Faculty Commons for Learning and Teaching Archives


February 19, 2020 7:56 pm

5 Principles as Pathways to Inclusive Teaching

Implementing inclusive teaching strategies in your classroom does not require huge changes or full course redesigns. Nor does inclusive teaching…


January 8, 2020 9:29 pm

A Note on Reading Big, Difficult Books

People need to understand what an argument is, and the only way to do that is actually go through an…


January 6, 2020 5:39 pm

Universal Design for Learning

UDL: A Powerful Framework


December 11, 2019 10:01 pm

Screens in the Classroom: Temptation or Tool?

Smartphones and other devices have long been maligned as distractions in university classrooms. But when employed strategically, many educators find…


November 20, 2019 2:32 pm

Going Multimodal: 5 Tips for Making the Switch to Multimodal Assignments

With written communication becoming increasingly multimodal—from newspaper websites to your social media feed to your learning management system’s announcements page—researchers…


November 4, 2019 6:45 pm

Easy to Implement Strategies for Disabilities in the College Classroom

For students with disabilities in particular, there are a number of easy-to-implement strategies to keep in mind—and at the same…


October 8, 2019 4:26 pm

Creating a Community of Learners that Reflects Mutual Respect

Recently, a student came into my office to vent because she was frustrated and dismayed at the behavior of another…


September 20, 2019 3:50 pm


September 12, 2019 3:17 pm

Access Ain’t Inclusion

h/t Larissa Williams


September 10, 2019 8:45 pm

‘The Dangers of Fluent Lectures’

A study says smooth-talking professors can lull students into thinking they’ve learned more than they actually have — potentially at…