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Know Your Students: Dr. Lynn Russell, College of Dentistry

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Keep Lectures Short: Dr. Rebecca Reynolds, College of Health Professions

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Inclusive Learning

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Author: Kelly Jo Fulkerson Dikuua, PhD April 12, 2022   Inclusive learning has become an umbrella term to describe practices that support learners from a variety of backgrounds. Inclusive learning boosts educational achievement by providing learners and educators with tools to co-create learning experiences, to heighten cultural sensitivity, and to personalize the learning experience. Inclusivity… Read More

Attending to Student Well-Being

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Author: Kelly Jo Fulkerson Dikuua, PhD August 16, 2022   Within the classroom or clinical setting, faculty members can support student well-being by applying principles of Universal Design for Learning, centering transparency and accessibility, and cultivating an inclusive, welcoming course environment.  Beyond the classroom, faculty members often have a front-row view of the personal struggles… Read More

Writing Effective Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ)

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Author: Amy Hall, EdD Updated January 31, 2023   Multiple-choice questions inclusive of a question/stem, a key/correct answer, and distractors/incorrect answer choices are frequently used in health science education due to efficiency in grading and their frequent inclusion on licensing and board examinations. In addition to these advantages, Brame (2013) asserts that multiple-choice questions can… Read More

Writing a Teaching Philosophy

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Author: Kelly Jo Fulkerson Dikuua, PhD March 30, 2022   Teaching Philosophies, sometimes called Teaching Statements, are documents that are helpful in informing students of your priorities, applying to teaching positions, and reflecting on teaching practices. Teaching Philosophies articulate your central goals as an educator, provide concrete examples of your teaching, and share how you… Read More

Universal Design for Learning

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Author: Kelly Jo Fulkerson Dikuua, PhD May 18, 2022   Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an evidence-based educational framework that reduces barriers to learning by centering three main principles: engagement, representation, and action and expression. Engagement refers to ways that faculty can connect with learners by recognizing their needs, demonstrating the relevance of course… Read More

Team-Based Learning

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Author: Amy Hall, EdD March 4, 2022   Team-based learning (TBL) is a student-centered instructional strategy that utilizes a flipped classroom model allowing students the opportunity to work in groups to solve authentic problems. TBL is a collaborative, active learning strategy that can be utilized in both large and small classrooms, and “supports the development… Read More

Teaching in Tumultuous Times

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Author: Kelly Jo Fulkerson Dikuua, PhD March 18, 2022   When local, community, or global events impact our classrooms, it can be challenging to maintain focus on teaching and learning. Teaching may feel mundane or even irrelevant in the face of tumultuous events. Sometimes a student’s identity or a faculty’s identity may make them especially… Read More

Teaching in the Clinical Setting

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Author: Amy Hall, EdD April 25, 2022   Prior to the start of a clinical rotation or experience, faculty should discuss their expectations of learner performance with the learners. Topics to discuss should include goals and objectives/outcomes, teaching strategies, evaluation and feedback techniques, daily schedule, clinical duties, case presentations, writing notes, supervision hierarchy, modes of… Read More