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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Grade Center Check-in

By Russell Davidson, Associate Director for Digital Education, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Blackboard’s Grade Center is a powerful tool that can simplify the process of tracking student performance and calculating grades. But, like any tool, it is only effective when used properly and if used improperly it can do more harm than […]

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Resources and Scholarship on Course Outcomes

Arbaugh, J.B. “Does Academic Discipline Moderate CoI-Course Outcomes Relationships in Online MBA Courses?” The Internet and Higher Education, vol. 17, 2013, pp. 16–28. Permalink: https://dalnet-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/sicv3p/TN_cdi_proquest_miscellaneous_1364764487 Klein, Howard J., et al. “MOTIVATION TO LEARN AND COURSE OUTCOMES: THE IMPACT OF DELIVERY MODE, LEARNING GOAL ORIENTATION, AND PERCEIVED BARRIERS AND ENABLERS.” Personnel Psychology, vol. 59, no. 3, 2006, pp. […]

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Supporting Student-Athletes at Detroit Mercy

By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff As of fall 2023, approximately 300 student-athletes were enrolled in courses at Detroit Mercy. While most faculty are aware of the numerous athletics programs at the University, fewer may be familiar with how recent changes in college athletics impact student-athletes and their schedules. It is critical to understand the […]

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What Can I Do with the YuJa Media Library?

By Russell Davidson, Associate Director for Digital Education, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Office of Digital Education Over the summer, the University added a new online tool to our teaching toolkit. YuJa, which gets its name from the Sanskrit word for join or connect, provides the Detroit Mercy community with a feature-rich, easy-to-use […]

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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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Evidence-Based Study Methods to Mitigate the Forgetting Curve

By Dr. Grace Jacek, Associate ProfessorCollege of Health Professions/McAuley School of Nursing “The mark of a successful college student is the mastery of knowing not only what to study, but also how to study it.” — Patricia I. Mulcahy-Ernt. Often, faculty receive questions from students inquiring about the best methods for study. Educators know it […]

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Utilizing Top Hat and Collaborate Ultra for Student Engagement in Concurrent Synchronous and In-Person Classrooms

By Sonya Kowalski and Traci Stewart, University of Detroit Mercy, McAuley School of Nursing Teaching during the COVID-19 epidemic challenged educators to find creative and engaging ways to connect and meet the needs of students at a pace no one was expecting. Overnight the University was shut down and was reopened in a completely remote […]

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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 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is the third leading cause of death among people aged 15-24 in the U.S. and suicide is the 12th leading cause […]

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Teaching Students Time Management

By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff Many college students — particularly those who are in their first year — may find it difficult to effectively manage their time. For such students, college is often the very first period that they are responsible for managing their workload and schedule in order to complete assignments and course […]

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