Now there’s an alternative to those long, lonely hours of grading —The Long Night of Grading brought to you by CIE, the Osterlin Library and Educational Media Technologies. On Thursday, May 4th, just when you are most buried by tests and papers and projects, the library will be open for you to grade with your… Continue Reading Long Night of Grading – May 4th
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Communications instructor Nancy Parshall has had a big year: in the past twelve months she has had stories published in Dunes Review, Dime Show Review, Bear River Review, and KYSO Flash. And now, she’s been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Michigan Writers Cooperative Press chapbook competition in fiction for her short story collection Proud Flesh. Not… Continue Reading Faculty Spotlight: Nancy Parshall
We’ve all seen it: when we return from spring break, fewer students are sitting in our classrooms. Those who are there are listless; it’s as if they’ve lost their motivation and focus. What’s an instructor to do? At the February Friday Forum, we discussed this very question: how can we keep students engaged for those last… Continue Reading How Do We Keep Students Engaged after Break?
During our December Friday Forum discussion on grading, Communications instructor Dani Garcia talked about how she has students do regular metacognitive grade checks. She makes the grade check an assignment worth points. To do the assignment, students have to go into Moodle, look at their grades and then write reflectively about how they are doing in… Continue Reading Mid-Semester Alerts: A Chance for Students To Reflect
Be sure to congratulate John Velis and Al Laursen when you see them around campus in the next few weeks. They are this year’s nominees for the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Teaching Excellence Award and will be recognized at the NISOD annual conference in Austin, Texas this May. Sue DeCamillis, chair of the Business… Continue Reading Congratulations to John Velis and Al Laursen