December 2019
Faculty Development & Opportunities

New Adjunct

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Time: 5:30pm-7pm
(headshots and networking begins at 5, with the official program starting at 5:30)
Location: Innovation  Classroom, KAB214Please have your adjuncts register here>>

New Faculty

Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Innovation  Classroom, KAB214Please have your faculty register here>>

Passion-Driven Statistics Development Day – January 17, 2020
This workshop will present Passion-Driven Statistics – a multidisciplinary, project-based curriculum that supports students in conducting original research, asking original questions, and communicating methods and results using the language of statistics.
When: Friday, January 17, 2020
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: DAC 6th Floor
Food and beverage: Lunch will be served.
Who can attend: This event is open to all D’Youville faculty, staff and adjuncts, da Vinci teachers, and by invitation to our neighboring education colleagues.
Cost to attend: Free (please just register)
Our Faculty

The ITI Advisory Committee provides advice on the policies, direction, and programming of the Institute for Teaching Innovation.
  • 2019-2020 ITI Advisory Committee
    Tina Bampton (’19-20) – English, Liberal Arts
    Faculty Fellow for Exemplary Pedagogy
    Michelle Bork – Nursing, School of Nursing
    Donna Brzykcy – Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions
    Chris Jarmark (’19-20) – English, Liberal Arts
    Faculty Fellows for Exemplary Pedagogy
    Martin Kelly – Biology, School of Arts, Science, Education, and Business
    Faculty Fellow for Exemplary Pedagogy
    Sue Kowalewski (’19-20) – Business
    Faculty Fellow for Faculty Research & Scholarship
    Talisa Marchese – Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy
    Manpreet Rai – Psychology, School of Arts, Science, Education, and Business
    Ted Sherman – Library

The Faculty Fellows program reflects the Institute for Teaching Innovation’s commitment to exploring our focus areas with the faculty body, including exemplary pedagogy, technology-infused instruction, outcome-based assessment, inclusive teaching techniques, faculty research and scholarship, and faculty wellness. Besides serving on the ITI Advisory Committee, Faculty Fellows engage the campus body year-round in programming specific to their focus area and serve as a resource to the faculty body.
2019-2020 ITI Faculty Fellows
  • Tina Bampton, PhD, Faculty, Liberal Arts and Christopher Jarmark, Adjunct Professor, Liberal Arts
    Faculty Fellows for Exemplary Pedagogy
  • Martin Kelly, PhD, Associate Professor, Biology
    Faculty Fellow for Exemplary Pedagogy
  • Susan Kowalewski, MBA, EDM, PHD, Professor, Business
    Faculty Fellow for Faculty Research & Scholarship
Teaching Methods
Generation Z in the Classroom
by Tina Bampton, PhD, Faculty, Liberal Arts and Christopher Jarmark, Adjunct Professor, Liberal Arts
ITI Faculty Fellows for Exemplary PedagogyIn late August we hosted, via the ITI office, an all-campus Development Day. The theme of that day was “Engaging and Empowering Generation Z” The day was filled with an informative critical response to the best selling book The Coddling of the American Mind (2018), by Lukianoff and Haidt, as well as a keynote presentation from a high-energy speaker, Nathanial Turner…

Creating a welcoming (and empowering) place at the table for introductory statistics students
I teach introductory statistics. Yes, I know what many are thinking. I know because when I attend parties and mention this in the course of conversation, people tend to force a smile and move away from me as quickly as possible. The rare party guest who doesn’t walk away regales me with the…
Active Learning Classrooms

Learn more about and reserve the Active Learning Center and the BFAC Active Learning Classrooms.

