Thank You Dr. Pepper, Thank You Dr. Seuss: A Graduate's Appreciation [VIDEO]

During a recent graduate recognition ceremony, Dr. Ryan G. Loucks, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, thanked his family and faculty for their support during his arduous […]

The Toolbox: Capture the Power, Get to the Point [VIDEO]

PowerPoint is a commonly used teaching tool in higher education. Think back to your last professional conference, for example. You probably chose a session based […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Do I Use Controversial Issues to Build Cognitive Skills In My Students? [VIDEO]

Learn how to use difficult discussions to improve students’ ability to reason—and help them function as respectful members of a civil society." This month's featured […]

How To Coach For Differentiation

A teacher in a differentiated classroom does not classify herself as someone who ‘already differentiates instruction.’ Rather that teacher is fully aware that every hour […]

Twitter: This Geeky Girl’s Professional Development BFF

Have you completely lost your mind? That’s the look I received when I recently told a group of colleagues that one of the best forms […]

The Toolbox: The Power of Critical Reflection [VIDEO]

Imagine the last day of class in a senior seminar course.  While packing to leave, a student observes, "I really enjoyed all of the reflection […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Does Grit Team With a Growth Mindset to Cultivate Lifelong Learning? [VIDEO]

Group mindset is consistent with the belief that effort improves results. When students believe, I can work harder and it will make a difference, that […]

Create Powerful Learning Experiences with Visuals

Did you know that the human brain can process visuals way faster than text? Yep, not only are they more interesting and eye-catching, it’s a […]

Adjunct Faculty Expectations: How to Score a Four on the Online Course Activity Review [VIDEO]

In an earlier video, Dr. Stephani Cuddie, Director of the Office of Adjunct Faculty Development in the College of Adult and Professional Studies, talked about […]

A Teacher Is…

What is the definition of a teacher? As described in many dictionaries, a teacher is a person who teaches or instructs, especially as a profession. […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: What Are the Secrets to Providing Highly Effective Feedback to Students? [VIDEO]

What’s the rule for giving good feedback? Well, here it is—think like a coach. Coaches are great teachers. All the best coaches were the best […]

The Toolbox: Teaching on Level Ground [VIDEO]

Faculty and students often interact on unlevel terrain. Higher education has a longstanding practice of bestowing titles and roles (e.g., doctor, dean, instructor, professor) to […]