Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Upcoming Training Opportunities

DAY
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DATE
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COURSE
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COURSE
CODE
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SESSION#
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TIME
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ROOM







Thu ... 10/6 . FMS Travel ...
002419
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0010
... 01:00pm - 02:30pm ...
Q130
Fri ... 10/7 . Google Drive & Docs ...
002588
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0005
... 02:00pm - 03:00pm ...
Q130
Thu ... 10/13 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
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0111
... 01:00pm - 02:30pm ...
Q130
Fri ... 10/14 . Canvas Commons ...
002585
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0005
... 11:00am - 12:00pm ...
Q130
Thu ... 10/20 .Preparing to Teach ...
002244
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0032
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Tue ... 10/25 . Canvas Advanced ...
001775
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0075
... 08:00am - 10:30am ...
Q130
Thu ... 10/27 . Course Design ...
002227
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0025
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Fri ... 10/28 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
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0112
... 08:00am - 09:30am ...
Q130
Mon ... 10/31 . Google Drive & Docs ...
002588
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0006
... 10:00am - 11:00am ...
Q130
Wed ... 11/2 . Canvas Commons ...
002585
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0006
... 02:00pm - 03:00pm ...
Q130
Fri ... 11/4 . FMS Travel ...
002419
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0011
... 08:30am - 10:00am ...
Q130
Thu ... 11/10 . Course Design ...
002227
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0026
... 01:00pm - 05:00pm ...
Q130
Tue ... 11/15 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
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0113
... 01:00pm - 02:30pm ...
Q130
Sat ... 11/19 . Preparing to Teach ...
002244
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0034
... 08:00am - 12:00pm ...
Q130
Tue ... 11/29 . Google Drive & Docs ...
002588
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0007
... 01:00pm - 02:00pm ...
Q130
Fri ... 12/2 . Canvas Commons ...
002585
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0007
... 08:00am - 09:00am ...
Q130
Sat ... 12/3 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
...
0114
... 08:00am - 09:30am ...
Q130
Sat ... 12/3 . Canvas Advanced ...
001775
...
0076
... 10:00am - 12:30pm ...
Q130
Tue ... 12/6 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
...
0115
... 01:00pm - 02:30pm ...
Q130
Fri ... 12/9 . FMS Travel ...
002419
...
0012
... 01:00pm - 02:30pm ...
Q130
Tue ... 12/13 . Canvas Advanced ...
001775
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0077
... 08:00am - 10:30am ...
Q130
Thu ... 12/15 . Canvas Commons ...
002585
...
0008
... 10:00am - 11:00am ...
Q130
Fri ... 12/16 . Google Drive & Docs ...
002588
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0008
... 10:00am - 11:00am ...
Q130
                           

Adjunct Faculty Check-In

Stay Connected, Stay Informed

On Friday, October 21, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Q120, all Adjunct Faculty and Division Chairs are invited to join us for a lunch! During this Open House faculty will have the opportunity to share their Fall 2016 semester experience. Discussion topics will include: Professional Growth Application Process, Preparing for the End of the Semester, Frequently Asked Questions/Concerns, and Safety in the Classroom. Please RSVP by Friday, October 7, 2016 by clicking here. For more information kindly click here. We look forward to seeing you.

How Concerned Should We Be About Cell Phones in Class?

Taken from: Maryellen Weimer, PhD, Faculty Focus

As faculty, it seems we are very concerned about cell phones in the classroom. Articles about the problem are popping up everywhere in the pedagogical literature, and they often are the “most-read” and “most-commented” articles listed on various websites. Is student use of electronic devices that pressing of a pedagogical problem? I’ve been wondering if our focus on it isn’t becoming excessive.

No question, it’s a vexing problem. Research makes it abundantly clear that students can’t multitask, despite their beliefs to the contrary. Even a casual observation of them texting in class while they’re supposed to be listening and taking notes makes it clear that it’s the listening and note-taking that are getting short shrift. The question is, to what extent is this a problem for teachers and students?

Does the use of the devices make it harder for other students to focus on learning tasks? More than 60% of a diversified student cohort said it does, according to a recent survey. However, 80% of that cohort reported using their cell phones at least once a period, with 75% saying that doing so was either acceptable or sometimes acceptable. So apparently from the student perspective, we’re not talking about a disruption they consider serious. Perhaps that’s because 92% of those in this survey didn’t believe that using their phones had negative effects. Read More...

Tech Tips

The name of the game with Google Drive documents is "collaboration." It doesn't matter if you're all on desktop PCs, Macs, or smartphones, more than one person at a time can work on a document - up to 50 simultaneously. To be part of the collaboration, the document has to have been shared with those people. The owner(s) of the document can set who has edit privileges. For more information Please click here.

Canvas Corner

Turnitin.com is a web-based service that checks a paper’s originality and helps to prevent plagiarism. When a paper is uploaded to Turnitin, it is compared against all the material already stored in the Turnitin database. This database includes current Internet documents, archived Internet data, periodicals, journals, publications and previously submitted student papers. If there is text in the new submission that matches something already in the database, the matching text will be highlighted in a Turnitin Originality Report. Please click here for more information.