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    • Parmer 115
      Dominican University
      7900 Division
      River Forest, IL  60305
      708-524-6057
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    Programs

    ​The CTLE organizes a number of programs and events that support teaching at Dominican.


    Contact Info
    Parmer 115
    Dominican University
    7900 Division
    River Forest, IL  60305
    708-524-6057
    About

    Most of the Borra Center's programs are held in Parmer 115, on the first floor of Parmer.  The library of teaching and learning resources can also be found in Parmer 115.
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    Want to incorporate Team-Based Learning into one or more classes?  Come join us for a Team-based Learning Workshop on Tuesday, December 17!

    Morning Session (9am to noon): TBL Fundamentals. By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
    • Illustrate how to transform a small group into a productive team
    • Recognize the keys to creating effective team assignments
    • Identify a course that would benefit from TBL
    Afternoon Session (12:30 to 3:30): Applying and Integrating TBL.  By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
    • Explain the key components of a successful TBL unit
    • Outline the steps in constructing a TBL unit from a set of objectives
    • Apply TBL principles to one of their own courses.
    Workshop facilitators:
    • Julie Bach, Assistant Professor, GSSW
    • Jodi Cressman, Director of the CTLE
    • Warren Green, Lecturer, English
    Register by emailing Jodi Cressman: jcressman@dom.edu  

    Services

    ​The CTLE provides confidential services for Dominican faculty, including teaching consultations about

    • Incorporating instructional technology
    • Syllabus and course design
    • Interpreting and acting on student feedback/ratings
    • Teaching issues and challenges

    At faculty request, we will also observe and/or videotape classes.

    We follow the Ethical Guidelines for Educational Developers.

    Calendar

    <March 2017>
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    26
    Faculty Seminar
    Diversity Plan Dinner
    Diversity Meeting
    2728
    Math dept. Career Panel
    Writing Group
    Lunch Meeting-Tama Weisman
    1234
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    labyrinth
    5
    Syllabus webinar
    6
    SOE Information Session
    78910
    Service: Opportunities, Expectations, and Processes
    Program Review Committee Meeting
    CDO Search Committee Training
    11
    BSB Faculty Meeting
    Service: Opportunities, Expectations, and Processes
    Writing Group
    12
    Preparing your classroom to include public speaking
    13
    Faculty Seminar
    Academic IT Committee Meeting
    14151617
    BSB Acdreditation
    Diversity Grants FLC
    18
    Faculty Seminar
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    BSB Accredidation
    BSB Accredidation
    19
    CBR Faculty Learning Meeting
    20
    Preparing your classroom to include public speaking
    21
    Damon Williams
    222324
    Meeting with Nutrition Accreditation Team
    25
    U. W Curriculum Committee
    Nutrition Dept
    26
    CBL workshop
    2728293031
    University-wide Curriculum Meeting
    1
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    2345678
    Writing Group
    <April 2017>
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    26
    CBL workshop
    2728293031
    University-wide Curriculum Meeting
    1
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    2345678
    Writing Group
    910
    SOE Information Session
    Incorporating delivery activities
    11
    BSB Faculty Meeting
    121314
    The Sacramental Imagination
    HLC 3B Meeting
    RCAS GPS
    15
    The Sacramental Imagination
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    16
    CBR Faculty Learning
    171819202122
    2324
    Retirement Reception
    2526272829
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    30123456
    <May 2017>
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    30123456
    7
    LAS Common Assignment
    8
    SOE Information Session
    LAS Common Assignment
    9
    LAS Common Assignment
    10111213
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    1415
    Hold for Enhanced Learning Academy
    16171819
    Hold for Enhanced Learning Academy
    20
    Area Core Studies
    21
    Area Studies Core Workshop
    22
    Area Core Studies Workshop
    23
    Annual Faculty Workshop
    Enhanced Learning Academy
    24252627
    282930
    Blues Symposium
    31
    Getting Started in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    Blues Symposium
    123
    Multicultural Core Workshop
    4
    Multicultural Core Workshop
    5
    Hold for SoTL workshop
    Multicultural Core Workshop
    6
    Alumni Weekend
    7
    Alumni Weekend
    8
    Alumni Weekend
    910
    <June 2017>
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    282930
    Blues Symposium
    31
    Getting Started in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    Blues Symposium
    123
    Multicultural Core Workshop
    4
    Multicultural Core Workshop
    5
    Hold for SoTL workshop
    Multicultural Core Workshop
    6
    Alumni Weekend
    7
    Alumni Weekend
    8
    Alumni Weekend
    910
    1112
    CLP Program
    13
    CLP Program
    14151617
    18192021222324
    2526272829301
    2345678
    <July 2017>
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    2526272829301
    2345678
    9
    English Department Placement Test Grading
    Writing Group
    1011
    LAS Core
    SOE Information Session
    12
    LAS Core
    131415
    Transitions Workshop
    16
    English Department - Placement Test Grading
    1718
    LAS Core
    19
    LAS Core
    202122
    Blended Learning Academy planning
    23
    Blended Learning Academy planning
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    24
    Blended Learning Academy planning
    Writing Group
    25
    Blended Learning Academy planning
    26
    Blended Learning Academy planning
    272829
    303112345
    Blended Learning Academy
    Transitions Mentoring Workshop
    Title:
    Getting Started in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    Location:
    Parmer Hall
    Start Time:
    5/31/2013 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    5/31/2013 4:00 PM

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    Title:
    Annual Faculty Workshop
    Location:
    Slate Lobby
    Start Time:
    5/23/2013 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    5/23/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    Annual Faculty Workshop
    Location:
    Slate Lobby/Lund/Parmer Hall
    Start Time:
    8/22/2013 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    8/22/2013 3:00 PM
    Description:
    The theme for this year's workshop is "Online and blended learning: Ambitious experiments and successful models." The plenary panel, along with several of the concurrent sessions, will focus on strategies for designing and delivering effective online or blended courses. This year's workshop also features two new elements: a poster session featuring innovations in teaching and learning at Dominican and, to close the day, an informal reception where you can enjoy dessert and meet our new faculty colleagues.

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    Title:
    English Department Placement Test Grading
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    7/9/2013 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    7/9/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    LAS Core
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    7/11/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    7/11/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    SOE Information Session
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    7/11/2013 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    7/11/2013 8:30 PM

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    Title:
    LAS Core
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    7/12/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    7/12/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    Transitions Workshop
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    7/15/2013 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    7/15/2013 4:00 PM

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    Title:
    English Department - Placement Test Grading
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    7/16/2013 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    7/16/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    LAS Core
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    7/18/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    7/18/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    LAS Core
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    7/19/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    7/19/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    Blended Learning Academy
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/5/2013 8:00 AM
    End Time:
    8/16/2013 1:00 PM

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    Title:
    Transition lunch
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/15/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    8/15/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    Honors
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/20/2013 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    8/20/2013 2:30 PM

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    Title:
    English dept retreat
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/21/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    8/21/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    GSLIS Faculty Retreat
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/23/2013 8:00 AM
    End Time:
    8/23/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    Board of Trustees
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/27/2013 12:00 AM
    End Time:
    9/27/2013 11:59 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Board of Trustees
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/28/2013 3:00 PM
    End Time:
    9/28/2013 5:30 PM

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    Title:
    Board of Trustees
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/29/2013 3:00 PM
    End Time:
    9/29/2013 5:30 PM

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    Title:
    Faculty Seminar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/10/2013 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    10/10/2013 1:00 PM

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    Title:
    Faculty Seminar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/24/2013 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    10/24/2013 1:00 PM

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    Title:
    Faculty Seminar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/30/2013 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    10/30/2013 1:30 PM

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    Title:
    President's Circle Dinner
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/30/2013 1:30 PM
    End Time:
    10/30/2013 10:00 PM

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    Title:
    Faculty Seminar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/12/2013 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    11/12/2013 1:00 PM

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    Title:
    Faculty Seminar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/29/2014 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    1/29/2014 1:30 PM

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    Title:
    Faculty Seminar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/6/2014 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    2/6/2014 1:00 PM

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    Title:
    Faculty Seminar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/26/2014 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    2/26/2014 1:30 PM

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    Title:
    Faculty Seminar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/13/2014 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    3/13/2014 1:00 PM

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    Title:
    Faculty Seminar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/18/2014 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    3/18/2014 1:00 PM

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    Title:
    CLP Program
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    6/12/2014 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    6/12/2014 4:30 PM

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    Title:
    CLP Program
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    6/13/2014 6:00 AM
    End Time:
    6/13/2014 10:00 AM

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    Title:
    Blended Learning Academy planning
    Start Time:
    7/22/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    7/22/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    Blended Learning Academy planning
    Start Time:
    7/23/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    7/23/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    Blended Learning Academy planning
    Start Time:
    7/24/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    7/24/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    Blended Learning Academy planning
    Start Time:
    7/25/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    7/25/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    Blended Learning Academy planning
    Start Time:
    7/26/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    7/26/2013 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    Hold for SoTL workshop
    Start Time:
    6/5/2015 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    6/5/2015 5:30 PM

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    Title:
    CTLE workshop:Recent research on learning: What works, what doesn’t, and how do we know?
    Start Time:
    9/19/2013 11:30 AM
    End Time:
    9/19/2013 12:45 PM
    Description:
    We encourage our students to use a number of different strategies to help them learn: reread the text, write summaries, distribute their studying across multiple days, and so forth. But which of these strategies actually work? Join Becky Pliske and Bob Calin-Jageman from the Psychology Department for a lively, informal conversation about what research on learning reveals about common learning techniques.

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    7/9/2013 9:30 AM
    End Time:
    7/9/2013 10:30 AM

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    7/24/2013 9:30 AM
    End Time:
    7/24/2013 10:30 AM

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    Title:
    BSB Faculty Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/11/2014 2:00 PM
    End Time:
    3/11/2014 3:30 PM

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    7/23/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    7/23/2013 11:00 AM

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    Title:
    SOE Information Session
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/8/2013 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    8/8/2013 8:00 PM

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    Title:
    New Faculty Headshots
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/20/2013 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    8/20/2013 4:00 PM

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    Title:
    SOE Information Session
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/12/2013 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    9/12/2013 8:00 PM

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/3/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    9/3/2013 11:00 AM

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/17/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    9/17/2013 11:00 AM

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/1/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    10/1/2013 11:00 AM

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/15/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    10/15/2013 11:00 AM

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/12/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    11/12/2013 11:00 AM

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/26/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    11/26/2013 11:00 AM

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    12/10/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    12/10/2013 11:00 AM

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    Title:
    ICPSR: Resources for Instruction and Learning for Incorporating Data into the Classroom
    Location:
    CTLE (Parmer 115)
    Start Time:
    9/18/2013 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    9/18/2013 1:30 PM
    Description:
    Leticia Villarreal Sosa, faculty in GSSW, will lead a brown-bag workshop for faculty who are interested in learning how to use the ICPSR resource in their teaching and scholarship.

