Class Provides Music Therapy to Local Community

by Ellary Draper, School of Music As music therapy faculty, I am fortunate to teach multiple courses that include service learning opportunities. Service learning courses provide music therapy majors with opportunities to apply information from the classroom to clinical settings. These ‘real life experiences’ help students learn if music therapy is truly their desired career path, […]

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Learning in Action Fellowship Applications Due 9/29

Through a competitive application process, Learning in Action supports faculty and staff interested in designing and implementing best-practices experiential learning opportunities (ELOs) to support undergraduates’ problem-solving skills. Selected participants design, implement and assess an ELO over the course of an academic year; meet with national experiential learning experts; participate in a professional learning community and […]

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Incivility in the Classroom

by Lisa Dorr, Associate Dean Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed concerning instances of bigotry and hate, and many may question whether it is possible to foster civil dialogue about the problems that face the nation and the world. While these events have been horrifying, as Michael Signer, the mayor of Charlottesville, wrote, […]

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Post Fall 2017 Syllabi to OSM

Syllabi for all Fall 2017 courses should be posted to the OIRA system. If you are a new faculty member or have not yet posted your syllabi, it is important that you do so immediately. You can access the Online Syllabus Management (OSM) application from the ‘OIRA Resources’ channel on your Faculty tab in myBama […]

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Clicker & Mobile Response Software Updates

The Turning Technologies Company required our clicker-mobile polling software be updated beginning Summer I, Summer II, and full Summer classes. The FRC updated the clicker software this summer, and the following changes were made: IT staff will download the new TurningPoint 8 software onto classroom computers. Instructors need to download the new TurningPoint 8 software […]

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Implicit Design Principles: One Does Not Merely Sit

In “Implicit Design Principles: One Does Not Merely Sit,” Dr. Jennifer Roth-Burnette, head and assistant director of the ITAS Innovation Team, considers questions from the Digital Pedagogy Lab about implicit and explicit design principles: It was easy for me to think about the explicit principles that form part of my institution’s approach to design:  clarity, […]

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Service-Learning in Medical Anthropology

by Lesley Jo Weaver, Department of Anthropology In the academy, we often bemoan the fragility of millennial college students — this generation whose protective parents insulate them from the risk of failure (for instance, see this 2012 Chronicle of Higher Education article). How, such discourses often ask, do we snap students out of their protective bubbles? […]

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Who is Allowed to Do That? DUO at UA

by Dean Townsley, Department of Physics and Astronomy Passwords are often the basis for authentication. Who is allowed to set the grades of the students in a course? The instructor. Well, at least anyone who knows the instructor’s password. The difference between those two is the essence of authentication and highlights the importance of DUO, […]

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Learning that Sticks: Class Partners with Local Hispanic Community

Granja’s students offer translation services to the Tuscaloosa Hispanic community.

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