Roll Data! Teaching with Datasets

By Vincent F. Scalfani, University Libraries You may be aware of the rich information resources that UA Libraries provides to the campus community. For example, UA Libraries provides access to over 3 million print volumes, 1.5 million electronic books, and 200,000 electronic journals. These resources are easily discoverable from our Scout database and our E-Journals […]

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A&S Prison Teaching Fellowship

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a new program in cooperation with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project (APAEP), based at Auburn University. During each full semester (fall and spring), the College will name one faculty member as a A&S Prison Teaching Fellow. The recipient of this fellowship will have […]

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Plagiarism-Proof Assignment?

by Karen Hollingsworth Gardiner, Academic Integrity Initatives It’s a catchy “click-bait” title: “Plagiarism-proof Assignments.” Unfortunately, it’s also a myth. There’s no such thing. If students intend to plagiarize, they will typically find a way, despite our best efforts. The good news is that most students don’t intend to plagiarize, and there are things we can […]

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A&S Whiteboard Event Focuses on Contract Cheating

by Karen Hollingsworth Gardiner, Academic Integrity Initiatives What is Contract Cheating? Contract cheating is the dishonest academic practice of intentionally seeking work done by someone else and submitting it as one’s own, and according to Sarah Elaine Eaton of the University of Calgary, it is on the rise across the globe  — a “black market […]

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UA Innovation Scholar Awards

Do you have an idea for making your online class more engaging, but you need funding or expertise to get it off the ground? UA Innovation Scholar programs give you the opportunity to let your online teaching ideas shine and become the model for others in your field. You’ll have consultation time, materials funding and […]

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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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