|University of Alaska Southeast Faculty and Staff Newsletter||August 29, 1997|
On Monday, the faculty focused on the competencies required for assessment at several different workshops. The faculties then met separately on Tuesday to both create mission statements, goals, and objectives, and to develop assessment plans to determine how achievement of those goals and objectives would be measured.
Technology sessions were held Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Presntations included information on new technologies available to UAS faculty members. Included were presentations on the smart cart, smart classroom, and available library data bases.
Mulle said the reactions to convocation that she has most frequently heard have been that faculty members liked being active participants rather than simply recipients of information; being involved in the process of creating departmental policy, and the opportunity to articulate both what was expected of students, and to think about issues in their disciplines.
This year Tuxedo Junction will be held October 4th with a "Sail Away" theme. The evening begins with a bon voyage party at the lower tram station. The other venues include the top of the Tram, designed to simulate a shipboard experience highlighted by romantic big band music; Taku Eatery with a mock casino and rock 'n roll band; and the St. George catamaran with a dessert cruise and jazz.
Tickets are $50 and will be sold at both Hearthside Books locations, the UAS Bookstore and over the phone at 465-6267. Tickets go on sale Sept. 2.
Outdoor activities included a kayak trip, overnight camping, a hike, and a beach walk. Academic activities included student meetings with faculty representing biology, environmental science, education, art and computers. In addition other meetings provided information about loans, jobs, tutoring, banking, internships, and exchanges.
Other new Juneau campus technology upgrades include the smart classroom with fixed multimedia projection capabilities for Mac or PC in Egan Library 105, the multidisciplinary lab in the Hendrickson Building and a smart cart for the Mac or PC is available from media services and includes laser disc capability. New Pentium and Power Mac computers have been placed in the campus computer lab along with a new scanner and new printer. The new computers were purchased with funds raised through the technology fee.
The book shows and describes the results of middle school students from different states who were connected online while they discussed and wrote about "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl." Christian says, "As an English teacher I've never seen writing so good from middle school students." He says, in part, that's because students care more about their writing when it is being read by 250 other students.
The Partnership Program helps prepare students for real-world business environments and equip them for technology-oriented careers. As the recipients of this grant, the faculty has received 30 Microsoft licenses for Office 97.
The Developer Network grant provides state-of-the-art information systems development tools to be used in both CIS and BIS courses. It provides 10 licenses to most of Microsoft's systems development tools.
The following students are back on campus this year from an exchange experience last year: Amelia Jenkins (Northern Ireland and the Czech Republic), Steve and Corinne Colley (Northern Ireland), Tiffany Sargent (England), and Rob Dailey (France). Brice Mast is back from a year in Sweden and hopes to be on campus this spring.
Students interested in studying overseas during the 1998-99 academic year should be thinking about the countries and programs of interest to them. The ISEP web site is http://www.isep.org/ Campus contact: Elizabeth Schelle at 465-6455. Global Connections, is a campus club dealing with international education.
Robert Baker, the new Ketchikan campus math faculty member, has been invited by the Southeast Island School District to lead an in-service for more than 30 faculty and staff. His Friday (Aug. 29) presentation related to the Standards of Practice and Assessment of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
George Parker spent half of his year-long sabbatical in Europe and the other half painting at his Idaho studio. While in Europe Parker sought out altar art from the 14th and 15th centuries in France and Belgium. Parker also visited museums and galleries and pursued his interest in African art. The paintings completed in Idaho are being shipped to Juneau. "I'm not sure what their future is going to be," Parker says.
Lorene Palmer joined tourism educators from around the world at the 52nd annual Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Conference in Rhode Island in early August. "There were four full days of speakers, workshops, and seminars all geared toward improving the content in tourism programs," Palmer said.
Roxie Felkl, administrative assistant in Student Housing and Activities, has earned the Certified Professional Secretary rating by qualifying for and successfully completing a six and one-half hour examination administered by Professional Secretaries International. The exam covers ten different subject areas. Anyone interest in the CPS exam may contact Sharon Crostick at 465-6363.
The 2nd edition of one of Marjorie Fields' textbooks has just been printed. Constructive Guidance and Discipline: Preschool and Primary Education was published by Merrill/Prentice Hall.
Mary-Claire Tarlow will provide in-service for Kalskag in the middle of August. She will be working will all K-12 teachers in techniques of reading instruction to help them improve reading comprehension among their students.
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