Newsletter: August 2017

This month, your Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is offering a number of opportunities for you to engage with your peers around the world, ask questions about ERAU-W policies and hone your own teaching practice. Please join us for the live events, participate in the online discussions and/or call us to set up an individual consultation. 

Special Session: Content and Community for Your English Language Learners

As online education continues to grow, so does the need for differentiated instruction in the online environment. The educational backgrounds and English proficiency of ERAU-W students can differ. Due to this variation of English skills, English Language Learners (ELLs) often have increased needs in an online course because they are navigating two languages as well as the technology itself (de la Varre, Keane & Irvin, 2011).

Join Cristina Cottom, from RCTLE for this 45-minute Special Session that will explore some challenges experienced by ELLs as well as offer strategies and tools to promote inclusion, understanding, and success. The session will be offered at the following times:

  • Wednesday, August 23 @ 11 AM ET 
  • Wednesday, August 23 @ 8 PM ET

EV-Anar: Advising – The Other Side of Student Success

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(Image: Freepik)

Academic Advisors work with students from admission to graduation. During this time, a lot can be covered from degree planning to connecting students to university resources.

This EV-Anar will focus on what is happening behind the scenes in advising. Join representatives from the Online Campus advising team to discuss how faculty and staff can work together to provide the best student experience possible. 

The session will be offered at the following times:

  • Tuesday, August 22 @ 10 AM ET
  • Tuesday, August 22 @ 8 PM ET  
  • Thursday, August 24 @ 2 PM ET

Virtual Community of Practice

Come Chat With Us!

Join us for Office Hours Wednesday, August 30th @ 11 AM ET via the RCTLE EagleVision Room.

Check-in on the discussions happening right now on the RCTLE Resource Site (note: became the RCTLE eUnion in 2020). This month, you can ask questions directly to the Online Academic Advising Team. Who knows maybe your question will be featured during the EV-Anar.  Tune in to find out!


Teaching Tip: Establish Clear Deadlines