Faculty Viewpoints on Teaching and Learning

Sharing Best Pedagogical Practices with our Community of Colleagues

Welcome to Faculty Viewpoints. Here, we share featured articles by University of Detroit Mercy faculty which focus on best classroom practices and the art of teaching and learning.

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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Mentoring and Teaching Students in STEM fields

Mentoring and Teaching Students in STEM fields

By Rachelle M. Belanger, M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor and Assistant Chair, Biology Department As a first-generation student, I earned a Bachelor’s ...
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Living With Grief

Living With Grief

By Kimberly Moner, R.N. An acquaintance is walking toward you. You ask, “How are you feeling?” but do not really ...
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How to Increase Enrollment and Persistence of Women in STEM fields?                              Be an Accomplice, as Well as an Ally

How to Increase Enrollment and Persistence of Women in STEM fields? Be an Accomplice, as Well as an Ally

By Mara R. Livezey, PhD,Assistant Professor of Biochemistry As I have been mulling over how to write this column during ...
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Jesuit Education Offers Tools to Meet the Mental Health Crisis

Jesuit Education Offers Tools to Meet the Mental Health Crisis

By Mary-Catherine Harrison, Associate Professor of English, Department Chair Since the Universal Apostolic Preferences were announced in 2019, I have ...
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How To Support Our First Generation and International Students:                                   An Interview with Dr. Marwa Abdel Latif

How To Support Our First Generation and International Students: An Interview with Dr. Marwa Abdel Latif

By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff Dr. Marwa Abdel Latif  is currently an instructor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department ...
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Here Is What We Need to Know about    Digital Mental Health

Here Is What We Need to Know about Digital Mental Health

By Janet M. Joiner, PhD, LMSW Department Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, College of Liberal Arts and Education ...
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Living with Grief

Living with Grief

By Kimberly Moner, R.N. An acquaintance is walking toward you. You ask, “How are you feeling?” but do not really ...
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Faculty Viewpoint Submission Guidelines

We welcome articles from faculty at all levels and from across the disciplines. Articles must be focused on relevant teaching and learning topics including the following:

  • active learning
  • assessment
  • mentorship
  • innovative teaching assignments
  • course and syllabus design
  • inclusive teaching
  • DEIJ and pedagogy
  • service learning
  • mission-informed teaching
  • other teaching and learning topics

Submissions should be approximately 800-1000 words and should be focused on teaching and learning.

If you would like to contribute and share your knowledge with the University of Detroit Mercy community of faculty, email us at CETL@udmercy.edu or email Dr. Erin Bell directly at bellee@udmercy.edu.