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Moodle Help Available May 7th, 2015

MOODLE HELP AVAILABLE tomorrow, Thursday May 7th from 9:30 am - 1 pm in Scott Hall room 103 and 1 pm - 4:30 pm in Scott Hall room 105 for any faculty or staff who would like a refresher or specific questions answered regarding Moodle Gradebook.

Teaching Preferences due Wednesday, May 13

TEACHING ASSISTANT PREFERENCES DUE Wednesday, March 26th. Please submit your teaching assistantship preferences to Colleen by noon. You may submit via email at or leave a copy of your preferences in her mailbox.

To apply for a TA-ship next year, please complete the attached application. Please feel free to contact Colleen (612-624-1871) with any questions. The deadline for the application is Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The processes and selection criteria by which teaching assistant resources are distributed in American Studies are intended to seek balance among the following rationales: curricular needs, programmatic obligations, equity, and merit. The goal of the Department is that every graduate student will, at some point before graduation, have the opportunity to teach his or her own American Studies course. In accordance with University policy, the Chair of the Department ultimately makes staffing decisions.

For the Application for the Department of American Studies Teaching Assistant Pool Fall 2015, Spring 2016 please click App Assisting Pool FY16.docx

Grades due May 20th at 11:59pm

SPRING 2015 INSTRUCTORS: Grades for Spring 2015 courses should be entered online by Wednesday, May 20th at 11:59 p.m.

Please note: if you submit an incomplete for an undergraduate student, you must also submit a copy of the "Completion of Incomplete Work" agreement form (available from the link below). Fill out this agreement with the student and be sure to keep a copy for yourself, provide the student with a copy, and submit a copy to Laura for filing within the Department. If you have any problems with access or other questions, please contact Zac at

Completion of Incomplete Work:

To enter final grades:

Book orders for Fall 2015 courses DUE Wednesday, March 25.

Book orders for Fall 2015 courses are due to Melanie
( by Wednesday, March 25. Order form attached.
Please read through for guidelines that help with order accuracy and
obtaining desk copies.

Notes from staff:
-NOT ordering books? Using packets instead? Be sure to inform Melanie
either way.

-ISBN: Important! Include the ISBN to avoid receiving incorrect editions.

-DESK COPIES: Please only request desk copies of titles which you've
not previously received. If you've previously received a personal
desk copy of the same edition, one will not be requested for you
again. All TA's will have desk copies requested for them. Note that
publisher requests take weeks so timely submission of orders is very
helpful to you & your TA's. NOTE: Desk copies cannot be guaranteed
for faculty & instructors if the deadline for book orders is not met.

Bookstore guidelines:
-Submitting book orders early gives the Bookstore the opportunity to
pay students the best price for their books during buy-back.

-If you delete or change books after they have shipped from the
publisher, your research account will be charged for return fees.

-If you will be using a book in the future, please indicate when that
will be. This helps students save money by allowing the Bookstore to
plan their used copy purchases.

IMPORTANT: do not use old versions of order forms. Please use this order form:
Book order form BLANK.xlsx

Spring 2015 Finals Classroom Scheduling

Spring 2015 FACULTY and INSTRUCTORS: Please e-mail by Monday, March 9th to let us know if you WILL or WILL NOT be using your classroom during finals week. We need to notify the Office of Classroom Management of all course levels, so please be sure to include both your graduate and undergraduate level courses. If you are unsure of when your final is to be held click here. For information on final exam regulations click here

Heritage Studies and Public History Grad Group Happy Hour

THE HERITAGE STUDIES and PUBLIC HISTORY GRAD GROUP will be kicking off 2015 with a happy hour event at Republic (Seven Corners) on Thursday, March 5th from 4:30 - 6:00. Swing by to meet others doing work in these fields and learn a bit more about the group and its work. For more info contact Sarah Atwood at or Joe Whitson at

SRT Reports Completely Online

FACULTY & GRAD INSTRUCTORS: as of Spring 2014 the summary reports for Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) will be posted online. To access the reports login at using your University account. See below for full information

Graduate School Offering Free Workshops

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL is offering free, half-day workshops to graduate and professional students to develop presentation skills, effective meetings, and integrative leadership. Click here for more information.

Spring '15 Syllabi & Office Hours

Spring '15 Instructors and TAs please submit a copy of your course syllabus electronically to Zac at by Noon, Friday, January 23rd. Please also include the time(s) and day(s) you will be holding office hours for the upcoming semester.

Scott Hall Library: Book and Video Return

Reminder to all Faculty and Students: Please return any books and videos you have checked out from the department library. Return items to the "task box" in the main department office by Monday, January 12th.


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