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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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 into the lives of each of us in many ways.  COVID-19 research documents the pain and anguish felt across the spectrum of human existence.  Unfortunately, the ultimate sacrifice has been the numbers of lives lost […]

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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 student belonging, support, and how these components may lead to higher rates of persistence and retention. Faculty often dedicate hours to crafting a well-balanced and well-designed syllabus that provides relevant information about course content, assignments, […]

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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 than one instructor in a single course. The faculty in a team-taught course may have different teaching styles and content area knowledge which leads to a more inclusive class experience. The team approach also encourages […]

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Resources for Implementing Inclusive Teaching Practices

Web Resources: Confronting Implicit Bias: Project Implicit was founded in 1998 by three scientists – Dr. Tony Greenwald (University of Washington), Dr. Mahzarin Banaji (Harvard University), and Dr. Brian Nosek (University of Virginia). Project Implicit Health (formerly Project Implicit Mental Health) launched in 2011 and is led by Dr. Bethany Teachman (University of Virginia) and Dr. Matt […]

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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 […]

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Teaching & Learning Terminology

Active Learning: Active learning is an umbrella term for any instructional method that encourages student engagement in the learning process, typically via thinking, discussing, investigating, creating and through other methods and activities. The approach suggests that students actively engage in the meaning-making process rather than passively taking in information. Asynchronous Instruction: In online settings, asynchronous […]

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