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    Title:
    Transitions Mentoring Workshop
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/5/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    8/5/2013 4:00 PM

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    Title:
    Entrepreneurs Boot Camp
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/5/2013 7:30 AM
    End Time:
    10/5/2013 5:00 PM
    Description:
    Sponsored by Brennan School of Business

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    Title:
    Diversity Committee
    Location:
    CTLE (Parmer 115)
    Start Time:
    9/10/2013 10:00 AM
    End Time:
    9/10/2013 11:00 AM

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/6/2013 9:30 AM
    End Time:
    9/6/2013 10:30 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Dominican History, Mission and Identity
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/9/2013 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    9/9/2013 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Dominican History, Mission and Identity
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/10/2013 11:45 AM
    End Time:
    9/10/2013 12:45 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Diversity Consultation
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/13/2013 12:00 AM
    End Time:
    9/13/2013 11:59 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    HLC Assessment Academy Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/16/2013 3:00 PM
    End Time:
    9/16/2013 4:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    BSB Business Advisory Council Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/19/2013 6:00 PM
    End Time:
    9/19/2013 7:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/20/2013 9:30 AM
    End Time:
    9/20/2013 10:30 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Faculty Contract Renewal and Portfolio Review
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/7/2013 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    10/7/2013 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Faculty Contract Renewal and Portfolio Review
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/8/2013 11:45 AM
    End Time:
    10/8/2013 12:45 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Teaching at Dominican: Joys, Surprises and Challenges
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/28/2013 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    10/28/2013 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Teaching at Dominican: Joys, Surprises and Challenges
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/29/2013 11:45 AM
    End Time:
    10/29/2013 12:45 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/4/2013 9:30 AM
    End Time:
    10/4/2013 10:30 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    SOE Information Session
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/10/2013 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    10/10/2013 7:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/18/2013 9:30 AM
    End Time:
    10/18/2013 10:30 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Maintaining A Research Agenda:Support and Strategies
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/18/2013 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    11/18/2013 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Maintaining A Research Agenda:Support and Strategies
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/19/2013 11:45 AM
    End Time:
    11/19/2013 12:45 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Catholic Social Teaching, Civic Engagement, and Academic Enrichment
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/13/2014 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    1/13/2014 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Catholic Social Teaching, Civic Engagement, and Academic Enrichment
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/14/2014 11:45 AM
    End Time:
    1/14/2014 12:45 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    The Catholic Intellectual Tradition
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/10/2014 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    2/10/2014 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    The Catholic Intellectual Tradition
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/11/2014 11:45 AM
    End Time:
    2/11/2014 12:45 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Service: Opportunities, Expectations, and Processes
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/10/2014 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    3/10/2014 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Service: Opportunities, Expectations, and Processes
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/11/2014 11:45 AM
    End Time:
    3/11/2014 12:45 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    The Sacramental Imagination
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/14/2014 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    4/14/2014 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    The Sacramental Imagination
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/15/2014 11:45 AM
    End Time:
    4/15/2014 12:45 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    BSB Faculty Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/11/2014 2:00 PM
    End Time:
    4/11/2014 3:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Caritas et Veritas Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/30/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    8/30/2013 2:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Assessment Committee
    Location:
    CTLE (Parmer 115)
    Start Time:
    9/12/2013 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    9/12/2013 1:00 PM

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    Title:
    HLC criteria four meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/23/2013 3:00 PM
    End Time:
    9/23/2013 4:00 PM

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    Title:
    Provost Event
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/4/2013 4:30 PM
    End Time:
    9/4/2013 6:00 PM
    Description:
    Contact: Office of the Provost

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    Title:
    Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/17/2013 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    9/17/2013 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Academic IT Committee Meeting
    Start Time:
    9/18/2013 1:30 PM
    End Time:
    9/18/2013 2:30 PM
    Description:
    Contact: Ken Black

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    Title:
    Faculty Development
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/19/2013 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    9/19/2013 10:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Webinar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/17/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    9/17/2013 2:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Nutrition Luncheon
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/4/2013 11:00 AM
    End Time:
    10/4/2013 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    HLC Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/23/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    9/23/2013 2:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    HLC Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/9/2013 3:00 PM
    End Time:
    10/9/2013 4:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    HLC Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/4/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    11/4/2013 2:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Blended Learning Academy
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    12/4/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    12/4/2013 2:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Nutrition Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/4/2013 6:30 PM
    End Time:
    10/4/2013 9:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    GPS meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/21/2013 3:00 PM
    End Time:
    10/21/2013 5:00 PM

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    Title:
    Assessment Committee meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/6/2013 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    11/6/2013 4:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/21/2013 9:45 AM
    End Time:
    9/21/2013 12:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Academic IT Committee Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/16/2013 2:00 PM
    End Time:
    10/16/2013 3:00 PM
    Description:
    Contact: Ken Black

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    Title:
    Writing group meeting
    Start Time:
    9/30/2013 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    9/30/2013 3:15 PM
    Description:
    Contact: Jodi Cressman

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    Title:
    Writing group meeting
    Start Time:
    10/2/2013 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    10/2/2013 4:30 PM
    Description:
    Contact Jodi Cressman

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    Title:
    Brown Bag Discussion
    Location:
    CTLE (Parmer 115)
    Start Time:
    11/5/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    11/5/2013 2:00 PM
    Description:
    At this year's faculty workshop, CarrieLynn Reinhard lead a panel session focusing on our students' experiences here at Dominican. This panel started with a viewing of a video she produced called "Student Voices, Student Visions". The video is a compilation of interviews with Dominican students last spring, asking them to discuss their struggles, helps, hindrances, and hopes as students and learners at our university. The video generated a great discussion among the faculty present as to what we heard them saying, what we didn't hear them saying, and what we could do about all of it. Join us to discuss the video at this brown bag discussion!

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    Title:
    Cirriculum Committee
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/19/2013 8:15 AM
    End Time:
    11/19/2013 10:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    SOE Info Session
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/9/2014 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    1/9/2014 8:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    HLC criterion 4 meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/7/2013 2:00 PM
    End Time:
    10/7/2013 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    SOE Information Session
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/6/2014 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    2/6/2014 8:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    SOE Information Session
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/6/2014 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    3/6/2014 8:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    SOE Information Session
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/10/2014 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    4/10/2014 8:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    SOE Information Session
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/8/2014 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    5/8/2014 8:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Freshman Assembly Luncheon
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    9/26/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    9/26/2013 2:20 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Higher Learning Commission sub-committee meetings
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/16/2013 11:30 AM
    End Time:
    10/16/2013 1:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    HLC Criterion 4 meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/13/2013 2:00 PM
    End Time:
    11/13/2013 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Blended Academy group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/16/2013 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    10/16/2013 4:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    FDC Teaching Committee
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/15/2013 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    10/15/2013 3:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    TBL Planning Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/15/2013 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    10/15/2013 4:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Team Based Learning Workshop
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    12/17/2013 8:00 AM
    End Time:
    12/17/2013 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Sisters Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    12/12/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    12/12/2013 2:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    CAT workshop
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    12/19/2013 8:00 AM
    End Time:
    12/19/2013 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    CAT workshop
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    12/20/2013 8:00 AM
    End Time:
    12/20/2013 5:05 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Graduate Info. Session
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/4/2013 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    11/4/2013 8:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    RCAS GPS Phase 2 Raters
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/17/2014 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    1/17/2014 6:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Academic IT Committee Meeting
    Location:
    Parmer 115C
    Start Time:
    11/20/2013 2:00 PM
    End Time:
    11/20/2013 3:00 PM
    Description:
     

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    Title:
    Academic IT Committee Meeting
    Location:
    Parmer 115C
    Start Time:
    12/11/2013 3:00 PM
    End Time:
    12/11/2013 4:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    10/29/2013 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    10/29/2013 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    CBR faculty learning community
    Start Time:
    10/23/2013 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    10/23/2013 1:00 PM

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    12/5/2013 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    12/5/2013 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Shout it Out Circle talk about immigration
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/5/2013 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    11/5/2013 3:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    FDC Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/12/2013 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    11/12/2013 3:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Business Advisory Council
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/19/2014 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    2/19/2014 8:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Community-based Research Faculty Learning Community
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/7/2013 2:00 PM
    End Time:
    11/7/2013 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    "Cookies, Coffee & Canvas"
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/21/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    11/21/2013 4:00 PM
    Description:
    Faculty sharing some of their Canvas courses during the 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 time slot.

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    Title:
    Honors Movie Night
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/25/2013 5:30 PM
    End Time:
    11/25/2013 8:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Blended Learning Academy
    Start Time:
    12/3/2013 10:00 AM
    End Time:
    12/3/2013 12:00 PM

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    Title:
    Alumni Weekend
    Start Time:
    6/6/2014 7:00 AM
    End Time:
    6/6/2014 6:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Alumni Weekend
    Start Time:
    6/7/2014 7:00 AM
    End Time:
    6/7/2014 6:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Alumni Weekend
    Start Time:
    6/8/2014 7:00 AM
    End Time:
    6/8/2014 6:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Webinar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/14/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    11/14/2013 2:30 PM
    Description:
     

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    Title:
    background for a video interview
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/12/2013 3:35 PM
    End Time:
    11/12/2013 4:50 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Bridge to Career data subcommittee
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/11/2013 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    11/11/2013 2:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Davids Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    11/18/2013 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    11/18/2013 3:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    U. W Curriculum Committee
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/25/2014 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    3/25/2014 10:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    U. W. Curriculum Committee
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/28/2014 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    1/28/2014 10:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Nutrition Dept. Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    12/16/2013 10:00 AM
    End Time:
    12/16/2013 7:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Syllabus Clinic
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/3/2014 10:00 AM
    End Time:
    1/3/2014 2:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    12/17/2013 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    12/17/2013 4:30 PM
    Description:
    set up like provost cabinet meeting

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    Title:
    HLC Criterion 4 meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/21/2014 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    1/21/2014 3:20 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    CBL workshop
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/26/2014 10:30 AM
    End Time:
    3/26/2014 2:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Faculty Handbook
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/12/2014 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    2/12/2014 3:00 PM
    Description:
    webinar

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    Title:
    University-wide Curriculum Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/31/2014 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    3/31/2014 2:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Faculty Development Committee group
    Start Time:
    12/2/2013 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    12/2/2013 1:00 PM

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    Title:
    LAS Common Assignment
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/7/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/7/2014 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    LAS Common Assignment
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/8/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/8/2014 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    LAS Common Assignment
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/9/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/9/2014 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Area Core Studies
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/20/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/20/2014 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Multicultural Core Workshop
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    6/3/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    6/3/2014 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Multicultural Core Workshop
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    6/4/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    6/4/2014 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Multicultural Core Workshop
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    6/5/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    6/5/2014 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Area Studies Core Workshop
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/21/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/21/2014 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Area Core Studies Workshop
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/22/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/22/2014 3:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Going to Graceland with Ladysmith Black Mambazo: The Art of Creative Collaboration
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/29/2014 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    1/29/2014 5:00 PM

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    Title:
    Blues Symposium
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/31/2014 8:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/31/2014 9:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Blues Symposium
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/30/2014 8:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/30/2014 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Program Review Committee
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/16/2014 1:30 PM
    End Time:
    1/16/2014 2:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Assessment Committee Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/16/2014 11:30 AM
    End Time:
    1/16/2014 12:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/7/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    1/7/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/21/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    1/21/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/4/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    2/4/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/18/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    2/18/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/4/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    3/4/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/18/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    3/18/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/1/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    4/1/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/15/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    4/15/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/29/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    4/29/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Provost Cabinet Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/13/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/13/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Annual Faculty Workshop Planning Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/17/2014 1:30 PM
    End Time:
    1/17/2014 2:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/14/2014 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    1/14/2014 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Hold for Enhanced Learning Academy
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/15/2014 8:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/15/2014 5:00 PM

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    Title:
    Hold for Enhanced Learning Academy
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/19/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/19/2014 3:00 PM

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    Title:
    Enhanced Learning Academy planning
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/30/2014 10:00 AM
    End Time:
    1/30/2014 11:30 AM

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    Title:
    ImpACT
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/20/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    1/20/2014 5:00 PM

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    Title:
    DU taping for Marketing
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/10/2014 9:45 AM
    End Time:
    1/10/2014 11:45 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Sienna Circle Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/25/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    1/25/2014 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Marketing Video
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/14/2014 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    1/14/2014 10:15 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Academic IT Grant Demonstrations-2:15-3:30
    Location:
    BCTLE
    Start Time:
    2/18/2014 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    2/18/2014 3:30 PM
    Description:
    Contact: Ken Black; demonstrations from previous Academic IT Grant recipients.  Actual time of event is 2:15-3:30 p.m.  Extra  time reserved ahead of time for setup.

