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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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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Taking on the 14-Day Writing Challenge

Staying Accountable through the NCFDD By Dr. Erin Bell, CETL Staff Like many writers, I have grappled with writer’s block throughout my career. Finding the time required for scholarly writing amidst my other work/life responsibilities has often been challenging. Writing well requires time, space, and for many of us, quiet solitude, and these items are […]

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Resources for Fostering a Sense of Community and Connectedness During Times of Change 

Open Educational Resources: The following links offer several free open educational resources which span the disciplines. DOAJ: The Directory of Open Access Journals provides free, Creative Commons access to over 17,000 peer-reviewed journals covering all disciplines. It is a donation and volunteer-supported non-profit based in the UK. https://doaj.org/ MERLOT: The MERLOT system provides access to curated […]

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Quick Links

The following provides quick links to a number of important academic resources for University of Detroit Mercy faculty members. Distinguished Professor Selection Process Professor Emeritus Policy and Benefits Instructional Continuity and Class Cancellations IT Services Syllabus Guidelines for all Campuses Academic Standards for Minors Policy on Determining Qualified Faculty Preferred First Name Policy Interim Sex […]

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