Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

Maybe you have already experienced this in your classroom; students are exhausted, struggling personally or academically, while others aren’t responding altogether. It is no surprise that the current transition to remote learning formats has intensified the stress and anxiety experienced by all students. According to […]

Shared Spaces: Whiteboarding In Online Courses

*this post is co-authored with Amy Archambault, Instructional Designer in the Office of Online Education, and Lynne Yengulalp, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. For many, a challenging element of switching from in-person to online teaching has been the […]

Learning Activities in Blended and Online Courses

In real estate, the mantra is location, location, location. Location is central to property value. At Wake Forest, the mantra for teaching might be connection, connection, connection. Connection between students and their instructor; connection between classmates; and connection to the content of the […]

Online and Blended Assessment Strategies

In the Center for the Advancement of Teaching Fall 2020 surveys, we asked Reynolda Campus faculty about the strategies they adopted to assess student learning and whether they perceived those strategies to be effective. We focused on aspects of course design, exam design, […]

The Workload Dilemma

This is a somewhat odd sentence to write, but I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about time. When I first transitioned from a traditional faculty position to an administrative position at a teaching center, I had a hard time adjusting to the […]

Fall 2020 Teaching & Learning Surveys: A Series

In mid-December, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching fielded two large surveys of all students and faculty on the Reynolda Campus. Both groups were eager to share their experiences. We received responses from 1,832 students and 473 faculty, constituting response rates of […]