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    Title:
    Academic IT Committee Meeting
    Location:
    BCTLE
    Start Time:
    2/6/2014 2:15 PM
    End Time:
    2/6/2014 3:15 PM
    Description:
    Contact: Ken Black

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    Title:
    Academic IT Committee Meeting
    Location:
    BCTLE
    Start Time:
    3/13/2014 2:15 PM
    End Time:
    3/13/2014 3:15 PM
    Description:
    Contact: Ken Black

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    Title:
    HLC 3B Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/14/2014 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    4/14/2014 3:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Academic IT Grant presentations - hold in case Feb 18 does not work
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/25/2014 2:00 PM
    End Time:
    2/25/2014 3:30 PM
    Description:
    Contact: Ken Black

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    Title:
    Resolution Leadership Conference
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/23/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    2/23/2014 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/11/2014 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    2/11/2014 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/11/2014 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    3/11/2014 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/8/2014 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    4/8/2014 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Program Review Committee Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/24/2014 1:00 PM
    End Time:
    2/24/2014 2:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Program Review Committee Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/10/2014 1:30 PM
    End Time:
    3/10/2014 2:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Preparing your classroom to include public speaking
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/12/2014 3:00 PM
    End Time:
    3/12/2014 4:30 PM

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    Title:
    Preparing your classroom to include public speaking
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/20/2014 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    3/20/2014 4:30 PM

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    Title:
    Incorporating delivery activities
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/10/2014 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    4/10/2014 3:30 PM

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    Title:
    Teach for America Supervisor Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/27/2014 10:00 AM
    End Time:
    1/27/2014 12:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Nutrition
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/28/2014 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    1/28/2014 9:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    CTLE --workshop planning group
    Start Time:
    2/21/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    2/21/2014 10:30 AM

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    Title:
    Syllabus webinar
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/5/2014 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    3/5/2014 2:30 PM

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    Title:
    Religious Diversity FLC
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/10/2014 11:00 AM
    End Time:
    2/10/2014 12:00 PM

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    Title:
    Nutrition Staff Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/13/2014 4:00 PM
    End Time:
    2/13/2014 7:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Forum for University Wide Harrassment Policy
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/11/2014 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    2/11/2014 3:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    University Wide Forum on Harassment Policy
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/12/2014 11:30 AM
    End Time:
    2/12/2014 12:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    University wide harassment policies
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/19/2014 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    2/19/2014 4:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    University wide harassment policies
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/20/2014 12:30 PM
    End Time:
    2/20/2014 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    DUaBLE Assessing learning in flexible classrooms group
    Start Time:
    2/18/2014 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    2/18/2014 4:30 PM

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    Title:
    University Wide Cirriculum Committee
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/6/2014 10:00 AM
    End Time:
    2/6/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    DUAble Subcommittee Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/7/2014 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    2/7/2014 10:00 AM
    Description:
    Contact: CarrieLynn Reinhard or Ken Black

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    Title:
    SharePoint Troubleshooting for IRB
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    1/29/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    1/29/2014 11:30 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Retirement Reception
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/24/2014 4:00 PM
    End Time:
    4/24/2014 6:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    TFA Supervisor meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/14/2014 10:00 AM
    End Time:
    2/14/2014 12:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    RCAS GPS
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/14/2014 4:30 PM
    End Time:
    4/14/2014 6:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Enhanced Learning Academy
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    5/23/2014 8:00 AM
    End Time:
    5/23/2014 5:00 PM

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    Title:
    New Faculty Orientation
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/18/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    8/18/2014 5:00 PM

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    Title:
    New Faculty and Staff Orientation
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/19/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    8/19/2014 5:30 PM

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    Title:
    Community Based Research Learning Committee
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/5/2014 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    2/5/2014 1:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    labyrinth
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/4/2014 11:00 AM
    End Time:
    3/4/2014 5:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Diversity Plan Lunch
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/25/2014 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    2/25/2014 1:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Diversity Plan Dinner
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/26/2014 4:30 PM
    End Time:
    2/26/2014 5:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Dinner with sisters
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/12/2014 5:30 PM
    End Time:
    2/12/2014 7:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    BSB Acdreditation
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/17/2014 3:30 PM
    End Time:
    3/17/2014 4:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    BSB Accredidation
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/18/2014 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    3/18/2014 3:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    BSB Accredidation
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/18/2014 11:00 AM
    End Time:
    3/18/2014 12:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Math dept. Career Panel
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/28/2014 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    2/28/2014 5:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Priory Steering Committee
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/6/2014 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    2/6/2014 9:30 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Nutrition Dept
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/25/2014 10:15 AM
    End Time:
    3/25/2014 1:15 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Meeting with Nutrition Accreditation Team
    Location:
    BCTE
    Start Time:
    3/24/2014 2:30 PM
    End Time:
    3/24/2014 6:00 PM
    Description:
    Contact: Ken Black; meeting with Nutrition Accrediting body, with Ken and Paul Simpson

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/10/2014 10:15 AM
    End Time:
    2/10/2014 11:15 AM
    Description:
    (Leticia, Lisa, Cecelia)

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    Title:
    Diversity meeting with FAC
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/25/2014 5:00 PM
    End Time:
    2/25/2014 7:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    CDO Search Committee Training
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/10/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    3/10/2014 11:30 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Diversity Grants FLC
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/10/2014 11:30 AM
    End Time:
    2/10/2014 12:30 PM

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    Title:
    Diversity Grants FLC
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/17/2014 11:30 AM
    End Time:
    3/17/2014 12:30 PM

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    Title:
    Writing Group
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/28/2014 10:45 AM
    End Time:
    2/28/2014 12:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Marketing Video Interview
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/20/2014 9:00 AM
    End Time:
    2/20/2014 11:00 AM
    Description:

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    Title:
    V.P. EM search committe
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/17/2014 10:00 AM
    End Time:
    2/17/2014 3:45 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    SharePoint Training
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/25/2014 10:30 AM
    End Time:
    2/25/2014 11:30 AM
    Description:
     

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    Title:
    Lunch Meeting-Tama
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/21/2014 12:15 PM
    End Time:
    2/21/2014 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Lunch Meeting-Tama Weisman
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/28/2014 12:15 PM
    End Time:
    2/28/2014 1:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Day of Dialogue Planning
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/21/2014 11:00 AM
    End Time:
    2/21/2014 12:00 PM

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    Title:
    Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/18/2014 11:30 AM
    End Time:
    2/18/2014 12:30 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Nutrition International conference
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/15/2014 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    8/15/2014 6:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Nutrition International Conference
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/16/2014 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    8/16/2014 6:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Nutrition International Conference
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    8/17/2014 8:30 AM
    End Time:
    8/17/2014 12:00 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Meeting - Tama Weisman
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/21/2014 2:15 PM
    End Time:
    2/21/2014 3:00 PM
    Description:
    Contact: Tama Weisman

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    Title:
    CBR Faculty Learning Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/19/2014 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    3/19/2014 1:15 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    CBR Faculty Learning
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    4/16/2014 12:00 PM
    End Time:
    4/16/2014 1:15 PM
    Description:

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    Title:
    Diversity Meeting
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    2/26/2014 10:30 AM
    End Time:
    2/26/2014 11:30 AM
    Description:
    Diversity meeting with Student Leaders

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    Title:
    Damon Williams
    Location:
    CTLE
    Start Time:
    3/21/2014 8:00 AM
    End Time:
    3/21/2014 5:00 PM
    Description:
    Diversity Meeting

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    Instructional Technologies Help

    ​First, be sure to check the appropriate pages for information related to our campus learning management system, Canvas.

    If your question is not LMS-related, you might find your answer in the handy Faculty IT Handbook. You can download it PDF format from the IT Help site.
     
    Check this area below for some frequently asked questions on the various systems supported. You might also find some useful information in our Teaching Online page, even if your class is not 100 percent online. Dominican currently supports two learning management systems: myDU and Blackboard. The latter, however, is due to be replaced over the next year by Canvas.  There is a separate page devoted to Canvas by clicking on the appropriate link over on the left.
     

    Classroom Response Systems ("CLICKERS")

    The Dominican IT department has four sets of classroom response systems available for lending out.  One set has 30, the others have about 25 each.  You will also have to request to have the Turning Technologies software loaded onto your office PC as well as the classroom PC you are using.
     
    Are students required to purchase clickers?

    No. That's one reason why we have a couple of sets for faculty members to borrow and distribute in class.  Although it's much easier to grade class participation with purchased clickers, since you can tie each clicker number to a specific student (which you can still do with a borrowed set, though it's a bit more cumbersome), research has shown that students tend to not like it when they have to buy one for a class.

    Is there documentation available on using them?
    Yes, we have a brief guide on use them here: Using TurningPoint 5.pdf.  Additionally, the Turning Technologies site (makers of our "clickers") have several PDF documents available on their site here.

    How can I incorporate clickers in my class?
    There are a lot of suggestions on the web for this. Check our page of Outside Resources for some good links. (The listing is towards the bottom of the page.)

    Voiceover Software for Instruction

    There are times you may want to produce a video for your students demonstrating something on a computer. It could be something as simple as a narrated PowerPoint presentation, or more complicated, such as demonstrating how to do something in Excel.  If there is any time that you want to capture something on your computer WITH your narrative, there is plenty of help available for both computers as well as some iPad apps.

    To demonstrate something on a computer, there are two good, FREE programs available on the web:  Screencast-O-Matic, which allows you to record up to 15 minutes per video, and Jing, which allows you to record up to 5 minutes per video.  Screencast-O-Matic will also allow you to export your own MP4-formatted video file, which you can then upload to your Canvas site or easily upload up to YouTube.  The downside to both of those programs is that you can't edit the production after the fact.  (One reason why they're free!)

    The makers of Jing also make a more heavy-duty application that we have a limited site license for:  Camtasia Studio.  With Camtasia, you can easily produce a voiceover PowerPoint lecture or do anything narrated on your computer.  You can also do some pretty fancy post-production work on the videos, such as adding in animated arrows, drawn boxes, etc.  Here is some of our documentation on using Camtasia Studio:

    Finally, you iPad users have plenty of apps!  These apps are a combination of voiceover apps and/or voiceover whiteboard apps, allowing you to draw things on the screen while narrating.  All can be exported to YouTube:

    • Explain Everything.  (Very popular amongst the faculty who attended the first Blended Learning Academy.)  Not free, but inexpensive at $2.99.
    • Doceri. Voiceover whiteboard app. Free.
    • Educreations.  Voiceover whiteboard app.  Free.
    • Screenchomp.  Voiceover whiteboard app.  Free.
    • Show Me!. And yet another voiceover whiteboard app that is free.
    Academic IT Committee

    Academic IT Special Equipment Grant

    We are happy to announce the 2016-2017 Academic IT Special Equipment Grant.  You are welcome to download the grant criteria and application form, which is a PDF fill-in form: Academic IT Special Equipment Grant-2016-2017-fill-in-form.pdfAcademic IT Special Equipment Grant-2016-2017-fill-in-form.pdf . The filled in form must be submitted by your Dean and emailed to Ken Black at kblack@dom.edu, which implies the Dean's consent.  With this grant, you are encouraged to develop ideas for incorporating technology into your pedagogy, research, and professional development. 

    Recipients of previous grants are listed below.

    Academic IT Special Equipment Grant Recipients: 2016-2017

    • Anne Drougas (Brennan School of Business) - Twelve student licenses for Bloomberg Market simulations and training modules for undergraduate students.
    • Ryan Mason (Brennan School of Business) - Perpetual license to STATA/IC data analysis software for conducting academic research. 
    • Brooke Reavey (Brennan School of Business) - Purchase of Remark Office OMR software. This software allows grading of tests or surveys using OMR ("fill in the bubble") forms on PDFs using a conventional scanner. 
    • CarrieLynn Reinhard (Communication Arts & Sciences) - Four professional-grade microphones, microphone desk stands, cables and filters for her Convergent Media class as well as for her own use.
    • Leticia Villareal Sosa (Graduate School of Social Work) - Perpetual license to STATA/SC data analysis software for research; 2 headsets and 2 foot pedals for audio transcription, Express Scribe software for transcription, and four digital audio recorders.  The latter is for her own qualitative research projects as well as projects in the community based participatory research course SWK 641.

    Academic IT Special Equipment Grant Recipients: 2015-2016

    • Lisa Amoroso (Brennan School of Business) - Funding to upgrade her current laptop with a solid state hard drive, necessary RAM, etc., to run Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Hierarchical Linear Modeling software and Adobe Creative Suite.
    • Mohamed Askar (Brennan School of Business) - License to the iThink software program for teaching and research needs.
    • Irina Calin-Jageman (Biological Sciences) - Lenovo ThinkPad for mobile data analysis and DNA sequencing projects.
    • Jennifer Dunn (Communication Arts and Sciences) – SurfacePro 3 and keyboard to complete construction of blended course for Spring 2016 as well as other classes and to facilitate field research.
    • Anne Elsener (School of Education) - Purchase of five Makey Makey Classic kits to promote learning of needed skills for the Maker Movement in her courses.
    • Graduate School of  Social Work (Adrian Kok, lead applicant) - Purchase of six or seven Samsung Galaxy tablets and charging station to accomodate increased demand for such devices during classes.
    • Graduate School of Social Work (Adrian Kok, lead applicant) - Purchase of a one-year, 20 user license to Nearpod as an application for team-based learning in GSSW. (Nearpod combines use of voiceovers, videos, drawing, and quizzes with one application.)
    • Tracy Jennings (Apparel Merchandising and Design) - iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil for use in instruction of apparel courses as well as investigation in how the iPad with pencil can be used to enhance and expand upon the images used in portfolio development.
    • Stacy Kowalczyk (Graduate School of Library and Information Science) - Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera and accessories for use in Digital Libraries course and within the Archives digitizing lab.
    • Nutrition and Dietetics Department (Rose Ann Mathai, lead applicant) – Purchase of four iPad Airs with charging station for departmental use in NUTR 345 (Nutrition Communication Skills) blended course and others for video projects, role play interviews, and other uses.
    • Margaret Polk (Computer Science) - Purchase of an Apple Smartwatch and an Android-based Moto 360 2nd Generation Smartwatch for students to learn programming skills within the Mobile Applications course.
    • CarrieLynn Reinhard (Communication Arts and Sciences) – Purchase of five programmable Sphero robotic products for use in CAS 234 (Digital Communication: Technology and Criticism) for students to learn basic programming skills as well as how to interact with robots.
    • Derek Ruth and Anne Drougas (Brennan School of Business) – Purchase of one-year subscription to CSRHub’s Corporate Social Responsibility database for use in multiple research projects as well as sharing some findings in the classroom.
    • Joyce Shim (Graduate School of Social Work) - Funding for upgrades to her current laptop so that research can be conducted in South Korea.
    • Karen Snow (Graduate School of Library and Information Science) – One year license to Oxygen XML program for LIS 882 (Metadata for Digital Resources), which also allows students to download for home use.
    • Sociology Department (Janice Monti, lead applicant) – Purchase of single user license for qualitative data analysis program Atlas.ti, which can be used by anyone in the department on a shared computer. This will assist in several research projects that are ongoing within the department.
    • Christopher Stewart (Graduate School of Library and Information Science) - MacBook Pro laptop and Dragon voice recognition software for continued development of online and blended courses.
    • Kim Theriault (Art History) - Purchase of four iPad Airs and charging station for use in her courses and museum site visits in courses, especially for regular use of such applications as Popplet, Adobe Voice, Socrative, and Smarthistory.

