August 2020
Our Faculty

Announcing the 2020-2021 ITI Advisory Committee Members!

Congratulations to all of the faculty award recipients announced during the Fall 2020 College Assembly.

Innovation for Instruction: Karen Mlodozeniec, Pharmacy
Innovation in Problem Solving: Lynn McIvor, Occupational Therapy
Innovation in Staff Morale: Gaia Bistulfi, Biology & Mathematics
Most Improved: Mary Kennedy, Nursing

This year’s (virtual) Chair’s Retreat occurred on August 10th. Participants had a chance to hear from Financial Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, Marketing and Communications, Enrollment Management, and Academic Affairs.

Over 24 faculty and staff joined us to help onboard new faculty and adjuncts (virtually) on August 17th for the New Faculty/Adjunct Orientation. Adjuncts and faculty had a chance to hear from the VPAA, the Pulse Center,
College Services, and the Institute for Teaching Innovation.
Teaching Methods
New Faculty Information
Here is a list of the processing steps from the time you are asked to teach for the college and a few tasks to complete before you start teaching.
New Faculty Training Resource – Fall 2020 Continuity Canvas Course
As mentioned at the last Town Hall meeting, I’m writing to announce the release of a new resource to help you prepare for the upcoming Fall semester, our “Fall 2020 Instructional Continuity” Canvas course. This resource came out of conversations with many parties, including the COVID-19…
4 IDEAs for Lecturing
This semester, the ITI is focusing on IDEAs. IDEAs are intentionally designed educational activities featured in the book Teaching for Learning by Major, Harris, and Zakrajsek. These IDEAs are designed to respond to what the research reported says about lecturing:
8 IDEAs for Discussions
This semester, the ITI is focusing on IDEAs. IDEAs are intentionally designed educational activities featured in the book Teaching for Learning by Major, Harris, and Zakrajsek. These IDEAs are designed to respond to what the research reported says about discussion:
9 IDEAs for Readings
This semester, the ITI is focusing on IDEAs. IDEAs are intentionally designed educational activities featured in the book Teaching for Learning by Major, Harris, and Zakrajsek. These IDEAs are designed to respond to what the research reported says about readings:
Better Group Work
There is a bit of literature published on group work. In general, the research says that group work can increase motivation, develop individual responsibility, and allows students to co-construct knowledge as a result of member interactions that produce new viewpoints.
Designing Post-COVID Learning Spaces
So much uncertainty remains as K-12 schools, colleges and universities reopen or plan for the reopening of their buildings to students and educators. To ensure the safety of students, educators and staff, everything will look very different — from classrooms and cafeterias to playgrounds and…
Generation Z in the Classroom
To better understand who Generation Z is we began thinking about who we are and how our generational identities help(ed) to shape who we have become/are still becoming. The ways that we know ourselves, others, and the world around us is often linked to our generational perspectives.
Educational Technology
Classroom Tips for Hy-flex Teaching
To accommodate the need for a hy-flex teaching environment this semester the IT department equipped all classroom computers with Zoom and a USB webcam. This allows faculty to stream class live as well as record it for future review by students.
RESOURCES – Instructional Continuity Plan
There are a variety of circumstances which may require you to temporarily take your class online with minimal notice: a campus closure, flu outbreak, etc.
Week One in an online class: Tips and Resources to get the semester started on the right foot
Are you teaching online? Here are tips and tricks to help you get the semester started on the right foot.
Educational Technology
There is a variety of technology available for DYC faculty to use in their teaching and in their administration work. All of the technology listed on this page is either free or subscribed to by the college.
Assessment
Writing Better Exam Questions Presentation
On 7/22/20, members of the offices of assessment, online learning and the Institute for Teaching Innovation presented a webinar on writing exam questions. Below are the handouts from the presentation and the link information to the recording.
Assessment group releases case study series on equitable ways of judging learning
COVID-19 and nationwide antiracism protests have intensified conversations about inequity in higher education. One research group hopes to use the moment to promote more inclusive ways to validate learning.
Next-Gen Assessment: A Multimedia Series for Educators Transitioning Online
Thousands of institutions of higher education have transitioned abruptly to digital modalities in order to sustain instruction and student engagement through the coronavirus pandemic; however, great concern has been expressed throughout the academy about the quality of online instruction and the…
Inclusive Practices
Free Guide: Equity-Minded Syllabus Review Guide
A inquiry tool for promoting racial and ethnic equity and equity-minded practice.
Resources to Address Racial Injustice
As protests continue to erupt in response to the death of George Floyd, it is incumbent upon us all to affirm the inherent dignity of every individual and take action against racial injustice, the mistreatment of people of color, and discrimination in all of its forms. For the sake of our students,…
Mental Health Educational Resources
College student mental health and well-being is a major source of concern for higher education administrators, faculty, and staff. This page serves as a resource for faculty who support our students in and out of the classroom. It will continue to be added to.
Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit
To support instructors in creating inclusive learning environments, ACUE is offering a set of free resources, including 10 inclusive teaching practices that can be immediately put to use to benefit both faculty and their students.
The Challenge to Care: Finding Self and Cultivating Safe Spaces In Teaching and Learning
by Tina Bampton, PhD, Faculty, Liberal Arts and Christopher Jarmark, Adjunct Professor, Liberal ArtsITI Faculty Fellows for Exemplary Pedagogy
Inclusive Teaching Strategies | ITI
Inclusive teaching is an approach to pedagogy that strives to create a learning environment where all students can learn regardless of their identity or background (Ambrose, Bridges, DiPietro, Lovett, & Norman, 2010).
Faculty Research & Scholarship
How to Publish More
The Pomodoro Technique is a favorite of many to beat procrastination and maintain productivity and focus. The pomodoro technique utilizes alternating study and break times of 25 and 5 minutes, respectively. Each of these 25 minute bursts of productivity is called a “pomodoro”, named after the…
An Introduction To Reference Management with Paperpile
by Mark Garrison, Ph.D. ITI Faculty Fellow of Faculty Research & Scholarship October 4, 2018
Faculty Wellness
Working from home? Here are some ergonomic tips provided by students in OT!
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Working from home? Here are some Physical Activities provided by students in OT!
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What We’re Reading

