First Day of Class

First Day Getting to Know You Survey

Establishing a rapport with students is connected to students’ success, interest, and pro-academic behaviors. Rapport can be particularly hard to establish in an online learning environment. One way to help establish rapport is by starting the semester with a survey that helps you get to know the students and their needs. Teachers who do this …

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How Going Online Can Benefit Students

In the article “Thinking about a Gap Year”, Dr. E. Michele Ramsey reviews research that “…gives us insight into how students can benefit from learning to successfully navigate college online during Covid-19 when being on campus just isn’t a great idea.” Essentially, learning to learn online provides students with the opportunity to cultivate many employable …

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Example Syllabus – Statistics with Lab

A sample syllabus for an introductory statistics course. Though this course has a lab, that content could also go into the lecture portion of the course, or incorporated as something students do outside of class as group projects. The syllabus also describes a statistical presentation assignment, as well as a Statistics Portfolio where students curate …

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