     

    Academic IT Special Equipment Grant Recipients: 2014-2015 

    • Lisa Amoroso (Brennan School of Business) - Surface Pro 3, keyboard, and docking station for use in online instruction and for use as coordinator of the of the Brennan School's online program.
    • Thom Barthlemess (Graduate School of Library & Information Science) - Two additional monitors in the Butler Children's Literature Center.
    • Daniel Beach (Psychology) - Laptop PC for work with China Study Abroad program and Illinois Board of Higher Education.
    • Ellen Belluomini (Graduate School of Social Work) - Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera and supporting equipment for ading interactive content to enhance the Military Social Work Concentration and for recording mock therapeutic sessions with clients.
    • Jodi Cressman (English) - Five iPad Mini 3 tablets to more efficiently facilitate team-based learning in all of her classes and for individual educative assessment in classes where not all students may have smartphones.
    • Don Hamerly (Graduate School of Library and Information Science - Five Asus C200 Chromebooks to give pre-service school librarians needed hands-on experience with such devices.
    • Jacob Lesniewski (Graduate School of Social Work) - iPad Air with digital foot control for transcription for research projects requiring the recording and transcription of interviews.
    • Chavella Pittman (Sociology) - As part of normal equipment replacement, the added cost of a Surface Pro 3 as a good ultra lightweight computer laptop to use.
    • Brooke Reavey (Brennan School of Business) - Surface Pro 3, keyboard, and docking station for using SPSS in the classroom and for research.
    • Cecilia Salvatore (Graduate School of Library and Information Science) - iPad Air2 with keyboard and case with Soundnote app to conduct research at various sites in the area of archives and cultural heritage.  Additionally, one license to Adobe Audition software for audio editing so to provide comparison with the free Audacity software.
    • Caroline Sietmann (Rebecca Crown Library) - Money for consultant to complete the upgrade and server move for Constellation, an institutional repository that is shared with other LIBRAS libraries.
    • Penny Silvers (School of Education) - iPad Air for use in her education courses to teach the use of technology in classrooms.
    • Tina Taylor-Ritzler (Psychology) - Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop for teaching as well as research in community-based projects while off-campus.
    • Demirhan Tunc (Mathematics) - iPad Air, keyboard cover, plus one-year subscription to Educreations​ to create short video lectures for Math classes.
    • Leticia Villarreal Sosa (Graduate School of Social Work) - iPad Air, digital foot control, headset, and voice recorder for research projects requiring the recording and transcription of interviews.
    • Michelle VanNatta (Criminology) - iPad Air and keyboard for classroom and research use, plus Soundnote application for interview use.

     

    Academic IT Special Equipment Grant Recipients: 2013-2014

    • Dave Aron (Brennan School of Business) - An iPad for producing video content and other content for blended and online courses.
    • Karen Carlson (School of Education) - Purchase of iPad, wireless speakers, and projector for candidate observation as well as presentations.
    • Veena Carlson (Modern Foreign Languages) - Purchase of Macbook Air to assist with incorporating digital resources in instruction and development of blended courses.
    • Richard Clegg (Rebecca Crown Library) - One year license to Lynda.com to assist with web development technologies and other technology needs.
    • Anne Drougas (Brennan School of Business) - Partial funding for a MacBook Pro to produce video tutorials of statistics software for students who have Macs.
    • Don Hamerly (Graduate School of Library & Information Science) - One Camtasia Studio for Mac license to produce material for an online course this semester and a blended course next semester. Additional grant awarded 4 tablets and the Griffin multidock station for giving GSLIS students exposure to tablets and e-readers.
    • Tracy Jennings (Apparel Design & Merchandising) - One year subscription to the Squarespace website hosting service to host the online portfolios for students.
    • Jacob Lesniewki (Graduate School of Social Work) - Along with Kathleen Odell (Brennan School of Business), purchase of STATA/SE 13 data analysis software and ARC GIS mapping software for research project.
    • Kathleen Odell (Brennan School of Business) - Along with Jacob Lesniewski in Graduate School of Social Work, purchase of STATA/SE 13 data analysis software and ARC GIS mapping software for research project.
    • Sara Quinn (Mathematics) - Purchase of laptop/tablet for capturing voiceover whiteboard work as well as creating material with LaTeX software.
    • Lisa Petrov (Modern Foreign Languages) - Laptop for instructional purposes as well as executing co-director duties for the Cuba study abroad program in the spring of 2015.
    • Cecilia Salvatore (Graduate School of Library & Information Science) – Audio recording/digitization equipment (recorder, microphones, etc.) to support teaching oral history in archives and cultural heritage courses, as well as potential work at the Sinsinawa Mound archives
    • Karen Snow (Graduate School of Library & Information Science) - Purchase of the Follett Destiny Integrated Library System and the cordless scanner .
    • Marion Weedermann (Mathematics) – Purchase of two MATLAB software licenses to help support students in the Joint Engineering program as well as support for undergraduate student/faculty research
    • Ning Zou (Rebecca Crown Library) – Purchase for four iPad minis and four iPad mini keyboards to support team-based learning projects in a Study Abroad course in Spring 2014 as well as her LAS course offered every Fall.
    Academic IT Special Equipment Grant Recipients: 2012-2013  
    • Tracy Caldwell (Psychology/RCAS) - "Gold Plan" licensing of Survey Monkey for one year; Google Nexus tablet for working on a book project as well as general work
    • Irina Calin-Jageman (Biology/RCAS) - Software license for Genomatrix MatInspector
    • Robert Calin-Jageman (Psychology/RCAS) - Software license for Tableau Personal for visualizing data and also a laptop computer for conferences
    • Daniel Condon (Brennan School of Business) - Laptop computer for future use for a book project, conference travel, and teaching
    • Cyrus Grant (Computer Science/RCAS) - Microsoft Surface tablet with Windows 8 for pedagogical preparation for programming classes
    • Samina Hadi-Tabassum (School of Education) - Green screen lighting kit, iPad, and movie editing software for use in teaching Methods and Materials of ESL course
    • Mark Hodges (Computer Science/RCAS) - Ultrabook for assistance with teaching of touchscreen applications in the Windows Based Application Development course
    • Alexis Howe (Modern Foreign Languages/RCAS) - iMac computer for office use to supplement laptop
    • Bill Kerr (Art/RCAS), CarrieLynn Reinhard (Communication Arts & Sciences/RCAS), and Noelle Allen Wright (Art/RCAS) - Cube 3D printer and seven cartridges of printing spools for use in Graphic Design, Art and Design courses in general, and research in the use of technology
    • Kimberly Kick (Graduate School of Social Work) - Four iPad Minis for conducting ongoing virtual meetings with Advisory Board members for new certificate program and developing course content
    • Wayne Koprowski (Brennan School of Business) - iPad for use for a course in Argentina as well as for conference presentations
    • Kathleen Odell (Brennan School of Business) - Subscription to the Balance of Payments Statistics database through the International Monetary Fund for student access in International Trade and Financial Markets and International Economics courses
    • Christina Perez (Sociology/RCAS) - Laptop for use while working in Cuba as well as for two book projects
    • David Perry (History/RCAS) - iPad for use in presenting archival materials as part of teaching and for future presentations
    • CarrieLynn Reinhard (Communications Arts & Sciences/RCAS) - Nintendo Wii U unit for use in teaching Digital Communication Technology class
    • Aliza Steurer (Mathematics/RCAS) - Software license for the Magma Computational Algebra System
    • Tonia Triggiano (Modern Foreign Languages/RCAS) - Macbook Air for work and research in Florence (and elsewhere)
    • Tama Weisman (Philosophy/RCAS) - MacBook Air laptop computer for assistance with research at other institutions/libraries
    • Clodagh Weldon (Theology/Honors/RCAS) - iPad for teaching the Freshman Honors Seminar
    Academic IT Committee Responsibilities

    The Academic IT Committee shares responsibility for advocating for, developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and practices for using technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning across the University.

    The Academic IT Committee exercises its responsibility by:

    (a) Helping to develop and implement relevant aspects of the Dominican University IT Strategic Plan;

    (b) Reviewing and recommending policies that relate to faculty usage and access of University information technologies in their teaching, scholarship, professional development, and participation in university life and governance;

    (c) Encouraging and stimulating faculty development in the area of information technologies, with special emphasis on pedagogical implications;

    (d) Serving as technology "thought leaders" among faculty across the University; stimulating innovation; and providing opportunities for discussion of emerging technologies and their potential pedagogical applications;

    (e) Setting goals and priorities related to pedagogical issues for technology at the University level, and recommending action steps toward these goals;

    (f) Overseeing the Online Instruction Committee (an ad hoc users group), which serves to support faculty involved in online teaching;

    (g) Serving as the faculty liaison to and a subcommittee of the University IT Committee.

    (According to the revised Bylaws, as passed by the Academic Councilon February 2, 2009)

    Membership:

    Fourteen (14) members: saven (7) elected; six (6) ex officio; and the Associate CTLE Director for Teaching and Learning Technology as Chair. Seven (7) members are elected by the faculty, with at least one faculty member representing each College/School. The six (6) ex officio members include: two (2) academic deans (appointed by the Office of the Provost); the Director of IT; an additional IT staff member (appointed by the Director of IT); the University Librarian; and the Assistant Provost for Continuing Studies and Special Initiatives.

    The current members of the Academic IT Committee (with ending terms in parentheses for elected members) are:

    • Ken Black, Associate CTLE Director, Teaching & Learning Technologies, Chair
    • Kimberly Garrett, School of Education (2019)
    • Adrian Kok, Graduate School of Social Work (2019)
    • Molly Mansfield, Rebecca Crown Library (2018)
    • CarrieLynn Reinhard, Rosary College (2018)​Susanne Schmitz, Brennan School of Business (2017)
    • Karen Snow, Graduate School of Library & Information Science (2015)
    • Aaron Zerhusen, at-large, Rosary College (2017)
    • Jeff Carlson (RCAS), Academic Dean (by appointment of the Provost)
    • Kate Marek (GSLIS), Academic Dean (by appointment of the Provost)
    • Jill Albin-Hill, Vice President, Information Technology
    • Daniel Martin (by appointment of VP, Information Technology)
    • Felice Maciejewski, University Librarian
    • Matt Hlinak, Assistant Provost

    Minutes

    Minutes of our meetings are available with faculty login as part of the Academic Council minutes. (Requires login to DUConnect.)

    CONTACT ACADEMIC IT

    Do you have questions for the Academic IT Committee? Something that you'd like to see implemented University-wide that is technology-based? Any concerns in general dealing with technology? Feel free to email Ken Black, Chair, Academic IT Committee at kblack@dom.edu.

     

      Outside Resources

      ​To say there are resources on the web dealing with technology in education is an understatement. Here are some that are worth keeping an eye on.

      General Educational Technology Journals

      Educause Quarterly is a peer-reviewed practitioner's publication on using information resources in higher education. It is published in online-only format and includes links to many additional sites. Recent articles included "Engaging Students with Engaging Tools" and "Podcasting: A Stepping Stone to Pedagogical Innovation."

      Campus Technology focuses more on "current events" and its writing resembles more of a news magazine. Nevertheless, it is a good place to learn about developing trends in higher education.

