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Difficult Courses: Statistics
 
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Mary Frances De Rose, a faculty member from the School of Public Service at DePaul University, describes her experiences teaching statistics, a course that many students find particularly difficult. As part of this discussion, Mary Frances offers strategies that she has used to structure her classes and ensure that she's reaching all of her students, which will be of interest to faculty in other disciplines as well. Produced by: Todd Diemer/Zachary Brenner Videography/animation: Heather A. Banas This video features the song "My happy little bass" by Fireproof_Babies (ccmixter.org/​files/​Fireproof_Babies/​11481), available under a Creative Commons license: creativecommons.org/​licenses/​by/​3.0/​ Music provided by dig.ccmixter.org/
If I Knew Then, What I Know Now: Teacher Talk vs. Student Talk
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Barry Brunetti of The Theatre School. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas Interviewer: H. Jean Bryan
Stephen Brookfield on Creative & Critical Thinking
 
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Stephen Brookfield, author of _Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question their Assumptions_ (Jossey Bass 2011), delivered the keynote address at the 2012 DePaul University Teaching Commons Fall Forum. In his presentation, Dr. Brookfield explains how university instructors can challenge students' assumptions and model the exploration of alternative perspectives. He also presents several practical activities that encourage creative and critical thinking in the classroom.
Supplemental Instruction at DePaul University
 
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Supplemental Instruction aims to help students successfully complete historically difficult classes through peer-assisted study sessions. When you attend an SI session you can expect to find an informal environment where students help each other review notes, predict test questions, discuss readings and develop organizational strategies with the assistance of an SI leader. SI leaders are students who have previously performed well in the course; these leaders attend all the lectures again to take notes and identify difficult material. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a program operating out of the Office for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.
Teaching Without a Net: Effective Use of Discussion
 
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Discussion based classes help engage students and encourages collaborative learning. However, deciding to let go of some control of a class may feel like taking a blind leap into the unknown. Anthropology Department Chair Jane Baxter talks about tips and strategies for overcoming this fear, shedding light on one path towards productive classroom discussions. Featured faculty member: Jane Baxter of the Department of Anthropology. Videographer/editor: Heather Banas Producer: Todd Diemer Music: Tether, by Justin Bianco; provided by Magnatune.com.
MY BIGGEST TEACHING CHALLENGE: CREATING A RAPPORT WITH STUDENTS
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Chernoh Sesay of the Department of Religious Studies. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Jordan Ziolkowski Interviewer: Zac Brenner
Teaching Difficult Concepts: Cell Division
 
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Every course or field of study has basic core concepts students have difficulty grasping. Using the biological concept of cell division as a sample difficult concept, Dr. Stan Cohn demonstrates how casting students as parts of a cell and reenacting cell division, has successfully improved his students understanding. Videographer/editor: Heather Banas Producer: Jean Bryan and Todd Diemer Music: Up and Down, by Glen Bledsoe, provided by: Magnatune.com. Images: FluorescentCells.jpg provided by the Wikimedia Commons, uploaded by user Jan R. Yellowed cell division footage taken from: Thread of Life, provided by http://www.archive.org.
Teaching Online with VoiceThread
 
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Learn how DePaul professor Nick Thomas uses VoiceThread to teach online.
Explore Your Purpose at DePaul University
 
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Explore Your Purpose (EYP) is a mission-based initiative to foster more intentional purpose exploration and vocational discernment among students, staff and faculty at DePaul consistent with DePaul’s Catholic-Vincentian heritage and mission.
Active Learning through Multimedia Translation
 
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Daniel Stanford from Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS) shows how two DePaul professors promote active learning by having students work in pairs to translate multimedia online.
Interactive Class Polling
 
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Polling software can be a powerful tool to cultivate teamwork during class and engage your students in course material. Learn how DePaul University faculty members Craig Klugman (Health Sciences) and Elizabeth Florez (Nursing) use it in their courses. If you are a DePaul faculty member and would like to speak with a consultant about incorporating mobile learning into your classes, email [email protected] or visit http://go.depaul.edu/moli.
Plagiarism as a Learning Tool
 
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Why do students plagiarize and what strategies do faculty adopt to address this issue? Three DePaul instructors provide first hand experience and practical tips on avoiding plagiarism and also on how to use plagiarism to engage students in discussions of academic tradition and life-long learning. Videographer/editor: Heather Banas Producer: Jean Bryan Featured Student: Drew Pientka
Instructor Presence 101: Using Vizify
 
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Vizify.com is a visual CV tool that can help faculty share their professional backgrounds and personal interests with students. In this video, Daniel Stanford, Assistant Director of Faculty Instructional Technology Services, highlights Vizify features that are particularly useful for connecting with students in hybrid and online courses.
What Keeps Me Teaching: Performative Learning
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Barry Brunetti of The Theatre School. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas Interviewer: H. Jean Bryan
WHAT KEEPS ME TEACHING: INSPIRATION FROM ADULT LEARNERS
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Gabriele Strohschen of the School for New Learning. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas Interviewer: Zac Brenner
Uncovering Students' Tacit Knowledge
 
