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July 15, 2009

Undergraduate Student Labs


I'm curious to get your feedback on a web tool that the libraries are currently developing for students. It's called an "Lab Report Assignment Calculator" and it helps walk students through the process of creating lab reports. It can be viewed here: https://tools.lib.umn.edu/ac/?assnId=180

We are generating this base template, that will be fully customizable (click "Save to My Assignments" then "Unlock" to start editing), and are currently
seeking feedback from instructors and coordinators.

If you wouldn't mind, please send me your thoughts on the language, resources, and processed outlined? Is it relevant to introductory geology labs? What would you change? How might you scale it for the advanced lab courses?

I really appreciate your help. And if you have time, I'd be happy to call or stop by to hear what you think. Thanks, Lisa

More tips on how you can use the new assignment calculator at https://tools.lib.umn.edu/ac/instructortips.html


August 19, 2008

Fall Course Reserves

Just a friendly reminder that the library is accepting items to be placed on reserve for the fall semester. I encourage you to add any textbooks, solutions manuals, or additional reading to our reserve collection. We are happy to add both library copies (search MNCAT to see if you textbook is already in Walter) or personal copies. Walter is happy to welcome a new staff member to our circulation staff, Priscilla Pope who handles the Sci/Eng Reserve Collection. Please contact her with your course materials (Walter Library Circulation desk, 612-626-9567, p-pope@umn.edu).

Uploading electronic materials is easy too. Find out how to provide secure, online access to lecture notes, presentation slides, and practice exams at http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/eres.phtml.