20 Minute Mentor Videos

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What are Five Tips for Writing Effective Learning Outcomes?

In this 20-minute video you will learn to:

  • Describe the key qualities of effective learning outcomes
  • Identify fuzzy language when it is used in learning goals
  • Explain how your course helps develop the competencies today's employers seek

How can Rubrics make Grading Easier and Faster?

In this 20-minute video you will learn to:

  • Design and use rubrics to meet your needs
  • Identify practices to control the number of students you grade
  • Use student participation to improve the grading process

How can I Create Meaningful Assignments for my Students?

In this 20-minute video, you will learn to:

  • Express and discuss the learning goals of an assignment
  • Explain assignment requirements to students
  • Evaluate the relevance of your assignments for students
  • Increase student engagement

How Can I Make My Exams More about Learning, Less about Grades?

In this 20-minute video, you will learn to:

  • Discuss the key pedagogical reasons for giving exams
  • Identify common problems with review sessions
  • Describe three clear steps for revamping review sessions
  • Revise your exams to measure learning and reflect challenges common in professional life
  • Revamp your post-exam debriefing sessions to increase student engagement and learning

How Do I Assign Students to Groups?

In this 20-minute video, you will learn:

  • The benefits of group work for learning course materials.
  • How to differentiate between formal and informal groups.
  • How to follow a decision tree to decide on group composition, number of group members, and group grading policies.

How Do I Get More Students to Participate in Class?

In this 20-minute video, you will learn to:

  • Better encourage students who rarely participate to speak more often.
  • Provide other participation opportunities, such as brief written exercises or small group discussion, to help generate contributions.
  • Move beyond seeing reluctant participators as a problem.
  • Limit the participation of student who speaks too often.
  • Find something positive to say about a first-time contribution.

How Do I Get Students to Read Their Assignments Before Class?

In this 20-minute video, you will learn to :

  • Motivate students constructively to come to class prepared.
  • Create and adopt How Can I Effectively Teach Unprepared Students? for students who come to class unprepared.
  • Convey to students the value of having read the assigned text.
  • Communicate to students that they are responsible for reading the assigned material.

In this 20-minute video you will learn to:
  • Implement a mentoring relationship
  • Guide newly hired faculty to success at your institution
  • Discuss important and confidential issues
  • Provide ongoing feedback and assistance

In this 20-minute video you will learn to:
  • Identify students that are unprepared
  • Determine causes for students to be unprepared
  • Implement strategies to assist unprepared students

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Wow! Did you know Daemen students travel to help people in need!

Health Care Studies Professor Justine Tutuska, accompanied by her students, traveled to the Dominican Republic to work on Public Health Issues and school building.

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