CAE Reference Library

CAE Reference Library

The Vilas A. Prabhu Center for Academic Excellence is pleased to share on-time resources with faculty. Below are the topics discussed in the weekly CAE email, organized by date with the most recent first. 

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February 21st, 2022 Integrative learning

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) published "Integrative Learning: Mapping the terrain" by Mary Huber and Pat Hutchings in 2004. While published quite a few years ago, this work maps the theoretical influences of integrative learning, with suggestions for general education design, high-impact practice classroom design, and assessment design to support learners in curricular and co-curricular spaces. Based on the discussion from our Spring Colloquium 2022, and the work of Paul Hanstedt, this is a great starting point to build a foundation for integrative learning within our classes, and across disciplines. 

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January 17th, 2022 Active Learning

The Center for Research on Learning & Teaching at the University of Michigan developed Reflection Worksheets on Active Learning. These worksheets invite faculty to 1) reflect on their teaching practice, 2) assess their use of active learning in the classroom. Focused on low, medium, and high level teaching techniques alongside type of course (lab, lecture, online, etc.) these worksheets invite faculty to reflect on their inclusion of AND variety of active learning approaches.

As a teaching-focused institution, the teaching reflection centered by these worksheets support our work as faculty, while allowing us to see where we can further develop active learning situations within our course as the semester develops. I invite faculty to download and use these worksheets, then join me at CAE Office Hours OR make an appointment with our Instructional Designers to develop a plan for 1) continuous teaching reflection, 2) further development of active learning strategies within your course. We are here to support you as you support Millersville students!