Author Archives: Regan A. R. Gurung

Grading: Same as it Ever Was? There’s No Better Time than NOW, to Change

At the start of the pandemic, now over a year ago, it struck me that the words of the Talking Heads classic, Once in a Lifetime fit the situation well with a few tweaks (And you may find yourself, With … Continue reading

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RAP ON: Does Social Media Ease the Stress of Finals or INCREASE IT?

About the Author: Amara Bradetich is a graduate student in the School of Public Health and Human Services at Oregon State University. Studying in the Human Development and Family Science area, her research focuses on how maternal stress during pregnancy … Continue reading

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RAP ON: Not all Retrieval Practice is Created Equal

About the Author: Emily Burgess is a graduate student in the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University. Studying in the Engineering Psychology area, her research focuses on working memory and memory for emotional faces. This post is part of … Continue reading

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RAP ON: Please, Laugh at Me: Letting down our guards to draw students in during difficult times

About the Author: Arianna Stone is a graduate student in the applied cognition area of the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University. This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy (RAP) blogs, designed to share  pedagogical research from across … Continue reading

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RAP ON: “Things will be different on the next test” – Expectations vs Reality of changing how we study.

About the Author: William Rayo, MAT is a graduate student in the applied cognition area of the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University. This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy (RAP) blogs, designed to share  pedagogical research … Continue reading

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RAP ON: Get Students to Take Notes (on Laptop or Otherwise): A key replication failure.

About the author: Regan A. R. Gurung, Ph.D. is the Interim Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Oregon State University and Professor of Psychological Science. This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy (RAP) blogs, designed … Continue reading

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Building Instructor Presence: The Little Things Matter

Have you wondered what it looks like to “show up” for your remote students? Are you seeking ways to enhance your presence through Canvas? View this recently recorded OSU workshop, “Building Instructor Presence,” to learn how much the little things … Continue reading

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Start the New Term Strong: Tips from Fall and Psychological Science.

[This blog post is based on a piece published in The Teaching Professor by Regan A. R. Gurung. You are free to modify it to share with your students. The original post can be found here: https://www.teachingprofessor.com/covid-19/adapting-for-2021-a-students-guide/ ] Most New … Continue reading

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RAP ON: A Crisis Preparedness Kit for Educators

About the author: Sydney Tran is a Health Psychology PhD student studying the effects of objectification on women’s well-being. She is passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusivity in improving mental health and well-being. This is part of our series of Research Advancing Pedagogy … Continue reading

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Engaging Undergraduate Students with Research

Each year, many new and returning OSU undergraduates look forward to engaging in forms of experiential learning beyond the classroom. Engaging undergraduates in research, for example, is central to OSU’s Strategic Plan 4.0, and has been shown to lead to … Continue reading

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