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

Call for Nominations: Building Meaningful Mentoring Relationships

The CTE, with support of a Coalition for Life-Transformative Education grant, is seeking to identify instructors who are known for building meaningful mentoring relationships with undergraduate students.

Preparing to Teach Before and After the 2020 Presidential Election

We offer a sampling of strategies that you, your colleagues, or your program can employ to prepare and engage students before, during, and after the 2020 US presidential election.

Organizing course content to encourage engagement

(From the Learning Tech Blog)

The potential benefits of well-structured course content and activities can easily be overlooked, but organization is important for fostering emotional engagement among students learning online.

Making Real Change a Classroom at a Time

What and why to teach are more important considerations than how to teach if we are to offer an education that truly matters at this distinct historical juncture, writes Andrew Kaufman.

Getting started with activities in Poll Everywhere

(From the Learning Tech Blog)

Poll Everywhere is a versatile option for encouraging engagement in your courses. Use it to present general polls, attendance items, review questions, quizzes, and more; students respond by following links to your activities in a web browser or app on their computers or mobile devices. Follow the steps to create your account, import your course roster, and create your activities.

learning, technology, teaching, pedagogy

NEW! Community-Engaged Faculty Learning Community

Join a learning community for community-engaged faculty in Fall 2020. Read on for the goals, expectations, meeting information, and more.


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