Professional Development

Your Course Syllabus

The first thing students look for on the first day of class is the syllabus. The syllabus gives them an idea of what to expect for grading, when important assignments are due and how much homework to expect.

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Professional Development
Teaching

Your Teaching's Impact on Undergraduates

Whether you teach a lab, recitation or lecture or work with students in a resource room as a tutor, you function as a role model and a mentor, serving the needs of undergraduate students in ways that many faculty can’t. But how?

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Professional Development
Teaching
Grading

The Ethics of Authorship

You've spent the last year researching and writing an article you’re hoping to publish.

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Professional Development
Writing
Good Practices
Academic Integrity

Think and Act Like a Writer

by Jan Allen, Associate Dean for Ph.D. Programs, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Columbia University (reprinted with permission)

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Navigating Graduate School
Professional Development
Writing

Tips for Publishing in Graduate School

One skill that can be critical to the success of a graduate student is the ability to publish. We collected the following tips from experienced faculty who have guided students successfully into the publishing world.

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Navigating Graduate School
Professional Development
Writing

Writing About Your Research: Verb Tense

Consistency of verb tense helps ensure smooth expression in your writing.

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Professional Development
Writing

The One-Word Journal

This is a simple technique described by Angelo and Cross (1991) to encourage students to read and to reflect on what they read.

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Professional Development
Teaching

Helping Troubled Students

Conflicts with troubled students can happen when you least expect them. From a student angry about a bad grade to a one who comes to you for help with a personal problem, it’s wise to be prepared.

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Professional Development
Teaching
Good Practices
Navigating Graduate School
Wellness

Strategies for Getting Students to Read

Classroom research suggests that, for any given day and assignment, only 20-30% of the students have completed the assigned course reading, which means instructors are often attempting to facilitate learning when the majority of students have not

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Professional Development
Teaching

Latin Terms Used in Writing

Even though Latin is considered a dead language (no country officially speaks it), its influence on other languages is significant.

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Professional Development
Writing

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