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Student Voice and Choice Matter

One way instructors can build a positive environment and encourage students to take more responsibility for their learning is to give them greater control, such as seeking more input from them or allowing them to choose how they will be … Continue reading

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Crafting a Learner-Centered Syllabus

In self-report surveys, students indicate they consult syllabi fairly regularly (Calhoon & Becker, 2008)1.  Yet professors’ exasperated refrain “It’s on the syllabus!” has become so clichéd, it has been turned into a whole host of memes and paraphernalia. Why do … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste the First Day!

The countdown to a new semester has begun.  I’ll give you a moment to sob or stomp your feet… Despite our wish for a never-ending vacation, the reality is classes begin in a few short weeks.  As you work on … Continue reading

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Prepare for the Unexpected

On Tuesday February 10th, my institution, the College of Charleston, experienced a safety and communication crisis when a bomb threat was made.  Classes in six buildings were officially cancelled and many faculty, staff, and students were prohibited from accessing their … Continue reading

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Is Your First Day of Class “Syllabus Day”?

At college campuses across the country, a new semester has begun, allowing us to once again begin anew.  Few professionals have the opportunity to start fresh every couple of months but professors, if they’re so inclined, can modify their classes … Continue reading

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