Category: Faculty Challenge

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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More About Accreditation

Once UAS was accredited, we began a schedule of accreditation-related activities known as the seven-year cycle, as well as the constant obligation to abide by the Eligibility Requirements, Standards, and Policies of NWCCU. These activities include: A yearly institutional update report; Scheduled self-study reports in the first, third, and seventh year of the institution’s cycle; …

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April 2019 – Accreditation

A year ago this seemed so far away, but here we are in April and Accreditation is upon us. As a reminder, UAS is scheduled for a site visit by a team of evaluators from Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) on April 24-26, 2019. The University of Alaska southeast has been accredited by the Northwest …

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Budget Advocacy

I know the Governor’s budget is on everyone’s mind this week. Now that we are over the initial shock, you may want to contact your legislator. If you are an employee at a UA school, you need to know the rules in doing this. First the Don’ts: Do not use the University network to send …

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Customer Service

A big part of service is individual accountability. Do you go above and beyond? In one of my all time favorite videos, James Lloyd tells a story of great customer service. I know the story is not in an education based environment, but the principles of customer service he describes here are universal to wherever …

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