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This page lists in chronological order, by due date, the calls for applications and proposals.
I am pleased to announce that UW-Parkside Student Government in collaboration with the Office of the Provost is continuing sponsorship of the New York Times in College readership program for the 2013-14 academic year. To participation in this program for the Fall 2013 semester please fill out the online registration formafter reviewing the criteria below. Information obtained through the registration process affects the distribution of papers to all campus racks.
Research indicates one key to factor in student engagement is making the curriculum relevant. The New York Times in College program makes the paper freely available on campus and online offering excellent opportunities to incorporate current events into the curriculum. If, when planning your next semester courses, you would like to know more about incorporating the NYTs into your curriculum find out from those with experience by:
- Visiting the NYTs in College Instructional Strategies website
- Listening Professor Lamberti's presentation at UW-Parkside
- Viewing Professor Lamberti's presentation
- There will be no cost to students to participate. This program is sponsored by the PSG and Provost's Office.
- The newspapers are available at nine different newspaper racks across campus.
- NYTimes.com Academic Passes provide free access to the online version of the paper. View Tutorial.
- Make it clear in your syllabus that the NYTimes is part of the semester course work.
- There is free home delivery for instructional participants who register and contact our NYTimes representative.
- You are welcome to provide topics/questions for an assessment instrument that will be utilized to evaluate the project.
- The Times Talk series features NYTs sponsored events and a guest speaker for the NYTs. During the Spring semester NYTs science and health reporter, Donald G. McNeil, addressed the campus on the topic of The Psychology of Wellness/The Biology of Wellness to over 150 students, faculty and staff. The session for the 2012-13 academic year is yet to be determined.
You may register to participate in the New York Times in College at:
Since registration data determines distribution quantities to each rack, to facilitate availability near your classroom for your students, the registration deadline is one week before the start of classes or August 28, 2013.
Check the T&LC Events page for other events sponsored by the NYTimes during the academic year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jim Robinson at 262-595-2068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever wondered what your students are thinking? Why did they respond as they did? Well, I invite you to take this opportunity to ask them. Based upon the work of two OPID Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Grants, the T&LC is offering the hosting of formative assessment instruments for your class, support in their development and providing the resulting data in a timely manner. Find out about student perceptions and use that information to help them develop metacognitive abilities. Participants will also be given a copy of Angelo & Cross's Classroom Assessment Techniques. If you have an interest in participating in this program or just would like to know more, contact Jim Robinson at email@example.com.
Are you teaching a general education course this fall? Does the course include literacy, ethical thinking or individual accountability as one of its stated GenEd outcomes? If you answer yes to both of these questions then please continue reading this message.
On Tuesday, May 21, the General Education Committee in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Center will host a morning informational session regarding these outcomes. In this session, we will share expectations for courses addressing these outcomes including the number and nature of assignments, and guidelines for evaluating student work. For those participating in a pilot project for fall 2013, the morning informational session will transition to workshops involving course revision. Modest stipends are available for those who continue with the workshops and revise their courses. The exact amount of the stipend will depend on the number of participants and the nature of the course revision.
Requirements to receive the stipend:
(1) participation in workshops on May 21, 22 and 24,
(2) course revision and implementation in fall 2013,
(3) incorporation of formative assessment techniques as part of the revision,
(4) progress reports during the fall term, and
(5) dissemination at one forum during spring 2014.
In considering May 22, we will accommodate individuals needing to attend the meeting on strategic planning. The anticipation is that Friday, May 24 will not exceed a half-day.
If you plan to attend, email Lori Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your interest.
Director of General Education