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Video series aims to help instructors help first-generation students @insidehighered

Video series aims to help instructors help first-generation students @insidehighered | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

Faculty tips for teaching first generation students. Excellent summary and link to video resources.

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Why it feels so good to read about this Princeton professor’s failures

Why it feels so good to read about this Princeton professor’s failures | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Why this Princeton professor published a resume of his failures for all to see
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Examining a Teaching Life - Faculty Focus

Examining a Teaching Life - Faculty Focus | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
This isn’t a sunny tribute to the wonders of teaching. The place Walck finds herself is not one teachers can afford to spend a lot of time. But it is a place we need to visit.
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Improving My Teaching via Podcast

Improving My Teaching via Podcast | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
An array of compelling conversations on college teaching are out there, just waiting for you to listen in.
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Pedagogy Unbound: How to Make Your Assignments Better

Pedagogy Unbound: How to Make Your Assignments Better | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
We can’t make students do good work, but we can make sure we’re doing all we can to help.
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Clear Criteria: A Good Way to Improve Participation 

Clear Criteria: A Good Way to Improve Participation  | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
How should class participation be assessed? A combination or preparation, contribution to discussion, group skills, communication skills, and attendance. 
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 Tackling Makeup Exam Policies: 3 Guidelines, 2 Workarounds

 Tackling Makeup Exam Policies: 3 Guidelines, 2 Workarounds | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Although we can’t avoid makeup requests entirely, we can better prepare ourselves and our students by having a transparent and fair makeup exam policy. 
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Rubrics: An Undervalued Teaching Tool

Rubrics: An Undervalued Teaching Tool | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
How often have we heard that students believe grades seem arbitrary or capricious? Rubrics help bring clarity to the process and components of good writing.
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New ways to grade more effectively (essay)

New ways to grade more effectively (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
While we in higher education keep using it, our grading system is broken, argues Linda B. Nilson, and she offers some concrete ways to fix it.
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Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class

Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Four quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content.
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Your first salary

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Learning to negotiate is a key skill early career psychologists need to develop.
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The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers

The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Even if you weren’t born with some of these qualities, you can develop them.
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Take It Easy: The Wisdom of Robert Boice | GradHacker | Inside Higher Ed

Take It Easy: The Wisdom of Robert Boice | GradHacker | Inside Higher Ed | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
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Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer

Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
You can’t count on your publications and awards to take care of you.
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Small Changes in Teaching: Giving Them a Say

Small Changes in Teaching: Giving Them a Say | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Three small ways to improve learning by giving students a measure of control.
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First day of class… anyone, anyone, anyone?

First day of class… anyone, anyone, anyone? | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Have you thought of what you are going to do on the first day of class? There are many great resources with both general recommendations on how to approach the first day as well as specific activities that you might want to try. We have gathered a few of these below for some quick reading before…
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Using Rubrics as a Defense Against Grade Appeals

Using Rubrics as a Defense Against Grade Appeals | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
After an instructor grades 30 essays, fairness can become secondary to exhaustion. Rubrics provide a quicker, fairer, and more transparent grading process.
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Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class

Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Don’t waste them trying to cram in eight more points or call out as many reminders as possible.
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Clear Criteria: A Good Way to Improve Participation 

Clear Criteria: A Good Way to Improve Participation  | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
How should class participation be assessed? A combination or preparation, contribution to discussion, group skills, communication skills, and attendance. 
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On Being Observed

On Being Observed | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Don’t swing for the fences too much when an in-class reviewer comes to evaluate your teaching.
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A pre-observation meeting with your reviewer is required at St. Thomas. Make sure you use the advice here to take advantage of that conversation!

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A Piece of the Learning Puzzle

A Piece of the Learning Puzzle | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
How the “jigsaw classroom” can help students to see a subject both in piecemeal and broad ways.
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Becoming a Better Teacher: Articles for New and Not-So-New Faculty - Faculty Focus

Becoming a Better Teacher: Articles for New and Not-So-New Faculty - Faculty Focus | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The literature on teaching and learning can do a good job of shaping our broader thinking if it’s sampled across disciplines, topics, and categories.
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A Lecture From the Lectured

A Lecture From the Lectured | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
We're tired of sitting silently in the dark, listening to you read the PowerPoint aloud.
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Words of wisdom from the students themselves.

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Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class

Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Three simple ways you can set up the day’s learning before the metaphorical bell rings.
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The Invisible Labor of Minority Professors

The Invisible Labor of Minority Professors | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The hands-on attention that minority faculty members willingly provide to a diversifying population of students is an unheralded linchpin in helping them succeed.
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