It’s November, and we are thankful for you!

Can you believe it’s November already? 2018 is just around the corner. As always, the Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is thankful for you – the Worldwide faculty. Thank you for sharing your successes with us, and reaching out to us for advice, suggestions, or resources. As we finalize our topics and offerings for 2018, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any ideas to share!

Introducing Dr. Stacy Kelley to the RCTLE Team!

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Dr. Stacy Kelley, Grants Specialist

Please join RCTLE in welcoming the newest member of our team, Dr. Stacy Kelley, Grants Specialist. Stacy comes to us from the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she led a team in grants administration and worked alongside Program Officers to facilitate merit review. Stacy enjoys helping ERAU full-time faculty locate funding opportunities and turn their ideas into highly-competitive grant proposals. She is a life-long learner with B.S. degrees in science and economics and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois. Writing and managing grants along the way, Stacy has lived and worked overseas with the U.S. Peace Corps, taught, and conducted scientific research as an undergraduate and graduate student that resulted in scholarly publications. In her free time, Stacy enjoys spending time with her husband, watching NASA rocket launches, sticking her toes in the sand, and traveling the world.

This Month’s EV-Anar: Providing Effective APA Feedback Efficiently

APA is the standard formatting style for ERAU-W. It’s important for faculty teaching all subjects to give quality feedback to their students on APA. How can you do this effectively AND efficiently? Cristina Cottom, our Research Specialist, will share several tips and strategies for how to do so in this session!

Please attend one of our live sessions:

  • Tuesday, November 14th at 10 am ET
  • Tuesday, November 14th at 8 pm ET
  • Thursday, November 16th at 2 pm ET

As always, you can access our EV-Anars via the RCTLE EagleVision Room.

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Teaching Tip: Message Students Who…

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Proactive communication can be invaluable for helping your students succeed. As Sara Ombres described in the October Special Session, Canvas includes a “Message Students Who…” feature for each assignment in your course. You can access this option from the Gradebook. For each assignment, you can:

  • Message all students who have not submitted (to remind them of the due date, your late policy, and the importance of the assignment)
  • Message all students who have scored below a certain score (to provide them some suggestions on how to improve on future submissions)
  • Message all students who have scored above a certain score (to congratulate them and encourage them to keep up the hard work!)
  • For more information on this great resource, review the How do I send a message to my students from the Gradebook? Canvas Guide. In addition, October’s Special Session recording will be posted soon!

Come Chat with us AND your colleagues!

The November 2017 RCTLE Discussion involves sharing APA resources; what resources do you share with your students? Do you have any APA “feedback banks” or common feedback you share over and over? Come share resources and ideas with your colleagues in our November 2017 Discussion!

Also, our monthly office hours will be held:

Wednesday, November 29th at 10 am ET via the RCTLE EagleVision Room.

Don’t Forget…

Make sure you are enrolled in RCTLE eUnion; you can join at any time. This is your one-stop-shop for our monthly discussions, session recordings, FACD course resources, live sessions, and useful RCTLE announcements throughout the month!

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