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Sabbatical Leave Awards for AY 2015-16

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Forty-three faculty awarded Sabbatical Leave for the 2015-16 academic year.

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From the Director: End of semester wrap-up

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What a semester. There’s so much change on campus this year, it’s dizzying. Here are just a few themes I’ve noticed this past Fall.

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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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Upcoming Events

The Synchronous Classroom: Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching Blended and Online Courses

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Please join us on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 1-2:30 p.m. on the St. Paul campus to hear how four St. Thomas faculty have addressed the challenges and opportunities of teaching blended and online courses in the synchronous classroom.

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Introduction to IDEA for Adjunct Faculty

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

All Adjunct faculty invited to attend. St. Thomas uses the IDEA student rating system to provide instructors with student feedback and to inform faculty evaluation. This workshop runs from 6-7:15 pm and will orient you to the IDEA system and focus on best practices.

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Introduction to IDEA for Adjunct Faculty

Friday, February 13, 2015

St. Thomas uses the IDEA student rating system to provide instructors with student feedback and to inform faculty evaluation. This workshop runs from 3:30-4:45 and will orient you to the IDEA system and focus on best practices.

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Using and Interpreting IDEA Scores/Reports

Friday, February 20, 2015

All faculty are welcome to attend. This workshop will focus on best practices for IDEA including gathering mid-semester student feedback and ways to use the Diagnostic Form and its report for improving teaching.

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On-Campus Writers’ Retreat

June 1-5, 2015.

Watch your UST email for registration information. The next retreats are June 1-5, 2015 and August 3-7, 2015.

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