Faculty use a wide range of pedagogical strategies in new and creative ways, whether teaching in person or remotely, to support student learning in their courses. Below you can browse examples of faculty teaching according to the strategy(ies) they employed.

Featured Faculty and Staff Examples

 

Faculty/Staff

Department

Teaching Goal

Teaching Strategies

Alvarado, Ryan Mathematics/Statistics Building Community Lecture; Incorporating Student Feedback
Ampiah-Bonney, Richmond Chemistry Communicating Course Expectations Incorporating Student Feedback; Lecture; Syllabus and Course Structure
Benedetto, Danielle Mathematics Student Engagement and Motivation Lecture; Office Hours
Cartier, Stephen Chemistry Communicating Course Expectations Incorporating Student Feedback; Lecture; Syllabus and Course Structure
Cobham-Sander, Rhonda Black Studies, English, and LatinX and Latin American Studies Building Community Discussion; Metacognition; Writing; Incorporating Student Feedback
Dole, Christopher Sociology/Anthropology Communicating Course Expectations Discussion; Writing
Durr, Christopher Chemistry Communicating Course Expectations Incorporating Student Feedback; Lecture; Syllabus and Course Structure
Edwards, Marc Biology Building Community Discussion; Incorporating Student Feedback; Office Hours
Goutte, Caroline Biology Student Engagement and Motivation Discussion; Labs
Jaswal, Sheila Biochemistry/Biophysics Building Community Discussion; Group Work; Metacognition; Problem-Based Learning, Incorporating Student Feedback
Jones, David Geology Learning Objectives, Alignment and Assessment Labs; Learning Goals; Metacognition
Luschen, Kristen Education Studies Building Community Discussion; Incorporating Group Work; Metacognition
Lyster, Megan Center for Community Engagement Building Community Discussion; Group Work; Metacognition; Problem-Based Learning, Incorporating Student Feedback
Mead, Molly American Studies Student Engagement and Motivation Discussion; Group Work; Incorporating Student Feedback; Metacognition
Oraby, Mona Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought Student Engagement and Motivation Discussion; Incorporating Student Feedback
Sanderson, Catherine Psychology Learning Objectives, Alignment and Assessment Problem-based Learning
Schmalzbauer, Leah Sociology/Anthropology Building Community Discussion; Group Work; Metacognition; Problem-Based Learning, Incorporating Student Feedback

 

Teaching Strategies Glossary

Discussion

Using small-group or whole-class discussions to convey and clarify content in your course.

Group Work

Employing activities in your course that rely on students’ collaborative work, either in- or out-of-class, to learn and demonstrate their understanding of the course material.

Incorporating Student Feedback

Collecting feedback from students about their experience in the course and using that information to inform future pedagogical choices and insights.

Labs

Using laboratory and other hands-on approaches to develop content knowledge and disciplinary skills.

Learning Goals

Articulating your goals for student learning in the course, and using those goals to guide course design and teaching practices.

Lecture

Using a lecture-based approach to convey course material to students. Although instructors may also draw on other teaching strategies as well, this strategy emphasizes lecture to communicate a substantial portion of the course content.

Metacognition

Emphasizing the teaching of transferable skills for learning, such as reflecting on what you do and do not understand, testing your own knowledge, monitoring your reading for comprehension, taking organized notes that highlight the key aspects of a reading or class meeting, etc.

Office Hours

Thinking about how best to teach and support students through individual and small-group office hour sessions.

Problem-based Learning

Using complex assignments that require students to engage creatively with multifaceted, applied questions and problems that extend beyond the rote material of a course (e.g., community-based projects, extended research projects)

Syllabus and Course Structure

Developing clear syllabi that align learning objectives, assessments, and feedback for students; organizing your course in such a way that helps students build on and connect their learning across the semester

Writing

Using writing as a core pedagogical strategy in your course to help students develop enhanced understanding of the course content. In some cases, this may include teaching writing skills as the focus of the course, but often we are describing cases where faculty use writing to teach students about ways of thinking and knowing in other disciplines.