Weekly News and Tip, December 4, 2008

Tip - Ways to Bring Your Course to a Close
Welcome back! This week we bring you a pair of websites that offer ideas and methods for successfully closing out a course. Ideas on what to do during final class meetings.

And, for consideration of the pros and cons of holding pre-exam review sessions, as well as suggestions on how to conduct those sessions, see "Enhancing Learning and Exam Preparation: The Review Session" by Regan A. R. Gurung and Denise Bord.

Announcements - CELT Survey
CELT is conducting a survey of ISU faculty and instructors to help us plan activities that promote student learning, professional development of the teaching faculty and staff, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Please look for the link to this survey in your email and respond by Friday, December 12.

FYI - FERPA Reminder
You've heard this before, most likely, but it bears repeating. FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, protects the confidentiality of student education records. Do not post your grades in a way that identifies individuals (of course no Social Security numbers should ever be posted), and do not leave stacks of graded work out in the open (placing them in folders or envelopes is OK). See more information, see "FERPA: What faculty and staff members need to know."

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