October Newsletter


October is already well under way...this semester is flying by!  We have a few more events planned this semester, so read below for details.  Also, we have had requests from faculty to resume distribution of The Teaching Professor, a newsletter that was formerly distributed to all faculty in paper version.  Truman actually has an online subscription to this journal and others, and you can have it sent electronically to your email inbox if you like.  Click on the "Faculty Development Resources" link on the APD website: apd.truman.edu to find links to electronic journals and other resources.  We will continue to expand the site with links to conferences and an archive of transcripts and other information from past APD presentations.  If you have a conference to suggest or other link you would recommend that we include, please send it along!

Upcoming events: 

On Tuesday, October 29 from 3:00-4:00pm we will have an APDC Coffee in the SUB Alumni Room.  James Guffey,  Professor of Statistics, will present "Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Maintaining Students' Attention in the Classroom".  Coffee and cookies will be served.  
No formal RSVP is necessary, but if you would like to receive a reminder email on the day of the event, please enter your email address here: Request for reminder .


On Wednesday, November 13 from 11:30-12:30 we will have an APDC Lunch in the SUB Georgian Room A.  Dana Vazzana, Director of Academic Professional Development, will present “The Power of a Good Syllabus”. Learn how to expand your course syllabus so that it serves as a learning tool for your students, helps set the tone for appropriate classroom behavior, and includes the boilerplate legal statements that have become increasingly important in recent years.  Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP here: RSVP link by Friday, November 8 if you plan to attend.

On Wednesday, November 20th at 12:30 in PML 103 there will be an ITS Lunch and Learn:  2013 ECAR Study Results.  Learn what our students had to say in this year's ECAR Study on the use of technology in education.

Other opportunities:

Quality Matters is offering a series of online workshops on teaching pedagogy during the winter interim.  The cost is $250 per person for QM members, and Truman is a member institution.  More details can be found here: https://www.qualitymatters.org/live-winter-institutes.


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