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August 18, 2022

As you finalize plans for your fall courses, are you looking for ways to integrate resources from the University Libraries? Would you like guidance on incorporating open educational resources into your courses? Do you need readings or videos to help students learn research concepts, such as developing a research question or evaluating sources? University Libraries has developed an online guide, Instructor Resources at University Libraries . On this guide, you will find teaching-related guidance on a range of topics, including affordable educational resources, integrating library resources, and information literacy concepts. Instructors can also find “ready-to-share” resources...

July 7, 2022

Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning staff and Graduate Consultants are preparing to welcome new and returning Graduate Teaching Associates to the fall semester during Graduate Teaching Orientation (GTO). GTO is scheduled for the week of Aug. 15.

During GTO, participants explore what it means to be a Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA), how to prepare for the first days of classes, and resources available to GTAs through the Drake Institute and university partners. Workshops are led by experienced and award-winning GTAs and are designed to equip new GTAs with useful tools and suggestions that can...

July 7, 2022

Writing Across the Curriculum organizers know that instructors are often negotiating time and various responsibilities throughout the semester. For that reason, this summer a three-hour a week commitment over four sessions helps them sculpt out the time to work on writing assignments specifically. Divided between asynchronous individual work, a one-hour synchronous collaboration with the WAC team and fellow participants, and an optional half hour of workshop time, this seminar allows for the following:

(Re)design an inclusive writing assignment and assessment plan; Engage with instructors of writing from across the disciplines Explore pedagogical approaches concerning transparency, inclusivity, and...

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Photo of Mary Raber Johnson
Assistant Professor – Clinical
College of Pharmacy

Starting in 2009, Mary Raber Johnson worked for Pharma clients to create a range of educational initiatives to key stakeholders and for internal training, with much of her work occurring remotely. In 2015, she started educational offerings at the College of Pharmacy for in-person teaching and course design in the PharmD and undergraduate programs. Additionally, she also designed her first...Learn more