Using a curricular map

In May 2015, the University of Delaware Faculty Senate approved new general education (GenEd) objectives. Afterward, the senate charged the GenEd Committee to “assist departments and programs administering undergraduate majors in ensuring full opportunity for all students to attain competency in the Objectives of General Education.”

Part of this resolution required all units to review their undergraduate degree programs by creating curricular maps linking their undergraduate curriculum to the general education objectives. With the assistance of colleagues in the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL), this two-year process, was recently completed.

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JUNE COURSE DESIGN INSTITUTE

The University of Delaware’s Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning will hold a course design institute this summer, June 6-8. Anyone teaching at the University is welcome to attend.

Registration is capped at 25 participants and will close on May 29. Interested participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as both previous institutes reached full capacity before the registration deadline.

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TAKE A BITE OUT OF PHISH

Phishing is an increasingly common and dangerous cyberattack perpetrated using email. Hackers and scammers, often pretending to represent familiar organizations like the IRS or a bank, send out emails that contain links to malicious sites or malware-infected attachments. Their intent is to trick unsuspecting people into surrendering their personal information or take control of their devices.

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GRANTS FOR IMPROVING TEACHING

The University of Delaware’s Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning invites applications for Instructional Improvement Grants (IIG). The submission period will close May 22 or sooner if funds are expended.

Instructional Improvement Grants offer funds up to $5,000 for projects that aim to increase the quality of teaching and learning at UD. Funds can be used for one-time, small-scale projects that improve existing courses, develop new courses, evaluate instruction or assess curricular needs. The grants can also be used for larger projects that directly affect teaching and learning.

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FACULTY COMMONS BOOK CLUB

The University of Delaware Faculty Commons Book Club will meet at noon, Thursday, May 18, to discuss Teaching History in the Digital Age by T. Mills Kelly.

This session will be co-facilitated by Tracy Jentzsch, program coordinator in the Museum Studies Program and regional digital humanities coordinator in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, and Katherine Grier, professor of history and director of the Museum Studies Program.

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