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Center for Teaching and Learning

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 The Center is located on the 2nd Floor of Conwell Hall. Our office is open from 8:30 - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

302.857.6140 (office)
302.857.7536 (fax)

"Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not so sure of his own correctness will learn many things" - Palestinian Proverb

 

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Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning! (Located in Conwell Hall 2nd Floor) The Center for Teaching and Learning of Delaware State University maintains a focus on linking professional development to university improvements by offering a variety of services for faculty members and adjunct professors.  The principle mission of the CTL is to improve and teaching and learning across all disciplines. The CTL creates opportunities for university faculty to strengthen teaching efforts through research-based methodologies, professional development experiences, advanced studies and assessment practices that lead to improved teaching and student learning.   Faculty Assistance Professional Development  Professional Teaching Travel     Mini-Research Grants Request a Classroom Observation Request a One-on-One Teaching Consultations Contact the Center for Teaching & Learning 20 Minute Mentor Video Listing  Magna Subscription Instructions   Travel Support Program Travel Authorization Form Travel Summary Report M&T CentreSuite M&T CentreSuite User Guide CTL Mini Grant Competition Info Submitting and procuring research grants is an important part of faculty life. While the CTL offers mini teaching innovative grants it is important for faculty to secure research grants within their fields of discipline. For some tips on how to write grants, please visit, Dr. Melissa Harrington’s (DSU Biology Professor) www.grant-tutor.org We operate as part of the University’s Title III Grant. Title III is a federal government assistance program given to historically Black colleges and Universities. Title III assures equity in educational opportunities for all students. CTL works in conjunction with the Title III office to assure that university faculty are equipped with the tools and resources needed to enrich their teaching in order to increase student learning. All expenditures submitted by the Center to the Title III office must be allowable under federal guidelines. ______________________________________________________________________ January 2016 Professional Development Workshops All workshops will be held in the Multipurpose Room in Conwell Hall located on the 1st floor unless stated otherwise.   January 8, 2016 "Effective Syllabi" Workshop Register Here Registration closes January 5, 2016 Lunch will be provided for registrants 11:00 am- 1:00  pm January 21, 2016 Faculty Teaching Chat 11:00 am- 11:50 am January 26, 2016 11th Mini Grant Presentations (C. Gomez, R. Pulverman)  (Lunch) 11:00 am- 1:00 pm January 28, 2016 Presidential Faculty Forum MLK Parlors 11:00 am Center for Teaching & Learning Spring 2016 Workshops Listing FACULTY TEACHING CHATS   The Center for Teaching and Learning is excited to  resume their monthly Faculty Teaching Chats An open forum for faculty members to ask questions, voice concerns, and share ideas and solutions with  other university faculty members. Please join us for these insightful and provocative teaching conversations. Thursday January 21, 2016 Tuesday February 23, 2016 Tuesday March 22, 2016 Thursday April 21, 2016 11:00 am-11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room (1st Floor) CTL Spring 2016 Teaching Chat Flyer  "Getting to Know Blackboard" Series The Center for Teaching & Learning has partnered with the Office Distance Learning and Learning Technologies to conduct a Three part series that provides out the hands on experience of learning the ins and outs of Blackboard and how it can serve you best in your classrooms.  Participants are asked to bring laptops. Teaching Assistants are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided for those who register.  Seating is limited.  February 11, 2016 11:00 am- 1:00 pm REGISTER HERE   Registration Closes February 5, 2016 March 15, 2016 11:00 am- 1:00 pm REGISTER HERE     Registration Closes March 8, 2016  April 14, 2016 11:00 am- 1:00 pm REGISTER HERE Registration Closes April 7, 2016 20-Minute Mentor Commons The Center for Teaching and Learning would like to offer quick solutions to common classroom challenges with the 20 Minute Mentor Commons Video Library from Magna Publications. These brief videos offer proven strategies in 20 minutes or less.  These videos are accessible from any device and can be viewed from the comfort of your home or office.  In order to enjoy the videos listed for this digital library, members must sign up for their FREE subscription.  Please click on the link to sign up. 20 Minute Mentor Video Listing  Magna Subscription Instructions            
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Dates & Events

