Category: Miscellaneous

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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Flash Video Content

Adobe Flash is a platform that has been around since the early 2000’s and was instrumental in making multimedia accessible.  It was incorporated into many programs and helped make streaming video easier.  Unfortunately, Flash also has had security issues, so Adobe is discontinuing Flash at the end of 2020. Some Browsers are already blocking Flash …

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Students can have a hard time with the pressure of University studies.  This is important for you, as a Faculty member to know, because you have immediate contact with students.  Anxiety can cause students to miss class as they become overwhelmed by the many challenges they face.  Sometimes anxiety is triggered by a number of …

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Happy Holidays 2019

On this last day before the break, I wanted to wish you Happy Holidays.  Enjoy your time off! Thanks for reading the Faculty Learning Corner. See you in 2020!!

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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Commencement 2019

We made it through another year, including accreditation. As we look forward to the celebration of our Graduates tonight (and this weekend), it is time to reflect and ask ourselves what worked and what didn’t work this year. This summer will be a great time to do a follow up evaluation that goes beyond Summative …

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“A Love Letter To Alaska”

“In our Alaska, we belong to each other.” As we wind down another year I wanted to spend some time to reflect on what it means to be an Alaskan, the budget, and how our interconnections make us who we are. Please take five minutes to view the video below! If you want to share …

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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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