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UST Disability Statement updated for AY2015-16

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The Disability Resources office has updated the syllabus statement for the 2015-16 academic year. Please be sure to update your syllabi with the new statement.

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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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From the Director - May 2015

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Ann Johnson Headshot From Director SynergiaUsing IDEA: Reflections after five years

As you prepare your year-end teaching reflection/narrative, take control of the interpretation of your IDEA data. Use it to inform your own self-evaluation and plans for the following semester, and to contextualize your teaching performance for those evaluating it.

We've been using the IDEA system for managing the student feedback process now for five years, and the Committee on Teaching Evaluation is analyzing a recent faculty survey gathering your impressions. I've been keeping an eye on expert recommendations regarding the use of student feedback and have pulled together some observations and advice, hoping it might help inform ongoing conversations about uses and misuses of IDEA.

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Professional Writing Services

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Faculty Development expands professional writing services! We are happy to announce that Dr. Mary Reichardt is joining Faculty Development as Coordinator of Professional Writing Services. Mary is working closely with UST's Grants and Research Office to provide integrated services for faculty involved in grant writing and other projects.

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Captioning Your Videos

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IRT has developed a new resource guide to orient you to the options available at UST for video captioning‌ your lectures, the ways you can increase the accessibility of YouTube or Vimeo videos through captioning, and finding and using captioned videos from UST's Media Resources Collection.  If you are already streaming your videos through Ensemble and are ready to increase the accessibility of your lectures through closed captioning watch this short (captioned!) video to learn how you can use CaptionSync to automatically create captions for your videos.

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Upcoming Events

On-Campus Writers’ Retreat

August 3-7, 2015 and January 11-15, 2016

Watch your UST email for registration information.

The UST Center for Writing, JRC 361
The St. Paul Campus

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Sabbatical Prep Workshop

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Are you preparing a Sabbatical Grant Application this year? Faculty Development will hold an information session on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 1-2:30 PM for full-time faculty. Members of the Faculty Development Committee will be on hand to offer tips and answer questions about Sabbatical Grant and Sabbatical Assistance Grant applications. Follow the link below to register.

McNeely Hall, room 117 (click for link to map)
St. Paul Campus 

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NEH Grant Writing Workshop

August 26 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) and
August 27 (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with individual consultations to follow)

This workshop is designed for those faculty interested in applying in the near future for a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Summer Stipend, or other NEH award.

St. Paul Campus

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The "Purple Folder" Crisis Resources Brown Bag

September 14, 2015 from 2:30-3:30 PM (Minneapolis)
September 17, 2015 from noon-1 PM (St. Paul)

This brown bag discussion is open to all faculty and staff and focuses on the challenges faculty face in working with students dealing with mental health problems, and strategies and resources for addressing those challenges.

Minneapolis Campus: MOH 201

St. Paul Campus: Woulfe Hall South

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