CTAL Podcasts

Podcasts – Highlights from CTAL’s First Friday Roundtables

Spring 2018

May – How does self-care make me a more mindful instructor?
Mike Mackenzie, Assistant Professor in Behavioral Health, shares some insights and strategies on mindful practices.

April – Why don’t students like my course? 
Rose Muravchick speaks with Sue Serra, Assistant Director Office of Service Learning, about creating authentic learning experiences using community engagement opportunities.

March – How do I make grading less painful?
Tips from Nancy O’Laughlin (ATS) for using Canvas’ Speedgrader.

February – How do I document teaching for promotion and tenure?”
Highlights shared  from a panel discussion featuring: Barry Joyce, Olga Gorbachev,Deb Jaisi, Chrystalla Mouza, and Matt Kinservik that discussed ways to document your teaching for P&T.


Fall 2017

November – How do I get students to read?
CTAL’s Rose Muravchick and Kathy Pusecker share their key “takeaways” from today’s 1st Friday Roundtable led by Bill Lewis, associate professor of literacy education in the School of Education.

October – How do I help undergrad be successful here at UD?
Naomi Nash discusses UD’s Blue Hen Success Collaborative with CTAL’s Rose Muravchick.

September – Why don’t students talk?
Rose Muravchick and Kevin Guidry highlight the discussion that took place at this roundtable about how does one create a classroom community and how do faculty define “participation” in their courses.

Spring 2017

March – How should I document my teaching for promotion and tenure?


Fall 2016

DecemberAre your tests testing content or cultural knowledge? 
Highlights from Dec 2016’s roundtable discussion with our partners from ELI who shared some of their insights about working with international students and specifically how language impacts a classroom testing environment.

November –  What is “Sticky Learning”?
Discussion about using assessment techniques to help learning “stick”. Examples of how learning can be scaffolded through activities such as the defining features matrix, debate and concept map were featured in this roundtable.

October – What works and what doesn’t work when designing a PowerPoint presentation?

September – How does creating a classroom community impact student learning?
Strategies are shared to help create an environment where all students feel supported and how this can promote learning.

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