Faculty Resources 

Did you know that we offer a wide range of ways we can help support your teaching goals?

We work with faculty both by visiting your (virtual) classrooms to do workshops and by bringing our team to coach your students' group presentations. We can write comments to spur revision on collaborative projects called “E-Commenting” where your entire class submits drafts of written work to the CBC through Blackboard. We also provide one-on-one consulting for faculty members interested in improving their own communication skills or editing their research for journal submission.

This summer, the Kogod Instructional Support team (KIS) worked with us to create a repository for videos and pdf resources that faculty can post in their Blackboard sites, assign for class discussion, and use to refer students to our tutoring and coaching services. Find these resources on the Kogod Instructional Support team sharepoint site

Email us at cbc@american.edu to discuss the assistance and services we can provide.

Resources and services for your course development, grading process, and speaking skills include:

  • Assignment design templates can ensure you'll write clear assignments that will reduce follow-up questions and encourage strong student work
  • Kogod rubrics will help set writing and speaking expectations for your students
  • Peer review instruction and facilitation so that students learn the best practice of giving one another advice and feedback
  • Guidance on embedding plagiarism avoidance and citation advice into your assignments
  • Suggestions for short papers and memos that are audience-based and problem-driven but also easier to grade
  • Comments by our peer consultants on your students' first drafts of papers, memos, or proposals. We can provide written feedback, resulting in better final papers for you to grade.
  • Suggestions for scaffolding assignments, updating and streamlining your Blackboard site, and teaching your students about new data visualization best practices.
  • Presentation coaching in which our peer consultants visit your class to rehearse your students' presentations and provide supportive yet constructive feedback.


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