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Meet our CTE Faculty Fellows

Join us in welcoming our newest CTE Faculty Fellows: Marina Escámez Ballesta (Spanish), Joe Fore (Law), and Ann Reimers (Engineering).

CTE Faculty Fellow, teaching, learning

SoTL Scholar Spotlight: Elizabeth Hall

For our SoTL Scholar Spotlight series, we checked in with French Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hall. She joined the 2020-2021 cohort and shares what she has learned in the program as well as from her project.

SoTL, research, teaching, specifications grading, assessment

CTE Supports Eight Units Undertaking Curriculum (Re)Design

From the School of Data Science to the Department of Drama, the Center for Teaching Excellence is engaging in curriculum design work with eight different units across Grounds. We announce the next grant cohort and also speak with a 2020 recipient that is making great strides toward completing their curriculum redesign.

curriculum, collaboration, faculty, students

Loss, Burnout, and (Not) Moving On

CTE Assistant Director Lynn Mandeltort and UVA Engineering psychotherapist Liz Ramirez-Weaver discuss what the ambiguous loss of the last year looks like from the faculty and student perspectives, and what this means for (not) moving on in the classroom.

burnout, loss, pandemic, demoralization, teaching, students, faculty

Introducing CTE Faculty Fellow Kate Stephenson

The CTE is thrilled to welcome Kate Stephenson to our team! As a CTE Faculty Fellow, she will focus her efforts on supporting our community-engaged initiatives. Kate shares some of her hopes and plans for the next year.

CTE Faculty Fellow, community, teaching, learning

From Cheating to Authentic Learning

Just as there is no singular reason students cheat, there is no singular solution to higher education's cheating problem. We believe you can reduce student cheating in your courses—or make it difficult enough so that it's a less attractive option to students—through your pedagogical decisions and practices. We share some ideas for how to do this.

cheating, assessment, pedagogy, student learning

What to do When COVID Poses Challenges to Community Engagement

How can courses with elements of community engagement continue when students are supposed to avoid others due to the coronavirus? It’s not easy, but some things are possible. Here, faculty members share some strategies that worked in their classes.

CAPS Q&A: Building Virtual Classroom Community Vital to Student Mental Health and Well-Being

With the pandemic, it’s now more important than ever to pay attention to our students’ mental health and well-being. Many are struggling to navigate the uncertainty and new challenges that come with online learning, while trying to live up to their and their instructors’ high expectations. Though most of us are not trained as mental health professionals, there are some small practices we can employ to make sure our students feel supported and welcome in our classes.

student learning, mental health, well-being, online, community, belonging, student support

Total Advising Director: 4 Ways to Help Students Deal With Digital Overload

My sense from talking to students and my colleagues is that students have progressed to the point where they know what the problem is; they’re telling us that they just can’t keep track of all the information coming at them from so many varied channels. Now, then, is a great time for us to step in and help them manage it. Read on for some suggestions on how to do this.

student learning, communication, student support, online, guest post

Introducing CTE Faculty Fellow Rose Buckelew

The CTE is pleased to welcome Rose Buckelew to our team! An Assistant Professor, General Faculty in the Department of Sociology, she was selected as one of our CTE Faculty Fellows. Learn more about Rose, her interests, and how she hopes to continue sharing her expertise and passion for improving teaching and learning with fellow instructors.

CTE Faculty Fellow, teaching, inclusion

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