Episode 10 – Universal Design

As the Spring 2019 academic semester ends, the Teach’n Tips Podcast talks with Bruce Pomeroy, Director of the Office of Accessibility Resources & Services. Join the teaching tips guy as he talks with Bruce about Universal Design principles and their application for course design based on his 40+ years of experience. Several resources are covered in the episode, including:

OARS | Office of Accessibility Resources & Services

Accessibility Resources at UNCG

DO-IT | Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

AHEAD | Association on Higher Education And Disability

Captions available through episode on YouTube

Episode Nine – Academic Integrity at UNCG

T’n T, the Teach’n Tips Podcast, returns with a conversation on Academic Integrity at UNCG with Robert Barker, Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and Dr. Mitch Croatt, Associate Professor and Department Head in Chemistry. Join the teaching tips guy as he talks with Robert and Mitch about how academic integrity issues have changed over the years, how the academic integrity process has changed as well, and what UNCG faculty can do to help promote academic integrity on campus.

Episode Eight – Diversity and Growth Mindset in an Introductory STEM Course with Iglika Pavlova

T’n T, the Teach’n Tips Podcast, returns with a conversation with Dr. Iglika Pavlova from Biology on a recent course design change that she made to address diversity and a growth mindset at the outset of her large-enrollment introductory course in Biology. Join the teaching tips guy as he talks with Iglika about what went into making such a significant change, what resources helped the most, and some initial insights for the impact that the changes are having on student learning.

Episode Seven – “What problem are you trying to solve?” A conversation with Patti O’Sullivan

T’n T, the Teach’n Tips Podcast, returns with a conversation with Dr. Patti O’Sullivan following up on our Adaptive, Differentiated, and Personalized Learning Workshops event at the beginning of February. Join Ben, the teaching tips guy, as he talks with Patti about how adaptive courseware can help promote equity in the classroom and her advice for getting started based on her experiences at Ole Miss.
If you missed out on the workshops, or if your interest is piqued by this podcast episode, you can explore adaptive learning and open education resources on the UTLC website.

Episode Six – Virtual Office Hours with Mika Davis

In the last T’n T episode of the semester, my guest is Mika Davis from ITS Learning Technology. We chat about virtual office hours and new ways of engaging with students outside of the classroom. Mika reminds us that winter is coming, and gives us tools for being present for our students even when winter weather strikes!

If you have more questions, you can reach out to Mika (tmdav22 at uncg dot edu), or get in touch with the ITC for your school/program. 

Episode Four – Inquiry Busters

This episode features a conversation with Frances Bottenberg, Lecturer in the Philosophy Department, in which we discuss her concept of “inquiry busters” and what faculty can do to discourage the types of claims that students might make that shut down productive conversation. Tune in for tips about how changes to the structure of a course paired with strategies for dismantling those “inquiry busters” from the start can improve class discussions.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Graff, Gerald (2004). Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind. Yale University Press.
Birkenstein, Cathy, and Gerald Graff (2005). They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. W.W. Norton.
Vaughn, Lewis (2015). The Power of Critical Thinking. Oxford University Press.
Seay, Gary, and Susana Nuccetelli (2007). How to Think Logically. Pearson.

Episode Three – “The instructor sees me”

In this episode, I have a conversation with Anthony Verdino, staff social worker at the Counseling Center, in which we discuss generational differences in students, student mental health and its relationship to the classroom, and efforts on campus to appreciate gender diversity at UNCG.
If the podcast episode inspires you to learn more about the Counseling Center, then you can follow this link to their FAQ. Also, consider encouraging your students to attend their free & confidential workshops, especially if topics around sex and dating, 21st century technology and wellness, or medication would fit nicely with your learning outcomes – perhaps you could even give extra credit for a thoughtful write-up that links a workshop to course content!

Episode Two – “Well, we all have a terrible memory for names!” A Conversation with Michelle Miller

Today’s episode includes a discussion with Michelle Miller, author of Minds Online, about pedagogy related to attention, memory, and motivation.
If you would like to see video and other material from Michelle’s visit to UNCG’s Transforming Online Pedagogy and Practice Symposium (TOPPS), you can visit our UTLC YouTube Playlist for TOPPS 2018 or the TOPPS media website.
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