January 8, 2016                
“Effective Syllabi” Workshop
11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lunch)
Registration Closes January 5, 2016
 
January 21, 2016              
Faculty Teaching Chat
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
January 26, 2016              
11th Mini Grant Presentations
(C. Gomez, R. Pulverman)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lunch)
 
January 28, 2016              
Presidential Faculty Forum
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
February 2, 2016              
Book Ordering” Workshop
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
February 4, 2016              
Student Engagement
(MAGNA Video & Discussion)
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
February 11, 2016           
Getting to Know Blackboard Series #1
11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lunch)
Registration Closes February 5, 2016
 
February 16, 2016  
“Learner Centered Assessment” Workshop
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
February 18, 2016           
Problem Based Learning
Teaching Presentations
11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lunch)
 
February 23, 2016           
Faculty Teaching Chat
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
February 25, 2016           
Presidential Faculty Forum
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
March 1, 2016                   
Flipped Classrooms” Workshop
11:00 am – 11:50 am
               
March 3, 2016                   
Classroom Management
(MAGNA Video & Discussion)
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
March 15, 2016                 
Getting to Know Blackboard Series #2
11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lunch)
Registration Closes March 8, 2016 
 
March 17, 2016
“Getting Involved in Learning Communities”
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
March 22, 2016                 
Faculty Teaching Chat
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
March 24, 2016
Presidential Faculty Forum
11:00 am – 11:50 am        
 
March 29, 2016                 
Conference Travel Presentations
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
April 5, 2016
“Integrated Learning” Workshop
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
April 7, 2016 
Grading & Feedback
(MAGNA Video & Discussion)
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
April 12, 2016                    
Teaching Strategies
(MAGNA Video & Discussion)
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
April 14, 2016                    
Getting to Know Blackboard Series #3
11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lunch)
Registration Closes April 7, 2016
 
April 19, 2016                    
Online Course Management
(MAGNA Video & Discussion)
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
April 21, 2016                    
Faculty Teaching Chat
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
April 26, 2016                    
Faculty Development
(MAGNA Video & Discussion)
11:00 am – 11:50 am
 
April 28, 2016
Presidential Faculty Forum
11:00 am – 11:50 am        
 
May 6, 2016 
Promotion & Tenure Workshop
11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lunch)
 
May 11, 2016                     
Assessment Summit
(Office of Assessment)    
                                                 
May 12, 2016                     
General Faculty Meeting
 
May 26, 2016                     
Presidential Faculty Forum

 


Dr. Rebecca Fox-Lykens, Director
rlykens@desu.edu 

Dr. Rebecca Fox-Lykens

                   

 

 

 

 

TEACHING TIPS & TOOLS 

Promotion &
Tenure Tip Sheet

2015-2016 Teaching Manual

New Faculty Orientation 2015 University College Presentation

Assessment Data Collection System (ADCS) NFO 2015

 

PARTNERSHIPS

Delaware Mathematics Coalition

Marylad & Delaware MADE CLEAR

DSU ACCESS TO SUCCESS

 

 

                                                                                              

