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The Centerian, Volume 3, Issue 1 - September 6, 2016
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The Centerian: A TLC Monthly
The Centerian is the Teaching & Learning Center's monthly newsletter. It's delivered to in-boxes across Academic Affairs and is designed to connect faculty and staff to TLC-sponsored workshops, seminars, activities, and events; it also recommends useful academic resources and teaching strategies through a variety of social media.
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Welcome to Our New Faculty Faces On Campus

We are excited to have these new faculty members joining us at CSC. Please extend a warm welcome to them when you spot them around campus. Pictured from left are John Staben, Gary Dusek, Nate Doherty, Peter Moriasi, Jeremy Weremeichik, Trudy Denham, Aaron Field, and Tara Wilson. Not pictured are David ChristensenChris McCarthy, and Brittany Helmbrecht. (Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College) [Read more.]
TLC Workshops
Register Now: TLC Workshops

Ready to learn some new skills and strategies for enhancing teaching and learning? Check out details regarding the Teaching & Learning Center fall workshops and sign up now! TLC workshops are tailored to fit faculty schedules. Just register for any or all workshop(s), and we will find a time to schedule the workshop that accommodates your calendar. No worries! [Register here.]
Join the CSC Book Review Club

Josh Ellis, Assistant Professor of Applied Sciences, is facilitating the CSC Book Review Club through the Teaching & Learning Center for the 2016-2017 academic year. Explore the Teaching & Learning Center Collection and share your thoughts on what you are reading related to teaching and learning by publishing a book review on the TLC blog. Josh kicks off the year reviewing a book from his summertime reading. [Read more.]
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Adding Voice to Your Course

Looking for a way to enhance interactions in your online course? Consider using an audio clip recording (as an alternative to text) to add an element of warmth when giving feedback to students, posting announcements, and/or providing instructions in courses. Sam Ballard, TLC Interim Director, has developed a tutorial to guide you through this process. [Read more.] 
TLC Tweaks to Technology

The summer months saw a few changes emerge in classroom technology and CSC Online-Sakai. In his latest blog post, Jereme Patterson, IT Analyst, provides details of upgrades to current instructional technologies and a few new additions you might see in selected classrooms and collaborative spaces across campus. [Read more.] 
TLC Institute Recap

During the 2-day Summer Institute held in early August, five faculty members were hard at work (and a bit of play) assessing, revising, and reinvigorating their online courses. Aaron Johnson, faculty developer and author of Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Onlinespent a day on campus guiding session discussions and sharing strategies for teaching online.  [Read more.]
TLC Seminars: Sharing Ideas

In addition to its workshops, the TLC has scheduled a number of faculty seminars this year. We have a nice lineup of topics presented by Academic Affairs faculty and staff. Come see what passions and interests your colleagues are pursuing regarding research and pedagogy. Check out the schedule here.
Tutorials on Demand

The Teaching & Learning Center has a limited number of lynda.com licenses available for use for faculty and staff in Academic Affairs. Acquire new skills in a wide range of subject areas, both academic and technical. Interested in checking out this service? Simply complete a request access form

 
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