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  • What to Include in the Syllabus: A Guide for New Instructors

    What to Include in the Syllabus: A Guide for New Instructors

    The syllabus is the handbook to your course and the key to students understanding expectations. There are some crucial details every syllabus should have to insure success.

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  • Control the Clock – 5 Time Management Tips for Instructors

    Control the Clock – 5 Time Management Tips for Instructors

    Students and instructors always seem to be running against the clock. Fortunately, a few things can be done to make everyone's lives a little easier.

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  • Equity in Practice: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Our Students

    Equity in Practice: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Our Students

    It's vital to create an inclusive, safe and empowering classroom so students can learn from not only their instructor but each other as well.

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  • Get to Know Your Resources – Campus, Publisher, and Free Materials

    Get to Know Your Resources – Campus, Publisher, and Free Materials

    A guide to resources that can increase student engagement and create more impactful classes.

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  • How to Save Time Using Connect and SmartBook

    How to Save Time Using Connect and SmartBook

    Through adaptive learning tools, students can pinpoint what they don't know faster and easier so instructors can spend more time answering specific need-based questions.

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  • The Pros and Cons of Open-Sources vs. Curated Content

    The Pros and Cons of Open-Sources vs. Curated Content

    While open-sources can provide more freedom in teaching, does it get the same attention to detail and care as curated content?

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  • Making the Most Out of Office Hours

    Making the Most Out of Office Hours

    How well time is spent during office hours doesn't entirely fall on the students. Instructors need to create an environment that supports students and can meet them halfway when necessary.

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  • 6 Free Classroom Resources to Try

    6 Free Classroom Resources to Try

    Utilizing online resources can increase student engagement and liven classroom discussions.

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  • 5 Tips to Reduce Your Work Stress

    5 Tips to Reduce Your Work Stress

    Mid-terms have past and the end-of-the-semester is just around the corner. Reduce your work stress with these 5 easy tips!

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  • Teaching Students to Use Email Professionally

    Teaching Students to Use Email Professionally

    Avoid the headaches-- teach students to email professionally early on.

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  • How to Effectively Communicate With Your Students

    How to Effectively Communicate With Your Students

    Emails don't always get read. Students are already packing up within the final 2 minutes of class. So how do you make sure students know important announcements?

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  • How to Use Active Lecturing Techniques

    How to Use Active Lecturing Techniques

    We know active learning is crucial to student success. But what do instructors need in order to encourage this type of learning for students?

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  • Before You Start: 4 Tips for New Adjuncts

    Before You Start: 4 Tips for New Adjuncts

    Key steps to start the academic year on the right foot before students enter the classroom.

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  • 7 Ways to Tackle Student Engagement

    7 Ways to Tackle Student Engagement

    Complacency is the enemy of a classroom. Bring excitement and engagement back with a few of these tips.

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  • 10+ Amazing FREE Resources for College Classes

    10+ Amazing FREE Resources for College Classes

    Bring ideas to life in new ways with some of the latest free resources for educators.

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  • 5 Tips to Creating a High-Engagement Classroom

    5 Tips to Creating a High-Engagement Classroom

    Sometimes the answers to tough questions are right in front of you. Here are some simple options to create engagement in the classroom.

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  • How to Tackle Student Grade Negotiations

    How to Tackle Student Grade Negotiations

    Have students coming to you last minute asking for help on how they can pass the class or get a better grade? See some best practices on how to handle student grade negotiations.

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  • Getting Started: Instructor Checklist

    Getting Started: Instructor Checklist

    Getting Started this Semester: Instructor Checklist. Whenever a new semester approaches, the likelihood of error rises exponentially.

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  • 5 Things to Talk About with Your Incoming Freshman in the New Year

    5 Things to Talk About with Your Incoming Freshman in the New Year

    The New Year is almost upon us and so is a new 2018 spring semester! 5 Things to Talk About with Your Incoming Freshman in the New Year.

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  • 5 Connect Tips for the New Year

    5 Connect Tips for the New Year

    A new spring semester is almost upon us, so start the New Year off right and use some of these easy Connect tips to get up and running.

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