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    Faculty Event Recap: Mitigation and Enrichment of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Ed

    With representation from several departments including Nursing, Architecture, Education, English, Marketing, Early Christian Studies, Politics, Library and Information Science, Business, History, Philosophy, and Greek and Latin Studies, faculty gathered in Great Room C of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on November 8th, 2023, for “Mitigation and Enrichment: What do we now?” The workshop serves as the third installment of the Artificial Intelligence Workshops facilitated by CTE Faculty Fellows Dr. Jonathan Askonas and Dr. Justin Litke from the Department of Politics.

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    Approaching Ungrading

    Five Teaching Fellows in the School of Theology and Religious Studies reflect on their summer study of the book Ungrading. Their report offers an example of teacher-driven professional development as they draw out some of the big ideas and difficult aspects of Ungrading. In the end, more than recommending that particular book, the authors recommend general engagement with the scholarship on teaching and learning (SOTL) within a community of peers.

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  • After Trigger Warnings: Adding a Trauma-Informed Lens to Your Classroom

    After Trigger Warnings: Adding a Trauma-Informed Lens to Your Classroom

    Traumas are negative experiences that have harmful effects on emotional, social, and spiritual well-being, as well as academic performance. Traumas that are commonly experienced by children are abuse and violence. To best create positive learning experiences for our students, we must be aware that many of them will have experienced multiple traumatic incidents by the time they reach college. This article includes responses to those traumas when those signs arise in our classrooms.

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  • CTE Faculty Fellows Dr. Jonathan Askonas and Dr. Justin Litke

    Faculty Event Recap: Plagiarism Prevention, Prompt Engineering, and the Catholic Tradition

    Fifteen faculty engaged in a workshop led by Drs. Askonas and Litke, discussing AI-assisted plagiarism prevention, prompt engineering, and the Catholic tradition in education. The session explored digital-era learning dynamics, student integrity, and how to craft assignments, illuminating the intersection of AI and Catholic educational principles.

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    Reducing Anxiety and Increasing Curiosity in The Classroom

    Tough business problems today call for a virtuous, polymathic approach, or one in which an individual applies expertise in two or more different disciplines simultaneously to create an innovative, respectful solution. This cannot be learned in a classroom when students exhibit high anxiety and low curiosity levels. Certain kinds of scaffolding and the QFT (Question Formulation Technique) may help lower anxiety and increase curiosity. This article explains how.

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    Campus Sustainability Month at Catholic University: Go Green, Cardinals!

    October is Campus Sustainability Month! Check out some ways to incorporate sustainability into your courses and daily life at Catholic University. Whether it is encouraging your students to consider sustainability during class, spending time together doing service and learning in the community garden, joining CTE's Connect & Collaborate sustainability sessions, or scheduling a sustainability tour of campus for your students, there is something for everyone.

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    Faculty Event Recap: Exploring ChatGPT and Catholic Education

    On September 6, 2023, faculty members from diverse departments gathered for a workshop exploring the intersection of Catholic Education and the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. The session participants discussed key AI terminology, the philosophical underpinnings of technology in education, and the need to recalibrate teaching methods in an AI-driven era. This event marks the beginning of a series aimed at bridging AI technologies with educational paradigms.

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    EdTech Reviews: Loom

    Loom is an asynchronous communication tool utilized by more than 21 million individuals across 200,000 companies. It offers educators free access to premium features and unlimited recordings. With Loom, you can create and share brief videos of your screen, webcam, or both. It enables you to convert complicated explanations into easily digestible videos and provide verbal context to documents or personalized feedback on assignments, thus eliminating the need for lengthy emails or additional meetings.

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    A Warm Welcome from our Director

    The beginning of a new semester is a time filled with opportunities and challenges, and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is here to support you every step of the way. We are thrilled to welcome all instructors back to campus, particularly those who have recently joined our community. Let’s embrace a growth mindset in teaching and explore impactful strategies together!

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