"Feedback" by giulia.forsythe is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Have your students received any feedback from you yet? One of the teaching essentials is to give students feedback early and often. This is a great way to build community and engage students.

One quick and easy way to get and give feedback is to do a background knowledge survey. As you introduce new topics and concepts, create a short poll or reflection post asking students what they already know. As you adjust and refine your activities based on their responses, it lets students know you listen and care about meeting them where they are in their understanding. 

Learn more about feedback and other teaching essentials at our workshops.
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New for Fall 2021!

A five-session workshop series that explores practical methods for incorporating more active, student-centered learning in the college classroom.

As instructors we want to ensure that our students leave our classes having learned something. However, how well do we measure what was actually learned? 

Are you tired of trying to decide if a student's work should get an 90% or 94%? In this workshop, we'll explore how to implement a new kind of grading system, Specifications Grading, that keeps failure from being fatal and puts students more into the driver's seat...and with the added benefit that your grading decisions *might* become easier! 
Get organized with these Word doc templates for MWF and TR sections. They include important dates on the academic calendar, breaks, and holidays.

Syllabus Templates
The ETSU syllabus attachment has suggested statements for many common course policies including masking, academic integrity, and accessibility.

The Accessible Syllabus Template is a Word doc preformatted with headings, alt tags, and other features to ensure maximum accessibility.

May Your Teaching Be Most Excellent