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How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive

This comprehensive guide offers a road map to make sure your classroom interactions and course design reach all students, not just some of them.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education

News and Profiles

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Welcome Associate Director Dr. Lydia Bentley

Appointment effective August 12

Summary of 2019 Celebration of Teaching

It's time to CELEBRATE!

Come one, come all and bring colleagues! Our special event will be a teaching conference to be remembered. Our keynote speaker, Dr. James Lang will engage us with “small teaching” moves that leverage powerful research-based findings to deepen student learning.

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A Message From the Founding Director – April

For so many of us, April is the homestretch.

Why I love Teaching at Mizzou

“My teaching career started at Mizzou 19 years ago as a graduate teaching assistant, wide eyed, new to a PhD program and new to teaching college students. Back then, I loved the professional development mentoring we received, the enthusiasm for and support around teaching in my department and across campus, and of course the opportunity to engage with a group of young people who were among Missouri’s (and beyond) best and brightest. Now, as a full professor with nearly half of an academic career under my belt and teaching hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students at two other major universities in addition to Mizzou, I can say that the reasons why I love teaching here haven’t really changed much over the years. We recognize that the walls of this ivory tower we know and love as Mizzou exist because students choose to be here, to learn here, and to grow here with us. We recognize that teaching matters, and that supporting faculty to be better teachers, matters.”

Anna Ball
Professor, Agricultural Education and Leadership; Faculty Fellow, Office of the Provost
Why do faculty love teaching at Mizzou?

Your class and enthusiasm for the material made me genuinely excited to come to class. It helped me to find what I truly want to do with my career and where I want to go in the next few years. For that, I thank you.

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