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Low stakes means that students and instructors have less pressure on an assignment that involves some work towards an eportfolio. Medium stakes means that either instructors of students have some pressure from the eportfolio High stakes means that both instructors and students have the most pressure on this version of an eportfolio Low Stakes Medium…

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Our colleagues across the University shared the following examples course policies from their syllabi. You are free to use and/or modify the language you find here as you build your courses. Thanks to all who contributed to this project! This page is a continual work-in-progress. With your help, we hope to add and update it…

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Good-bye, rust-colored chalkboards! Over summer 2018, dust-covered Theatre Hall 316 was transformed into a collaborative learning space. Those who teach and learn in this room may structure it in multiple ways to foster learning and engagement — with or without the use of its state-of-the-art technology (further resources below). Instructors and students will have access to…

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Audience: This resource is for instructors who wish to infuse civic engagement into their courses or begin the discussion of civic engagement within the curriculum. Overview Civic engagement, service learning, community-based learning, and experiential work within a community are often mentioned within the same contexts but do seek to meet different goals. Depending upon the…

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Audience: This resource is a guide for instructors who might be interested in using, reviewing, or creating Open Educational Resources (OER). Overview What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Many thanks to our friends at the Cofrin Library who created a LibGuide about Open Educational Resources that specifically answers this question! Educause provides this definition which…

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Audience: This resource is for instructors who want to make internship experiences “high-impact.” This could also be a part of a larger department discussion about intentionality and equity of internship experiences. Overview Internships are experiential learning opportunities for which students can receive course credit, but what these experiences look like from department to department is…

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Audience: This resource is for instructors who want to include discussions, assignments or projects about digital identity within a course context. Overview Digital Identity isn’t just about what we post on social media; instead we’ll use the digital identity framework set out by the University of Mary Washington in which we are able to critically…

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Audience: Instructor Overview Multiple choice assessments are a convenient assessment tool for large enrollment courses, survey courses, and introductory courses. Many instructors consider them a necessary, but flawed assessment technique. However, by incorporating some of the ideas presented here, instructors may be able to work towards a more authentic assessment of student knowledge. General Strategies…

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