Creating Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences

By Mia Hairston, CETL Staff With many existing formats for research-based initiatives available, facilitating a meaningful research experience for students requires consideration of many variables including essential questioning, opportunities for original research and methods of experimentation. In a university such as Detroit Mercy with approximately 600 declared science majors and 11 active research faculty, CUREs […]

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NC-SARA and Exclusive Distance Education

By Mia Hairston, CETL Staff The continual shift in educational landscape has called for stakeholders including educators, legislators and the U.S. Department of Education to establish a means of uniformity, accessibility and provision surrounding post-secondary distance education nation-wide. This has led to the founding of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). SARA is a set […]

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A Reflection: Fifty Years of Title IX

By Megan Novell, Title IX Coordinator and Equity and Compliance Specialist This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.  In those fifty years, this single sentence of a piece of omnibus educational legislation has reshaped American education for girls and women, and more recently for […]

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University Services: The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

By Mia Hairston, CETL StaffThe Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was established as a source of pedagogical expertise for the University of Detroit Mercy faculty. Our mission at the CETL is to: Promote inquiry Inspire perspectives Support methodology Innovate teaching and scholarship This summer, the  CETL staff coordinated an in-house event in conjunction […]

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University Services: The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

For those newer to the University, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is a department established as a source of pedagogical expertise for University of Detroit Mercy faculty. The CETL is in place to: Promote inquiry Inspire perspectives Support methodology Innovate teaching and scholarship A great deal of our efforts go toward coordinating […]

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A Vinyasa Approach to Self-Care and Reflection

by Mia Hairston, CETL Staff By Mia Hairston, CETL Staff Many of us have come to know or love yoga as a combining of physical, mental,  and spiritual methods to quiet the mind, to release tension in the body, and to combat stress. The many variations of yoga and the accompanying techniques may leave one […]

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Project-Based Learning 101

by Mia Hairston, CETL Staff “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself” – John Dewey Active-learning modalities continue to enhance traditional teaching and learning methodologies, promoting inquiry-based, multidisciplinary, and authentic outcomes. Such approaches require greater levels of intention and effort on behalf of educators and students. Student-driven project-based experiences have been proven […]

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Pedagogical Practice: Service Learning

By Timia Hairston, CETL Staff Hundreds of University of Detroit Mercy students pursue service learning opportunities as the means to fulfill an academic requirement each year. What they may not know is that embarking on such an experience can also lead them to be inspired and fulfilled, both civically and personally. Our founders understood the […]

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