Students Assessing Teaching and Learning (SATAL) Program

Assessment support for faculty and academic programs.
Covering best teaching practices and policies

Teaching Matters Workshops

Comprehensive general pedagogy workshops for faculty and graduate students.

English Language Institute (ELI)

Support and resources for English language learners and international students.
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ELI Conversation Partners and friends can chat at Conversation Hour on the first and third Friday of each month.
Photo of discussion at Conversation Hour - spring 2016


Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning

First Year Experience for Faculty Working Group

Do you teach first year students? Then this working group is for you.


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Faculty Focus

Prior Knowledge as an Unexpected Obstacle to Learning

Prior knowledge is essential for learning because it helps us make sense of new ideas and information. But when that prior knowledge is incomplete, confused, or flawed, it can create barriers to learning. Consider the following scenarios.

Supporting Transgender Students in the Classroom

As the higher education community continues to work to create a more inclusive learning environment, the needs of our gender-variant students are too often overlooked. This article outlines a few ways faculty can create an atmosphere that supports trans-identified and gender-nonconforming students.

An Old-School Approach to Getting Students to Read

During semester breaks, I prepare my courses for the upcoming semester, a regular ritual for most academics. My process begins with reflecting on my formal and informal teaching evaluations and considering ways to improve the course. I add new topics and delete others. I review assignments and change them as needed. And I spend a lot of my preparation time choosing timely, thought-provoking articles to assist students in learning the course content.