Teaching Practices

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Engaged Learning

Deep, transferable knowledge and competency depends on active engagement in the learning process. This sections includes advice and materials on integrating more active learning opportunities to engage your learners, such as:

  • Moving from Passive to Active Learning
  • Flipping Your Classroom
  • Group-Based Learning
  • Problem- or Case-Based Learning
  • Experiential Learning
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Inclusive Teaching

Being a student-ready university means we are prepared to enhance our pedagogies to meet the needs of a diverse population of students. Central to this is the practice of inclusive teaching. This section covers various strategies for inclusive, equity-minded instruction that strives to support all learners, such as:

  • Striving for Inclusion vs Integration
  • Teaching to the Margins
  • Engaging the Whole Student
  • Cultivating an Inclusive Climate
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Small Teaching

James Lang has popularized the notion of "small teaching" - small but important strategies any instructor can use to increase learning, engagement, and success in their courses. This section includes Lang's suggested strategies and anecdotes from Carroll faculty for how to improve the following areas of learning:

  • Knowledge
  • Understanding
  • Inspiration
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Grading Practices

Grading and evaluation of student learning is one of the most challenging areas of teaching, yet there are many strategies that can help improve fairness and lighten an instructor's workload. This section shares information and tips various grading practices, such as: 

  • Formative Feedback
  • Effective and Efficient Rubric Grading
  • Equitable Grading Practices
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Context-Specific Strategies

Some disciplines and programs require strategies that address unique goals and challenges not shared by others across campus. This section shares advice and resources on teaching practices addressing specific contexts, such as: 

  • Cross-Cultural Studies Program
  • STEM Teaching
  • Working with Humanities Fellows
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Didn't find what you were looking for?

Then we encourage you to request resources or workshops that you would like see added to the Teaching Commons to better support your teaching.

Or reach out to our instructional design team by emailing instructionaldesign@carrollu.edu and we will gladly meet with you one-on-one to answer questions.
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