Weekly News and Tip, November 15, 2007

Tip - Ending the Semester Well
Over Thanksgiving break, you may want to plan ways to wrap up your course. For example, on the last day you might want to go over your course syllabus as a means of reviewing; ask students to write letters to future students introducing (or critiquing) the course; or use a game format as a way to review for the exams. For more ideas, see "Better Endings: What to Do in the Last Day of Class."

Announcements - CELT Workshops
Register for the following CELT events through AccessPlus (go to Employee > HRS Training > Continue > Courses).

  • "WebCT GOLD: Managing Students and Grades" will be held Tuesday, November 27, from 9-10:30 a.m. in 1230 Communications.
  • "Using the New TurningPoint 2008 Clickers to Engage Students in the Classroom" will be offered Thursday, November 29, from 12-1 p.m. in 1230 Communications. Basic PowerPoint skills are required. TurningPoint 2008 software works with Office 2003 and 2007 and has a redesigned interface.
FYI - Steele on Student Performance
  • Claude Steele, Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences at Stanford University, will speak on "The Effect of Stereotyping on Student Performance," Thursday, November 29, 8 p.m., in the MU Great Hall. Steele's research interests focus on how group stereotypes, such as racial or gender stereotypes, can influence academic performance.

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