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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Designing Your Course

When you work in education, summer can be a time for reflection and revision. Faculty often use this time to rework their courses and syllabi. Traditionally when one revises a course they: Find texts and supporting materials Divide readings and homework throughout the quarter Determine a method for assessing students’ performance And, boom! Your course is […]

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Participants in the 2016 Teaching & Learning Conference at DePaul

TLCON16 Recap

It’s been over a month since 200+ DePaul faculty and staff came together for the 2016 Teaching and Learning Conference. Watch the video below for a quick 3 minute recap, including impressions from conference participants and the keynote speaker of the day, Jillian Kinzie. In case you missed Jillian’s keynote, you can watch it  over on the conference webpage. […]

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Normal is a Distribution

Abolish the Bell Curve

At last week’s Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning, faculty, staff, and students gathered to identify strategies for helping students—particularly DePaul’s large population of first-generation and low-income students—persevere and succeed in college. Jacky Villagomez, a student in Business at DePaul and a speaker on the afternoon panel, suggested that all professors, not just ones teaching […]

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Helping Students Persevere

I firmly believe everyone should have to opportunity to receive a college degree. In fact, this belief is one of the reasons I was drawn to working at DePaul. DePaul’s mission statement  includes the following: “Originally founded for students from the greater Chicago area, and still serving them predominantly, DePaul continues its commitment to the […]

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2014 Teaching and Learning Conference Wordle

Reflecting on the 2014 Teaching and Learning Conference

I always leave conferences feeling inspired by new ideas and enthusiastic about applying them to my work. However, like many other conference-goers, I don’t always take time to articulate the most important concepts that I’m taking away and how I plan to act on them. After attending this year’s Annual DePaul Faculty Teaching and Learning Conference, I’m taking […]

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Peggy Maki

Moving forward with SoTL

You may have heard about a trend in higher education called the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, or SoTL. Here in the Office for Teaching, Learning and Assessment we are committed to increasing awareness of and interest in SoTL on campus. Our effort started in earnest in 2013, but we aim to make 2014 the […]

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Upcoming Assessment Workshops

DePaul has some great opportunities to learn more about assessment and hone your assessment skills!  This winter, we will offer five different assessment workshops! Introduction to Assessment at DePaul University DePaul has a long-standing history of quality assessment of our curricular and co-curricular programs.  This workshop will introduce participants to the elements of high-quality assessment, […]

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