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Faculty stipends available for Open Educational Resource (OER) adoption

With the generous support of an Innovation Grant from the NMC Foundation, the OER Team is opening a call for applications for faculty interested in adapting a course they teach to use free and/or openly available course materials in lieu of texts from traditional publishers. Priority will be given to courses that fulfill requirements for… Continue Reading Faculty stipends available for Open Educational Resource (OER) adoption

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Library Adds New Research Help Videos

We’ve expanded the library’s series of Research Help Videos over the summer! These videos provide short (5-minute) orientations to key concepts and strategies essential to successful college-level research. Read snippets about the newly added videos below, and find links to check them out for yourself: Reading for Evidence explores how reading like a researcher (i.e.… Continue Reading Library Adds New Research Help Videos

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Introducing ‘Curiosities: Voyages Beyond the Stacks’

Finally, a ‘book club’ for the book club skeptic! Structured as an ongoing series of monthlong topical explorations, Curiosities is a chance to connect with fellow lifelong learners at NMC. We’ll take one topic at a time, spending four consecutive weeks per topic. Each week we’ll gather to discuss a shared bit of reading, listening,… Continue Reading Introducing ‘Curiosities: Voyages Beyond the Stacks’

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‘OK…But Can I Use This?’: Navigating Copyright in the College Classroom

[xkcd 14: “Copyright”] We typically think of copyright (to the extent we think of it at all) as a convoluted thicket of commandments that tell us what we can’t do with other people’s stuff. This makes sense. Most of us don’t have much cause to think about copyright except when we want to use someone… Continue Reading ‘OK…But Can I Use This?’: Navigating Copyright in the College Classroom

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