      The Chronicle of Higher Education's Technology section is also, of course, a resource of news events in higher education. In many cases, you don't need a subscription to access the content in this section.

      General Educational Technology Blogs

      So who doesn't have a blog? Even our own Borra CTLE has a blog. Here are a few to watch from outside the Dominican community.

      Raymond E. Schroeder, who is the Director of the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning at the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at University of Illinois at Springfield has several blogs, and he keeps every one of them remarkably up to date. His Techno-News Blog is a site that should be checked every day or be added to your RSS feed. Just visit this page, and you can get to Ray's other two major blogs, the Educational Technology Blog and (for you online educators) the Online Learning Update Blog.

      The Chronicle of Higher Education has its own Wired Campus blog.

      Finally, one that's proven extremely popular in the higher education community is Prof. Hacker: Tips & Tutorials for Higher Education. Anything and everything that plugs in, clicks, or reboots has been covered at one point or another in this entertaining blog.

      Online Resources for Courses

      The oldest of them all is the Project MERLOT site, which features resources placed online by your colleagues around the world—many of them reviewed. When you arrive at the site, click the Learning Materials tab.

      Other private institutions have began placing their materials online free of charge. Leading the way in this area is the MIT Open Courseware site.

      The makers of our new learning management system, Canvas, hosts many online courses, many of which are free.

      The Illinois Online Network has several areas on their website that may prove interesting. But their Pointers & Clickers: Technology Tip of the Month is especially worth checking out.

      Finally, many schools are members of iTunes University, which is a goldmine of lectures and videos. All you need to do is first download the iTunes software onto your computer, and open the application and select the link for iTunes U from the menu on the left. You won't be able to share them with your students on one of our LMS sites, but you can at least point them to the proper area in iTunes.

      Most of the above institutions--and many others--are, in turn, linked to from Academic Earth, a site which aggregates these sites into one, including a subject-based approach. 

      Online Instruction Journals

      You don't necessarily have to teach an online course to take advantage of some of the tips these journals offer, since some of the techniques outlined will work fine in hybrid courses.

      The Borra CTLE has a group subscription to the popular newsletter Online Classroom, published by Magna Publications, the same folks who publish The Teaching Professor. Access is limited strictly to Dominican faculty members. To get information on how to retrieve issues of this publication, send an email from your Dominican Email address to Ken Black at kblack@dom.edu.

      Many peer-reviewed journals dedicated to online instruction are available for free on the web.  These include the following:

      eLearn Magazine: Education and Technology in Perspective (sponsored by Association for Computing Machinery) is an excellent publication. The articles are easy to understand and feature topics of interest to everyone. Recent articles include "Discussion Management Tips for Online Educators" and "10 Things I've Learned About Teaching Online."

      Journal of Educational Technology & Society covers everything from policy to practice in its quarterly issues.

      JOLT, or the Journal of Online Teaching and Learning is a quarterly journal devoted to the scholarly use of multimedia resources in online education.  Better yet, it's published by the same folks who run MERLOT (see above section).

      The Sloan Consortium, which Dominican is a member of, also publishes a free journal called Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks.  Sloan offers many other resources, as well, included recorded web conferences. Contact Ken Black for how to access Sloan material.

      Rubrics for Online Courses

      The Quality Matters rubric remains the gold standard in online education. Although full service requires a paid subscription, the PDF document linked from this page at least gives you an overview of how an online course should be organized.

      California State University, Chico, has an excellent rubric for online instruction.

      Though aimed a bit more at community colleges, the Illinois Online Network's Quality Online Course Initiative has a rubric available as well.

      Student Response Systems ("Clickers")

      Derek Bruff, author of Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments (Josey-Bass, 2009), held in the BCTLE library, maintains an outstanding bibliography of material on using clickers in the classroom, organized by discipline.  A great resource!

      Derek Bruff also maintains a blog on using clickers.

      University of Michigan's Center for Research on Learning and Teaching has a good page of tips featuring types of activities and types of questions to use with clickers.

       

      Teaching and Learning Technologies

      Teaching and Learning Technologies

      Teaching and Learning Technologies, part of the Borra Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and within Faculty Development and Research Services (FDRS), provides resources and instruction for faculty regarding their use of technology in the classroom and as part of blended or online instruction.  We offer the following services:
      • Workshops in Canvas, the learning management system at Dominican.  Both face-to-face and online instruction is offered.
      • Information on student response systems ("clickers"). Individual training is offered, along with documentation. (Available on this page.)
      • Camtasia Studio (production software allowing you to do voiceover capture of anything on your computer screen).  Documentation and individual instruction is available.  (Documentation is available on this page in the section on Voiceover Software.)
      • myDU's Advising system (for full-time faculty advisors).  An overview of its use is required for any faculty member advising for the first time. We offer documentation and individual instruction.

      Documentation on Using Sedona (Online CVs) for Faculty

      To get to Sedona, use this link.  We have created the following documentation on getting you started: Using Sedona at DU. This goes into logging in and general tips on using the system. Also, here is a brief guide on the requirements that Faculty Appointments has on what should go into a CV, and where to find the appropriate area within Sedona: Standard CV Format in Sedona.

      Finally, there are a couple of videos posted that (we hope) can get you started with using Sedona.  They have been created as a playlist in YouTube.  First first covers logging in and how to generate your CV as a Word document.

      The second covers the basics of inputting data into Sedona, such as putting in the citation to a published article.

      Each video is available twice, with the second version including closed-captioning embedded within the video.

      Click the link below to access these videos:

      http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyClqRyahPK2DNWgJUxPimpH0oUbEDhHl 

      Contact Information


      Social network links: 
      Facebook 

      Latest Help Links

      For help, please refer to the Information Technology pages.
      Diversity

      Coming soon!

      Mission

      The Borra CTLE supports Dominican faculty in their pursuits of excellence in teaching and transformative learning.  We promote innovative and scholarly teaching through organizing events, providing services, sharing resources, and convening faculty communities of practice (of which we are ourselves members).  

      To achieve our mission, we:

      Provide instructional support for faculty

      • Teaching observations and consultations
      • Resources and research on learning
      • Instructional grants

      Organize programs and events focused on innovative and effective teaching practices

      • Workshops
      • What Matters discussion series for new faculty
      • Faculty Learning Communities
      • Annual Faculty Workshop
      • Book discussion groups

      Establish and assess institutional practices that promote teaching excellence

      • Convene discussions about what excellent teaching means and how it can be measured
      • Collaborate with faculty, administrators and staff to advance inclusive teaching
      ​Support faculty in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning​

      Collaborate with the Diversity Committee, and Faculty Development Committee, the Assessment Committee, Information Technology, and other university bodies that support excellence in teaching and learning
      Staff, Associates and Fellows

       

      Ken Black, Associate CTLE Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies

      Ken provides support to faculty with the integration of technology within their pedagogy, whether online or in the classroom.  This includes (but is not limited to) assistance with either of our supported learning management tools (myDU and Blackboard), Camtasia Studio, and "clickers."   Ken is Chair of the Academic IT Committee as well as its subcommittee, the Online Instruction Committee.  Ken has been at Dominican since 1985, having first worked in the Rebecca Crown Library as a reference librarian and later as assistant director before making the move to IT in Teaching and Learning Technologies.  He has a B.A. in History, an M.A. in Library and Information Science, and an M.S. in Information Systems, all from Rosary/Dominican.


      Jodi Cressman​, Director and Associate Professor of English

      Jodi works with Dominican faculty to assess and strengthen student learning and their courses and to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Jodi's most recent areas of focus include integrative learning, curriculum and course design, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.  She works as an assessment mentor for the Higher Learning Commission and is aconsulting editor for College Teaching

       

       

      Anne Elsener (School of Education), Faculty Associate for Blended and Online Learning

      Sujin Huggins (GSLIS), Diversity Faculty Fellow

      Emma Mims, Administrative Assistant

      Chavella Pittman (Sociology), Diversity Faculty Fellow

      CarrieLynn Reinhard (Communication Arts and Sciences),  Faculty Associate for Blended and Online Learning



      New Faculty
      The What Matters colloquia are a series of luncheon discussions that are designed to introduce new faculty to the Dominican community - its culture and life.  Through these conversations, new faculty will deepen their understanding of the university mission as well as of the “nuts and bolts” of academic life at Dominican. All new faculty are expected to attend the monthly sessions, which are jointly sponsored by Mission and Ministry and the Borra Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.


      Because of the varied teaching schedules among all the schools and programs, we offer two identical sessions each month: one on Monday at 12:30 p.m., and another the following day, on Tuesday, at 11:45 p.m.  Please register for either the Monday or Tuesday session for each conversation.

      2013-2014 Program Schedule

      Dominican History, Mission and Identity

      Monday, Sept. 9 12:30 - 1:30   Register

      Tuesday, Sept. 10 11:45 - 12:45   Register


      Faculty Contract Renewal and Portfolio Review

      Monday, Oct. 7 12:30 - 1:30   Register

      Tuesday, Oct. 8 11:45 - 12:45   Register


      Teaching at Dominican: Joys, Surprises and Challenges

      Monday, Oct. 28 12:30 - 1:30    Register

      Tuesday, Oct. 29 11:45 - 12:45   Register


      Maintaining a Research Agenda: Support and Strategies

      Monday, Nov. 18 12:30 - 1:30     Register

      Tuesday, Nov. 19 11:45 - 12:45   Register


      Catholic Social Teaching, Civic Engagement, 

      and Academic Enrichment

      Monday, Jan. 13 12:30 - 1:30    Register

      Tuesday, Jan. 14 11:45 - 12:45   Register


      The Catholic Intellectual Tradition

      Monday, Feb. 10 12:30 - 1:30    Register

      Tuesday, Feb. 11 11:45 - 12:45   Register


      Service: Opportunities, Expectations, and Processes

      Monday, March 10 12:30 - 1:30    Register

      Tuesday, March 11 11:45 - 12:45   Register


      The Sacramental Imagination

      Monday, April 14 12:30 - 1:30    Register

      Tuesday, April 15 11:45 - 12:45   Register

      Annual Faculty Workshop

      ​Find information about and register for the Annual Faculty Workshop (Thursday, August 22) can be found here

      Access the online workshop materials here


      Chicago-Area SoTL Workshop
      Content to be supplied
      Learning Environment Academies

      ​Under the leadership of CarrieLynn Reinhard (Communication Arts and Sciences) and Anne Elsener (School of Education), the inaugural academy focused on designing courses for a blended learning environment kicks off this August.

      Learning Environment Academies

      ​Under the leadership of Borra Faculty Associates CarrieLynn Reinhard and Anne Elsener, the inaugural Blended Learning Academy was launched in August 2013.  

      Teaching grants
      Content to be supplied
      Canvas Information for Faculty

      Be sure to also check our listing of frequently asked questions for faculty.

      Canvas is the new learning management system (LMS) being deployed on campus during the 2013-2014 academic year.

      If you are interested in one of the many upcoming workshops, you can signup for one here:

      https://goo.gl/forms/5ywgQGnYC6Zx66z42

      How Do I Get to Canvas and Log In?

      The address is:  http://canvas.dom.edu.  You login with your Dominican network credentations (user name/password), but do NOT include "@dom.edu".  So if your email address at Dominican is tsmith@dom.edu, your login is simply tsmith, with the same password.

       

      Help!  I Need Help on...

      The best place to check for help in using Canvas is within your class site, by clicking on the Help link in the upper-right corner:

      canvas help.jpg

      Canvas' help is quite good--and up to date!  Here are some common tasks that you will want to learn within Canvas:

      Setting Your Notifications

      This is important, because Canvas will notify you about things that have occurred in your class site.  Here is how to set them.

      Your Inbox

      Canvas puts all communications generated within your Canvas courses in one convenient place:  your Canvas Inbox.  Additionally, you can SEND messages to your students using this tool, as well.  (Emailed copies are also sent to other places that are enabled in Settings and Notifications.) This guide covers accessing your Inbox and, more importantly, organizing your "Conversations," as Canvas calls them. 
       

      Important Canvas Settings

      By default, your course will not be seen by students until the official start date of the class, even if you have published it.  The end date of the course will also be important to check as students want to know their grades.  To change this setting, consult this PDF, which also has a gradebook setting that you may want to check: Important Canvas Settings

      Complete Canvas Help

      Keyword-searchable Canvas help is available by clicking the Help link in the upper-right corner of any Canvas course site.  From the ensuing dialog box, just click on Search the Canvas Guides.


      Help for Students

      The same Help link in Canvas will work for students, as well.  Additionally, check; there is help for students, as well, though their primary teacher will (frankly) be you, since they will look to you for instructions on where/how to navigate each specific course site.

