Category: Miscellaneous

Having Difficult Conversations

Chancellor Carey has asked the UAS CELT team to work on programs that deal with the impact of social media, and also to prepare you for difficult conversations. Last week I touched on social media. This week we will take a look at difficult conversations. Like last week, this post is only a very small …

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The Impacts of Social Media

Chancellor Carey, in light of the historic events of January 6th, has asked UAS’s CELT team for programs that focus on a couple of key areas of our current lives. My FLC today will touch on the impacts of social media, while next week we will talk about “difficult conversations.”  My hope is that these …

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Happy Holidays 2020

I know one of my favorite things about the Holiday season is the music.  The ability to find live music events has changed with COVID, but there are still opportunities to find great music online.  As my holiday gift to you, I’ve assembled a list of  links to a number of virtual concerts.  Some are …

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Adobe Flash Solutions

In last weeks FLC, I reminded you that Adobe Flash was at “end of life” on December 31st.  Flash content will be blocked from running on Flash Players beginning on January 12, 2021.  I also wanted to remind you of which file formats you want to look for when you assess if you have Flash …

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Flash Player – End of Life

We are ending the first week of December so I wanted to remind you of the “End of Life” for Adobe Flash.  The last day for Flash is December 31, 2020. History Flash started out as SmartSketch, which was created by FutureWave Software in around 1993. It was retooled with animation features and renamed FutureSplash …

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UAS DASHBOARD Data Training with Kristen Handley

Here is an important training that was presented by Kristen Handley, who is the Institutional Effectiveness Director at UAS.  This hour long training takes you through a number of dashboards that will help get you the data you need on the Institutional Effectiveness – Student Data website. Here is a breakdown of what you will …

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Racial Equity in Education

UAS Sitka Campus is in the midst of their series of talks on Racial Equity, and I hope you have taken part.  I thought it would be appropriate to continue this very important discussion here in the Faculty Learning Corner.   The following was published by USC’s Rossier School of Education, and is written by Estela …

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Effective Online Instruction

I know we are doing a lot more online teaching today than ever before, and you might be teaching by distance for the first time (or second if you count Spring semester).  Today I want to share information that could help in making your instruction as effective as possible. Quality course design The syllabus The …

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Review Button – Helping Students Stay Organized in Your Course

There are many ways to help students succeed.  Some examples would be week to week consistency within your Blackboard site, using cues to highlight essential elements of each lesson, and chunking material into smaller bite size pieces. Review Button Today I wanted to show you a tool to help students stay organized in Blackboard, especially …

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Rethinking Teaching 2020

In one of the strangest years in our lifetime, we are starting classes next week. With many more classes online than normal, and face to face changes due to COVID, I am sure there is anxiety being felt. Because of that, today I am sharing with you material from Torrey Trust, PhD. Some of the …

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