D2L so I can grade offline

This video tutorial shows how to download and grade assignments in D2L offline, then provide feedback online.  Click here for more…

  


 

Advice for SIU faculty from SIU faculty

  

Nick Weshinskey:  never forget what it was like to be a student, and to consider the human side of teaching.  Watch here…

Dr. Justin Schoof: set up expectations and give timely feedback.  Watch here…

Dr. Trent Ford:  this is how I build a framework of a lecture.  Watch here…

Dr. Walter Metz:  if you’re going to teach, teach to transform. Watch here…

Dr. Saran Donahoo: use rubrics and grading sheets.  Watch here…

Dr. Meera Komarraju:  discussions give an opportunity for student engagement.  Watch here…

 

 

 

Faculty Development Resources and Programs

New Faculty Orientation - New instructors can find helpful resources as they begin their careers on the SIU Carbondale campus as well as information on the New Faculty Orientation.

Promotion and Tenure eDossier Request Form - Click here for the Promotion and Tenure Dossier.

Teaching the Core Curriculum - Meera Komarraju shares her powerpoint presentation "Best Practices: Teaching the Core Curriculum"  from CTE's 4th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium.  Click to download this presentation straight to your desktop.

Technology Mentor Program - An initiative to increase faculty adoption and integration of cutting-edge technology.

Teaching the Core Curriculum

Meera Komarraju shares her powerpoint presentation "Best Practices: Teaching the Core Curriculum" from CTE's 4th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium.  Click to download this presentation straight to your desktop.