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PRAMS is now CATS

I JUST finished an IRB submission in the new CATS system…and it was daunting – I guess anything the first time thru is… Part of my initial reason to do some studies requiring IRB was so that I could work … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Gen-ed Updates

I’ve been thinking about gen-eds now for some time… See one of my newsletter articles from Fall 2012 based on a project I completed for Hi ED 840, Assessing Student Outcomes and Evaluating Academic Programs SP 2012 Access a recording of … Continue reading

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SENCER Summer Institute

Just returned with Jorge Santiago-Blay from 5 wonderful days in Asheville, NC at the University of NC A for the SENCER Summer Institute. SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements & Responsibilities) is an NSF funded program whose mission is … Continue reading

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Bb Pilot – UPDATE!

UPDATE!! Bb pilot is on hold due to significant upcoming changes to the platform…Fall pilot rescheduled for Summer 2015… stay tuned! The Blackboard pilot launch is here! We have several faculty from our campus participating in the pilot. I’ll be … Continue reading

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20+ Apps

Thanks to Jeffrey Bradshaw at the Network of Trainers event at UP on the 16th!! He gave us a run down of 20 cool apps for the classroom – ooooh the possibilities! Most are free; many have PC, Mac, iPad, … Continue reading

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ELLI Updates

A big shout out to Vicky, Keira, and Zoe from the UK at VitalPartnerships!! I’ve been talking with faculty at Cornell, Cal State Fullerton, and other institutions in the US about how we used ELLI last year and it has … Continue reading

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Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants: Update

Every day is a new learning opportunity. I submitted a small grant to the Spencer Foundation to purchase a set of iPad Minis to use in my fall college reading course (Fall 2015) for later use by other faculty. It … Continue reading

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GRIT and New Student Orientation

We are trying out the use of the GRIT survey (Duckworth @ U. of Pennsylvania – https://sites.sas.upenn.edu/duckworth) with our new students. Every student coming through New Student Orientation (NSO) this year is watching the Duckworth Ted.com video and taking the … Continue reading

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Network of Trainers & Learning Design Summer Camp 2014

Just about to head up to UP for our annual summer events: Network of Trainers event and Learning Design Summer Camp 2014. I’ll get a chance to learn some new things and also present a new abbreviated workshop on incorporating … Continue reading

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Network of Trainers & Learning Design Summer Camp 2014

Just about to head up to UP for our annual summer events: Network of Trainers event and Learning Design Summer Camp 2014. I’ll get a chance to learn some new things and also present a new abbreviated workshop on incorporating … Continue reading

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Ethics Resources

The question of students’ ethical behavior came up last year a few times in conversations with faculty, so I wanted to gather some resources in case people wanted to embed some activities/discussions into their classes.Please let me know what you … Continue reading

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Shippensburg 2014: Innovations in Faculty Development Symposium

Barb Eshbach and I presented something we are calling “springboarding” which is a model of faculty professional development in which faculty members who are interested in learning a new approach or process shadow an existing project, participate in the project, … Continue reading

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Lilly Conference 2014

This was a really wonderful event once again – I can’t recommend this conference highly enough. This was the first year I started to feel a sense of community here which was nice – recognizing old friends – Leslie Felbain … Continue reading

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Spring/Summer Presentations

Well, we just finished an extended road trip, presenting our findings at various conferences. Copies of the presentations are below: Learning Design Summer Camp (July 17, 2014); Using self-knowledge and purposeful reflection to encourage positive change in the college years; … Continue reading

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What’s Happening Summer 2014?

Well, this is finals week…tomorrow is graduation. Another academic year has come and gone, but before we can catch our breath, the activities of the summer are almost upon us!! Here’s what’s coming up! Workshops Flipping the Classroom Summer Cohort … Continue reading

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