Law Studies Program and Minor

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PREPARING FOR A CAREER IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION AT DSU The purpose of the Law Studies Program is to prepare students for a career in the legal profession, whether it be as an attorney, judge, paralegal, or other position related to the field of law.  To this end, the Law Studies Program offers the following services for students: --Information on law schools, including catalogs and applications; --A library of law texts, a computer lab, and a classroom for use by students in the program; --A Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Preparation Course, which is available in the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy; --LSAT registration books and fee waiver applications; --Funding to attend the annual Law School Forum in New York, where selected students can visit with law school personnel and attend information sessions on financial aid and the admissions process; --Letters of recommendation to those applying for admission to law school; --Assistance with internship placements dealing with the legal profession; --Sponsoring events such as the Law Day forums, speakers, and debates on legal controversies; --Advising on the best courses to take to prepare for law school and careers in the field.   Beginning in Fall 2005, the Law Studies Program has offered a Minor in Law Studies.  The minor includes a total of 21 credits selected from courses available in five different departments.  The curriculum for the minor is as follows:   REQUIRED COURSES (18 Credits) POLS 307: Constitutional Law/Political Science POLS 308: Civil Liberties/Political Science ACCT 302: Business Law/Accounting SCCJ 315: Criminal Law/Sociology PHIL 206: Logic/Philosophy ENGL 311: Advanced Composition/English ELECTIVE COURSES (3 credits) ACCT 402: Business Law II/Accounting PHIL 101: Critical Thinking/Philosophy SPSC 471: Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport and Recreation/Sport Management   For further information, please contact Dr. Samuel B. Hoff, Law Studies Program Director, at either of the locations below: Law Studies Program Office, Conrad Hall 215, 857-7617 ETV 213, 857-6633, shoff@desu.edu

Philosophy (Minor Only)

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Curriculum for Theatre Arts Minor

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  All students who select a minor in Theatre Arts must complete the following requirements: Theatre Arts Minor 01-107 Creative Dramatics   01-109 Acting I   01-111 Movement and Non-Verbal Communication   01-313 Play Production I   01-320 Play Production II   Other courses may be substituted with the approval of the department  

Drop-In Writing Studio

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The Delaware State University Drop-In Writing Studio is located in Room 205 of the William C. Jason Library. Students may drop in for assistance with any writing assignment across the curriculum.  Professional staff and Writing Studio tutors will offer suggestions, tutor in grammar, and assist in formulating ideas.  They will not correct or edit papers.  Students should allow adequate time for proper tutoring.  Therefore, students must request services at least 24 hours prior to the assignment due date.  Individualized study skills training is available.  All Writing Studio tutors have faculty recommendations, meet strict grade standards, and are trained by the Writing Studio Coordinator.   The Writing Studio employs the “drop-in” system, so no appointment or pre-registration is necessary.  Many faculty members recommend that students consult a writing tutor before submitting their final papers.    
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Jean Gilroy
Coordinator
William C. Jason Library
Room 207
jgilroy@desu.edu
302.857.7540
302.857.6386 (fax)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop-In Computer Lab

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In addition to the Tutoring Center, a full service Computer Lab is also available in the same area. The computer lab is located in the William C. Jason Library Rooms 205 and 206. This lab provides the latest and most updated computer technology at DelawareStateUniversity.  It also provides students with dependable and knowledgeable staff ready to help with all computer related questions and problems.  The lab provides ample seating for students who need to study as a group or individually.  Additional computer related programs and services are provided on an as-needed basis. Students are required to have a current pass code issued by the Academic Computing Office in order to gain access to computers.  The Coordinator serves as a resource for technical assistance, information, and study sessions.        
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Dr. Sharon Smith
Director
William C. Jason Library
Room 212
stsmith@desu.edu
302.857.6396
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staying-On-Course Program

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Staying on Course (SOC) is a mandatory support program for all students on academic probation (AP), as well as students who are readmitted from suspension (RS). The overall goal of the Staying on Course Program is to retain and return these students to good academic standing.  The program is designed to promote effective academic practices and behaviors.  Students are either enrolled in the three credit course Learning Strategies for Academic Success or the one credit course Staying On Course class for students who have already completed Learning Strategies with a “C” or better.  The students are identified each semester by the Registrar through the BANNER System.   Staying On Course is a mandatory support class for all students on academic probation as well as students who are readmitted from suspension.  However, this class is open to all students who wish to improve their learning/study skills.  The objective of this course is to promote effective academic practices and social behaviors.  The overall goal of the “Staying On Course” class is to retain and return students to good academic standing.  Students enrolled in this one credit course have already completed the “Learning Strategies for Academic Success” course with a grade of “C” or better. This one credit class does not count towards credit for graduation.  If the student on academic probation or readmitted suspension does not pass the class satisfactorily, he/she may be recommended for academic suspension or dismissal.  The student must retake the class upon returning to the University.   The general assembly meeting for AP and RS students is the Friday prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semester, in the Bank of America Building, Longwood Auditorium.  At the meeting, packets of information are distributed to the students.  This information includes the procedures regarding academic probation, academic calendar, SOC schedule of activities, important campus support programs and numbers, SOC program goals and objectives, and a “Staying-On-Course Contract.”    
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Contact


