Category: Faculty Challenge

Group work in an Online Environment

As we teach online and usher in a new “21st Century” age of learning, an important aspect to keep in mind is student to instructor interaction, and just as important, student to student interaction.  Not only do we want students to get to know each other to form bonds and learn collaboration, but we also …

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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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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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Remote Teaching Recommendations

Today’s Faculty Learning Corner gives you resources, tips, and recommendations for moving forward with remote teaching.  The form was adapted from Oregon State University. Let the Helpdesk, CELT, and your instructional designers know what issues you run into as we transition to remote learning. Identify Expectations for Students Consider some of your expectations for students, …

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Things to Think About When Moving Your Classes Online

I wanted to share some tips from Dr. Rebecca Barrett-Fox, Assistant Professor at Arkansas State University,  to help you move forward through the transition to online teaching. Things to know about your students Here are some things to think about as you move online: Your students know less about technology than you think. Many of …

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Moving to Remote Teaching Quickly

Resources From friend and Instructional Designer Kristen‌ ‌Bourgault‌:  The following resources offer useful suggestions for educators who are being asked to quickly move into the online environment in response to school closures.  IDEAS FOR REACHING OUT TO STUDENTS How to Outreach Online StudentsVery quick, straightforward, one-page list with tips for reaching out to students in …

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What Makes a Teacher Great

What does it take to be a great teacher?  And how do we measure greatness in education?  Although Azul Terronez is not a University professor, he has been asking these questions for many years.  Watch his 15 minute Ted Talk and hear his insights! So, let’s summarize some of his points. “Great teachers eat apples.” …

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Welcome Back – Resilience

Welcome back to the 2019 – 2020 school year.  As you are very well aware, there has been a lot of news over the Summer about the University budget, and we have gotten to enrich our word power with new words, such as “exigency.”   So in this “Welcome Back” edition of Faculty Learning Corner, I …

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Accreditation Next Week

Remember that Accreditation is next week, April 24, 25, and 26!!! Standards for Accreditation The five Standards for Accreditation are best understood within the context of the seven‐year accreditation cycle. The standards are interconnected and build upon each other in a cycle of continuous improvement. Design and Function The five Standards for Accreditation are statements …

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