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COVID-19 and Academic Continuity

UA announced on March 12 that due to the coronavirus outbreak, classes will be canceled until March 30 to allow time to transition — to the extent possible — to alternative and remote learning. Teaching will resume March 30 using these new methods. Please see the College’s academic continuity page for information about campus resources,

Blount Scholars Program Accepting Proposals to Teach in 2020-2021

The Blount Scholars Program is accepting proposals to teach in Blount in the 2020-2021 academic year. Blount offers faculty members the opportunity to teach in classes that offer Small classes: 15 for first-year Foundations survey, 12 for seminars Excellent Students: No brag, just fact—ask anyone who’s taught in the program. They’re a pleasure to teach

Call for Prison Teaching Fellows

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce its continued cooperation with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project (APAEP). 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 a one-course reduction on main campus

Quality Matters (QM) Accessibility and Usability Resource Now Available

Quality Matters (QM) has made available the Accessibility and Usability Resource Site (AURS) available to everyone! You’ll need to register to use the site, but doing so will give you access to information and resources on key accessibility and usability concerns, including Universal Design for Learning, alternative text, video captions and audio descriptions, hyperlinks, accessible

Applications Open for 2020 Faculty Learning Communities

The Office of Academic Affairs invites applications to participate in one of UA’s three 2020 Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs): Improving Student Learning: The S13 Project Communicating about Race and Diversity Engineering Education (EE) Research: Improving STEM Education and Engineering Formation. Overview An FLC is a small group (6-8) of multidisciplinary faculty who build community by engaging with

Help Make This Website Better – Take Our Survey!

Since its start, the Teaching Hub has served as a resource on teaching for faculty on campus. We would like to gather some information on how faculty use the site as part of our ongoing efforts to improve it. Please take a moment to complete the survey below: https://universityofalabama.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1QU9jz34cBPg2jj

New ODS Faculty Resources

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) has a number of new resources for faculty, including guidance on accommodations and syllabi, faculty forms, tips for conflict resolution, and captioning resources. Find the full collection of resources under Faculty on the ODS website, or visit ods.ua.edu/faculty. Questions? For questions or more information, contact Brittany Gregg at brittany.gregg@ua.edu.

ODS Online Portal Now Available

The Office of Disability Services is pleased to announce the ODS Online Portal, a one-stop-shop for students and faculty to manage accommodations. Launched in Fall 2019, the ODS Online Portal offers the functionality to improve accommodation-related communications and services. Students who need to register with ODS will use the portal to submit their application for accommodations and

Revised Academic Misconduct Policy

The University of Alabama has a revised Academic Misconduct Policy. Under section C.1.a.(2), the policy includes an important change related to self-plagiarism, prohibiting students from “resubmitting your own previously submitted work without proper citation and permission from the current instructor to whom the original work is subsequently submitted.” See the full Academic Misconduct Policy (pdf)

BamaPulse: A New Service-Learning Platform

The University of Alabama has adopted a new, state-of-the-art volunteer management platform, GivePulse. This platform will be known to UA and its affiliates as BamaPulse, and it will replace SL Pro, the previous service-learning platform. BamaPulse is an intuitive and user-friendly online platform used to manage service-learning courses and outcomes while providing a route to