Syllabus Design: Research and Practical Advice

In August, the Teaching Quantitative Sciences Faculty Journal Club read and discussed recently-published research on syllabus design. The authors looked at different syllabi and categorized them into four types: Syllabus …

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Duke Faculty Participate in Course Design Institute

Duke Learning Innovation recently welcomed 19 faculty to the Course Design Institute (CDI), a three-day program consisting of interactive seminars, discussions, and presentations, where faculty learned and applied a best-practice …

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Course Design Work Space for Faculty

Many faculty have told us they value working on their courses in a quiet but collegial atmosphere, with the ability to ask questions and get suggestions and consultation when necessary. To …

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Make Your Classroom Inclusive from Day One

The first days of class present a great opportunity to set the tone for your class, your interactions with students, and students’ interactions with each other. Many of the best practices …

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Teaching Tools You Should Know

Duke provides a wealth of teaching tools and resources to support you and your classes. Below is a sampling – if you’re wondering if another tool exists, would like to …

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Modernizing a Photochemistry Course

I teach an advanced level course in photochemistry, primarily designed for students whose research involves physical chemistry. The concepts are abstract and difficult, despite the importance for understanding the many light-related phenomena in modern chemistry research and in technologies that impact society.