Practicing Pandemiquette (for Remote Teaching)

By: Mary Parish, Associate Director of Online Learning & Strategy, and Steven Hansen As Duquesne faculty, you can be proud of the critical part you have played in the university’s rapid transition to remote learning.  As we move forward, now is a good time to explore more deeply how the transition to remote learning is …

Self-Care in Changing Times

We hope that you are well and adjusting as best as possible in this new mode of instruction. As you finish your first full week of remote teaching and learning, CTE wants to hear how it’s going and how we can support you. For Duquesne faculty, we will be sending out a survey to your …

Teaching during Times of Disruption and Uncertainty

Dear Duquesne University Colleagues, With the instructional continuity plan announced by the University, please be aware that these changes affect both the instructor and the students in a variety of ways. Duquesne faculty are inspiring and creative teachers dedicated to student learning, and this is an opportunity to discover what some colleagues really love about …

Student Learning and Mental Health

This blog post was derived from a Duquesne University Center for Teaching Excellence workshop led by Jessie Goicoechea and Christina Frasher. As we finish the stress-filled midterm week and head into the (hopefully) relaxing Spring Break week, let's examine how instructors can promote learning for students who may be facing emotional difficulties or mental health …

Revisiting Bloom’s 2 Sigma Problem

By: Steve Hansen Two of Benjamin Bloom’s doctoral students (J. Anania and A.J. Burke) compared the achievement of students under three different circumstances.  They compared student learning under three conditions of instruction: Conventional Lecture (30 students, 1 instructor) Students listen to lectures and are occasionally tested on the material. Mastery Learning (30 Students, 1 instructor) …