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Faculty Development News This Week:

Conferences / Workshops

--International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence

May 23-26, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas.

This conference, sponsored by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, is the "largest international conference to focus specifically on the celebration of teaching, learning, and leadership."

For conference information, click National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.

--8th International Conference on Bisexuality

This year's conference will be held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

For information, click Bisexuality Conference.


--Technology Grant News

" This site is a companion to a publication that provides information about technology funding "for colleges & universities, K-12 schools, non profits, libraries & museums and towns & cities." The site features a sample issue, sample articles, and links to selected grants. Browsable by type of donor or recipient."

Technology Grant News

Trends in Higher Education

--Predictions for 2004

Read about what futurists and experts predict for E- education. This is from the Newsletter.

Trends in Higher Education

This is link will take you to a PDF file (20 pages).

Online Communities

--How to Build Online Communities

Online communities do not just happen; they need nurturing. This article, from MindJack , a digital publication on issues involving E- culture, gives useful suggestions for building online communities in distance education and faculty development.

Twelve Variables for Understanding Online Communities

--Effective Online Facilitation

This article offers advice on how to facilitate effective online discussion, chat, and E-mail communication.

Effective Online Facilitation

Educational Technology

--PDAs and Handhelds in Libraries and Academia

PDAs and handhelds : the new wave in education.

To read more: PDAs and Handhelds

Collaborative Learning

--Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

Rich resource for collaborative learning.

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

-- Social Activism

Here is a site that combines collaborative learning with social activism. Read what the Homepage says about the site's purpose:

Who is this project created for? Prophets, that's who. Like the quotation says, people who can clearly see what's right and what's wrong in the world. But more than that. Prophets aren't whiners, they are doers! So who are these prophets? You, students, that's who! Who else do you think will change the world?

Although geared toward high school students, the site is a useful postsecondary model, too.

Take a look:

Nonprofit Prophets

Web Site Design

--Educational Web Sites Awards

Want inspiration? Take a look at what other educators are designing for their students.

Web Sites for Learning Awards


This article, from Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, a peer-reviewed electronic journal, addresses how to achieve authentic assessment of student performance.

The Case for Authentic Assessment

Blog Grab Bag

--Catalog of Information on Homelessness and Poverty

"The Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty, a project of the Weingart Center, is a non-profit, non-partisan, research and policy organization serving the research and networking needs of academics, government, community based direct service agencies, policy-advocacy organizations, the media, philanthropic organizations, policymakers and other members of the community involved with the issues of homelessness and poverty."

Homelessness and Poverty

--New York Times Article Archives

The New York Times is now offering a complete article
archive from September 1851 to December 1995. Fifteen million articles plus!

New York Times Archives

--Dr. Web's Domain

You may have come across a librarian blogs, but how about a Guy-brarian blog? Take a guess as to what it is!

To find out more, click on Dr Web's Domain

--Baa Baa: Blog of the Crafty Librarian

Interesting potpourri of news and information.

Baa Baa

--A Scholar's Garden/ / Dans le Jardin d'un Érudit

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver,B.C., "is a living museum of Chinese culture, art, history, and traditions." The site includes information about the garden's history and construction; an explanation of historical, literary, and symbolic meanings of natural and architectural garden elements; and an interactive tour. Also provides activities, festival descriptions, and a bibliography. Available in English, French, and Chinese.

A Scholar's Garden

--The U.S. National Debt Clock

The clock is ticking:

National Debt Clock.

Until next week!

Blog editor


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