TeachTech Blog (SOLS@ASU)

Our TeachTech blog is used for faculty development for the Arizona State University School of Life Sciences. We focus topics on practical tools and techniques for our courses, emphasizing active learning and online activities. We often include guest bloggers that bring in topics on Evidence Based Teaching for STEM related courses.

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TIC is now the Teaching and Learning Center

The Teaching Innovation Center is now the Teaching and Leaning Center. Though our name has changed, we are still here to support our instructors. We […]

Should PreMedical Students Discuss Their Mental Health Conditions on Their Medical School Applications?

Mental health disorders are becoming increasingly common among undergraduate students, and premedical students may be especially vulnerable to those conditions because of the high levels […]

TIC Welcomes You! New Graduate Student Orientation Review 2022

The Teaching Innovation Center (TIC) supports instructional design and inclusive pedagogy through using evidence-based practices and the latest research. It also centers on providing resources […]

If You Are an LGBTQ+ Instructor, Should You Tell Your Students?

Academic science can be an unwelcoming place for LGBTQ+ individuals, and fewer LGBTQ+ undergraduates persist in STEM than their non-LGBTQ+ counterparts. In addition to being […]

How Can We Maximize Student Comfort When Teaching Controversial Topics in Bioethics?

The national report Vision and Change was a blueprint for what should be taught to undergraduate biology students. It outlined a set of core concepts […]

How Can We Make Online Undergraduate Science Courses More Inclusive for Students with Depression?

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders among college students, and it is especially common among groups that are underrepresented or underserved […]

How Can We Make Undergraduate Research More Inclusive For Students With Disabilities?

Individuals with disabilities are underrepresented in undergraduate science and in science careers. While it is becoming increasingly clear that students with disabilities experience unique challenges […]

Quick Tips to Show The Importance of Office Hours to Your Students

Do you remember attending office hours as a student? What did you like about them? What did you dislike? Whether you enjoyed office hours or […]

Make it Your Own! Increasing Educational Value Through Office Hour Activities

I believe letting my personality shine through the way I teach “humanizes” the online learning experience. One of the ways I have tried to do […]

How Does Institution Type Impact Students’ Experiences in Undergraduate Research?

Participating in research as an undergraduate is known to be a highly influential experience that can increase student motivation and persistence in science. In a […]

Best of 2021: Community Examples of Shared Practices

School of Life Sciences is a wonderful community focused on improving teaching, sharing new ideas, and working together to find solutions for our students. Join […]

A Look Back At 2021

As 2021 has come to a close and we look to a new semester of teaching it is normal to reflect back on what we’ve […]

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