March 26, 2014
Be happy – your students are good people.
Look at this outpouring of help for each other.
March 26, 2014
A kind student left change on the copier for someone else to use, with this note: “Pass on a good deed big or small.”
We’re passing on the good feeling it generated with staff and students when we saw it.
March 12, 2014
We’re right in the middle of it! Are you on board?
What is open education and why is it important? “Open Education is, at its core, about free and open sharing. Free, meaning no cost, and open, which refers to the use of legal tools (open licenses) that allow everyone to reuse and modify educational resources.” Read more.
Open Education Week raises awareness about Open Education and its impact on teaching and learning.
March 4, 2014
Why should basketball fans have all of the fun?
Come to the second floor of the LRC and vote for your favorite book.
Vote each week in March to help your book become champion!
And the winner will be?
February 26, 2014
Students’ requests for letters of recommendation peak in spring semester. Whether you’re a prof who’s written hundreds or a student requesting your first letter, here’s help for you:
In The Art of the College Recommendation Letter, Andrew Simmons encourages instructors to move past formulaic expressions and summaries of academic performance to produce letters that capture the students’ “real vibrant selves.”
Purdue’s OWL delivers extensive advice for faculty and counselors on accepting or refusing a request for a letter, formatting letters, avoiding clichés, and more.
‘Tis the Season for Letters of Recommendation by Librarian Pam Posz presents a thorough guide for students who are requesting letters of recommendation from instructors, employers, or mentors.
Pam also offers these Sample Letters of Recommendation. Thank you, Pam!
February 21, 2014
New college textbook prices have risen 82% from 2002 to 2012 (GAO, 2013). Textbook costs reduce student success when students take fewer courses, earn a lower grade or fail a course, or drop a course because they can’t afford the book.
College faculty are stepping up to reduce textbook barriers with high-quality open textbook publishing initiatives, described in this slideshare presentation. Follow progress at SUNY, Rice, and University of Minnesota.
Have you considered or adopted an open access textbook at SCC?