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Openstax: FREE your Students from Costly Textbooks

Last semester’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Pilot Project was a huge success. The 10 instructors who took part in the project, combined with instructors who were already using OERs, helped to save students over $137,000 in just one semester. A few of these instructors chose free, open-source, peer-reviewed texts from Openstax, a nonprofit organization committed… Continue Reading Openstax: FREE your Students from Costly Textbooks

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How Can We Help Our Students Produce Stronger Writing in Every Class?

DATE: Friday March 6 TIME: Noon – 1:30 pm LOCATION: Founders Hall 110 LUNCH: Provided, good conversation guaranteed. Learn about best practices for teaching, writing, crafting effective assignments, and managing the paper load. Bring a writing assignment with you -either one you’ve used or one you hope to being using. We’ll talk about strategies for… Continue Reading How Can We Help Our Students Produce Stronger Writing in Every Class?

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Enough, But Not Too Much: Discussing Significant Learning Outcomes

Writing an effective and appropriate Significant Learning Outcome is in some ways similar to creating a work of art.  You have to know what to put, where to put it, and when to stop before you put too much on your page.  See the video below for one version of what a conversation about this helped clarify… Continue Reading Enough, But Not Too Much: Discussing Significant Learning Outcomes

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