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August 13, 2020
Inaugural Diversity and Social Justice CAP Coordinator
Following a competitive application process, the Common Academic Program (CAP) is pleased to announce that Youssef Farhat has been selected as the inaugural Coordinator of the Diversity & Social Justice (DSJ) component.
April 17, 2020
Cheating Lessons by James Lang
James M. Lang wasn’t planning to do research into why, how, and for how long college students have cheated. Lang, a professor of English and director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College, just wanted to know what to do when he encountered the occasional incidence of cheating, according to the introduction of his 2013 book, Cheating Lessons.
March 05, 2020
32 Years of Teaching at UD: An Adjunct Reflects
He’s been teaching courses at area colleges since 1979 and at UD since 1988, but his passion for teaching students and for new technology is timeless.  Robert (Bob) Neben, an adjunct faculty member in Management Information Systems, Operations Management, and Decision Sciences, is a retired Air Force Reserve Colonel and private pilot who continues to enjoy sharing his experiences with students.
March 02, 2020
Common Academic Program approves 500th course

During the 2020-21 academic year, UD students might choose to examine the intersection of communication and cybersecurity in CMM 453 or learn ways to apply Lean Six Sigma management principles to engineering and beyond in IET 408/ISE 408. 

The two classes, which were approved Feb. 28, are the 499th and 500th courses to be approved as part of the Common Academic Program (CAP), marking a key milestone for the undergraduate general education curriculum the University launched in 2013.

February 17, 2020
Stirring memories of the Blend’s beginnings
Those whose path regularly takes them through the ground floor of Roesch Library appreciate the Blend, a coffee shop with the distinction of being the oldest student-run business on campus. When the Blend changes vendors or offers another innovative drink, they notice. One employee, however, has the unique perspective of having worked on the path leading up to the Blend’s existence and knowing how it felt as a student to learn all about the business of selling coffee
February 12, 2020
How Is Your Course Going? Let Your Students Tell You!
For instructors, having access to resources to assess learning throughout the semester and at the end of the term is important.  Assessment in the form of tests, quizzes, writing assignments, and more can help faculty gauge student learning, but wouldn’t it also be helpful to have mid-semester verbal feedback from students?
December 11, 2019
Changing Course! (Pun Intended)

In Fall 2018, the Provost’s Office, Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center, and CAP Office launched a new grant program – CAP Course Improvement and Innovation: Post 4-Year Review – to support faculty who are working to improve some aspect of their CAP course related to insights gleaned during the review process. Associate Professor of History Haimanti Roy provided the following description of her grant project for HST 339.

 

November 25, 2019
Getting Perspective on Student Feedback in SET

Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) is open for students through Midnight December 5, and results will be available to faculty December 20. Amidst the holiday celebrations and visits with loved ones, how do we carve out time to reflect on what students have told us?

October 16, 2019
Student Evaluation of Teaching at 5: Examining its foundations
Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) runs from November 22 to December 5. Learn more about the history of SET and its purpose.
October 08, 2019
Enhancing Student Learning
At first glance, the room of professionals – musicians, attorneys, engineers, school administrators, business leaders -- could have been gathered on a sunny Saturday to solve any number of challenges. But instead, 20 adjunct faculty members participated in a September workshop to focus on enhancing student learning.