The Communication Pedagogy Series includes resources produced by students in CST 403: Communication Pedagogy to help all instructors stay informed about pedagogical best practices. Each section has an annotated bibliography for quick access to further reading.
CST students share the literature on the best practices related to student engagement with a focus on online pedagogy.
CST students share the literature on the best practices related to the types of obstacles that students face and how faculty can be responsive to them.
CST students share the literature on the best practices related to helping students develop their research skills in an online environment.
Trauma Informed Teaching: Information on teaching after trauma – including current events around the fight for equity and COVID-19.
DismantlingRacism.org: This is an excellent resource with materials for dismantling racism where you are – from a UNCG Alum (Dr. Tema Jon Okun) and other activist and colleagues.
Indian Country Today’s COVID 19 Syllabus: Link to the most up-to-date information on Indian Country Today’s COVID 19 Syllabus. “Indian Country Today is a daily digital news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Country Today is the largest news site that covers tribes and Native people throughout the Americas” (https://indiancountrytoday.com/, 2020).
Indigenous Pedagogy Resources: Resources aggregated for UNCG’s Indigenous Pedagogy Workshop, including sites, articles, and chapters from edited volumes that address various elements of indigenous experience and ways of knowing.
The Charlottesville Syllabus: Link to the ongoing syllabus project, in response to white supremacist protests in Charlottesville (2017), which is intended to aggregate resources for conversations about the recent and distant history of racial violence in the US.
Black, Indigenous and People of Color Mental Health Resource Guide (received from the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport list serv)
Loteria Humana Worksheet is an activity that gets students thinking about where they have privilege, where they have cultural wealth, and what does that mean for the classroom.
Matrix of Oppression Worksheet – As you begin thinking about your teaching, consider completing the Matrix of Oppression Worksheet adapted from Patricia Hill Collins.
Perceived Challenges Worksheet – Thinking through potential challenges to an inclusive classroom.
Inclusive Strategies Reflection Worksheet – Checklist of inclusive classroom practices adapted by the CRLT at Michigan from Linse & Weinstein 2015
Setting the Tone for an Inclusive Classroom – Five guidelines from the CRLT at Michigan for establishing a welcoming learning environment
Hybrid Learning @ Penn State – This resource has great lists of considerations and best practices that are worth a peek as you prepare.
Wichita State University has a great hybrid course design website including considerations for planning, various approaches, and examples.
Sample Hybrid Course Syllabi from the Oregon State University has a syllabus checklist, template, and sample syllabi that you can review. Your syllabus is your first tool in your course to set expectations for your students for the semester.
Modifying Active Learning Activities for Distancing Table from Louisiana State University that offers alternatives to popular face-to-face active learning activities.
Online Learning Advisory Council – Online or Hybrid Course Syllabus, Suggested Guidelines, Best Practices, and Examples (This is a large document, give it a minute to download.)
Cross-listing allows you to move section enrollments from individual courses and combine them into one course. This feature is helpful for instructors who teach several sections of the same course and only want to manage course data in one location. Instructors can allow students to view users in other sections or limit them to only view users in the same section. Section names do not change when they are cross-listed; the section is just moved to another course.
Cross-listing should be done while courses are unpublished. Coursework is retained with the course, not with the section enrolments, so if a published course is cross-listed, all cross-listed enrollments will lose any associated assignment submissions and grades.
Faculty members can cross-list their own sections in Canvas. If you need assistance, please reach out to your Instructional Technology Consultant.
Consider completing an alignment chart This will help you think through assignments, assessments, and the alignment with your learning outcomes.
Consider registering for the 8-week Online Learning Level 1 or Level 2 online course development program. More information can be found on the Upcoming Programs Page.
UNCG is home to a rich High Impact Practice Community. Visit the HIPS page to find out more about HIPS at UNCG.
University Communication Centers Talk Science – Poster from Science Talk 2019
Science Talk 2019 – Talking Science in Portland Review by Dr. Bruce Kirchoff and John Wagner
Follow this link for the slides from our workshop on Games and Student Motivation.
Check out University of Michigan’s resource on Gameful Pedagogy for ideas on how to make your course more engaging and empowering for your students.
Alignment Chart Worksheet – Aligning your assessments with your stated Student Learning Outcomes is an important part of teaching. It helps the student better understand why they are completing assignments and tasks, and it allows the faculty member to assess student mastery of key topics.
AAC&U Essential Learning Outcomes for preparing for 21st century challenges
AAC&U Value Rubrics – Model Rubrics for 16 varied learning outcomes
Assessment of Student Learning Modules – UNCG Graduate School resource on assessing student learning, designed for the Preparing Future Leaders program
UNCG faculty have access to a wealth of technological options to use both in the classroom and online. If you want to start your exploration of instructional technology, your first point of contact is your school’s Instructional Technology Consultant or ITC.
If you wish to explore the use of a new technology, pilot a technology that is new to UNCG, use the Telelearning Center or use the Production Suite at 1100 West Market, please reach out to the Learning Technology department.
If you are ready to use a new technology with your students but you want assistance in planning, executing and testing its effectiveness, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Amy Brown in the Teaching Innovations Office.