LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

FALL 2014 
October 21

Mentoring luncheon

Lunch served for new faculty and mentors. I will discuss best practices for mentoring, and go over some guidelines.

Please RSVP.

Wood Center, rooms C/D

1:00-2:00pm

October 28How to work with students who are veterans.

Kris Racina, Assoc. VC for University and Student Advancement, and Walter Crary, Veterans Service Officer, will educate you about the services we offer for the increasing number of military veterans who are coming back to university.  his is information you really need to know!

Forewarned is forearmed!

Venue: 340 RASM

1:00-2:00 pm

November 4

Blended Courses: increase the effectiveness of communications between you and your students.

Professor Victor Zinger will talk about innovative and different ways of using instructional technology for communication.

The research and practice indicate that effective communication and interaction channels have to be established between students and instructor beyond the “walls” of traditional classroom.  How will instructors motivate students to learn and employ different communication modalities to support their learning?

This presentation will discuss the challenges and barriers to engaging students in productive and continued dialogue, and assess strategies and approaches to design and support a workable system of communications. Victor will provide recommendations and suggestions on how to integrate the different modes of communication in the regular classroom to increase quality of instruction.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

November 6

Thursday

NSF webinar "Proposal Strategies"

The first of five interactive webinars on NSF grants.

Facilitated by Dr. Barbara Taylor, director of URSA. All are welcome. The goal of this workshop is to enhance the participants' understanding of strategies for dealing with several important aspects of an NSF educational project so that they can more effectively address them in preparing proposals or in implementing funded efforts.

10am-noon

340 RASM

November 11

NSF webinar "Project Goals and Objectives"

The second in the NSF interactive web-based workshops. The goal of this workshop is to enhance the participants' ability to write goals and the corresponding expected outcomes for an NSF educational project so that they can more effectively address them in preparing proposals or in implementing funded efforts.

Facilitated by Joy Morrison, director of OFD.

10am-noon

340 RASM

November 11

Making the Most of UAF Libraries

Alys Jordan, head of Research, Instruction, and Outreach Services at Rasmuson will go over all of the services that the libraries offer to faculty and students.

1:00-2:00pm

340 RASM

November 13

Thursday

NSF webinar "Project Evaluation"

The third in the NSF series. Facilitated by Joy Morrison. The goal of this workshop is to enhance the participants' understanding of evaluation concepts and methods so that they can more effectively work with an evaluator in addressing this important component in preparing proposals or in implementing funded efforts.

10am-noon

340 RASM

November 18

NSF webinar "Impact and Transportability"

Fourth in the NSF series, facilitated by Barbara Taylor. The goal of this workshop is to enhance the participants' understanding of strategies for developing a project that is adaptable and potentially transformative so that they can more effectively address transportability and dissemination in preparing proposals or in implementing funded efforts.

10am-noon

340 RASM

November 18

Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity

Barbara Taylor, Director of URSA, will talk about this office and the opportunities for you and your students that they offer.

340 RASM

1:00 - 2:00 pm 

November 20

Thursday

NSF webinar "Broader Impacts"

Fifth and last in the NSF web-based workshops. Facilitated by Dr. Denise Thorsen. The goal of this workshop is to enhance the participants' understanding of strategies for dealing with broader impacts in an NSF educational project so that they can more effectively address this issue in preparing proposals or in implementing funded efforts.

NOTE: the discussion of the broader impacts criterion has changed substantially in the latest version of the Grant Proposal Guidelines.

10am-noon

Venue: TBA

November 25

Using Blackboard Discussion Forum

Dr. Natalia Zinger will walk you through best practices in using the discussion board in Blackboard. Whether you teach F2F or via distance, this will assist you in making efficient, effective use of this feature.

340 RASM

1:00-2:00 pm 

 November 27-30

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

 Friday, December 12

Last day of instruction

 December 15-18Final Exams

OFFICE CLOSED.

 REOPENS JANUARY 26, 2015

 
January 27 
March 16-20, 2015
SPRING BREAK
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