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FERPA and Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices
What is meant by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition?
In our mission statement we explain that Maria College's commitment to career-relevant, opportunity education is rooted in the context of the Catholic intellectual tradition. This tradition is embraced by Catholic colleges and universities around the world. Boston College has created a document to foster discourse amongst faculty across disciplinary boundaries about what this tradition means for their teaching. Although Boston College is rooted in the Jesuit educational tradition, and Maria in the Sisters of Mercy, the document offers a historic introduction to how education at Catholic colleges engages with "the ultimate search for truth that animates faith", and how this serves as "the catalyst for inquiry":
The Elon University Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning website has a list of all the upcoming teaching and learning conferences across the country in 2021. There are some excellent opportunities available virtually!
Drop-in to the Center! We hope to be able to welcome you back in our center soon. When we do, you will find us upstairs in Main Building in Liberal Arts and Management wing. In the meantime, we are available for virtual consultations.
Our computers are set up with software for you to trial for presentations and lecture capture. We have instructional guides and headphones with microphones for your use.
Digital Accessibility: How does your course measure up?
Review Blackboard’s Exemplary Online Course Program Rubric to review your online course. The rubric addresses key aspects of an effective online course including design, interaction & collaboration, assessment, and learner support, and will offer strategies to make your course exemplary!
Designing courses with accessibility and digital inclusion in mind is one way to demonstrate our commitment to equity in higher education and ensure we reach all learners, and provide a meaningful learning experience for all. Here's a link to a Digital Accessibility Checklist created by Christina Moore, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Oakland University. (Creative Commons License CC BY-NC).
If you have questions about accessibility, navigability or Universal Design for Learning, please contact M-CELT via the link below.
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Here you have access to The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL) which is a forum for the dissemination of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in higher education.
This Issue Highlights:
Breaking Through Student Bias with Creative Debate Assignments by Daniel M. Settlage, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Past Issue Highlights:
Applying "politeness theory" to address uncivil behaviors in the classroom and the relationship between faculty caring and student engagement in 'If They Don’t Care, I Don’t Care’: Millennial and Generation Z Students and the Impact of Faculty Caring by Amy Chasteen Miller, and Brooklyn Mills, University of Southern Mississippi
Here are just a few areas for consultation: Questions about Blackboard capabilities and using interactive tools such as blogs and wikis; Rubric development; Giving effective feedback; Active learning strategies; Universal and Backward Design for online courses; Implementing group work; Developing assignments that foster metacognitive and writing skills; Moving a F2F course online.
Please complete the following form to make a request an appointment with Wendy. Please be sure to state what you need help with, your name, email and what times you are available during the week.
Wendy Trevor, PhD, Assistant Professor, English, Director, M-CELT, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
As a result of the move to virtual instruction, our hours have changed. We are available for remote consultations and for Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate pedagogical support Monday through Friday by appointment. To set up an appointment, please send an email to Wendy. For Blackboard troubleshooting, please contact the IT Help Desk.