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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

Distinguished Teaching Fellows 2019-2022

Lawrence M. Jackson Distinguished Teaching Fellow, 2019-2022 Lawrence M. Jackson is the Associate Chair & Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Alabama where he teaches Jazz, Contemporary, Choreography, and Dance History. His scholarly interests are centered on/around the sociology of dance and in the relationship in which dance can develop with other disciplines.

PDF Accessibility Training Opportunities

The Technology Accessibility team has added several opportunities to learn about PDF accessibility in April and May. Enhance your ability to create accessible PDFs by participating in these workshops and webinars: Creating Accessible PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC (webinar) This session covers how to use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to create PDFs that are

CFP: A&S Summer Teaching Grants

The College of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting proposals for Teaching Grants. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to tenured, tenure-track, and NTRC faculty for projects beginning Summer 2019. Grants are limited to $2,000, and the College typically awards three. Diversity Initiative The College is committed to fostering an inclusive community and

Join the Teaching Hub Advisory Board!

The College of Arts and Sciences hosts The Teaching Hub to provide resources, ideas and best practices on a wealth of topics related to teaching. While Nathan Loewen and Jessica Porter keep the site updated, they are assisted by an Advisory Board composed of two faculty members from each A&S division serving for a three-year term.