      Copying Existing Canvas Courses from Term-to-Term

      It is easy to import material from a previous Canvas course site to your current site.  It does NOT have to be everything, either...you can pick and choose what you want.  Additionally, the methods outlined in this PDF will work even if you want to import (for example) rubrics from one class site into another:  Copying Your Canvas Course Sites.



      Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

      Dominican is a member of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).  The ICPSR website includes resources for teaching with ICPSR data, including examples of learning outcomes and exercises.  Please address any questions you may have about this resource to Leticia Villarreal, the current Dominican faculty liaison to ICPSR.

      Canvas Information for Students

      Be sure to also check our listing of frequently asked questions for students.

      To go directly to Canvas, click here.  Login with your Dominican network credentials (user name--NOT including @my.dom.edu) and your regular network password.)

      Canvas is the learning management system (LMS) used at Dominican University. It has been in use since the 2013-2014 academic year, replacing Blackboard and the LMS that was within ​myDU.  

      We think you will find it quite easy to use, and there are lots of ways you can set notifications for Canvas activity, including to your smartphone.

      The best place to check for help in using Canvas is within your class site, by clicking on the Help link on the upper-right corner of the screen:
      canvas help.jpg
       
      Canvas offers a LOT of onscreen help; it's one of the reasons we adopted their system, in fact.  Here are links to some specific Help topics that may be of interest to you, but if you can't find your answer here, be sure to take advantage of the additional help available in the system.  We deal with some specific areas below, but for an A-Z listing of virtually everything in the system, here's the direct link to the Canvas Student Quickstart Guide.  Any other topic can, of course, also be searched via Help.
       
      General Canvas Settings
       
      Uploading Your Profile Picture
      Want to replace that gray silhouette image that appears? Follow these instructions.
       
      Adding Additional Email Addresses
      Canvas allows you to set multiple emails to be alerted to new activity in your courses.  (You cannot remove your DU email address, but you're welcome to add others by following this guide.)  This guide also shows where you can add SMS (smartphone) messaging capability.
       
      Video Tutorial on Profile Picture and Additional Email Addresses
       
      Both of the above topics are also dealt with in this video tutorial from Canvas.  Note: not all settings can be changed here at Dominican.  For example, you can't change your password within Canvas; it will always remain tied to your DU network password.
       
      Setting Your Notifications
      This one's very important!  You can be alerted when grades are posted, Discussions are posted, and whenever you receive a message from your instructor in the Canvas Inbox.  It's all covered here.
       
      Your Inbox
      Canvas puts all communications generated within your Canvas courses in one convenient place:  your Canvas Inbox.  Additionally, you can SEND messages to your instructor or fellow students using this tool, as well.  (Emailed copies are also sent to other places that are enabled in Settings and Notifications.) This guide covers the general appearance of your "conversations" (as Canvas likes to call them) in your Inbox.
       
      Getting Your Work Done in Canvas
       
      Submitting Assignments
       
      Depending on how your instructor set things up, you can upload your completed assignments directly in Canvas.  Check this page on how to upload files (the most frequent type of upload) to Assignments.  Other types of Assignment uploads are covered on this page
       
      We have also created our own documention on Submitting and Retrieving Your Assignments on Canvas in PDF format: Submitting and Retrieving Your Assignments on Canvas.  This may be handy, because there are many ways that your instructor may have left comments in Canvas, and this document covers all of them.
       
      Retrieving Comments on Assignments
       
      The same PDF document above on submitting assignments also has material on retrieving comments on assignments: Submitting and Retrieving Your Assignments on Canvas.
       
      Prefer videos?  We have that, too.  Here is a video on retrieving your assignments and the many ways that instructors can leave comments in Canvas
       
      Here is same video as the one above, only this one has closed captioning embedded on the video.

      Turnitin Assignments

      Your instructor may have created an assignment in Canvas that will be submitted to the Turnitin originality checker.  While submitting the assignment is exactly the same as submitting a regular assignment, you also may have the ability to check your Originality Score and see other comments. This PDF guide goes over submitting an assignment and retrieving the Turnitin information from Canvas.
       
      Discussions
       
      You will likely find that contributing to a Discussion topic in Canvas is pretty easy.  This page covers the basics.
       
       

       

      Canvas FAQs for Faculty

       

      Be sure to also check our page of general Canvas Information for Faculty

      GENERAL CANVAS QUESTIONS
       

      What is Canvas' web address?

      When is my course available?

      Why can't students see my course site?

      How do I give students access before the actual start of the term?

      When can I start editing next semester's course sites?

      Can I add students on my own?

      Why don't I see my students' ID photos?

      How do I upload a my own picture?

      How are cross-listed courses dealt with in Canvas?

      Can I combine two different sections of the same course?

      What happens to my course site(s) at the end of the semester?

      Can I have a Canvas course site for something that's not a "real" course, such as for a committee or another function?

      Can I develop a course site for a course that's not yet officially in Jenzabar/myDU yet, such as one I'm considering for next year?

      How can I get trained on using Canvas?

      QUESTIONS WHILE TEACHING YOUR COURSE 

      I keep having trouble with the [fill in a name] browser

      What is the best way to contact students in Canvas?

      I used the Inbox to send a message to all of my students, but I didn't get a copy delivered to my Dominican email.  Did it go through our not?

      In my Inbox, if look at SENT items, I see messages to a user called "Monologue."  What is that?

      How do I hide a menu area?

      I just posted a Word document, but the "preview" (magnifying glass icon) doesn't seem to be working.

      My students aren't getting email notifications that Assignments have been posted. Why?

      GRADING QUESTIONS: ASSIGNMENTS/GRADEBOOK/ATTENDANCE FEATURES

      How do I retrieve student papers submitted in Canvas?

      How does the Attendance feature work?

      Every time I use Attendance, the students get a notification.  Can I turn those off?

      Every time I grade anything at all, my students get a notification. How do I turn those off?

      How do I give Extra Credit Assignments in Canvas?

      How do I create an Assignment with Turnitin enabled?

      QUIZZES

      How do I create an online Quiz?

      I had a student who got "booted" out of a quiz while taking it. Did I do something wrong?

      How do I allow a student to re-take a Quiz?

      I have a timed quiz. How do I grant a specific student extra time?

      APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING

      Is there a way to quickly schedule student conferences/meetings in Canvas for the entire class?

      CHAT

      I see there is a menu item for Chat.  How do I use it/get rid of it?

      OTHER FEATURES

      ​What does the Conferences menu item do?​

      GENERAL CANVAS QUESTIONS

      What is Canvas' web address?

      There are two that will work.  The easiest one to remember and to convey to your students is:  http://canvas.dom.edu.  [Note, there's no "WWW" in front of that!]  The actual address that you will need to know if you download one of their iOS or Android apps is:  http://dominicanu.instructure.com

      When is my course available?

      It is available to students on the first day of the term in which is your course runs, but only after you Publish it.  (A link for publishing is at the top of the Home page in Canvas.)  We have a  handout on course settings for the start/end date, which also has a gradebook setting that you may want to check, here: Important Canvas Settings.

      The course is available to YOU (as a faculty member) to begin working on roughly eight weeks before the start of the term in which it's being taught.  Depending on the length of your Courses drop-down menu in Canvas, you may have to click on the little View all courses link at the bottom of your list of classes to see your future courses.

      Why can't students see my course site?

      Assuming that you published it, make sure that you have checked your course's Start and End dates.  Both are explained in this handout: Important Canvas Settings.

      How do I give students access before the actual start of the term?

      Be sure you change the Start: date in that specific course's Settings page.  Click the Settings left-side menu link for your course, and sure the Course Details​ tab is enabled and you will see it.  (This, too, is covered in the handout mentioned in the previous two questions, Important Canvas Settings.)

      When can I start editing next semester's course sites?

      The next term's course sites are available to you as an unpublished course around registration time--roughly eight weeks before the start of the term.

      Can I add students on my own?

      No, because Canvas is integrated with Jenzabar/myDU.  You can, however, add in TAs on your own by going to the People menu link on the left, and then by clicking the Add People button.  On the ensuing dialog box, simply enter in the email addresses, make sure the Role drop-down menu at the bottom is set to TA, click the Next button, and confirm that you see their proper first and last names on the next dialog box before submitting.

      Why don't I see my students' ID photos?

      Student pictures are not added automatically. Students can upload their own by following the instructions on this page

      How do I upload a my own picture?

      The same instructions for the students apply to you!  Click directly on your name in the upper right corner of any Canvas screen.  This leads to the Settings page.  From here, you can click directly on the silhouette icon to upload a photo, or click Edit Settings to change the other items, including your photo, by clicking on the silhouette icon.

      How are cross-listed courses dealt with in Canvas?

      Cross-listed courses should already be automatically combined into course site.  The course site will be numbered according to whatever the "parent" course is in Jenzabar/myDU.  Be sure to alert your students to this, as well!  If you click on the People menu item on the left, you should see ALL students from each individual course enrollment that you see in the official myDU course roster.

      Can I combine two different sections of the same course?

      Yes. Be sure to submit an IT Support Center ticket to have this done.  When you create Assignments with a combined course, you can actually give different due dates/times based on the section number  by using the For drop-down menu at the bottom of the Assignment options.  (Otherwise, this should always be set to the default of Everyone.)

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      What happens to my course site(s) at the end of the semester?

      Approximately two weeks after the last day of class, your course site is archived as a read-only site.  However, you can always use this site in the future to Import this course site into a new Canvas course.

      Can I have a Canvas course site for something that's not a "real" course, such as for a committee or another function?

      Yes. Submit an IT Support Center ticket. Keep in mind that population of the course with people will need to be something that is discussed with IT.

      Can I develop a course site for a course that's not yet officially in Jenzabar/myDU yet, such as one I'm considering for next year?

      Yes. Submit an IT Support Center ticket to have a "shell" course site created for you.

      How can I get trained on using Canvas?

      Sign up for a workshop! We offer both in-person and online versions.  Follow this link to register.


       

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      QUESTIONS WHILE TEACHING YOUR COURSE

      I keep having trouble with the [fill in a name] browser

      First of all, Internet Explorer is especially finicky in Canvas, despite it being "officially" supported.  Try another browser!  Canvas is constantly updated, so the first step is making sure your browser remains up to date. (Canvas will display a message at the top of the screen if it's not.)  We always recommend you have at least TWO different browsers available, assuming they are one of Canvas' supported browsers. An up-to-date listing of their currently supported browsers is available here.

      What is the best way to contact students in Canvas?

      There's really two methods--assuming you have published your course site.  To contact just ONE, if you are already in your course site, it may be easiest to click on the People menu link on the left side, then click directly on the student's name.  From there, at the far right, you will see a Send Message link in the sidebar, over to the far right.

      The other way--regardless of where you are in Canvas--is via the Inbox link at the upper right.  After getting there, click the "person" icon at the far right of the TO: field, and just click your way through the list of your courses and then who you want to send a message to.  This is also the best way of messaging ALL of  your students, though again, be aware that your course must be published in order to contact students.

      I used the Inbox to send a message to all of my students, but I didn't get a copy delivered to my Dominican email.  Did it go through our not?

      Yes, it more than likely did.  But to ensure you get copied on all such messages, head to your personal Notifcation preferences, which are accessible by clicking on your name in the upper-right of any Canvas screen.  From there, head to the Notifications menu link on the far left.  In the Conversations​ area, set your preferred frequency of notification in the "Conversations Created by Me" area.

      In my Inbox, if look at SENT items, I see messages to a user called "Monologue."  What is that?

      That is Canvas' rather bizarre way of showing messages that you sent to a group of students (such as EVERYONE in your course) where you included yourself. Canvas actually calls your Inbox stream of messages "Conversations," so in a way it's keeping up that metaphor by saying that you had a conversation with yourself....or, a monologue!  (Yes, we think it's rather bizarre, too.)

      How do I hide a menu area?

      Click the Settings link on the far left in your course site.  From there, click the Navigation tab, and you can click-and-drag specific menu items down to the bottom to hide them.

      I just posted a Word document, but the "preview" (magnifying glass icon) doesn't seem to be working.

      We have found that it can sometimes take a few minutes for that box file previewer to work properly. It usually works immediately for PDF documents, but not as quickly for others. Part of the reason is that behind the scenes it is converting it to a PDF format for viewing in the browser.  Wait a few minutes, and it should work fine.

      My students aren't getting email notifications that Assignments have been posted. Why?

