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CETL Learning Tips: On mistakes — growth mindset is everything

Christina Moore April 8, 2020

We all need to cut ourselves some slack as we end this crazy semester. It has either been hard, really hard or nearly impossible. But it is also a crucial time to reflect on how we view our ability to...

CETL Learning Tips: How to request a letter of recommendation

Christina Moore April 1, 2020

You qualify for a scholarship or want to apply for an internship. Often listed with these application materials is a request for letters of recommendation, which often come from your professors. Requesting...

CETL Learning Tips: Bandwidth recovery

Christina Moore March 25, 2020

It is fitting that a month ago, Cia Vershelden came to campus to talk about “bandwidth recovery,” the idea that when our basic needs are stressed — such as food, shelter, mental health and safety...

CETL Learning Tips: Make the class presentation awesome

Christina Moore March 11, 2020

Presentations are a staple way to share ideas with fellow students, professors, co-workers and clients. Slides can provide helpful visual reinforcement, but too many bullet points and uninspired content...

CETL Learning Tips: Shuffle your learning

Fabia Ursula Battistuzzi, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences March 4, 2020

This learning tip comes from Dr. Fabia Ursula Battistuzzi, associate professor of biological sciences at Oakland University. She not only teaches OU students, but often collaborates with them on research...

CETL hosts sixth annual instructional fair

CETL hosts sixth annual instructional fair

Liz Kovac, Engagement Editor February 14, 2020

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will host its sixth annual Instructional Fair on Thursday, April 2. The event is similar to a science fair, except students, staff and faculty...

CETL Learning Tips: Keep calm, and have a tech backup plan

Dan Arnold and Nic Bongers February 13, 2020

There are a few feelings worse than losing a paper or glaring at a frozen online exam page. This week, our Moodle friends Dan Arnold and Nic Bongers give really important steps toward protecting your hard...

CETL Learning Tips: Office hours — should I go?

Jennifer Coon, Special Lecturer February 8, 2020

You likely know about office hours, but might avoid this unfamiliar ground. This week’s learning tip comes from Jennifer Coon, a writing and rhetoric instructor here at Oakland University who voices...

CETL Learning Tips: Emailing a professor

Christina Quirk, CETL Media and Marketing Assistant January 29, 2020

This week, you get to hear from a fellow undergraduate student. When she’s not in communication classes, Christina Quirk works at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She provides helpful...

CETL Study Tips: Asking for help shows strength, not weakness

Christina Moore January 22, 2020

It seems obvious that asking questions or for help means you don’t get it when you should. The simple truth is that most of us don’t “get it,” so those who ask for help are the ones who do something...

CETL Study Tips: What makes note-taking work?

Christina Moore January 15, 2020

You’ve probably been taking notes in classes for many years, but how do you know the note-taking works? What makes note-taking good: how much you write, how you record notes, whether you use bullet lists,...

CETL Learning Tips: What to do with the syllabus

Christina Moore January 8, 2020

Welcome to 2020 and a new semester! You likely have at least one fresh syllabus on hand. Your syllabi are normally really long so that you have all of the information you possibly need, which is a good...

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