The OIRT Blog: Faculty Support

In my last post, I discussed my work with Dr. Daniel Herman from Political Science to get his course officially recognized by Quality Matters.  My post was even linked on the Quality Matters Facebook page!  Even if you are not interested in getting your course officially certified by Quality Matters, though, there are still three important lessons for all faculty […]

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The instructional design team is pleased to announce a Political Science course we have supported has received official Quality Matters recognition!  This is only the third course at Rutgers to do so, and the first within the School of Arts & Sciences! (We featured the course’s instructor, Dan Herman in a video featurette.) How does a course get […]

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Sometimes we get so bogged down in how a tool works that we forget to ask ourselves if we’re using it effectively. When we are new at using something, like Sakai, we’re more interested in learning HOW to use the tool rather than asking ourselves if we’re using it to its fullest potential.  The Lessons tool in […]

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The Learning Centers offer Learning Assistants to work with faculty in order to create collaborative and active learning environments. Learning Assistants can be embedded into lectures, labs, recitations, or lead supplemental study groups.  This innovative new program engages undergraduates in classroom teaching and learning while also developing their teaching, leadership, and interpersonal skills. The RU […]

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