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Update on Adjunct Professional Development Grant recipients

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The following UST faculty received an award from the Adjunct Professional Development Grant. Applications are still being accepted.

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November 2014

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In an ideal world, none of our students would feel uncomfortable because of their race, cultural background, or gender in our classrooms. In reality cultural taxation, implicit stereotypes, and most importantly indifference, are subtle and not so subtle impediments to building and promoting inclusive excellence in the classroom.

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Watching Myself Teach

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I am not typically impressed by new gadgets. Although I do still love my first-generation Kindle, I have only had a smartphone for a few months, and I do not own an i-Pod or i-Pad or any device with a lower case “i” in front of it.

But I am impressed by Swivl.

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Library Content on the Go

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Welcome to the “Did You Know @ UST Libraries” feature: where we’ll highlight a feature of UST Libraries of particular interest to faculty.

We at UST Libraries talk a lot about ebooks these days, but did you know that it's also possible to hear audio recording of articles from many library-subscribed journals?

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Productive Online Discussions

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I recently came across an interesting paper by Gao, Zhang, and Franklin (2013) which analyzes the limitations of 'threaded' discussion boards (that's what we have with the Blackboard system) along with how different types of online discussion tools support or hinder learning goals. The paper was particularly interesting not only because the discussion board is one of the most commonly used Blackboard tools at UST but also because online discussion is a staple of blended and online pedagogy.

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Upcoming Events

On-Campus Writers’ Retreat

January 12-16, 2015

Watch your UST email for registration information. Upcoming retreats are Jan. 12-16, 2015 and June 1-5, 2015.

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Incorporating Critical Thinking into Your Classes: A Working Retreat

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

All faculty, adjunct and full-time, are welcome to attend. This one-day working retreat focuses on reshaping specific teaching exercises and assignments to incorporate critical thinking, and on communicating to students what critical thinking looks like when embedded in a specific discipline or topic.

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