A 4 hour workshop, Improving your Online Course (IYOC), is scheduled for delivery on November 21, 8:00AM – 12:00PM, at Hennepin Tech., Eden Prairie campus. Cost is $35. Bring your laptop and work on your own course as you learn about QM standards. More information here. The workshop is also available in online format, but this is close, quick and inexpensive! Register directly via the link.
From the “Faculty Focus” Blog
“Why We Teach” Please ignore the stock photo image of the senior “hip” professor in jeans and a sweater vest in front of ambiguously-identified students.
Call for Proposals
Assessment in Action: Evidence-Based Discussions about Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum, in the journal New Directions in Teaching and Learning.
Webinar on Instructional Design
This Thursday, October 6th at 2 pm.
With the new, web-based Outlook, the default reply setting is “Reply all.” I find this annoying, so I changed my default back to “Reply.” Here’s how to do the same.
The LGBTQIA trainer (Michael Grewe) had a family emergency and is not able to come today. We will try to reschedule for November 21st.
With apologies for the inconvenience.
Come join us for a training on how to be an ally to our LGBTQIA students. October 17th, 3-4 pm, A 2552 Workshop Description:
This workshop provides participants tools, skills, knowledge, and resources to be intentionally supportive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities. The workshop will cover definitions and terminology, tackle current issues and challenges facing LGBTQIA students, and practice skill-building scenarios, among other topics. Bio:trainings
Michael Grewe, MSW, LGSW, is the Director for LGBTQIA Student Services at Augsburg College. He has done
at workshops at over 30 campuses in the region working to further best practices and improve institutional policies around LGBTQIA equity. He has also served as the Co-Chair for the Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance and President for the Minnesota College Professionals Association. Brought to you by Normandale’s Department of Human Resources and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Virtual Reality Demonstration
Zspace will offer demos of their Virtual Reality computer and glass on the following dates and times. Please email Cary Komoto to reserve a space in the demo (so the vendor can bring enough devices).
Thursday, 9/29/16, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in P 1838
Friday, 9/30/16, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in P 1838
Friday, 9/30/16, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in P 1838
Call for papers-STAR Symposium MN
“Do you have an innovative approach for engaging your students, managing your classroom, integrating best practices or collaborating for improvement? This is your opportunity to share the innovative work you’re doing at your institution, for your department and in your classroom!
The STAR Symposium is scheduled for February 10, 2017. It is a virtual conference that will focus on topics related to quality initiatives and best practices (teaching, design, faculty support, etc.) for face-to-face, blended, and online courses and/or programs.”
“How video production affects student engagement: an empirical study of MOOC videos”
We studied active learning and you won’t believe what we found!
Seriously, active learning works only if you know what you are doing.
From the world of “oh, no, that’s my worst nightmare,” a study concluded that students learn more from good looking professors.