      By default, the email notification setting for Course Content (which is what an Assignment is) is set to NEVER.  (In fact, the setting is "blank," which is essentially the same thing.) Your students WILL see that a new Assignment has been posted on the so-called "course stream" that is the main landing page for everyone in Canvas, but many don't pay attention to that page.  In case you're interested, default settings for Notifications are shown on this page, though you have to scroll down quite a bit to get to the area on default notifications.  Bottom line: if you want students to get emails on new Assignments, suggest that they change their notification settings, which we deal with on our student help page here.

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      GRADING QUESTIONS: ASSIGNMENTS/GRADEBOOK/ATTENDANCE FEATURES

      How do I retrieve student papers submitted in Canvas?

      Assuming you made an Assignment of the "Online" type and allowed file uploads, there's about four different ways to download/view the student files.  They are covered in this PDF: Downloading Student Assignments from Canvas.
       

      How does the Attendance feature work?

      The first time you click on the Attendance link on the side menu in a course, you will be prompted to accept the "Roll Call" plugin. Go ahead and accept it.  Attendance will start working as soon as you take Attendance the first time.  There is additional information on taking attendance at this link, and there is additional information on grade settings at this link.  (By default, Attendance is set to 100 points.  While the help indicates this can be changed, you can NOT do this once you have taken attendance!)

      Also note that you can MUTE this if you do not want students to get notifications every time Attendance is taken!

      Every time I use Attendance, the students get a Notification.  Can I turn those off?

      Because Attendance ultimately winds up on the Assignments page, Canvas treats it like any other Assignment, sending students a notification of their grade once it's graded.  The way to turn OFF this behavior is to MUTE that Assignment.  The way to mute attendance is covered near the top of this help screen.

      Every time I grade anything at all, my students get a notification. How do I turn those off?

      By default, the notification for students being notified of grades is set to "ASAP," which the students control.  You, however, can MUTE any Assignment until you want them to see all grades.  This has to be done BEFORE you start grading the Assignments.  The instructions for muting are covered on this help screen.  (There are multiple ways to mute an Assignment--including in the Speedgrader--but this is probably the easiest way.)

      How do I give Extra Credit Assignments in Canvas?

      The easiest way is to simply create a new Assignment and set it to a "No Submission"-type of Assignment, and give it a point value of zero.  Then, anyone who does not do it will not be penalized, while those who do will receive the points.  However, there a several additional things to consider, especially if you are weighting your Assignments.  Please check this help screen for more information.

      How do I create an Assignment with Turnitin enabled?

      We have a PDF document that covers that very issue! Using Turnitin within Canvas-For Faculty.pdf  (There is also one for students on submitting and retrieving the Originality Report on the Student FAQ page.

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      QUIZZES

      How do I create an online Quiz?

      Creating an online quiz in Canvas is a powerful feature, and you will likely find it fairly easy to do once you get started.  The following guides in the Canvas help area are among the most useful on this topic:

      What are the different types of quizzes?

      What options are available for quizzes?

      How do I create a multiple choice question?

      What do quiz results look like for students? 

      I had a student who got "booted" out of a quiz while taking it. Did I do something wrong?

      There is a very annoying Canvas bug that occurs when you set a Due Date, and an "Until" date (to allow them extra time).  Oddly enough, if a student starts taking the quiz just before the Due Date, they will indeed get "booted" out of the quiz when the Due Date time arrives!  On the other hand, a student who starts taking the quiz AFTER the Due Date but still before the "Until" date is able to complete the entire quiz.  This issue is dealt with in this thread from the Canvas community.  There is a request in to "fix" this issue by allowing the faculty to turn OFF the built-in "autosubmit" feature that Canvas employs when a student is nearing the Due Date time.  You can "vote" for this feature by checking this thread.  (When you click the "Me Too" link, Canvas will want you to login again.   Do this, and then you can click the "Me Too" link.)

      How do I allow a student to re-take a Quiz?

      Bearing in mind that they will be re-taking the entire quiz, you can do this by going to the Quizzes menu area.  Next, click on the quiz itself.  (NOT the "edit" button.)  At the far right, there will be a link to Moderate This Quiz.  Click that link, and on the ensuing screen there is a list of your students. Click the "pencil" icon next to the student's name.  The result will be a dialog box where you can type in a number of extra attempts.  (Since they already took the quiz, just type in the number 1 for the extra attempt.)

      I have a timed quiz. How do I grant a specific student extra time?

      Go to the Quizzes menu area. Next, click on the quiz itself. (NOT the "edit" button.) At the far right, there will be a link to Moderate This Quiz. Click that link, and on the ensuing screen there is a list of your students. Click the "pencil" icon next to the student's name. The result will be a dialog box that has two things: one an area where can grant extra attempts, and below that a box where you can indicate the number of extra minutes for that student.  Assuming the student has not taken the quiz yet, you can ignore the first text box, but be sure to fill in the second one granting extra time.

      APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING

      Is there a way to quickly schedule student conferences/meetings in Canvas for the entire class?

      Do you really think we'd have a question like that on this page if the answer was "no"?!?!  There is a very cool tool called (oddly enough) Scheduler.  Here is a brief PDF we cooked up on how to use it: Scheduler Tool for Faculty.  (By the way, we have a student guide on how to "book" on appointment on the Student FAQ page.)

      CHAT

      I see there is a menu item now for Chat.  How do I use it/get rid of it?

      The Chat function was enabled in November, 2013. To use it, you can click directly on the Chat menu item over on the far left.

      As the name implies, Chat allows you to synchronously chat with anyone else from your class in real time.  Archives ARE saved and both faculty and students have access to the archives.

      There is additional information on the Chat feature from Canvas' help, including a video overview.

      To disable Chat from your course, simply hide the Chat menu item.  To do this, go to the Settings link from the left-side menu, and then click on the Navigation tab.  You can now click-and-drag the Chat box down to the "Hide" area.  If you change your mind and want it (even temporarily), just "unhide" the Chat menu item and you can use it again.

      OTHER FEATURES

      What does the Conferences menu item do?

      Conferences allows you to have live, synchronous sessions of your class when you (or your students) are not on campus.  The Canvas help guide gives you an overview of Conferences.  Additional information is also included in this PDF on Canvas Solutions for When the Weather Does Not Cooperate.  Finally, we also have created a video overview of the feature.  (A closed-captioned version is also available​.)

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      Canvas FAQs for Students

      Be sure to also check our page of Canvas Information for Students 

      GENERAL CANVAS QUESTIONS

      How do I know if a class is using Canvas?

      Check with your instructor first. Not all faculty use Canvas, and if they do not, you will find that the class is not even listed under the Canvas COURSES drop-down menu.

      How do I get to Canvas?

      On the Campus News page, click the TOOLS link, and there will be a link to Canvas there.  You can also follow this link.  If you would like to know an address you can remember, the easiest one is this one:  http://canvas.dom.edu .  [Note:  there is no "WWW" in front of that!]  If you are downloading their iOS or Android app, you will need to know this address, which is our "real" address:  http://dominicanu.instructure.com .

      Do I need to create a special account or anything else?

      NO.  Your Dominican network user name (everything before the "@my.dom.edu" part of your email address) and your Dominican network password is all you need on the Canvas login screen.

      How do I access my class site(s)?

      Click the COURSES drop-down menu at the top of the screen after logging in.  You may also be prompted to set your communications or notifications preferences when you login the first time.  We cover some of those topics on this page.

      I don't see a class listed that I'm enrolled in.

      First of all,  make sure your instructor is using Canvas!  Plus, instructors have to "publish" a course site in order to make it available to students, and it's entirely possible that your instructor is still working on the site and has simply chosen not to publish it yet.  Assuming Canvas is being used and the site is published, all classes that you are officially enrolled in should automatically be listed. If you are trying to get into a class that you had a previous "incomplete" in, contact your instructor and s/he can make arrangements through Information Technology to add you in. If you are waitlisted for a class, you will not have access until you have been added to the class officially.

      What browser should I use?

      Canvas is compatible with most major, updated browsers.  In fact, Canvas will usually give you a message at the top of the screen if your browser is not compatible with the system.  Check this list of compatible browsers from their site to make sure. (We always recommend having at least TWO different browsers on your computer, just in case!)  All that said, we've had the most success with anything OTHER than Internet Explorer.  So, use Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc., before using Internet Explorer.

      Can I use my smartphone and/or tablet?

      Yes! Canvas has free apps for both iOS (Apple) and Android devices. Visit the App Store (for Apple products) or the Google Play store (for Android devices), and a search for either Canvas or Instructure Canvas should lead you to them.  (Instructure is the company that makes Canvas.)

      To access the app the first time after downloading, you will have to input our address, which is:  dominicanu.instructure.com .

      CANVAS TUTORIALS

      How do I even begin learning how to use Canvas?

      You will likely find Canvas fairly easy to learn on your own, and your instructors will give you some information on where to find things in their specific course sites.  But the makers of Canvas have provided a great student overview in a separate site, with links to lots of videos and other information.  Check out the site here.

      NOTIFICATIONS

      I'm getting too many messages!  How do I control them?

      Our general information page here gets into how to set your Notifications.  How often you receive Notifications is actually totally under YOUR control.  To get an explanation of what all of those Notifications actually cover, check this page.  It explains what each of those categories actually includes.

      ASSIGNMENTS

      My instructor left comments for an assignment in Canvas. How do I see them?

      There are actually multiple ways that your instructor may have left comments. This PDF document outlines both submitting an assignment as well as the many ways that you can retrieve comments: Submitting and Retrieving Your Assignments on Canvas.

      We also have a video on the same topic.  This video shows the many ways that you can retrieve comments from an assignment in Canvas

      Here is the same video, only this one also has closed captioning embedded on the video.

      My instructor created an assignment that will go through the Turnitin service.  How do I submit those?

      Submitting an assignment with Turnitin integration enabled is really the exact same process as submitting a regular assignment.  However, there are some additional steps to take if your instructor has allowed you to see the Originality Report.  This PDF guide goes over how to submit and retrieve comments from a Turnitin assignment in Canvas.

      DISCUSSIONS

      I have to participate in Discussions.  How do I start?

      You will likely find participating in Discussions fairly self-explanatory once you click on the topic name.  But this Canvas help page gives a good general overview.

      How to I attach a file in a Discussion?

      That ability has to be enabled by your instructor.  Once it is, look for an Attach icon just underneath the text editor.

      How do I attach an image in a Discussion?

      That one's a bit trickier to figure out, especially if you want to upload an image that you have, personally, as opposed to just using one from FlickrThe basics are explained here.  What's not as clear, however, is how to get your own image uploaded from that Canvas tab that's shown in that help.  You must first upload your image file separately to your own Files area.  Every student has a personal files upload are in the "Canvas cloud," as it were.  Your personal files area is explained here.  Once you have uploaded an image to your personal files area, you will then able to attach that image to a discussion reply.

      PERSONAL FILES

      Can I upload my own files to Canvas without having it associated with a class?

      Yes!  There is a 250MB limit to this storage area, but you can use it to store some files.  Check here.

      SCHEDULING MEETINGS

      My instructor told the class to book a conference appointment using Canvas.  How do I do that?

      Through a tool called Scheduler, which is available via your Calendar in Canvas.  Here is some documentation on how to use it, in PDF format: Scheduler Tool-Student Guide.

      myDU Roster and Email

      ​Below is a PDF on retrieving your roster, viewing the ID photos, and emailing students using the myDU portal:

      Accessing Your Student Rosters, Emailing Students, and Viewing ID Photos via myDU.pdfAccessing Your Student Rosters, Emailing Students, and Viewing ID Photos via myDU

      Don't forget that our campus learning management system, Canvas, also allows you to view your roster via the People menu link on the far left.  You can also send students messages via the Canvas Inbox feature.


      Syllabus resources

      ​Best practices for syllabus design

      Sample syllabus statements.docxSample syllabus statements.docx

      Ideas for working through the syllabus on the first day​

      How learning-centered is your syllabus?  Use this rubric​, developed by the Center for Teaching Excellence at Cornell, to find out!

      Canvas Updates

      ​This page will contain information on updates to Canvas.  Being a cloud-based system, Canvas has a rather frequent update schedule--approximately every 3 weeks or so.

      To assist in getting the word out, Teaching & Learning Technologies is issuing a PDF-based newsletter giving you information on the latest updates to Canvas:  Brushing Up on Canvas.  Each issue is available via the links below.

