Curriculum, Assessment & Teaching Transformation Blog

UB’s Graduate School of Education has partnered with GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center of Buffalo to provide UB students with in-classroom experience teaching students with disabilities. UB students were photographed at the center working with clients in July 2021. GSE professor Claire Cameron is working with the program.

Featuring teaching tips and stories highlighting teaching and assessment innovations happening around UB.

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  • Debunking Course Evaluation Myths for Instructors at UB
    As the close of the academic year arrives and students complete their coursework, we turn our attention to the importance of end-of-semester evaluation. Course evaluations often carry misconceptions that can influence both teaching and administrative practices. In this blog post, we unravel several prevalent myths about course evaluations, providing insights that can help instructors better understand and utilize this feedback mechanism effectively.

Past blog posts

  • Preparing Grades for HUB
    If you have been entering your grades in HUB for a while, you are likely familiar with the classic options of either manually entering every grade for your students - a tedious process especially if you have a larger class, or uploading a spreadsheet with all the final grades for your students. HUB has recently been updated to allow for a new way to upload grades. This blog will guide you on how to export your final grades to import via the New Way in HUB.
  • Leveraging Course Evaluations for Continuous Improvement
    Course evaluations often get a bad rap in the teaching world. The benefit of course evaluations is in their timely and frequent review of the data each semester. Reviewing the information more regularly shows your consideration and respect for students and their success, as well as your own.
  • Turnitin in UB Learns
    UB Learns has a third party plagiarism tool called Turntitin (TII). This tool allows instructors to choose whether to run student submissions through a program that checks for plagiarism, checks for AI-generated work, and can be used to provide feedback to students.
  • Empowering Educators: A Guide to Integrating AI in the Classroom
    The Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation has launched a new series of workshops for the Spring 2024 semester, designed to enhance your teaching strategies. The first in the series continued our efforts to inform our instructors on the use of artificial intelligence in the classroom.
  • Perspectives on AI in Higher Education: An Overview
    On January 22, 2024, the Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation held its Annual Conference. This year’s event focused on Artificial Intelligence and its potential use in higher education.
  • From Lectures to Lessons: Using Technology in Your Classroom
    Teaching Technology Integrations Gateway provides information about the teaching technologies integrated with UB Learns. Learn more about approved technologies, requesting new technologies, and hearing how one faculty member is using teaching technology to enhance their course.
  • Strategies for Teaching Assistants: Reflecting and Refining your Teaching
    Balancing being a TA and being a graduate student can be a stressful experience, especially during the mid-semester grind. In this podcast, Ph.D. students Kristen D'Alessandro Merii and Jessica Mencia reflect on how their semester is going and discuss the balancing act between being full-time students and instructors on campus.
  • Learning from the EDJI Fellowship Program
    The Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation (CATT) recently launched the Equity, Diversity, Justice and Inclusion (EDJI) Faculty Fellows Program to support recommendations from the President. This program supports a faculty cohort in inclusive pedagogy, assessment and academic leadership through professional development opportunities and an ongoing community of practice.
  • The Supposed Looming Specter of Artificial General Intelligence
    The optimism surrounding the promise of artificial intelligence has accompanied related research and development for most of the past century. However, skepticism has continuously served to temper delusions of grandeur that might look past the daunting challenges of developing machine or computer technology that can surpass human abilities in holistic and comprehensive intelligence (often referred to as artificial general intelligence).