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Fine Forgiveness!

7 years 8 months ago
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!

CAT Faculty Earns National Spotlight

8 years 1 month ago
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 to Receive WIFV Award

8 years 1 month ago
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.

Workshop: Grant Seeking Basics

8 years 11 months ago
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.

Center for Academic Technology receives the "Quality Matters Making a Difference for Students" Award

9 years 1 month ago
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.

think-cell Software Available!

9 years 2 months ago
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.

Join Us for Professional Development Boot Camp!

9 years 5 months ago
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.

Professor Jones at Blackboard World 2011

9 years 5 months ago
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.

Well done, Suzan Harkness!

9 years 8 months ago
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.
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