Monthly Archives: October 2013

Embracing the 4th “R” in the Classroom – Rubrics Rule for a Reason

It seems the rubrics have been all the rage over the past few years, and here at SMU it is no different. While many instructors have found success for their students and themselves using rubrics in their courses, others are … Continue reading

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Team Work

“Team work. Team work. Team work.”  “Students need to know how to work in teams.”  “Working with other people of a diverse background is as important as knowing your discipline.” “I’ve never fired an engineer for incompetence; I’ve only fired … Continue reading

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I Will Read One Book This Year

In one survey, only 8% of higher ed faculty reported taking “any account of research on teaching and learning” in preparing their classes.  So one blogger has decided to try to do something about it.  He’s launching a campaign:  “I … Continue reading

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SMU Professor Publishes on Teaching with Technology

Last year, CTE launched its first Faculty Learning Communities, including one whose members spent 2012-13 investigating effective ways to use technology in and out of the classroom.  Professor Paul Krueger, from Lyle’s department of mechanical engineering, was one of the … Continue reading

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