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Danelle D. Stevens and Anitonia Levi, Portland State University
Leveling the Field: Using Rubrics to Achieve Greater Equity in Teaching and Grading
Rubrics can be used to assure greater consistency in grading and as a teaching tool to promote greater equity, especially with students who are first generation and /or non-native speakers of English.

Ron Berk, Johns Hopkins University
LAUGHTER- PIECE Theatre: Humor as a Systematic Teaching Tool
Humor can be used to bring students and deadly boring content to life. It can hook your students, engage their emotions, and focus their minds and eyeballs on learning.

Patricia Comeaux, University of North Carolina – Wilmington
Assessing Students Online Learning: Strategies and Resource
Explore key strategies used by experienced online instructors, and learn about the wealth of resources for designing assessment instruments integral to online learning.

Laura Border, University of Colorado at Boulder

Teaching Portfolios for Graduate Students: Process, Content, Product, and Benefits

The graduate student teaching portfolio is an excellent tool to guide graduate students in their development and success as they begin to clarify who they are, what they want to teach, and where they want to teach.

Marilla Svinicki, University of Texas at Austin

From Passive to Active Learning: Helping Students Make the Shift

Being active and self-directed as a learner makes for better learning and retention, but what does that mean for students and for instruction?

Ruth Federman Stein and Sandra Hurd, Syracuse University
Student Teams, Teaching, and Technology
Using student teams in the classroom actively involves students in the learning process. This essay describes the planning necessary for effective use of teams and the impact of technology on the team learning environment.

Margaret Snooks, University of Houston at Clear Lake 
Practice Tests as Innovative Teaching Method
Learn about the development, implementation and evaluation of short daily practice tests. Student response is overwhelmingly positive, and learning improvement is evidenced by higher semester averages.

Mick La Lopa, Purdue University
Using Student-Centered Assessment Techniques to Facilitate Greater Student Learning
Student-centered assessment allows students to participate in their growth as learners and helps build valuable self-assessment skills.