Nervous About Working Out ? No Problem!

By Jessi Walker

This is the week! The fourth week of school where the exercise prescription students meet the clients they will teach, where professors start giving actual tests, and where students start to realize ihop everyday was not a good idea. So the wellness is where everyone will be .

The wellness center is usually very busy… That being said . . .  read more

Why Is Farce Funny?

By Dr. Pamela Washington

At rehearsal of A Flea in Her Ear last night, I witnessed the physicality of farce at its best and couldn’t help but laugh out loud when Histangua kicks Chandler into a closet threatening him with a gun and again when Laura aggressively backs Tournel onto a desk. I went home with a smile on my face.

Why do we love plays like . . .  read more

Critical Reflection for University Teachers

Dr. Jody Horn

The UCO Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning (CETTL) distributes a hard bound, blank journal to each faculty member that participates in a CETTL faculty development event. We encourage faculty to write critical reflections and ideas about good teaching during CETTL activities, then discuss them with each other.

Here are a . . .  read more

Movement in Feydeau’s “A Flea in Her Ear”

By Dr. Pamela Washington

The bedroom farce, as a genre, requires slamming doors, people appearing and disappearing through them, and quite a bit of physical confusion.  The mechanics of misunderstanding are starting to come together in the blocking of the UCO Theatre Arts Department’s first season offering, “A Flea in Her Ear.”  A French farce . . .  read more

A review of Teaching and Learning: STEM a Practical Guide by Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent (2016, Jossey-Bass)

Dr. Jody Horn

STEM Student:

I really hate working on homework in groups—why can’t I work by myself?”

Professor: 

“I get that you’re unhappy and I’m sorry about it, but I’ve got to be

honest with you—my job here is not to make you happy but to prepare you for

your career. Here’s what’s not going to happen on your first day at work. They’re

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Design for Better Learning Experiences

Dr. Bucky Dodd

Introduction to Learning Environment Design: An Open Course

In May 2016, the University of Central Oklahoma, Institute for Learning Environment Design launched an open course called Introduction to Learning Environment Design. This course is the first is a series of seven courses leading to a certification – Certified Learning Environment Architect (CLEA).

The introduction course is comprised of interactive . . .  read more