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Teaching following a campus tragedy

Following the tragic loss of our Duquesne student, Marquis Brown, you might find the following resources helpful:

What to Say After a Student Dies, Chronicle of Higher Education

Recognizing and Assisting Distressed Students: Being A Referral Agent, Duquesne University, Counseling and Wellbeing Center

Student Referral to University Counseling and Wellbeing Center. Fax referral to 412.396.4194

The Duquesne University Psychology Clinic supports faculty and staff

In the Classroom, Dealing with the Aftermath of Tragedy, Villanova Counseling Center


Online Offerings

The following workshops and handouts are available online via DORI (multipass required).

  • Understanding Promotion for Non-Tenure Track Faculty at Duquesne
  • Course and Syllabus Design
  • Transparent Assignment Design
  • Rubrics To Promote and Assess Student Learning
  • James Lang's 2018 Keynote address on Small Teaching
  • Faculty Peer Review of Teaching
  • Preparing an Effective Case for Third Year Review, Promotion, and Tenure
  • Designing Effective Adult Learning Experiences

The Flourishing Academic 

Check out The Flourishing Academic. This multi-voice blog features posts on teaching and learning by CTE staff and peer leaders. Please visit often, comment actively, and teach enthusiastically!