November is Aviation History Month

Plane with three propelers
(Photo: Thierry Fillieul, Pexels)

Ten years ago, on November 14, Dr. Bruce A. Rothwell unexpectedly passed away. Dr. Rothwell was an avid supporter of lifelong learning, earning a Master of Aeronautical Science in 2005 at the age of 55. His ties to Embry-Riddle began while he served in the U. S. Air Force. In 1992, he began teaching as an adjunct professor. Six years later, he retired from active duty, after 30 years of service, as a Major and entered into academia full-time.

Dr. Rothwell taught courses in the area of Leadership, Management, and Technology. His academic interests were in the management of the airline industry, public regulation, logistics, and personnel management. He had a passion for teaching and really cared about the students. He always wanted to make it right.

During his time at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, he rose quickly through the academic ranks serving as the Undergraduate Arts and Sciences Department Chairman, the Department Chairman for General Education, the Program Chairman for Institutional Effectiveness, the Worldwide Associate Regional Dean, and the Worldwide Central Regional Dean. Today, the Bruce A. Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence stands in tribute of his seventeen years of service to the University.

Add/Drop Policy Change

In January of 2020, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide will implement a revised add/drop policy. Students will have 4 business days from their course start date to drop a course without penalty. Advisor approval will be required to perform all drops. Students needing to drop a course should contact their academic advisor for assistance prior to the add/drop deadline.

Review the Wordlwide Add/Drop Schedule for more details.

Managing Your Research with RefWorks

The Hunt Library is hosting a webinar on how to manage research with RefWorks. For more information and to register, visit the Event page to learn more about this Hunt Library workshops.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: EagleVision

More resources for faculty from the Hunt Library.

B & W of Bruce A. Rothwell
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Tip Clip

Learn about importing announcements from another course. Importing content is a time saver and can shorten the preterm duties. Discover the benefits and potential pitfalls. This short video Copying over Announcements in Canvas, walks through the importing process and identifies some potential gotchas.

This tip and many others are available in the RCTLE eUnion.

OLC: Accelerate
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The 2019 Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Virtual Accelerate Conference begins on Tuesday, November 19th and runs for four days. Your RCTLE has secured virtual registrations for any interested ERAU-W faculty. This virtual registration will allow access to over 100 streamed sessions. Some of the topics include gamification, quality, policy development, and open educational resources.

Contact us at for access information.

Recommended sessions will be posted in the RCTLE Resource Site (note: became the RCTLE eUnion in 2020).


The mission of the Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is to empower faculty members in their pursuit of professional growth through diverse offerings for the universal goal of student success.

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