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Clemson Teaching News

If you teach at Clemson in any role or have an interest regardless, you can receive notifications of teaching-related events from units across the university and curated Higher Ed teaching news. This includes any staff, special faculty, adjuncts, and graduate students. If you are not already enrolled, you can subscribe to the ClemsonTeaching listserv. To share teaching news, contact Dr. Karen Bunch Franklin at kbunch@clemson.edu

Teaching Resource Guide

The 2022-23 Clemson Teaching Resource Guide is updated annually, to bring together information from units across campus that are connected to the teaching mission of the university. 

Syllabi Templates

The OTEI has worked with the Division of Undergraduate Studies and offices across campus to bring you syllabus resources: The Syllabus Template Part One 2022-23 and the University Policies and Student Support Syllabus Part Two 2022-23 document (or pdf).

The Syllabus Part One and Part Two can help you keep your syllabus up-to-date with university policies,  practices, and resources.
Part One is a student-centered template which you can rewrite to suit your needs.  It notes specifically which elements are required by Clemson, and it is reviewed annually. Since it uses a Word template, it is in an accessible format. 

Part Two is revised by applicable units on campus so that student resources and university policies are up-to-date.  It can added to the end of your syllabus OR be saved as a separate document (a syllabus "part two"), thus making your syllabus easier to read. It is designed to be accessible and, for easy reading, has icons to help students track topics.

Modify either document, adopt wholesale, distribute, post to Canvas, or search the Canvas Commons for #OTEI and import part two.  It is your choice!

 

OTEI COURSES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Assignment Design

Looking for the latest on designing your assignments? Take the Learning-Focused Assignment Design course for instructors, in Clemson Canvas. This course prepares you to revise or create assignments using the latest research into assignment design and this research-based guide, based on transparent design for improved student learning. You can self-enroll in the course with this URL: https://clemson.instructure.com/enroll/RGDRMM

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

UDL is a framework for designing goals, materials, lessons, and assessments from the beginning to meet the needs of all students, including students with diverse needs.  It includes three principles for curriculum design: multiple means of engagement, expression, and representation.

You can review and implement the principles of UDL  with simple strategies in this quick introduction. Based on the UDL framework, this introduction is by Dr. Michelle Rogers, College of Education. You can access the full four page series or each individual page (introduction, principle 1, principle 2, and principle 3).

Interested in more?  Get information on creating an accessible, inclusive course based on "universal design for learning" principles by enrolling in our new course Engaging All Learners Through Teaching Practices, also created by Dr. Michelle Rogers, College of Education. Self-enroll to access the course here: https://clemson.instructure.com/enroll/6W6G4 or contact otei for assistance.

You can also access Dr. Eric Moore's UDL Course located in Clemson Canvas for a more advanced course.  For other OTEI courses and programs that are open for enrollment are announced on our Events page.

For support specifically on creating accessible materials for your course, visit Clemson's Accessibility Portal.