Category: Miscellaneous

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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Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom

The following is from Magna Publication’s “Faculty Focus,” and was written by Rob Kelly.  As we move to move more courses online this Fall, I thought this would be a good reminder. Online instructors need to be intentional about creating a sense of presence in their courses so that students know that somebody is leading …

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Give Yourself Permission to Be Creative

I know right now we are all going through a number of emotions as we try to make our way in the world.  These are tough times, but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost our passion.  This week I thought I would let actor Ethan Hawke bring us some thoughts about Creativity.  This is his June …

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Presentation Skills

Cathey Arillas originally wrote the following for people who want to present a Ted Talk, but I think a lot of what she writes here is great for any presentation you are doing. Here are a few excerpts from her presentation on How to Rock a TED Talk. How to Rock a TED Talk Have …

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Improving Video Content

Today’s Faculty Learning Corner comes out of a video blog by Ant Pugh entitled “How Jimi Hendrix Will Improve Your Training.”  The video (below) is less than 4 minutes.  I also need to tell you that he uses a clip from the movie “White Men Can’t Jump,” which contains explicit language. What I like about …

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Celebration

We have made it through another year.  We know this because we just celebrated Graduation, and I personally know it, because my birthday was this last week.   Watch this TedTalk in which 11th grader Emile Warot reminds us to not just concentrate on big events and milestones, but to also celebrate the little things, the …

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