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Teaching Tip: Release content when students are ready

Use the Blackboard Adaptive Release feature to assure students can perform well before introducing your next topic. Based on criteria you define, content can be released step-by-step so students may build upon their knowledge, perform at a certain level and then move on.

For example, you could require students to check a box agreeing that they had reviewed required material and received an acceptable score on a quiz in order to see the next module. Other examples include providing remedial material to students who receive a low score or giving a more challenging final project to high-achieving students.

Read the full Teaching Tip to find out more about using Adaptive Release: http://elearning.uaf.edu/go/tt-adaptive.

— Teaching Tip by Heidi Olson, the learning design coordinator for UAF eLearning, is a Google for Education certified trainer and an adjunct instructor with over 25 years of experience in higher education.

Ice Cream Thursdays are back

Summer’s here — and so is Ice Cream Thursday. UAF’s Student Activities Office will sell ice cream (oh so many flavors!) every Thursday for $1 a scoop.

We have a new location: the Outdoor Chess Set by Wickersham Hall. Come on down and enjoy something cool in the hot Fairbanks summer.

Check out the UAF Student Activities Office website (www.uaf.edu/activities) and follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to get the inside scoop on the week’s flavors.

 

Farmer’s Market Express returns for summer

Take your lunch break at the Tanana Valley Farmers Market this summer. A free shuttle will leave from the Arctic Java roundabout at noon and 1 p.m. and return at 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. each Wednesday. This shuttle service is only for UAF students, staff and faculty.

Teaching Tip: Teaching language online offers opportunities

A well-designed and -delivered course in any subject area can benefit from a focus on interaction and student contributions. Foreign language courses can be successfully taught online and make more effective use of a teacher’s valuable time. Avoid the managerial teacher-talk of the face-to-face classroom, and find more time for students to produce language and engage in one-on-one discussion with the instructor. Learn more at http://elearning.uaf.edu/go/tt-language.
— Teaching Tip by Sean Holland, M.A., a UAF instructional designer with a background in foreign language education and motion graphics, is a Google-certified education trainer.

Presentation features UAF contributors to literary magazine

Join emeriti professors Peggy Shumaker and Kesler Woodward on June 2 for a presentation of “Sparks: A Conversation in Poems and Paintings.”

The free public program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Alaska Museum of the North.

“Sparks” began when Woodward asked Shumaker for a new poem, to which he painted a response. Shumaker then responded to his painting with another poem. They continued the exchange multiple times. The Alaska Quarterly Review, a literary magazine based at the University of Alaska Anchorage, published the results in its spring 2016 issue.

At the event, Gerri Brightwell, associate professor of English, will read an excerpt from her story in the same issue.

The evening is dedicated to the late Eva Saulitis, who earned master’s degrees in science and fine arts at UAF. Anyone purchasing a copy of Eva’s new book, “Becoming Earth,” will receive a subscription to AQR. Proceeds will go to the Eva Saulitis Endowed Scholarship.

 

Wood Center Food Pantry opens May 24 for summer

The Wood Center Food Pantry be in session again this summer, starting May 24.

The pantry will open every Tuesday from noon–2 p.m.

The pantry also accepts and collects donations. It is your generosity that keeps this service running and the students fed, so spread the word.

Follow the Wood Center Food Pantry on Facebook for any updates.

Farmers Market Express returns for summer

Take your lunch break at the Tanana Valley Farmers Market this summer. UAF Student Activities Office will begin the weekly Farmer’s Market Express on Wednesday, May 25.

This free shuttle will leave from the Arctic Java roundabout at noon and 1 p.m. and return at 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. each Wednesday. This shuttle service is only for UAF students, staff and faculty.

Ice Cream Thursdays are back

Summer’s here, and so is Ice Cream Thursday. Starting May 26, UAF Student Activities Office will sell ice cream (oh so many flavors!) every Thursday for $1 a scoop.

The location will be new: the Outdoor Chess Set by Wickersham Hall. Come on down and enjoy something cool in the hot Fairbanks summer.

Follow UAF Student Activities Office on Facebook and OrgSync to get the inside scoop on the week’s flavors.