Here are just some of the CTL's offerings:
The many effects of trauma affect the quality of a learning environment. Here are some resources to help your thinking about preparing for teaching in times of stress:
Article from Faculty Focus, "Trauma-Informed Teaching: How to Be More Intentional with Course Policies, LMS, and Scaffolding Feedback"
Article from The Chronicle, "What Does Trauma-Informed Teaching Look Like?"
Mays Imad's presentation on YouTube, "Examining the Intersection of Equity, Trauma-Informed Pedagogy, and Social Emotional Learning"
Karen Costa's slidedeck, "Trauma-Aware Online Teaching"
Teaching with equity, diversity, and inclusion in mind helps students to feel welcome and accepted in their learning environment. Consider these resources to assist your work:
Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit (Association of College and University Educators)
Making Excellence Inclusive (Association of American Colleges & Universities)
Creating an Inclusive College Classroom (University of Michigan)
A Guide to Bias-Free Communications (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Please explore the resources available on our site. If you're looking for something you don't see, or have a suggestion or request, please feel free to contact us.
USG's After-hours Help with CourseDen (D2L):
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Teaching from a Distance
You have all the support you could need to teach your courses from wherever you are:
• Online Teaching Faculty Toolkit – Click the link to find evidence-based instructional solutions, as well as short videos of your colleagues talking about their teaching experiences.
• Moving Instruction Online Effectively: An Advanced Guide for Faculty – Click the link to explore the CTL's guide to teaching online via CourseDen.
• The USG's Keep Teaching Guides – Click the link to review the USG's resource course for help with making the transition to teaching remotely.
You can call or email, too:
• For technical assistance with CourseDen, email UWG Online at email@example.com or call 678-839-6248. Or explore their new repository of tutorials (link).
• For pedagogical and/or specialized assistance with online teaching, email the Center for Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-839-5289.
Need help with CourseDen in the middle of the night or weekends? The USG has a 24-hour service desk for CourseDen (D2L):
• After-hours helpline: 1-855-772-0423
• 24-hour online searchable help (link)