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Finals Week: Multimedia Lab Hours Changed

The Multimedia Lab hours for Finals Week, May 11-15, 2015, have been adjusted. The hours are:

Monday - 7:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 7:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 7:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - CLOSED

On Thursday and Friday, students requiring a small room or laptop may come to Jones 110.

The Main Office will be open standard academic-year hours, and classrooms will be open for all pre-arranged classes.

PACE PD Peer Team Spring Celebration!

Friday, May 8, 2015
9:30-11:00 a.m. & 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Nicholson 135

The PACE Professional Development Peer Team will be hosting a final get together for all CLA language instructors for a coffee and doughnut hour and/or pizza and soda lunch on May 8. Coffee and doughnuts will be served 9:30-11:00 a.m. and pizza and soda will be served 12:00-1:30 p.m. Please come and join us for a quick bite and to reminisce about this past academic year. We hope this will be a chance to take a quick break from
your grading and wish each other well before our summer extravaganzas.

Hope to see you there!

Unconference: Technology in the Liberal Arts

Thursday, June 4, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
STSS

Explore new ideas in technology, teaching, and research in the liberal arts. Share your questions and conundrums, projects, and knowledge. Learn some new skills. Work with others on a project. The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Team, CLA-OIT, invites you to join us at the Unconference on June 4!

An unconference is to a conference what a seminar is to a lecture, what a party at your house is to a church wedding, what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jazz band is to a symphony orchestra: it's informal and participatory.

This Unconference brings together faculty, staff and graduate students from CLA to learn from each other in a highly participatory and collaborative fashion. Participants create the agenda, and lead or participate in sessions. Technical expertise is not required: if you can pose a question or identify a topic to explore, you can lead a session. There is no registration fee, but registration is required. There is a limit of 50 participants. Lunch and some snacks will be served.

If you're interested in participating, please do the following:

If you have any questions, contact Cristina Lopez, clopez@umn.edu.

CLA Instructors: reMoodle Your Summer Course Websites

Teaching a course this summer? Now is the time to start work on your Moodle site! CLA's Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team can work with you to give a facelift and update to your existing course website, as part of our reMoodle service. ReMoodled sites provide high impact for students and low time commitment from you; the TEL team does most of the work, and you receive hands-on training on how to maintain your enhanced Moodle site. Learn more about the project, or email cla-tel@umn.edu to sign up for a reMoodle.

CLA Instructors: End-of-Semester In-House Technology Help

Need help with your Moodle Gradebook? Or need other technology support to help wrap up the semester? The CLA-OIT team will be making the rounds during the last week of classes to help you with your end-of-semester technology needs. Come find us at a location near you!

(Check with your department admin for room numbers that week--they are still TBD.)

May 4, 2015, 9:00 - 4:30 p.m., Social Sciences
May 5, 2015, 9:00 - 4:30 p.m., Folwell Hall
May 6, 2015, 9:00 - 4:30 p.m., Heller Hall
May 7, 2015, 9:00 - 4:30 p.m., Scott Hall
May 8, 2015, 9:00 - 4:30 p.m., Ford Hall


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