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Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor August 27, 2015
Author:Molly Baker

In our last session of the Teaching in the Community College Faculty Academy course, we discussed teaching philosophies, noting that we all have one, even though we are often unaware how our views influence our teaching. This week's Teaching Tip shares common illusions of rigor we often "accept in teaching our courses and what, in fact, are more realistic approaches that can provide the same high quality outcomes." Enlightening!

Craig Nelson, Biology Professor Emeritus, Indiana University

Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor, Part 1: Teaching Professor eNews 

Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor, Part 2: Teaching Professor eNews

Contact Molly if you'd like a copy of the full article, published in To Improve the Academy, an annual publication for faculty developers.

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Why Plagiarism Doesn't Bother Me at All August 21, 2015
This week's Teaching Tip provides an alternative way of viewing plagiarism and handling it with students.
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Helping New Students with Sauk's Technology Tools and Services August 19, 2015
Author:Greg Noack
Do you field multiple questions from your students concerning accessing their student accounts at Sauk?
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Faculty Focus: First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory August 10, 2015
Author:Greg Noack
Looking for a new way to start your first day of class? A recent Faculty Focus recommends an interest inventory as an icebreaker activity.
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Use a Swivl Device to Capture Classroom Lectures and more. August 04, 2015
Author:Greg Noack
If you are considering recording your lectures, creating videos for a flipped classroom, want to record a group activity, or even a committee meeting, you should stop by FaCIT for a demonstration of the recently purchased a Swivl recording device.
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Moodle 2.8 Upgrade July 8 - 9 July 02, 2015
Author:Robin Fisch
Moodle will be upgraded to version 2.8 beginning July 8 at 11:00 p.m. It should be complete by July 9 at 5:00 a.m. During the upgrade, our Moodle site will not be available to students or faculty. Please remember to adjust any due dates that might be impacted by this upgrade, and to notify your students prior to the upgrade.
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