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Help your students uncover and reflect on their tacit knowledge by using a teaching technique called Generative Knowledge Interviewing.
Internal Energy of Einstein Solids
 
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Note: At minute 10:31 I need to make a slight but important correction. I said, "the hn/k has to have opposite units of this guy" (pointing out to T). What I should have said is this: "the hn/k has to have the same units of this guy." I made clear that this was the case a bit later in the video, but I just wanted to make sure that it is indeed clear from the very beginning.
Designing Rubrics Workshop
 
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Rubrics are a powerful and flexible tool for assessing students' learning in our classrooms and programs. This workshop was presented at DePaul University by a regional expert in the design and use of rubrics, Dr. Ranfen Li from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Orgsync Attendance Tracking
 
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Instructional video for SI leaders on how to track attendance via Orgsync
BIGGS' STAGES OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE: STAGE I—WHAT THE STUDENT IS
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Robert Rotenberg of the Department of Anthropology. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Jordan Ziolkowski Interviewer: Zac Brenner
Toni Fitzpatrick #firstgen story project
 
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Associate Director of New Student and Family Engagement Toni Fitzpatrick discusses her experiences as a first generation college student. Music credit: Cory Gray http://www.corygraymusic.com, CC BY-NC 3.0.
Using ePortfolios to Teach Art History: Catherine Zurybida
 
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Catherine Zurybida from DePaul University's Dept. of Art and Art History discusses how she incorporates ePortfolios into her online art survey courses. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT http://teachingcommons.depaul.edu/Technology/eportfoliosatdepaul.html
What Connects Me to DePaul: Why DePaul?
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Eric Schwabe of the School of Computing (CDM). Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas Interviewer: Todd Diemer
Teaching Information Literacy
 
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Featuring Heather Jagman (University Libraries) and Michele Shade (Health Sciences). This team of presenters highlights national information literacy standards, provides an overview the DePaul University Library's information literacy instruction program, and illustrate ways in which faculty and the library have collaborated to target the information literacy skills central to student success. Examples of how to create discipline specific assignments in support of this critical skillset are presented.
Academic Integrity: Deterring Cheating on Exams
 
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In order to deter cheating and promote academic integrity, DePaul faculty proactively take measures to respect their students while taking their work very seriously. Featuring: Leah Bryant, Communication and Academic Integrity Board; James Moore, Commerce; John Dean, Biological Sciences; and Kay Yoon, Communication Videographer and editor: Heather Banas Producer: H. Jean Bryan
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) & Low Stakes Assignments
 
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Rana Husseini, Assistant Director for Teaching Support at DePaul University, explains how classroom assessment techniques and low-stakes assignments can contribute to students' success. She gives several practical examples of each.
MY BIGGEST TEACHING CHALLENGE: DISCUSSING MY OWN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Chernoh Sesay of the Department of Religious Studies. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Jordan Ziolkowski Interviewer: Zac Brenner
Sara Hernandez #firstgen story project
 
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Sara Hernandez, a graduate student in DePaul's College of Education, discusses her experiences as a first generation college student. Music credit: http://www.purple-planet.com
Why did you join the Assessment Certificate Program?
 
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Learn why participants joined the Assessment Certificate Program (ACP). ACP is a workshop-based training and support program for faculty and staff engaged in the assessment of student learning at DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago.
MY TEACHING STYLE: PERFORMANCE IN THE CLASSROOM
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Chernoh Sesay of the Department of Religious Studies. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Jordan Ziolkowski Interviewer: Zac Brenner
MY BIGGEST TEACHING INFLUENCE: DOING WHAT ENERGIZES YOU
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Ben Alba of the College of Law. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas Interviewer: Zac Brenner
My Biggest Teaching Challenge: Getting Students to Read
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Kelly Pope of the School of Accountancy and MIS (COM). Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas Interviewer: Zac Brenner
ORGANIC WEB: NONLINEAR TEACHING
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Matthew Dintzner of the Department of Chemistry. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas and Jordan Ziolkowski Interviewer: Zac Brenner
Using Voicethread in D2L
 
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How to add a Voicethread to your D2L course. Questions? Email [email protected]
MY BIGGEST TEACHING INFLUENCE: CULTURE OF COLLABORATION
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Euan Hague of the Department of Geography. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas Interviewer: Zac Brenner
If I Knew Then, What I Know Now: Clarifying Expectations
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Kelly Pope of the School of Accountancy and MIS (COM). Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas Interviewer: Zac Brenner
ORGANIC WEB: A NEW PARADIGM
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Matthew Dintzner of the Department of Chemistry. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas and Jordan Ziolkowski Interviewer: Zac Brenner
Commenting on Writing to Coach Revision Workshop
 
