Visit a Classroom (VaC) 

Visit a Classroom (VaC) is another signature program offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning adapted from the practices by Duke Learning Innovation, to provide faculty an opportunity to gain new insight into their teaching and students’ learning through a non-evaluative, formative process of reciprocal classroom visits and reflection. This is a program originated …

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Mid-term Student Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF)

Mid-term Student Small Group Instructional Feedback (abbreviated as SGIF) is one of the signature programs provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning. It is a formative mid-course check-in process requested by faculty individuals for gathering information from students on their learning experiences. This process is designed for faculty to foster dialogue between students and …

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Active Reading: The reading itself matters, but what comes before also does

In college classrooms, it is considered rather unusual to have in-class reading unless it’s part of an exam. Collective reading in class is time-consuming and instructors often assign readings as individual assignments. Dr. Katherine Robertson in her Global Health Ethics course, (for Duke Kunshan University’s Undergraduate Global Learning Semester Program) however, developed a creative way …

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