Preventing Plagiarism Workshop

4315172642_eb4aff69e0_qOn Tuesday Jan 13, from 11-12 in SS1339, the Faculty of Arts Teaching + Learning Committee will host a workshop on Preventing Plagiarism, presented by Annette Timm (History) and Virginia Tumasz (Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs & Student Affairs).

The consequences of academic misconduct, including plagiarism, are clear and explicit in the university calendar. One role of the Faculty’s associate deans is to hear each case and, if it’s valid, to issue both course and disciplinary sanctions. But equal emphasis can and should be placed on prevention as on treatment – namely, on educating students on the meaning and implications of plagiarism, and the research habits that can prevent it.
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Peer Mentoring Workshop

4315172642_eb4aff69e0_qOn Friday, Oct 3 from 10-11 am, in SS217, the Teaching + Learning Committee and the University of Calgary Peer Mentoring Network are cohosting a workshop on Peer Mentoring. It will be facilitated by Lisa Stowe (Communication and Culture).

Instructors who are unaware of the peer mentoring program often ask, “what’s a peer mentor and how can one help me in my course?” Continue reading

Teaching + Learning News 2.01

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  • Quasi-regular reports on higher-education teaching and learning, as seen from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts. By Michael Ullyot, Associate Dean (Teaching + Learning): saving your inbox from overload since 2014. Follow me on Twitter, if you do that sort of thing.
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D2L Resources for Teaching Assistants

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As we approach the Fall term, the Faculty of Arts wants to help you use Desire2Learn: the system that recently replaced Blackboard. It gives instructors the ability to manage courses, email students, collect and grade assignments, run online discussions, track student grades, and more. It’s likely that some component of your TAships will require you to work in this system.

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D2L in the Faculty of Arts: 4 Supports

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As we approach the Fall term, the Faculty of Arts wants to help you use Desire2Learn: the system that has — as you know — replaced Blackboard. It gives you the ability to manage courses, email students, collect and grade assignments, run online discussions, track student grades, and more. Continue reading