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Deadlines Approaching

Tuesday, 17 March, 12:30-1:30 PM

"To Grade or Not to Grade?" Is "Spec" Grading an Answer?
In Linda Nilson’s recent publication, Creating Self-Regulated Learners, she advocates a time-saving method of grading by suggesting we revisit the use of pass/fail grades for specific assignments.  She suggests that we revisit the use of pass/fail grades for specific assignments. To explore this potential time-saving technique, join me in a discussion of her chapter, “To grade or not to grade? Or to grade another way?” To participate, please email so that I may send you the chapter by email attachment. Use subject line: Linda Nilson.
Faciltator: Lisa Stallbaumer

Tuesday, 24 March, 3:30-4:30 PM

Safe Zones Training, Part 1
The Safe Zones Program is training open to the Faculty and Staff of Bloomsburg University. This two hour program, divided between Tuesday and Thursday, introduces participants to terminology used in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and ally (LGBTQA) community; what they can do to help the cause of LGBTQA equality; and learn ways to combat homophobia and provide assistance to LGBTQA students facing discrimination. The first part of the training is self-directed online learning. All participants are asked to complete "Course Outline, Part 1: Queer 101: attending the face-to-face seminar. Please register in advance by emailing or filling out the Safe Zone Program RSVP Form at the end of the Course Outline, Part 1: Queer 101.
Facilitator: Matthew Barcus, LGBTQA Student Services Director

Thursday, 26 March, 3:30-4:30 PM

Safe Zones Training, Part 1
During Part 2, Safe Zones training will address issues of campus climate and bystander intervention. The group participants will work through ways, as faculty and staff, that they can address issues of language, bullying, institutional discrimination, micro-aggressions, etc. as it relates the LGBTQA experiences in higher education. To participate, individuals should have registered in and participated in part 1.
Facilitator: Matthew Barcus, LGBTQA Student Services Director

Monday, 30 March, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Scaffolding: Supporting Students in Reaching Great Heights
Do students fail to achieve higher level thinking because they are incapable or ill prepared? As in the construction business scaffolding gives support until the structure (student) can stand independently. We will review teaching tips that will facilitate higher order thinking.
Presenter: Renee Purcell, Nursing