Cindy Seto-Friel
William C. Jason Library
Room 214
cfriel@desu.edu
302.857.7840
 

 

Tutoring Center

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  The Academic Support Center offers FREE peer tutoring for courses across the curriculum. The procedure for obtaining a tutor starts as soon as the student realizes s/he needs additional help in a particular subject(s). The next step is to complete the Tutor Request Form available online or in the William C. Jason Library, Room 206.  Once a student returns the request form to Library Room 206 s/he will be notified within 48 hours.  Tutors will schedule one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions in the library at a mutually agreed upon time. CRLA-ITTPC Level I Certified
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Contact


Jackye Fountain
Coordinator
William C. Jason Library
Room 206
jfountain@desu.edu
302.857.6389
302.857.6386 (fax)

 

 

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Tutor Job Description

Tutor Request Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provost/Academic Affairs

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Alton Thompson, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
407 Administration Building
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901-2227
302.857.6100 - Voice
302.857.7410 - FAX
athompson@desu.edu
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Academic Affairs is one of five administrative divisions at Delaware State University. The Office of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees all operations of the Division of Academic Affairs and is responsible for the University’s colleges and  departments, the additional locations and related academic activities in coordination with the Office of the President.  The goal of the Office is to provide the highest quality teaching, learning and research environments possible and to engage the communities across Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic Region, the nation and around the world. Led by Dr. Alton Thompson, Provost and Executive Vice President, the Division of Academic Affairs' major responsibilities include, but are not limited to, academic planning and budgeting; program evaluation, assessment and accreditation; educational policies and procedures; enrollment management; professional development, promotion and tenure of faculties, and strategic planning. Together with the academic deans, department chairs and directors, Academic Affairs provides leadership in curriculum and program development, advances the teaching and learning environment, promotes creative and scholarly activities including research and outreach. The Office also administers existing programs, revises and reviews those programs, and provides administrative oversight.  Academic Affairs is assisted in its endeavors by its division units:  Academic Enrichment; University Studies and First-Year Programs; the Graduate School; the William C. Jason Library; Institutional Assessment; the Honors Program; McNair Scholars Program; International Programs; Research; Adult and Continuing Education; Registrar; University Art Gallery; Title III, Land Grant Programs, and the five discipline-based colleges:  the Colleges of Agriculture and Related Sciences; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Education, Health and Public Policy; and Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology. Colleges College of Agriculture & Related Sciences College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences College of Business College of Education, Health & Public Policy College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology School of Graduate Studies and Research Other Links University Libraries Student Support Center Records Office Office of Testing University Art Gallery Assessment Office Early College High School     Programs and Research Land Grant Programs Sponsored Research Institutional Research Continuing Education International Programs Title III Program Honors Program HBCU-UP SMILE Program Collective Bargaining Agreement 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement Strategic Initiatives The following are items of interest that pertain to the University community. PRIDE 2020 Strategic Plan Retention Report Undergraduate Academic Advising Handbook Student Learning Goals MSCHE Accreditation Report to DSU Faculty, Administration, Trustees, and Students from the Evaluation Team representing MSCHE Middle States Commission on Higher Education Glossary    
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Staff


Dr. Bradley Skelcher
Associate Provost
302.857.7604
bskelcher@desu.edu

Georgeann Hayward, BBA, MSHE
Special Assistant to the Provost
302.857.6100
ghayward@desu.edu

La-Toya Fletcher, BA
Budget Analyst
302.857.6100
lfletcher@desu.edu

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