Affordable Learning Georgia: Increasing Equity and Improving Pedagogy through Open Educational Resources
For years, Judy Orton Grissett kept costs down for her psychology students by letting them purchase used copies of older textbooks. But after the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was released in 2013, every student in her abnormal psychology course had to…
Back to Class: Growth Mindset
“Back to Class” means something different during a global pandemic. New face masks, hand sanitizer, laptops and headphones fill online shopping carts, and thousands of educators nationwide are welcoming their students through a screen instead of in a classroom. Nevertheless, faculty are as…
Student Evaluation of Teaching: COVID-19 Considerations for Validity and Fairness
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to higher education. The implications of moving pedagogy online raise significant concerns about traditional student evaluations of instructors at many institutions. These surveys, usually administered at the end of each semester,…
Other News
Restart D’Youville
Restart D’Youville is a dynamic draft of a plan to communicate our processes for returning to campus safely while maintaining the flexibility necessary to adapt to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation and regulations.
D’Mensions Alumni Magazine – D’Youville College
The Summer issues features stories on how D’Youville confronted the COVID-19 crisis – from the challenge of remote learning to the inspirational stories of students, faculty, and alumni providing healthcare on the front lines.

The Health Professions Hub is making great progress and is on track for completed construction in November. This education, training, and community health center will offer a unique and innovative learning environment for our students, while offering families on Buffalo’s West Side greater access to high-quality, primary healthcare services. We are so excited to see our dream become a reality!
D’Youville College Support Services Information
As we embark on the Fall 2020 semester, it is well acknowledged that we are operating during a time of dynamic change. In response to such change, I want to help provide additional information important for generating awareness and helping our students navigate the critical out-of-class support…
Accessibility Resources
As the fall semester approaches, I wanted to inform faculty about the Accessibility Resources Office policies and procedures for the upcoming academic year.
ITI Services
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