Teaching And Learning Podcasts: TAL Talks


TAL talks are monthly Teaching & Learning (TAL) podcasts presented by CTAL’s Rose Muravchick, along with a special guest, that discuss highlights from that month’s Friday Roundtable.

These 10-15 minute recordings are a great way to “tune in” to hot topics on teaching and learning.

Spring 2019

February – Documenting Your Teaching for Promotion & Tenure
Rose Muravchick speaks with Kara Ellerby (political science and international relations), one of the four panelists at February 15th’s Roundtable. Kara shares some valuable tips and lessons learned as she crafted her P&T dossier. Kara was promoted to associate professor with tenure last year.

March – Beyond Cost: Increasing Access to Course Materials
Rose Muravchick talks with Meg Grotti (Assistant Head of Instructional Services, UD Library) about increasing accessibility to course materials through the use of Open Educational Resources and other readily available resources. “By making smart choices about the (course) materials you are providing to your students, you really don’t have to do very much.” (Rose)


Fall 2018

September – Building Community, Even in Your Classroom
Guest host, Stacie Larkin (CTAL) speaks with Rose Muravchick about the benefits of creating community in the classroom and some of the strategies she shared at September 7th”s roundtable.

October – Making Group Work Work
Dawn Berk, Assistant Professor in Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Mathematical Sciences Learning Lab, discusses what research tells us about group work’s impact on learning and connects it to lessons learned from her own experiences.


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

Fall 2016

December – Are 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.