      Need to "brush up" in many places?  Be sure to register for an online workshop following the link below. 

      https://goo.gl/forms/5ywgQGnYC6Zx66z42

      Brushing Up on Canvas-January 30, 2017

      This weekend's (fairly modest) updates included:
      • ​Rewording of a quiz option to make it clear to faculty that students also see whether an answer is correct or not.
      • Ability to limit Group member to students within the same section also now available from the Assignments page.  (Previously this could only be done from the People page.)
      • Calendar on Syllabus page now called Course Summary rather than Assignment Summary.
      • More new icons.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-January 9, 2017

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Announcements now set to not allow replies by default.
      • Ability to show up to 15 Announcements from the past two weeks on one's Home page, assuming you have created your own Home page.
      • New icons introduced throughout the course site.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-December 12, 2016

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Ability to limit Group membership to students within the same section if groups are created from the People page.
      • Increased accessibilty: underlined hyperlinks and new placement of "Minimize File Preview" link when previewing a document.
      • New system-wide font: Lato

      Brushing Up on Canvas-November 21, 2016

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Major new feature: Mastery Paths, to create "paths" of assignments based on student scores.
      • Ability to view course analytics on past courses.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-October 31, 2016

      This weekend's updates included:
      • Side navigation bar can be partially collapsed.
      • New ability for group peer reviews to not have fellow group members automatically assigned.
      • Easier navigation for faculty between student groups.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-October 10, 2016

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Ability to access assignments from older courses via a SpeedGrader button rather than having to go through the Gradebook.
      • App updates allowing both iOS and Android users to annotate PDF documents for submission.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-September 19, 2016

      This weekend's updates included:

      • An "excessive points" alert in the Gradebook and in SpeedGrader whenever a value of 50% above the total value of the assignment is input.
      • User interface update to the Notification Preferences page.
      • Ability to filter by student last name or first name on the Moderate Quiz page.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-August 29, 2016

      This weekend's updates included:

      • An opt-in ability to add an image to the "course card" for faculty. (Students can still change the color and name of the course cards for themselves, but cannot change the image.)
      • New "look" for Assignments, Quizzes, Modules, and Conferences pages with larger icons and new capability to display longer titles in their entirety.
      • New accessibility feature allowing users to have all links in Canvas underlined.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-August 8, 2016

      Not many updates over the summer other than the new user interface!  But now they're starting to churn out again.  This weekend's updates included:

      • New ability to create an assignment and exclude it from the final grade
      • A new "look" to the SpeedGrader as well as a new ability to save a comment as a draft in case you go to a new student without saving the comment.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-April 25, 2016

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Proper wrapping of longer events in the Calendar
      • Cleaner look to course listings after clicking "View All or Customize" link under COURSES
      • Various bug fixes

      Brushing Up on Canvas-April 4, 2016

      This weekend's updates included:
      • New look to Notifications settings page
      • Ability to view student Analytics directly from People page
      • Bug fixes related to group comments and rich content editor
      • Cutover date for new User Interface set to July 3

      Brushing Up on Canvas-March 14, 2016

      This weekend's updates included:

      • New feature to allow differentiated assignments among student groups.
      • Analytics pages have both the default chart view and a new table view.
      • "Take the Quiz" button for faculty has been replaced with a "Preview" button, which allows you to unpublish a quiz after you preview it.
      Brushing Up on Canvas-February 22, 2016 (Note: no issue on February 1 due to very few updates.)

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Ability to see if a student viewed your crocodoc comments in Speedgrader.
      • Enhanced analytics graphs in both your course as well as for online quizzes in Quiz Statistics.
      • Sidebar enhancements in the "To Do" listing for both students and faculty on the main landing page "dashboard."

      Brushing Up on Canvas-January 11, 2016

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Ability to remove student names from the "Message Students Who..." names generated automatically when used in the Grades area.
      • Some fine-tuning in the "Link Validator," including pointing out links to the wrong course.
      • Option to hide totals in the Grades area will now also hide weighted totals in assignment groups.
      • Android app upated to allow course nicknames and edit discussion topics.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-December 21, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • A new "Link Validator" for checking links to external web resources within your course site.
      • Moderated Grading, allowing any TAs to record grades as a "reviewer" for the instructor to approve and later mark as final.
      • Option to allow your course site to be exported as an offline ePub.
      • Option to set all assignments to have anonymous grading.
      • iOS app update allowing immediate access to key course areas from landing page, push notifications, and creating a "panda" avatar.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-November 23, 2015

      This weekend's (relatively few) updates included:

      • Ability for students to see if an assignment was graded anonymously.
      • A "new look" to the toggle switches in Calendar and Feature Options.
      • Miscellaeous bug fixes.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-November 2, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Modification in wording on Module requirements screen to take into account new feature of requiring students to complete only one of the Module requirements.
      • Addition of "Cancel" button when creating Discussions or Announcements.
      • Ability to limit quiz statistics by section.
      • New "Answer with Precision" feature for online quizzes with numerical answers.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-October 12, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • New ability for students to add in a comment when scheduling an appointment using the Scheduler tool.
      • Anonymous peer reviews now finally fully anonymous.
      • Graphical quiz breakdowns also show number of respondents for each choice in addition to percentages.
      • Android version 5.1 out in the Play store.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-September 21, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Polling feature now available in Conferences.
      • Icon in Gradebook warns you that muted assisgnments will show instructors a different Total score than what students see.
      • Major Android app update to version 5.0

      Brushing Up on Canvas-August 31, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Automatic creation of group "clone" sets if you attempt to change group memberships when there have already been submissions.
      • Choice of opening website submissions in an external window/tab.
      • New iOS and Android app updates, including the ability for the Android app to (finally!) handle many quiz question types. 

      Brushing Up on Canvas-August 10, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • New "Student Interactions Report" from the PEOPLE menu area.
      • Excuse an Assignment option now available in Individual Student View from Gradebook.
      • Change in some rich content editor icons
      • Various bug fixes related to Discussion settings when doing a course import.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-July 20, 2015

      This weekends updates included:

      • Anonymous peer reviews updated further so that student doing the reviewing will not see student names.
      • Change (for students) in appearance of assignment submission button.
      • Fixed bug so that a course-wide letter grading scheme can now carry over to assignments.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-June 29, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • New "EX" mark in the gradebook to excuse a student's assignment.
      • New Module feature to have students "Mark as done."
      • New Android app: Teacher Tools
      • Updated iOS app including quizzes and calendar

      Brushing Up on Canvas-June 8, 2015

      This weekend's updates included: 
      • ​The ability to differentiate Assignments so that you can give one student a different due date from the rest of the class, or create an Assignment that is unique only to one student and not have it affect the other student grades.
      • ​Implementation of the SCORM LTI, allowing instructors to embed SCORM packages within their course site.
      • Ability to customize the colors of calendars on the Calendars page.​

      Brushing Up on Canvas-May 18, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • A new ability to students (or graders) to "Like" a Discussion post.
      • A new "Save & Publish" button that will both save as well publish an Assignment, Quiz, Discussion, or Page. (There will still be separate Save and Publish buttons if you choose to create things without publishing them, however.) 

      Brushing Up on Canvas-April 27, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • A new "anonymous" peer review option in Assignments; the first of two upgrades, this one will hide the reviewer's names from the student being reviewed.
      • Faculty now able to see files from previous courses, even when the Files menu area was hidden from students.
      • New Canvas Community "look" introduced April 15. 

      Brushing Up on Canvas-April 6, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Overhaul of the rich content editor
      • Ability to "hide" a class that has ended from students
      • Announcement that Facebook integration has been removed.
      • Major iOS update to Speedgrader.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-March 16, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Ability to manage Files directly from the Modules page in cases where files are linked.
      • Allow the Average score to be recorded rather than just the highest or lowest when you allow multiple attempts on a quiz.
      • Miscellaenous bug fixes and an Android update.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-February 23, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • New opt-in Quiz Log Auditing feature that gives instructors detailed looks at when students started and stopped a quiz and when they answered questions.
      • Slight change in Gradebook toolbar
      • Announcement about Google Drive integration.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-February 2, 2015

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Canvas warns you if an Assignment due date falls before/after the course Start/End dates.
      • Changing points on an assignment with submissions will generate a message that the assignment must be re-graded
       

      This weekends updates included:

      • New ability to list student names in the Grades area in Last Name, First Name format.
      • Redesigned course setup checklist with new button for it.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-December 22, 2014

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Entirely new Files interface if you choose to opt-in to this feature, which includes sorting by name, date, etc., and a better drag-and-drop interface.
      • Differentiated Assignments between two sections of the same class; this, too, is an opt-in feature

      Brushing Up on Canvas-December 8, 2014

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Ability to filter your Inbox to submission comments from students on Assignments
      • New Quiz Statistics are available for those who wish to opt-in to view them

      Brushing Up on Canvas-November 10, 2014

      This weekend's updates included: 

      • Updated screens for Moderate Quiz
      • New areas shown for user Access Reports 

      Brushing Up on Canvas-October 20, 2014

      This weekend's updates included:

      • A new Notification setting allowing you to get an emailed copy of all messages you send through the Canvas Inbox
      • Multiple updates to various quiz features, including a drop-down menu to move questions around in addition to the usual drag-and-drop method

      Brushing Up on Canvas-September 29, 2014

      This weekend's updates included:

      • Grade History now includes all regraded quizzes
      • Lots of updates in Conferences
      • Elimination of the Assignments link at the top of the screen, along with redesigned menus

      Brushing Up on Canvas-September 8, 2014

      This weekend's updates included:

      • The ability to use peer reviews in Discussions
      • Ability to move the Total column in the Gradebook over to the left
      • New "View All or Customize" link on the COURSES menu
      • Updates for both iOS and Android devices.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-August 18, 2014

      Not many changes, but a few new options are available on quizzes, as well as some tablet updates.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-July 28, 2014

      Highlights of this (small) issue:

      • Students see server and local time on Assignments "landing page" by hovering mouse over due date
      • New "Features/Other Effects of Features" area outlining features and/or effects of features.  You are welcome to contribute an idea in the future!

      Brushing Up on Canvas-July 14, 2014

      Highlights of this issue:

      • Draft State enabled for all
      • Changes in both faculty and student views of groups
      • Email redesign. (How it appears in Outlook)
      • New Student Learning Mastery Gradebook (opt-in)

      Brushing Up on Canvas-June 16, 2014

      Highlights of this issue:

      • Draft State delayed until July 12--but still coming!
      • Changes/bug fixes with Group Discussions
      • External URLs in Modules now have an "open in a new tab" option
      • New "Total Activity" column in the Gradebook

      Brushing Up on Canvas-May 28, 2014

      Highlights of this issue:

      • Assignments will default to a Submission Type of Online, and will retain settings from the previous Assignment.
      • New "Individual View" in the Gradebook.
      • New icons in the Gradebook for student submissions

      Brushing Up on Canvas-May 5, 2014

      Highlights of this issue:

      • New ability to see "last activity date" for students directly from the People menu link
      • Various Calendar updates
      • Larger window for "Add Module Item"
      • Miscellenous bug fixes, including for online quizzes.

      Brushing Up on Canvas-Draft State

      A special edition of the newsletter, outlining the new feature set which will go into effect for everyone on July 12.  (This has been moved back a week from the original date of July 5.)  Until then, it's an "opt-in" feature set, though we encourage you to try it....at least on a Practice Course.  LOTS of changes:

      • New publishing feature for Assignments, Pages, Modules and Quizzes, all of which can be completely hidden until they are published
      • Change to the Pages area and the way a Front Page can be designated

      Brushing Up on Canvas-April 14, 2014

      Highlights of this issue:

      • A clearer way for students to retrieve their feedback on submitted assignments
      • Warning message if faculty tries to leave a Discussion creation before clicking Save button.
      • New picture profile uploader
      • Announcements regarding the end of old Conversations, Calendar, and Gradebook, as well as brower support
      • New feature coming on July 5

      Brushing Up on Canvas-March 24, 2014

      Highlights of this issue:

      • Changes to the way Assignments are edited
      • Sorting in the Gradebook
      • Profile pictures in circles rather than squares
      Brushing Up on Canvas-March 3, 2014

      Highlights of this issue:

      • Learning Mastery Gradebook option based on standards rather than grades
      • New ability to have student gradebook reflect total points rather than overall course percentage
      • Slight redesign of Course Import options
      • Two-decimal precision in weighted grades

      Brushing Up on Canvas - February 10, 2014

      Highlights of this issue:

      • A private "notes" column in the gradebook has been enabled for the instructor
      • "High contrast" view has been added to individual user settings, if the user chooses to enable it
      • Ability to select ALL messages if a user has opted into the new user conversations/Inbox

      Brushing Up on Canvas - January 28, 2014

      Highlights of this issue: 

      • Disabling the student view of quizzes on completed courses
      • New features in the new conversations/Inbox.  (One must "opt in" to the "new" conversations first.)
      • Miscellaneous bug fixes
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