CBE Coaching Webinar: Register Now!

WGUSupporting students in a competency-based education (CBE) program is somewhat different from traditional on-line programs. Most CBE programs offer some form of coaching to assist students in navigating through the program and keeping them on track.

Join presenters from Bellevue College, Broward College, Sinclair Community College, and Western Governors University and as they describe their unique student coaching models developed for and operating in their CBE programs. Each institution has developed a model for supporting their students that fits within the structure of their own campus operations. This interactive webinar will allow you hear about each model and ask questions of the presenters.

Who will benefit from attending: academic administrators developing CBE programs as well as faculty supporting CBE students

The webinar will be held on July 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 EDT/12:00 – 1:30 CDT/ 11:00 – 12:30 MDT/ 10:00 – 11:30 PDT/ 9:00 – 10:30 AKDT/9:00 – 10:30 HST.

You must register to participate. Registration is open until July 27.

The webinar will be archived in October 2014.


Sally M. Johnstone
Vice President for Academic Advancement
Western Governors University
voice: 801.924 4662
email: sjohnstone@wgu.edu


The 2014 Kingsborough Autumn Institute on Learning Communities

kingboroughKingsborough Community College offers a two day series of active, collaborative, workshops on the “nuts and bolts” of designing and building learning communities and LC programs.  The autumn workshops will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 18 and 19, on our campus in Brooklyn, NY.

The workshops are appropriate for individuals new to learning communities as well as those who seek to reflect on and strengthen their practices.  We have been joined in the past by teams from across the nation, from two year and four year colleges. I’ve attached more detailed information to this email.

If you would like to send a team from your school we welcome you.

If you know of colleagues elsewhere who might be interested, please feel free to share the attached, or to direct them to Ms. Stephanie Akunvabey, Associate Director of Academic Affairs (stephanie.akunvabey@kbcc.cuny.edu; 718.368.6634).

NEH Enduring Questions Grant

neh_at_logoApply for an NEH Enduring Questions Grant!

The National Endowment for the Humanities/Natl. Fndn. on the Arts & Humanities Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.

This question-driven course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental concern of human life addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.


Enduring Questions | National Endowment for the Humanities

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NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

neh_at_logoApply for a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant!

National Endowment for the Humanities/Natl. Fndn. on the Arts & Humanities is currently accepting proposals designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities.

By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.

Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.  Two levels of awards will be made in this program: Level I and Level II.

Level I awards are small grants designed to fund brainstorming sessions, workshops, early alpha-level prototypes, and initial planning.  In addition to early planning towards an innovative prototype, Level I proposals should identify a problem or research question, explore a research agenda, or discover appropriate methodologies or technologies.  Outcomes for Level I projects would likely include reports, position papers, and plans for subsequent steps and future research or development. Level I projects may also fund conferences or workshops addressing specific topics related to the impact of technology on the humanities.  Proposals should include specific plans for broad dissemination of project outcomes.

Level II awards are larger grants that can be used for more fully-formed projects that are ready to begin implementation or demonstrate proofs of concept. Level II proposals should therefore include a more articulated plan of work leading to concrete and tangible outcomes, such as working prototypes, test beds, or demonstration projects.

Applicants must state in their narrative which funding level they seek. Applicants should carefully choose the funding level appropriate to the needs of the proposed project.

Deadline: 09/11/2014

Program Number: 42117

Program staff recommends that draft proposals (which are optional) be submitted at least six weeks before the deadline. Time constraints may prevent staff from reviewing draft proposals submitted after that date.

Student Retention Software Demos

SBCTC eLearningMark Carbon, of SBCTC’s eLearning department, has scheduled several student retention software demonstrations.  

If you are interested in attending (they are hosted via Collaborate and recorded), please visit the WAOL website.

If you have any questions, please contact Monique Kovalenko at mkovalenko@sbctc.edu

Webinar on Institutional Support and Resources for Online Accessibility

The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD for short) funded Suffolk University to collect data and produce a guide on an important topic around online accessibility– how to increase collaboration between Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) and Offices of Disability Services (ODSs) to establish institutional support.

Join in the conversation on August 7th at 1PM (EST) to learn more!

Questions? Contact Kathryn Linder at klinder@SUFFOLK.EDU

RSVP here!

CTLs and ODSs

FREE Webinars on Academic Branding, Publishing, Coaching, and Dissertation Writing!

ACW ImagineHere’s a preview of the 12 webinars in the FREE Academic Coaching and Writing (ACW) Fall Webinar Series

Hosted by the John A. Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Information Technologies at the University of Notre Dame.

Academic Branding

Academic Branding: Improving Your Visibility, Network, and Career Opportunities

September 17, 2014

Academic branding puts you in the driver’s seat, allowing you to tell the story you want to tell about yourself, your scholarship, and your leadership.


Conducting an Academic Job Search with Clarity, Positivity, and Resilience

October 1, 2014

In this webinar you will learn how to manage the uncertainty of an academic job search in ways that increase your clarity, positivity, and resilience.


