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How To Avoid Group Work Complaints: 4 Tips To Follow!

How To Avoid Group Work Complaints: 4 Tips To Follow!

Ever wonder why so many students hate group work? If you were like most students in college, the thought of group work was something you did not look forward to either.  Why?  Well, there are a number of reasons. Being in a group meant: making concessions and giving up control of a portion of a project ...
Managing Group Projects: 8 Things You Should Do!

Managing Group Projects: 8 Things You Should Do!

So you’ve assigned your first group project and thoroughly explained the requirements to your students and you now want to make sure that your students are productive and efficient. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to facilitate the interaction and progress of each group. 1. Raise The Bar Before assigning the ...
Disciplinary Action: Keeping It Professional!

Disciplinary Action: Keeping It Professional!

Every now and then you’ll find yourself in a position where you’ll need to address unacceptable behavior on the part of one of your students. Some of these behaviors include: cheating, plagiarism, sleeping in class, lying, being disrespectful, disruptive, or abusive. Whichever the case may be, it is always disappointing when students engage in these types of behaviors, and at times, ...
10 Ways to Increase Student Engagement Online

10 Ways to Increase Student Engagement Online

One of the challenges that faculty teaching online (or hybrid) courses face is designing their courses so that there’s frequent and active engagement between the student and faculty and also between the students themselves. Why? Because as a faculty, you are required to be able to afford the same level of engagement online that you ...
3 Ways To Avoid College Student Problems Before They Occur

3 Ways To Avoid College Student Problems Before They Occur

There are numerous articles on the internet that address this issue, and some are better than others. The tips I am about to share with you are strategies that have worked for me, and I hope they’ll work for you as well. I’ve found that most student-related-problems fall into two broad categories: 1) behavioral problems ...
How To Plan Your First Course: 5 Tips For New Faculty

How To Plan Your First Course: 5 Tips For New Faculty

Planning a course for a brand new faculty can be an overwhelming experience. It can be especially overwhelming if this is your first time going through the process. And even more so if you have not had the opportunity to participate in a TA program and be mentored by seasoned faculty. But, there’s no reason ...