AY2017 General Education Assessment workshops; next session is April 14

Register now for AY2017 General Education Assessment workshops; next session is April 14

Building on September’s General Education Open Forum, Dan Kline (director of General Education) will lead a series of workshops for faculty from across UAA (1) to develop a curriculum map of their majors and programs, (2) to align their programs and majors to UAA GER outcomes, (3) to create assignments and rubrics to evaluate Student Learning Outcomes, and (4) to map out an approach to assessment that fosters the programs and majors as well as the GER assessment required by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’ reaffirmation of UAA’s accreditation.

Throughout the process, we will be developing practical tools for curriculum mapping and assessment, and at the end of the CAFE series, we hope to have a group of programs and majors that are willing to pilot this assessment process in Spring 2017.

Last year, the GER Curriculum Mapping Workshops led to further development of a shared rubric which can be used in both GER courses and by programs to assess outcomes in written communication, oral communication and information literacy. This year’s workshops will lead to the creation of shared rubrics
in social sciences, humanities and fine arts.

You do not need to have attended the General Education Open Forum, nor do you have to attend all three CAFE sessions to benefit from the discussion. The workshop series will be repeated in Spring 2017. All faculty, programs and majors are invited—from certificates and associate degrees to baccalaureate,
 master’s and doctoral degrees.

Spring 2017 workshop schedule:

General Education Assessment Workshop 3: Rubric and Student Work
Friday, April 14, 10–11:30 a.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 and by distance

General Education Soiree
Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9 (times TBD)
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 and by distance

Co-sponsored by the General Education Advisory Committee (GERA), Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE).

Questions? Contact Dr. Dan Kline, General Education Director, at (907) 786-4364 or dtkline@alaska.edu. Questions about connecting by distance? Email uaa_oaa@uaa.alaska.edu.

How can we better connect homeless individuals with social services across Anchorage?- April 6

*Thursday, April 6, 2017*

*11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.*
UAA/APU Consortium Library, room 307

Guest agency: *Bean’s Cafe*
Topic: *How can we better connect homeless individuals with social services
across Anchorage?*

Think Tanks are a monthly community engagement experience in which a
nonprofit agency presents a challenge or issue and attendees brainstorm
solutions for the organization. Students, faculty, staff and community
members–join us to assist this organization and contribute your thoughts
and ideas to the discussion!
Pizza is provided by Moose’s Tooth. Parking note: Free parking for this
event is available in the Library Lot. Please allow extra time to find
This Think Tank is co-hosted by the UAA School of Social Work and the
Center for Community Engagement & Learning.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1872556486325873/

*Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL)*
University of Alaska Anchorage
LIB 211N
3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508
907-786-4062 p
*uaa.ccel@alaska.edu *

*Engage with us:*facebook.com/uaaccel

The Censorship Quiz II


Come to the second annual Censorship Challenge! In celebration of banned books week, the Anchorage Public Library and UAA/APU Consortium Library are hosting a pub quiz. Entry is free! Teams should consist of no more than six people. The quiz will consist of six rounds – including one visual round…

Alaska Maps

If you are traveling around Alaska this summer, you may want to check out some maps. You can take a look at topographical maps, road maps, fishing maps, historical maps and much more. A simple way to find out what we have is to type in to the Quick Search box: Alaska map.


Friday, April 24th, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
UAA Consortium Library, Room 307

You are invited to join the Center for Community Engagement & Learning at our annual forum to recognize the civic engagement achievements from the past year.

The Community Engagement Forum features awards to students and faculty and highlights of our community partnerships, including the presentation of the 2015 Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award and Dr. Alex Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award.

The poster session is an opportunity to talk to Community Engaged Student Assistants about their faculty-community partner projects. Be sure to arrive early, you won’t want to miss it!

11:00 a.m. Student Poster Session | 12:00 p.m. Luncheon Program Begins

Please RSVP by April 20 RSVP online (www.uaa.alaska.edu/engage) or by contacting CCEL.

Harper Lee plans to publish sequel to her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Harper Lee plans to publish sequel to her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Harper Lee Plans To Publish A New Novel Featuring ‘Mockingbird’ Hero
More than 50 years after the release of her classic — and only — novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee plans to publish a second. The newly unearthed book, Go Set a Watchman, will be published in July.

Cabin Fever Debates-Jan 27

Cabin Fever Debates
The Seawolf Debate team is proud to present the tenth annual Cabin Fever Debates Intramural Debating Tournament. Held each year in the spring semester, the Cabin Fever Debates provide UAA students not active on the competitive Seawolf Team the opportunity to give academic debating a try. Designed for students with little or no competitive experience, the tournament will expose you to the fundamentals of debating and offer the chance to compete for a great prize package. All debates are open to the public. For more information, check out our website at cabinfeverdebates.uaa.alaska.edu.
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7pm – 10pm Alaska Time
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307