Teaching @ WFU: A CAT Blog

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Join Us for Another Summer Book Discussion in July on Ungrading

June 9, 2021

ungrading book discussion graphic *Note: this book discussion is limited to WFU faculty and staff Join us in July to discuss the book, Ungrading: Why Rating... Read More »


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CAT Guest Facilitator, Paul T. Corrigan: Facilitating Challenging Student Conversations in and after COVID, April 1, 4-5pm

March 25, 2021

Corrigan Talk Postcard Link to the archived recording of this event We are pleased to be hosting a virtual workshop with Dr. Paul T. Corrigan from the... Read More »


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Join Us for Faculty Tea, Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 on 3/23, 4/6, 4/20 & 5/4

March 8, 2021

tea and computer mouse The CAT is intentionally limited programming again this semester because we recognize you are all extremely busy. BUT we have also... Read More »


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Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

March 4, 2021

woman looking stressed Maybe you have already experienced this in your classroom; students are exhausted, struggling personally or academically, while... Read More »


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Shared Spaces: Whiteboarding In Online Courses

February 18, 2021

instructor pointing to whiteboard *this post is co-authored with Amy Archambault, Instructional Designer in the Office of Online Education, and Lynne Yengulalp,... Read More »


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Strategies for Accommodating Students: Spring 2021 Update

February 10, 2021

The gatehouse at the Reynolda Road entrance to Wake Forest shows the current Operating Status Orange level as cars enter, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Tuesday, November 10, 2020. *Note this is an updated version of our previous blog post from October 26, 2020. The information here discusses what we learned... Read More »


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Learning Activities in Blended and Online Courses

January 31, 2021

students working together outside In real estate, the mantra is location, location, location. Location is central to property value. At Wake Forest, the mantra for... Read More »


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Online and Blended Assessment Strategies

January 24, 2021

graphical assessments flying out of laptop In the Center for the Advancement of Teaching Fall 2020 surveys, we asked Reynolda Campus faculty about the strategies they adopted... Read More »


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The Workload Dilemma

January 22, 2021

student with head on desk, overwhelmed by work. 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... Read More »


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Fall 2020 Teaching & Learning Surveys: A Series

January 20, 2021

graphic of non-descript bar chart in chalk In mid-December, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching fielded two large surveys of all students and faculty on the Reynolda... Read More »


Wake Forest students gather and march to an early voting site across the street from campus on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The Demon Deacon mascot joins the march.

Thoughts on Supporting Students During the 2020 Post-Election Moment

October 30, 2020

Wake Forest students gather and march to an early voting site across the street from campus on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The Demon Deacon mascot joins the march. Today’s post is a guest post by Michele Gillespie and the Associate Deans of the College It’s been a rough year, to say the... Read More »


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Strategies for Accommodating Students in Quarantine

October 26, 2020

orange status with students in a school; at home; in a hotel We’re getting very close to the Thanksgiving break where you are prepared to teach remotely for the duration of the semester.... Read More »


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Join Us for a Midterm Check In & Happy Hour, 10/21, 3:30-4:30

October 13, 2020

drink at computer Can you believe it's mid-October already?? We intentionally limited programming this semester because we recognize you are all... Read More »


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Collecting Feedback from Students

September 16, 2020

keyboard, coffee mug, pencils, and "feedback, opinion, survey, comments, ratings, result, advice, idea, response" written on the table. Research suggests that collecting regular feedback from students is one of the most important tools we have in our toolkit to... Read More »


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Leveraging Text-to-Speech and Screen Reading Tools

August 27, 2020

This post is co-authored by Anita McCauley in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching; Eudora Struble and Jonathan Milam in... Read More »


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Teaching in a Physically Distanced Classroom

August 23, 2020

students and teacher in a physically distanced classroom There’s understandably been a lot of discussion about teaching in an online setting since the pandemic forced us all online in... Read More »


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Mask Recommendations and Tips for Teaching in a Mask

August 20, 2020

professor teaching in mask Wake Forest School of Law professor Brenda Gibson teaches new first year students in her Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research... Read More »


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This Week in Faculty Support for Fall 2020 Teaching

August 9, 2020

Faculty Commons Room The Faculty Commons team, along with our partners, have a wide set of programs this summer to help you prepare for teaching during a... Read More »


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Digital Pedagogy Ideas from The Once and Future Classroom

August 6, 2020

Carrie Johnston, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Gale Sigal, Department of English A multicolored banner reading The Once and Future Classroom with statues in the background The Once and Future Classroom is an online,... Read More »


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Who Owns Course Materials: Courses & Copyright Conundrums

July 29, 2020

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"Do I own my course materials? Does the university? Who owns my course materials?!"
I get questions about course materials ownership... Read More »


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Sharing Readings & PDFs Online: Courses & Copyright Conundrums

July 16, 2020

This edition of the Courses & Copyright Conundrums blog series is a collaborative piece from Kyle Denlinger, Digital Pedagogy & Open... Read More »


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Personal Reflections on Course Modality

June 18, 2020

people in circles At the end of this week, Wake Forest faculty will be making decisions about their preferred course modality for Fall 2020. As we... Read More »


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Teaching Films Online: Courses & Copyright Conundrums

June 17, 2020

This is the first post in a new blog series, Courses & Copyright Conundrums, to address common questions about teaching and... Read More »


Program for Leadership and Character Course Development Grants

June 4, 2020

As the CAT has been sharing more details about our coordinated summer support, we also want to remind faculty of additional funding... Read More »


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CAT Summer Reading Groups

June 2, 2020

If you are interested in reading more about teaching online, we have organized two reading groups for the summer. We hope you will join... Read More »


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