September 2013 Newsletter

Hello again!  In this newsletter, we will try to include information on all of the faculty development events that will take place for the next four weeks.  Note that you can access an events calendar for the semester at the following link: Events Calendar (or follow the sidebar link if you're reading this from the APDC webpage).  If your department or school is holding any kind of training or workshop event that might be relevant to others on campus, please let us know by an email to apd@truman.edu and we will be happy to include it in the newsletter and on the calendar.


Here are this month's events:
  • On Monday, September 30 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. we will have a workshop in PML 103 on Advising and DegreeWorks.  Coffee and cookies will be available.  Come learn how the Center for Academic Excellence Advisors use Degree Works and TruView to track advisees’ progress through their first semesters.  See where advising notes from previous advisors can be accessed by current student advisors, and how the intricacies of Degree Works can help students and faculty advisors build and explore four-year plans.  Andrea Maag from the Center for Academic Excellence and Charisse Hatfield from the Registrar’s Office will guide this hands on workshop and try to answer questions faculty advisors (both new and returning) might have about tracking their advisees’ progress through the Truman LSP and beyond!  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: DegreeWorks Workshop Reminder .
  • On Thursday, October 17 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. we will have an APDC Lunch in the SUB Georgian Room C.  Vicky Wehner, Disability Services Coordinator, will present "Was This In My Contract?"   She will discuss the added responsibilities of providing accommodations to students with disabilities and the continuum of basic accommodations, such as note takers, through behavioral issues in the classroom.  Sandwiches from Blimpie will be served, or you may bring your own lunch. Please RSVP here: RSVP Link by Monday, October 14 so that we can get an accurate count for how much food to order.
  • 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 .
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