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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.
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Students Assessing Teaching and Learning (SATAL) Program

Assessment support for faculty and academic programs.

CETL

Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning

Teaching Matters Workshops

Comprehensive general pedagogy workshops for faculty and graduate students.
Covering best teaching practices and policies

Faculty Focus

PA014: Efficient and Effective Grading

On this episode, we discuss the article “Ten Tips for More Efficient and Effective Grading” written by Victoria Smith, PhD, and Stephanie Maher Palenque published in Faculty Focus on February 2, 2015. We discuss practical ways to apply these 10 tips based on our experience, such as using a comment bank, frontloading feedback, being mindful of attitude and approach, and avoiding surprises.

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Is It Time to Rethink Our Exams?

I’ve been ruminating lately about tests and wondering if our thinking about them hasn’t gotten into something of a rut. We give exams for two reasons. First, we use exams to assess the degree to which students have mastered the content and skills of the course. But like students, we can get too focused on this grade-generating function of exams. We forget the second reason (or take it for granted): exams are learning events.

Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students

As we continue our ongoing series focused on the flipped classroom in higher education, it’s time to tackle another frequently asked question: “How can I flip a large class?”

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