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Bb Pilot

The Blackboard pilot launch is here! We have several faculty from our campus participating in the pilot. I’ll be going to UP Aug 12-14 for Bb training. Stay tuned!

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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!! We’ve been putting our heads together about how to get the word out to folks in the US about how the Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory has … Continue reading

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Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants

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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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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Gateway Conference 2014

The John N. Gardner (institute that was foundational in bringing an understanding of the importance of the FYE to the national conversation) Annual Gateway Course Experience Conference March 23-25, 2014 was again well worth the investment to attend (in spite … Continue reading

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Springboarding in SoTL

As we worked on our paired course project (just submitted our first paper – yeah and fingers crossed!), it occurred to us how to articulate our librarian’s role in the project. Since 2010, I had been trying to build SoTL … Continue reading

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SoTL Project moving ahead!

We got an impetus to move forward quickly with the paper portion of our fall paired course project. A call for papers from the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching on innovations in STEM curriculum seems like a really good … Continue reading

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Video Lectures to get through the Winter Snow Days

Will all these snow days (and the weather outlook this week), you may be worried about falling behind in your classes – but no need! There are many ways these days to record a lecture and keep students up to … Continue reading

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