A Case for Weighted Totals

By Russell Davidson; Associate Director for Digital Education, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Office of Digital Education Blackboard’s Grade Center (or Gradebook, in Ultra-style courses) is a powerful tool that makes it much easier for both students and faculty to track student performance and share feedback on graded items. As a dedicated grading […]

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A Reflection: 50 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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Resources Regarding Gathering Student Feedback

Coulter, Robert W. S., and Lindsay Onufer. “Using Student-Led Discussions and Snapshot Lectures to Stimulate Active Learning and Accountability: A Mixed Methods Study on Teaching an Implementation Science Course.” Pedagogy in Health Promotion, vol. 8, no. 1, 2022, pp. 30–40. https://dalnet-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/sicv3p/TN_cdi_crossref_primary_10_1177_23733799211050088 Flodén, Jonas. “The Impact of Student Feedback on Teaching in Higher Education.” Assessment and Evaluation […]

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Submitting for Publication: Avoiding Predatory Publishers and Choosing a Legitimate Journal

By Jill Turner, Library Professor, Dental Library, and Jennifer Bowen, Assistant Library Professor, Dental Library The manuscript has been written and now all that remains is to find a venue in which to publish. Although not the only option, journals are the popular choice for faculty, especially those pursuing tenure or promotion. Authors may wish […]

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Resources and Scholarship Regarding Student Navigation and Utilization of Books and Other Texts

Jensen, Mark, and Lauren Scharff. “Improving Critical Reading with E-Texts: A Controlled Study in a Collegiate Philosophy Course.” The Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, vol. 19, no. 3, 2019, pp. The journal of scholarship of teaching and learning, 2019, Vol.19 (3). doi: http://dx.doi.org.libproxy.lib.unc.edu/10.14434/josotl.v19i2.23978 Permalink: https://dalnet-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/sicv3p/TN_cdi_doaj_primary_oai_doaj_org_article_e8abe877db2b469a89cbeb61bedc8cd2 Reading to Remember: Textbook Strategies. Willamette University. Retrieved from http://willamette.edu/offices/lcenter/resources/study_strategies/reading2remember.html SQ3R […]

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Resources and References

Social Annotation Applications to Foster Engagement and Course Community  Resources: How to set up Perusall from Blackboard Classic: https://support.perusall.com/hc/en-us/articles/4577407730199-Blackboard-LTI-1-1 How to add video to Perusall: https://support.perusall.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051145213-How-do-I-use-video-in-Perusall- Click Here to Link to Perusall Click Here to Link to Hypothesis Click Here to Explore the OER Commons (for Content) References: Drouin, M. A. (2008). The Relationship Between […]

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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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Assessment Resources

Alternative grading practices: An entry point for faculty in competency-based education Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education Why Focusing on Grades Is a Barrier to Learning The Effect of Specifications Grading on Students’ Learning and Attitudes in an Undergraduate-Level Cell Biology Course Experimenting with Specifications Grading References for Grading and Assessment Colleague Development […]

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Faculty Track for Fall 2022 Colleague Development Days

We are proud to present the following sessions tailored just for faculty. Please click on each link for session description and registration information. Session A2: Knowledge, Assessment, and Grading: Theories and Best PracticesSession A4: Find the Right Mentoring Format for Your Students (Online Session) Session B3: Grading Gets in the Way of My Students’ Learning: Examples […]

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