Institutional self-study continues Feb. 24 with effectiveness and improvement open forum

Institutional self-study continues Feb. 24 with effectiveness and improvement open forum

What makes UAA unique? What do you value most about the learning that occurs at UAA? What is distinctive about a UAA graduate? Discuss these questions and more as UAA engages in an institutional self-study. As part of the process, the Office of Academic Affairs will host open forums throughout the academic year addressing UAA’s core themes.

All open forums will be available by distance to the community campuses. Follow the links below to register for individual sessions.

Questions? Please contact Academic Affairs at uaa_oaa@uaa.alaska.edu.

Open Forum: Effectiveness and Improvement
Friday, Feb. 24, 9–11 a.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307
Register

Review of Draft Report
Friday, April 7, 9-11 a.m.
Gorsuch Commons, Room 107
Register

Think Tank with Alaska Food Policy Council- March 2

March 2: Think Tank with Alaska Food Policy Council

Think Tank Series
Thursday, March 2, 1-2:15 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Guest agency: Alaska Food Policy Council
Topic: What does food security mean to you, and how should we strengthen the food system here?

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 will be provided.

Parking note: Free parking for this event is available in the Library Lot. Please allow extra time to find parking.

This Think Tank is co-hosted by the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and the Master of Public Health Program and the Center for Community Engagement & Learning.

Details on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/ events/1826178027650953

Register now for AY2017 General Education Assessment workshops; next session is March 10

Register now for AY2017 General Education Assessment workshops; next session is March 10

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 2: Outcomes and Rubric
Friday, March 10, 10–11:30 a.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 and by distance
Register

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
Register

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

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.

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.

6th ANNUAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FORUM-April 24

6th ANNUAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FORUM
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
www.npr.org
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.
When
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7pm – 10pm Alaska Time
Where
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307