  1. Designing Your Online Presence to Promote Your Academic Persona

October 15, 2014

This webinar will introduce you to the most popular online platforms and tools and help you decide which ones to use to promote yourself and your academic work.


Academic Publishing

Writing a Journal Article: How to Move from Evidence to Argument

September 11, 2014

This webinar will address the fundamentals of crafting successful article submissions in the sciences and social sciences.


Writing an Academic Book Proposal

November 6, 2014

In this webinar you will learn how to start the process of writing a successful book proposal and how to find the best press for your academic book.


Academic Coaching

Managing the Imposter Syndrome in Academia: How to Overcome Self-Doubt

September 25, 2014

Do you ever feel like an academic “imposter” or have negative thoughts about your capabilities? This webinar will help you rethink how you present yourself.


Getting in Sync With Your Tenure Clock

October 23, 2014

How do you create peace of mind when working against the tenure clock? Learn strategies to create a tenure plan and rethink your relationship to your tenure process.


Developing an Academic Support Network

November 20, 2014

Have you found an academic team that will support you on your academic journey? Learn how to grow your network and ask for support.


Dissertation Proposal Writing

Finding and Focusing Your Dissertation Topic: Setting Out on Your Dissertation Journey

August 14, 2014

In this webinar you will learn how to focus your topic and identify a gap in the literature.


The Dissertation Proposal: Putting the Pieces Together

September 18, 2014

Completing a proposal is like doing a jigsaw puzzle with 1000 pieces. In this webinar you will learn how to write the problem statement and put the pieces together.


The Review of Literature: Finding Your Way Out of the Literature Fog

October 16, 2014

In this webinar you will learn how to begin the literature review, organize your materials, decide when you’ve read enough, and synthesize the research.


Selecting a Research Design that Aligns with Your Research Question

November 13, 2014

This webinar offers a crash course in understanding research methods and how to align them with your topic and research question.


Visit http://www.academiccoachingandwriting.org/ for more information

NWeLearn 2014– Mike Caulfield to Keynote

NW eLearn2014 NW eLearning Conference

October 23-24, 2014, Boise ID
Where teaching, learning & tech converge!

Early bird registration ends August 29

Join us in Boise, ID for the 9th annual Northwest eLearning Conference. This year’s conference is hosted by Idaho State University and will be at the Red Lion in downtown Boise.

The NWeLearning conference features two full days of sessions on eLearning including lightning round presentations, roundtable discussions, and an insightful keynote address. This year’s jam packed schedule also includes a special track focusing on the K-12 environment for the first time.

NWeLearn 2014 Keynote Announced

Mike CaulfieldMike Caulfield, Director of Blended/Networked Learning at Washington State University Vancouver, is our keynote speaker. His provocative address, Taking Education Out of “Airplane Mode” will look at how technology can be used to connect students to each other and to the larger world. Mike has worked in educational technology since 1997 developing many types of e-learning projects including Flash-based educational games, a simulation-based online curriculum for Columbia University, and various projects for Fortune 500 companies.
For more info about the keynote and Mike, check out the keynote web page.
The NWeLearning Conference is a unique, cost-effective opportunity for faculty, administrators and instructional designers to come together to discuss best practices, collaborations, and ideas in integrating technology in learning.

Mark the date and register for NWeLearn 2014 today!

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Hybrid Courses: Best of Both Worlds

Keep Calm and Mooc awayHybrid Courses: Best of Both Worlds
will run on the Canvas Network
August 4th – Sept. 1st

This is the 3rd time the FREE online course is being offered as a global MOOC!

Register Now!

“This course renewed my enthusiasm for teaching and experimenting with new approaches.”
Diane Doss, SPSCC, 2013 Participant

Open to both new and experienced educators from Higher Ed and K-12
• Explore methods to effectively combine the two formats
• Build a class community that engages students and supports active learning in any subject area

Double your impact by taking advantage of both the classroom and online environments!

Read More Here . . .
Watch a One Minute Video

To receive a certificate of completion from the instructor the students must complete one of two options for the final project.
The certificate signifies that the recipient has completed two Continuing Education Units and 16 clock hours at Renton Technical College, a Washington State-Approved clock Hour Institution.

Questions? Contact facilitator Liz Falconer, lfalconer@rtc.edu

Race and PedagogyJoin

2,000 educators, activists, students, parents, and community advocates


with colleagues from the local region, nationally and internationally around issues of access, equity and excellence for all of our students.

3rd Quadrennial

Race and Pedagogy National Conference

September 25-27, 2014

Register Now

Many participation options and rates are available!

No one, particularly students or unemployed and other low income individuals, will be turned away for lack of funds.

Concurrent Sessions Cover Three Subthemes

  • Freedom and Civil Rights Struggles
  • Institutional Readiness
  • Transformation and Revolutionary Pedagogies

Spotlight Sessions Spread Across 4 Strands

  • Teacher Development and Preparation
  • Teaching & Learning about Biology and Race
  • Arts as Public Pedagogy
  • Education and Criminal Justice

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Conyact Information

Race & Pedagogy Initiative
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner St. #1023
Tacoma, WA 98416-1023

253.879.2907 (fax)