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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 has as its principal mission the improvement of teaching and learning across all disciplines. 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. 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. _______________________________________________________________________________ Join us for Teaching Chats Conversations about Teaching and Learning Have you ever needed another fellow teacher to talk to about classroom challenges, redesigning your course or new teaching ideas? Beginning on October 28, join us for our first, monthly, Teaching Chat session. These sessions will focus on candid, informal conversations about teaching and learning for faculty. Facilitation of these conversations will be conducted by master teachers from DSU faculty.       TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18    EACH Session begins at 11 AM  CONWELL HALL 1ST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM   Helpful Tips! Promotion & Tenure Tip Sheet Spring 2015 P&T Workshop - TBA     Mini Grants Innovative Teaching Grant Research Grants         Professional Conference Travel Travel Procedures Travel Authorization Form Travel Summary Report       Teaching Assistance for Faculty Classroom Observations by request One-on-One Teaching Consultations Peer-to-Peer  Consultations Contact the Center for further information Professional Development Series Blackboard Classroom             MADE CLEAR Grant MD and DE MADE CLEAR Initiative                      
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Dates & Events

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
"Educating ALL Students" Workshop
Office of Student Accessibility Services & Counseling Services
Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Thursday, September 18, 2014
"Using Blackboard" Workshop
The Learning Technologies Office
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
”BANNER – Faculty Services” Workshop
Office of the Registrar
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
”Book Adoption & Ordering” Workshop
Follett Higher Education Group
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

 Thursday, October 2, 2014
”Academic Alert System” Workshop
Office of Mentoring & Advising
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, October 9, 2014
“Academic Advising” Workshop
Office of Mentoring & Advising
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – EH 109

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
”10th Annual Mini Grant” Presentations
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Martin Luther King Student Center – Parlor C

Thursday, October 23, 2014
”Rubrics & Grading Student Work” Workshop
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Thursday, November 6, 2014
”I>Clickers” Workshop
Dr. Tomasz Smolinski
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
”Flipped Classrooms” Workshop
Dr. Andrew Lloyd
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
”Integrative Learning Opportunities” Workshop
Dr. Phyllis Collins
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room 
 

THE CENTER FOR TEACHING & LEARNING LEADERSHIP


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

 

Dr. Rebecca Fox-Lykens

                                                                                                                      

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  

Delaware State TRIO Organization

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    Interested in additional TRIO programs and benefits in the State of Delaware?  Check out the Delaware State TRIO Organization homepage:  DEStateTrio.com  

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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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