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Responding to student writing can be time consuming and difficult to approach strategically. In this interactive online workshop, presenters will offer guidelines for prioritizing comments, composing helpful summary notes, and avoiding over-commenting on student work. While our Grading Writing workshop focuses on summative assessment, this workshop is premised on research that shows that detailed comments on student writing are most effective when students have an opportunity to revise their writing based on those comments. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Distinguish between formative and summative feedback and determine when to use each when responding to student writing.  2. Summarize findings from research on what students do with teacher comments.  3. Identify and apply strategies for efficiently giving students revision-based feedback, including when, where, how, and how much to comment.  The workshop will be held on Google Hangouts and broadcast live on YouTube. The first eight participants to sign up will join the facilitators on Google Hangouts. Those watching on YouTube will be able to submit questions and comments and partake in group activities using Google Drive. A Google+ account, which gives you access to both Google Hangouts and Drive, is required to participate. Facilitated by Matthew Pearson (University Center for Writing-based Learning) and Jen O’Brien (Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment).
WHAT CONNECTS ME TO DEPAUL: WORKING WITH THE STEANS CENTER
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Euan Hague of the Department of Geography. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas Interviewer: Zac Brenner
Clickers in the Classroom
 
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DePaul faculty use personal response systems - aka "clickers" - to engage students in large classes, elicit anonymous feedback on sensitive issues, and monitor student attendance. Featuring: Midge Wilson, Psychology; Nithya Rajan, Chemistry; and Beth Murphy, Accounting and MIS. Videographer and editor: Heather Banas Producer: H. Jean Bryan "BeatKnick" written/performed by Glen Bledsoe. Music provided by Magnatune.com.
Grading Writing Workshop
 
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This interactive online workshop will help you to design grading rubrics that fit your writing assignments and help students to understand your evaluation of their work. We will offer models of rubrics for a variety of writing situations and methods for offering constructive feedback that helps your students. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Distinguish between formative and summative feedback and determine when to use each when responding to student writing.  2. Identify types of rubrics and select the rubric type appropriate for a given assignment.  3. Create a rubric that provides students with meaningful and efficient feedback on their writing.   Please have an assignment that you would like to work with on hand. The workshop will be held on Google Hangouts and broadcast live on YouTube. The first eight participants to sign up will join the facilitators on Google Hangouts. Those watching on YouTube will be able to submit questions and comments and partake in group activities using Google Drive. A Google+ account, which gives you access to both Google Hangouts and Drive, is required to participate. Facilitated by Matthew Pearson (University Center for Writing-based Learning) and Jen O’Brien (Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment).
Teaching Resources: The DePaul University Art Museum
 
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The DePaul Museum allows students to connect with art in a personal manner that is hard to achieve with video projectors or print reproductions. Faculty from numerous DePaul colleges and schools have developed innovative strategies to use the art museum as a resources in teaching. This video touches on visual learning across the curriculum, suggestions for learning activities, and comments on student reactions. Videographer/editor: Heather Banas Producer: Jean Bryan Music: "Union" by Reza Manzoori, courtesy of Magnatune.com.
Dorothy Kozlowski #firstgen Story Project
 
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Dorothy Kozlowski, PhD, Interim Dean and Professor of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Health at DePaul University, offers advice and discusses her experiences as a first generation college student.
Neuroscience and learning workshop
 
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Cutting-edge neuroscience research has yielded important findings about how people learn, and this workshop will bridge the gap between the lab and the classroom. Participants will learn about neuroplasticity, mirror neurons, and other important concepts, but more importantly they will see how the field of neuroscience might be concretely incorporated into their teaching. Presented by Dorothy Kozlowski (CSH) and Sandra Virtue (CSH)
BIGGS' STAGES OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE: STAGE II—WHAT THE TEACHER DOES
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Robert Rotenberg of the Department of Anthropology. Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Jordan Ziolkowski Interviewer: Zac Brenner
2013 Fall Forum Keynote: Peggy Maki
 
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The theme of this year's Fall Forum was "Facilitating Student Success through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning." Peggy Maki, author of Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution (Stylus, 2010), focused on how faculty members can cultivate a culture of scholarly inquiry to improve student learning. For more information, visit http://teachingcommons.depaul.edu/Workshops_Events/fall_forum.html
My Biggest Teaching Challenge: Teaching with Enthusiasm
 
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Featured Faculty Member: Jeffrey Bergen of the Department of Mathematical Sciences (LAS). Music: "July" by Marcel Pequel, courtesy of Free Music Archive. Creative Commons Licensed. Videographer/Editor: Heather Banas Interviewer: H. Jean Bryan

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