Words, Makeup Exams?, Upcoming Conferences & Better Assignments.

Now you’re talking my language. 

February 29th, this Monday, from 3-4 in A 2552, language experts will offer guidance on how to pronounce words in languages other than English. Presenters include:

  • Joyce Ester: president of Normandale Community College, American Sign Language
  • Katrien Vanpee: Director of Arabic Language Program- University of Minnesota, Arabic
  • Eric Narvaez, Normandale Faculty in Spanish
  • Catherine Pulling, Normandale Faculty in French
  • Deb Kellogg, Normandale Faculty in German

Faculty and staff are welcome.

Come learn how to talk your students’ language.

No makeup exams? No problem. 

A couple of suggestions for alternatives to makeup exams. From the Faculty Focus blog.

Propose a session at the Minnesota Summer eLearning Summit

Held 27-28 July at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. More info here. Call for proposals closes March 11th.

Like the Teaching Professor blog? 

Consider attending the Teaching Professor Conference. June 3-6 in Washington, D.C.

brightspace at Normandale 

Normandale will host a regional brightspace conference. “Brightspace Minnesota Connection is your opportunity to connect with your peers and D2L staff, exchange product feedback, share effective practices, and network with other Brightspace users. ” Register here.

Write better research assignments

Do your research assignments confuse students? 6 tips on how to write better research assignments. Hat tip to Rachel Wightman in the library  for this link.




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