As part of National Library Week (April 14-20, 2013), the UDC Library is offering you the exceptional opportunity to clear your account of overdue fines! Please see details at the above link. This is a limited time offer, so act now!
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Dr. Cristi Ford, Assistant Professor in the Center for Academic Technology (CAT) at the University of the District of Columbia Learning Resources Division was recently highlighted in the November Sloan-C newsletter. Sloan recognized Dr. Ford for her guiding and centralized support of faculty professional development in the area of e-learning, online course design, and collaborative partnerships. Dr. Ford was selected to attend the 2012 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Teaching and Learning (IELOL) and has also joined the steering committee member for the 6th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. To read more, click the link above.
Shirin Ghareeb, Deputy Director of Filmfest DC, and Director of the Arabian Sights Film Festival, has been named a recipient of the Women in Film and Video (WIFV) Women of Vision Award. The awards celebrate women's creative and artistic achievements in media and exemplify the mission and vision of WIFV by making an impact regionally and internationally, and inspiring other media professionals to do the same.
On Thursday, November 8 at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, Dr. Marjorie Lightman and Dr. William Zeisel, co-authors of the new book on UDC's history, will compare two decisive eras in the history of Washington and public higher education - the Reconstruction years, 1865-1876, and the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s. View more details at the link above.
All faculty and staff are encouraged to come and learn how to operate the equipment in our labs and also that which is available for loan. View more details at the link above and click here to register.
Our new web-scale discovery system will launch in the fall semester. Preview this powerful tool at the link above. Watch this space for information on training workshops for students.
The ICPSR is hosting a free workshop for those interested in learning about the data, citations, research opportunities, and more available from this amazing resource. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 10:00am–12:00pm in Bldg. 41 Room 105. Click on the link above for more information.
On Monday, April 16 the UDC Campus will be closed in observance of Emancipation Day. We'll return to our regular hours on Tuesday, April 17. Want to more about why we celebrate Emancipation Day? Click on the link above.
April 8 - 14, 2012 is National Library Week! Visit the UDC Library on the 5th Floor of Building 41 and pick up a treat, check out our library week displays, and tell us what you think!
Please join the LRD for the grand opening of the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection beginning at 4pm, Wednesday, February 29. Our celebration will include a grant writing workshop, tour of the collection, and a reception. RSVP 202.274.6370 or email@example.com
On Thursday, Feb. 16, the Learning Resources Division and the Foundation Center will host Grant Seeking Basics, a workshop demonstrating the Foundation Center's database and other free grant writing resources. The workshop will be held in Bldg. 41 Room A-03 from 2-3:30pm. For more information click on the link above.
The Center for Academic Technology and the Office of Information Technology have created video tutorials to help you access services in Banner. Tutorials include guidance on myUDC, SSB and INB.
Center for Academic Technology receives the "Quality Matters Making a Difference for Students" Award
The University of the District of Columbia is honored to receive this recognition for our efforts and commitment toward effective quality assurance, academic integrity, and best-practices to support student learning. The Center for Academic Technology in partnership with QM has led a collaborative initiative across the UDC campus to build a culture of institutional effectiveness. We have implemented a rigorous assessment plan and professional development initiatives to improve online instructional capacity, course design, and student outcomes. We find quantitative evidence of higher completion rates, grades, and fewer withdrawals. UDC is delighted to share our story and successes.
During November LRD is showcasing the publications of UDC Faculty. You can find these displays on the first and fifth floors of Building 41. Click the link above for a complete list of the faculty publications being showcased.
The Learning Resources Division has partnered with software developer think-cell to provide students, faculty, and staff with access to their products. think-cell is a PowerPoint add-on that allows you to create professional-looking business charts in Microsoft PowerPoint with Excel data. This software is free to use. For more information and to obtain information on how to download the software please visit the link above.
Ask a Librarian NOW! the Library's chat service allows you to connect with a librarian instantly and get an answer to your question from wherever you are. Try it out today!
In conjunction with the Center for Academic Technology, the Library will be offering three workshops during Professional Development Boot Camp. Our sessions are useful for both new and returning faculty members. The Library will be offering three sessions including "What the Library Can Do for You!" and "Using Library Instruction to Assist in Student Learning" You can find a link to the full schedule and session descriptions by clicking on the title above.
Prof. Edward S. Jones was a presenter at Blackboard World 2011, held in Las Vegas, July 11-15. His presentation was "Planning Incrementally to End with a Blast: A Successful Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1 Implementation" in which he highlighted the experiences of the recent CAT activities on the topic. Click above to view his presentation.
The Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment of the Association of American Colleges and Universities complimented Dr. Suzan Harkness for her contribution to the VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) Reliability Pilot. Since 2009, VALUE rubrics have been used on over 2,000 campuses to engage faculty and students in assessing learning.
On May 2, 2011, the Learning Resources Division inaugurated a Faculty Reading Room named in honor of Dean Rachel Petty for her contributions to the university during her tenure. The latest Nooks and iPads are available for use. Click above for further details.
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