Category: Miscellaneous

Racial Inequality

Here at UAS Sitka, we are in a continuing conversation about inclusion, colonization, and indigenous learning.   We’ve come a long way since 1908, but after a “Power and Privilege: Racial Equity Training” that happened this week in Sitka, I thought it would be good to take a few minutes to review a video that was …

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Election Day 2018

It’s election day today, November 6th, 2018, and because I’m sure you haven’t heard this enough, I thought I would give you one more reminder to get out and vote.   Voting is a right you have to help shape our future. Here is a brief history of voting  from Scholastic: —————————————————————————————————————————— 1788: The founding fathers …

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Intelligence – Is it the same for everyone?

Comic showing animals that need to take "climb that tree" exam

This week we are looking at intelligence.  How do we judge students, and if they are doing poorly in our classes do we look at them differently?  Do we label them as stupid?  It may be that the student is brilliant, but may be in the wrong field of study. In the following article we …

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Group Work!

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Keep Reading!!! – I know…, all you have to do is say “group work” and you’ll see every student’s eyes glaze over, and you’ll hear a lot of moaning.  There are many reasons for this (and this is the short list): Floundering – Students think the work develops too slow, and they don’t know their …

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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

Did you hear about the banker who was recently arrested for embezzling $100,000 to pay for his daughter’s college education? As the policeman (who also had a daughter in college) was leading him away in handcuffs, he said to the banker, “I have just one question for you. Where were you going to get the …

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Thank you!

Thanks for attending our presentation and for all the positive feedback. We all appreciate it. We received a really nice note that Sherrie Myers had wanted to be read at the conclusion of our presentation (perhaps after the Fish Tech award ceremony  😀 ) and it was such a nice note, that we wanted to share …

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FLC is Looking for A Few Good Men/Women

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It’s almost time for the Title III team to turn over the reins of the Faculty Learning Corner to Maureen O’Halloran and perhaps a handful of faculty interested in participating in the creative blog authoring process. Our goal in creating this academic blog for UAS was to: Encourage thoughtful dialogue across UA Southeast Build a …

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Rubrics (Misfire on first post this morning, sorry)

Do you use rubrics? Maryellen Weimer explores both the advantages and disadvantages of using rubrics in Exploring the Advantages of Rubrics, Faculty Focus, September 2015. She clearly states that research shows that rubrics: Have value when used to determine what criteria make papers, projects and performances excellent Improve a student’s own product after the student …

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More About Drawing Stick Figures

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It looks like our Faculty Challenge #5 might been too difficult or you didn’t quite buy the premise that stick figure drawings could enhance your courses. I’ve a couple of articles to help persuade you that a) it might be worth your time and b) you HAVE the requisite talent, even if you, like me, “can’t …

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Capturing Your Student’s FULL Attention

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Back in June of 2014 Saga Briggs wrote The Science of Attention: How To Capture and Hold the Attention of Easily Distracted Students. In this article she describes the findings of research which indicates that university students do best when their attention is captured by periods of active learning. She then gives the reader 15 Tricks …

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