The Active Learning Center classroom is designed to promote engagement, creativity, and collaboration. The classroom, made possible through a grant from Steelcase Education, allows for a better understanding of how learning takes place, and how smarter, more active learning spaces help. The Active…

Open Textbooks, Courseware, and Resources
The term Open Educational Resource describes publicly accessible materials and resources for any user to use, re-mix, improve and redistribute under some licenses. OERs are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and…
Teaching and Learning Book List
See the ITI book list of teaching, inclusive techniques, assessment, career and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Falling in Love with Statistics: Shaping Students’ Relationships with Data

Statistical data analysis is a cornerstone of the sciences and operates as a shared language across disparate fields, from neuroscience to astronomy. However, current curricula often result in disengaged and stressed students who struggle to connect the concepts of statistics to the real world…..
Educational Technology
A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio – EdSurge News
It’s well-known that podcasting is huge these days. But you might not realize how many educational podcasts are out there. By educational, we mean …
EDUCAUSE 2019: What Can a Virtual Reality Classroom Bring to Your Campus?
Immersive experiences are the future for higher learning, but institutions will want to answer these questions before getting started.
Student Assessment in Teaching and Learning
By Michael R. Fisher, Jr. Much scholarship has focused on the importance of student assessment in teaching and learning in higher education. Student assessment is a critical aspect of the teaching and learning process. Whether teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level, it is important for…
20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day
20 Simple Assessment Strategies You Can Use Every Day | The ultimate goal of teaching is understanding. But sometimes it’s easier to talk than to teach, as we all know, especially when we need to cover a lot of material in a short amount of time. We hope students will understand, if not now then before test time, and we keep our fingers crossed that their results will indicate we’ve done our job.
Measuring Student Learning
Assessment methods should help the instructor answer the questions, “How do I know the required learning has taken place? What might I need to modify about the course to best support student learning?”
Inclusive Practices
What Happens When Low-Income College Students Borrow Free Laptops? – EdSurge News
When black students at the University of Michigan took to Twitter several years ago to critique campus policies and culture, one tweet in particular …
The World Café: Promoting Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Global Health Issues
By Starr K. Sage, J. Roxanne Prichard, and Amy C. Finnegan—all of the University of St. Thomas.
Faculty Research & Scholarship
Making Research Books More ‘Discoverable’ Online – EdSurge News
If a dissertation rolls off the presses, and no one reads it, does it make a difference? It’s a quandary no freshly minted PhD wants to ponder. Yet …
What if Your Manuscript Has Wrong Citations?
Citations are important for a researcher’s career. However, studies published in PLOSOne have revealed that studies are being mis-cited, that too multiple times. In fact, studies published in predatory journals are also being cited by researchers extensively.
Faculty Wellness
Parting Ways: Ending Your Course
Much emphasis has been placed on the use of activities at the begin-ning of a course to provide opportunities for introductions, begin to create a comfortable classroom atmosphere to encourage discussion and learning, or develop …
Essay with tips on how faculty can find time for writing and publishing
To advance in academe you must publish. But where to find the time?

What We’re Reading

How Arizona State University Built a Smart Campus
Sensors, mobile apps and data are the foundation for smart parking and facilities management.
Smart cities: A cheat sheet
Rapid urbanization is leading to smarter cities that improve the lives of citizens through technology. This comprehensive guide details the important aspects of a smart city.
The Future of Higher Education: Smart Campuses — Spaces4Learning
From the IoT to self-driving cars, college and university campuses are becoming more efficient and productive with the development and deployment of new technologies.
Other News

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Internships – Please Share with your Students!
Say Yes Internships
Encourage your students to take a look at all the internships Say Yes has available in fields such as business, healthcare, transportation, technology, banking, theatre and much more. 
Graduate Level Internship
Company: Tobacco-Free WNY / Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Health Behavior
Description: Tobacco-Free WNY has been working on raising awareness about cigarette filters as an environmental hazard. We are looking for a student to help with efforts to quantify the impact of cigarette filters in our community and/or to assist raising awareness that cigarette butts are the number one source of plastic pollution by quantity in our environment and that they leach toxic chemicals into our water and soil.  The student would help to design and carry out sampling projects in different areas in the community to understand the quantity of cigarette butt litter and the impact of butt leachate on soil and water.  The student would also help with educational and outreach efforts around this issue.
Contact: Cara Petrucci

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