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Speech Toolkit | Cultural Issues | Service Learning | Writing Skills | Technology and Information Literacy | Advising | Group Projects | Active Learning | Oral Presentations | Grading and Mid-Term Assessments | Faculty Development | Assessments and Institutional Development | Career and Graduate School Preparation

Speech Toolkit

Helping Your Students Build Presentation Competence and Confidence
Presentation by Ciera Carhart, Michael Cummins, Lea Goodness, Erica Mead, Christen Terrore, Pete Valade, Katelyn Vilasi (students in Lauren Vicker's Spring 2011 Honors 356: Presentational Speaking and Rhetorical Competence class)

Audience Analysis, Research and Supporting Materials

Organization, Outlining, Citations, Transitions

Speech Anxiety and Delivery, Visual Aids

Sample Presentation Rubrics

Team Presentations, Q&A

Cultural Issues

Culturally Responsive Teaching and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Facilitated by Kathy Broikou, Kenneth Fasching-Varner, Gloria Jacobs, Arlette Miller-Smith, and Kristin Picardo

Service Learning

Community-Based Service Learning in Your Courses: A Nuts and Bolts Workshop
Facilitated by Lynn Donahue, Jim Schwartz, and Sally Vaughan

Writing Skills

Grammar Across the Disciplines
Facilitated by Katrina Arndt, Russ Coward, Ed Freeman, John Travers, Deborah Uman, and Deborah VanderBilt

Progressions: A Structured Series of Related Assignments that Lead to a Student Essay
Facilitated by Steve Brauer

Writing in the Sciences: Using Writing to Teach Content across the Disciplines
Facilitated by Daryl Hurd

Teaching Writing of Research Papers and APA Format
Facilitated by Laura Phelan and Dawn Rager

Chain Writing to Learn and Practice the Struture of Scientific Writing
Facilitated by Kris Green (with Tim Franz)

Writing Across the Curriculum


Technology and Information Literacy

Videomaking in the Classroom
Facilitated by Kyle Reinson, Todd Sodano and Fang Zhao

Be Friends (?) with Facebook
Facilitated by Jeremy Sarachan

The 21st Century Classroom: Exploring the Potential for Instruction and Learning
Facilitated by Alexandra Picket

Copyright Laws and Course Materials
Facilitated by Michael Gibbons, Melissa Jadlos, and Zach Shirkey

Email Etiquette: A f2f Discussion
Facilitated by Fred Dotolo, Betsy McDermott, Linda Phelan and Jim Trammell

Does Technology Change Education? Introducing the Delta Principle
Facilitated by Jim Schwartz

Assignments for the First and Second Year that Build Research and Information Literacy Skills
Facilitated by Marianne Simmons

Information Technology and Information Literacy

Information Literacy Workshop



Increasing Student Awareness of Professional Training Programs
Facilitated by Ed Freeman

Powerpoint: A Different Whiteboard


Group Projects

Team-Based Learning and Work

Starting, Storming, Solving, Selling: Teaching Problem-Solving and Teamwork Skills Through a Four-step Model
Facilitated by Lynn Donahue

Making Group Projects Effective


Active Learning

Creating First Exposure Assignments

Student-Centered Learning

Universal Design Instruction

Learning Goals: Helping Students Achieve Success

Using Popular Culture in the Classroom


Oral Presentations

Making Oral Presentations Effective

Public Speaking Across the Disciplines


Grading & Mid-Term Assessments

Grading & Mid-Term Assessments - Designing Exams: A Roundtable Exchange of What Works in Creating Objective Questions

Mastery Learning and Grading: Grading so that Everyone Can Learn

Designing Exams: A Roundtable Exchange of What Works in Creating Objective Questions

Grading and Assessing Student Work

Mid-Term Assessments


Faculty Development

Writing an Effective Evaluation
Facilitated by Eileen Lynd-Balta and Theresa Westbay


Assessment and Institutional Development

Mentoring: More Than Just a Welcome
Facilitated by Alan Pogroszewski and Jim Seward

Four-Year Institution-Wide Learning Goals
Facilitated by Dr. Peter Gray

Navigating the Maze: The Institutional Review Board Process

Assessing Ourselves: Documenting Teaching Effectiveness


Career and Graduate School Preparation

How Can Undergraduate Programs Contribute to Student Success in Preparing for Graduate and Professional Entrance Exams?

Helping Students Prepare for the GRE and other Graduate/Professional School Entrance Exams


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