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June 25, 2009

Bush grant on leadership

One of the discussions the leadership team has had has been about our possible involvement in a Bush grant on the topic of leadership. Many of us have heard about this, and some of us have met informally over a few lunches to discuss the literature related to this, as it eventually may involve several of us.

Good news: the latest is that it appears David will have a hand (with others) in writing the proposal for the Universities involvement in this Bush grant!

Thats the summary version anyway--ask David if you have any questions!

Moodle addition: customized workshop form

(from Anita). A sample Customized Workshop(s) Letter of Agreement has been posted to our CTL Moodle site under "Forms." This form was designed with a workshop series in mind (rather than an individual workshop). You may tailor this letter to suit your needs. The only piece I suggest you always keep is the section on "Fees & Payment."

June 11, 2009

Unveiled: Online Journal Section of CTL Website

The Online Journal section of the CTL website has been updated and is now live. For the past several months, the evidence-based pedagogy group (Ilene Alexander, Kate Martin, Colleen Meyers, Jane O'Brien, Christina Petersen, and Bill Rozaitis) worked on a redesign of the online journals site with the goals of providing staff expertise and stewardship to the selection of specific journals, creating a site that is easier to navigate, and highlighting timely information and/or trends in educational research. Chris Parker and Viviane Boluda created the final product that you can check out at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/resources/journals/index.html. Your feedback is most welcome!

Land Ho!

Chris, along with former CTLer and Feeble-Bodied Seaman Paul Baepler, just completed a sailing class at Lake Harriet. The Coast Guard did not need to be called, even once. Nevertheless, we had a really good time. Our instructor, very calm and mature as we did our best to sink his boat, turned 19 between the 2nd and 3rd sessions.