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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

9 Tips for Effective Teaching, According to Students

A list of effective teaching tips and student quotes compiled from responses we received to our Thank-a-Prof/TA program in Fall 2020. Each tip is also accompanied by references to dig deeper.

teaching, tips, inclusion, assessment, technology

Teaching During the Pandemic: Mary Ruth Robinson

We invited instructors to submit their experiences and stories, sharing what it's been like to teach at UVA during the pandemic. This message was submitted by Mary Ruth Robinson, a graduate student

teaching, pandemic, community, reflection

Instructors Expanding Their Teaching Toolkits With New UVA Learning Technologies

With many University of Virginia courses going online this pandemic year, instructors needed to find alternative, innovative ways to manage their classrooms and keep students engaged. To help with these efforts, faculty and graduate students now have easy access to a host of new technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

learning technologies, edtech, assessment, evaluation, collaboration, engagement, faculty, tools

Alternative Grading: Practices to Support Both Equity and Learning

In the face of educational inequities exacerbated by COVID-19, how can instructors harness their grading practices to support equitable outcomes and deep learning for all students?

equity, alternative grading, student learning, specifications grading

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