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New Resource: Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit

By implementing inclusive teaching practices, faculty create learning environments where all students feel they belong and have the opportunity to achieve at high levels. ACUE is excited to introduce a set of free resources—including videos and downloadable planning guides—that can be immediately put to use to benefit both faculty and their students. These practices are tailored for online teaching but are also relevant to the physical classroom.

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‘We Can’t Ignore This Issue’: How to Talk With Students About Racism

“…Talking about racism doesn’t begin and end with one classroom conversation, nor is it a checklist for your class to tackle. “We’re really talking about transformative practices,” says Jamiella Brooks, an associate director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Pennsylvania. “That involves a lot of reflection and a lot of engagement in and out of the classroom.”

Pedagogies of Care

‘We’re All in This Together’

The authors -- who include many leading lights in the teaching and learning world -- responded overwhelmingly, and as the selections poured in, Mondelli said in an interview that she was struck by a "thread" that ran through many of them: "the need to center student well-being." That might have been the case even before the pandemic upended students' worlds, educationally and otherwise, but providing education that is student-centered and adaptive "is going to stick here," says Mondelli, who co-edited the collection with Thomas J. Tobin of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. "I don't think there's any going back."

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Celebration, Collaboration and Care

MU Teaching for Learning Center helps lead the way in impactful online learning.

Leveraging the Neuroscience

Leveraging the Neuroscience of Now

This feeling of world-weariness that my student expressed is not uncommon. The social isolation and loneliness of the COVID-19 pandemic present significant emotional and physical health risks that make us feel disconnected and put us on high alert, triggering the body's stress response.

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Resources for Online Teaching

To ensure the continuity of instruction, campuses have prepared resources to help faculty pivot teaching in an online format. These resources are meant to be a just-in-time remote or online teaching guides for instructors needing to switch teaching modes quickly.

Celebration of Teaching 2020 Call for Proposals is now open. Submissions due by March 13, 2020

2020 Celebration of Teaching Call for Proposals

Now open! Submission due date is March 30, 2020

Effective Teaching; At the University of Missouri, effective teaching fosters student learning through evidence-based, relevant, organized, and engaging instruction. Effective educators promote diversity by creating inclusive and equitable learning environments with instruction that is student-focused. Sustained teaching effectiveness requires continual refinement through deliberative reflection and professional development, and it is supported by institutional resources and programs.

Task Force to Enhance Learning and Teaching (TFELT) Community Engagement Opportunities

To accommodate busy schedules, each session is being offered twice.

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Teaching Renewal Week, January 13-17, 2020

Join us for the annual Teaching Renewal Week, a multi-day conference to rejuvenate for teaching in 2020. This year we will focus on well-being in the learning environments.

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Dynamic Dedication

Pair of associate directors bring varied strengths to T4LC

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Welcome Graduate Assistant Ransford Pinto

Ransford Pinto is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia.