The Centerian, Volume 3, Issue 2 - October 10, 2016
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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 activities and events; it also recommends useful academic resources and teaching strategies through a variety of social media.
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Symposium Series: Mark Your Calendar!

Chadron State College President Randy Rhine is the featured speaker for the first event of "Why We Assess: Looking Back on a Century of Continuous Improvement," a symposium series co-sponsored by the Teaching & Learning Center and the Assessment Office. The 7-part series features 12 CSC faculty and staff members discussing the history of quality improvement and its relevant application to higher education. David Nesheim, Interim Director of Assessment, announced the series last week  in his TLC blog article. [Read more.]
Pedagogical Model Preferred by Students
For several semesters, Drs. Lori Entzminger and Hank McCallum have implemented a learner-centered instructional model to engage students in their courses. Sign up for the TLC Faculty Seminar (scheduled for tomorrowOctober 11, 3-4:00 pm, in ADM 030) to learn more about their research using this inquiry-based approach and the data they've compiled regarding student preferences for the model. [Read more.]
Aim to Address Accessibility and Usability

Accessible online course design focuses on developing course content that is usable by all students. Accessibility is not an optional feature of course design, it is a standard that must be addressed. Are you new to accessibility? Do you wonder how to ensure that your online content is accessible? Check out Elizabeth Ledbetter's blog article for a brief overview of the laws pertaining to accessibility and for a handout with helpful guidelines for improving the accessibility and usability of your online course.  [Read more.]
iPads Now Available

Kimberly Cox, Assistant Professor of English & Humanities, recently treated her students to a virtual reality experience in her classroom thanks to the newest addition to the TLC Equipment LibraryJereme Patterson, TLC IT Analyst, invites you to consider exploring ways to use iPad tablets to engage students. [Read more.]
Explore External Tool Integration

Sam Ballard, TLC Interim Director, is CSC's resident guru for all things related to CSC Online-Sakai, CSC's learning management system. His goal is to improve instructor utilization of tools available in the LMS. This week he invites you to expand your knowledge of ways to integrate external applications into your online course . [Read more.]
TLC Stats

Curious about the Teaching & Learning Center utilization? If so, we've got some stats for you! We are interested in continuous improvement and collect a wide range of information as part of this effort. View our stats on the TLC blog Reports page
Faculty Services

The TLC offers a variety of services to faculty beyond Sakai and mediated-classroom support. Need help with instructional media and technology planning? Want to improve your teaching? We can help! To find out more about us, explore the TLC website and blog. [Read more.]

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