Articles and Columns

Welcome to the CETL’s repository of pedagogical materials, articles, and resources. This section provides new content regarding best pedagogical practices for professors teaching across the discipline. This repository contains articles that encourage and assist in the advancement of teaching and learning at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Each month, the CETL staff will post new articles that promote the pursuit of high-impact teaching practices and collaboration. This pursuit is a process of continuous improvement, regardless of previous teaching experience. If you have suggestions for articles or other contact, please contact the CETL staff at cetl@udmercy.edu.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: How Can Faculty Support Students?

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: How Can Faculty Support Students?

By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff September marks Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the United States. Based on recent data ...
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Teaching Students Time Management

Teaching Students Time Management

By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff Many college students — particularly those who are in their first year — may ...
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Attending to the Mental Health Needs of Students Using an Interactive Assignment

Attending to the Mental Health Needs of Students Using an Interactive Assignment

By Dr. Renady Hightower, Associate Professor, Health Services Administration COVID-19 changed the world in 2020. The effects of which reached ...
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How to Encourage Student Engagement with a Course Syllabus

How to Encourage Student Engagement with a Course Syllabus

By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff Current research highlights the importance of creating a well-designed syllabus which highlights themes of ...
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The Benefits of Team-Teaching in the Collegiate Classroom

The Benefits of Team-Teaching in the Collegiate Classroom

By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff Team teaching, also called co-teaching or collaborative teaching, allows students to learn from more ...
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How to Support LGBTQIA+ Students

How to Support LGBTQIA+ Students

An Interview with Megan Novell, Title IX Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty of English and Women’s and Gender Studies By: Dr ...
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Taking on the 14-Day Writing Challenge

Taking on the 14-Day Writing Challenge

Staying Accountable through the NCFDD By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff Like many writers, I have grappled with writer’s block ...
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A Vinyasa Approach to Self-Care and Reflection

A Vinyasa Approach to Self-Care and Reflection

by Mia Hairston, CETL Staff ~A lesson in every session Generally, yoga gives us a glimpse of our internal state ...
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CETL Digital Education Services

CETL Digital Education Services

Having an issue with your Blackboard course shell? Need advice about how to set up an examination or other assignment? ...
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Support Your Career via the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is a leading provider of professional development for faculty. University of Detroit ...
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Resources for Black History Month               and Beyond

Resources for Black History Month and Beyond

The Library of Congress website includes a myriad of digital materials regarding African American history and culture. There is content ...
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Implementing Learner-Centered Activities

Implementing Learner-Centered Activities

By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff Many are familiar with the shift from an instructor-centered classroom model to a learner-centered ...
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Project-Based Learning 101

Project-Based Learning 101

by Mia Hairston, CETL Staff “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself” - John Dewey Active-learning modalities ...
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Pedagogical Practice: Service Learning

Pedagogical Practice: Service Learning

By Timia Hairston, CETL Staff Hundreds of University of Detroit Mercy students pursue service learning opportunities as the means to ...
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Teaching in a World of White Privilege: A Starting Point for Reflection and Growth

Teaching in a World of White Privilege: A Starting Point for Reflection and Growth

By Abigail Youngerman, CETL Staff Almost 80% of US K-12 teachers and 76% of college faculty identify as non-Hispanic white, ...
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Anti-Racist Teaching Resources

Anti-Racist Teaching Resources

By Abigail Youngerman and Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff The following represents a brief list of articles, web resources, digital ...
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Preventing Linguistic Racism and Discrimination

Preventing Linguistic Racism and Discrimination

By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff In brief, linguistic discrimination is when individuals are mistreated and/or devalued based on their ...
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