The Centerian, Volume 2, Issue 4 - May 4, 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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Sakai Tool Change

The time draws nigh to bid farewell to the Modules tool in Sakai and embrace its replacement, the Lessons tool. The Lessons tool is actively supported by the Sakai community and offers students a better learning experience. This week, Sam Ballard, the TLC's IT Specialist, announces the coming change and the timeline for migrating from Modules to Lessons. [Read more.]
NFO Wraps Up!

The Bean Broker provided the venue for the final meeting of this year's New Faculty Orientation (NFO) program. NFO members informally shared thoughts regarding valuable parts of the program as well as items they felt could be trimmed from the next iteration. The now no-longer-new faculty proposed several ideas for enhancing the experience for next year's new faculty cohort.  [Read more.]
Statistics Tracking
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During the past year the TLC staff has committed to data collection and reporting to discern how our services are being utilized. AVP Susan Hines explains the value of these statistics relative to planning and goal setting. [Read more.] 
Meet Sakai's New Meeting Tool: BigBlueButton

The Teaching & Learning Center is happy to announce 'Meetings', the newest tool available in CSC Online-Sakai. Jereme Patterson, IT Analyst, has been researching this web-conferencing platform, also known as BigBlueButton, since 2010 and is keen to make it available to faculty who wish to use it this summer or fall. [Read more.]
TLC Books for Summertime Reading

Compiling your summertime reading list? Be sure to explore the Teaching & Learning Center Collection for topics spanning all aspects of higher education and teaching, from flipped-classroom approaches to strategies for improving student engagement. Consider sharing your thoughts about what you are reading via the Book Review Club facilitated by Josh Ellis in  2016-2017. [Read more.]
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TLC Equipment Checkout

Summer may be just the time to investigate the Teaching & Learning Center Equipment Library! This collection has everything from headsets to document cameras to micro-computers. The resource is now online for viewing and item checkout. 
Summer Institute: Still Time to Register!

The two-day Summer Institute is scheduled for August 10 and 12. Although the institute is currently full, the TLC is considering an encore. There is still time to register! If interested, contact [Read more.]

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