Fostering Discussions that Move

By Bethany Kaser The semester is well underway, as is the herculean effort to return employees to their offices, across the nation and globe. A return to in-person learning and work is also a return to in-person discussions--whether these take the form of formal classroom discussions, all staff meetings, or one-on-one consults or conferences. Talking …

October Inclusivity Challenge

Time really flies when you're working to make reflective and compassionate decisions in your teaching! We hope September's Inclusivity Challenge encouraged a growth-mindset in your instruction and we welcome you back for October's Challenge! Please see a recap of the Inclusivity Challenge below, in addition to an image of October's newsletter and links to both …

September Inclusivity Challenge

Erin Rentschler (CTE), in collaboration with Jordan Covvey (faculty, School of Pharmacy), are excited to introduce the Inclusive Teaching Challenge for Duquesne University faculty and graduate student instructors. Each month, we will release a brief newsletter highlighting a particular topic or focus area, providing resources, and suggesting action steps instructors can take toward creating more inclusive …

Welcoming in a Fall Semester with Resiliency, Hope, and Wise Words from Olaf

by Bethany Kaser As we head into this new school year, the words of Frozen’s Olaf the Snowman seem hauntingly relevant--not the warm hugs or summer part, but his more mature wonderings from the second film. “This will all make sense when you are older...when you’re older, absolutely everything makes sense.” The past year and …

Online Learning with… Facebook? Use What You’re Familiar With

In a continuation of our previous blog, two students in Danielle’s class offered their own perspectives on the innovative use of Facebook with online learning. Hayley Meyer, originally from Wilton, CT, is a rising senior in the Early Childhood Education program at Duquesne University. Upon graduation, Hayley plans to continue her studies by receiving her …