Academy News - March 6, 2019
Tech Week Recap
Tech Week 2019 involved 20 sessions and events over four days, and resulted in 650 pounds of recycled electronics and 98 pounds of recycled batteries! Check out photos from the week here, and watch for more details and resources in a future issue.

A recording of the Tech Week webinar - Emerging Trends & Technologies in Higher Education - is also available with presenters' notes and resources. Learn more.
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Want to add some creativity into an assignment? Learn how to utilize Adobe Spark to create engaging student assessments, including creative writing, digital storytelling, and visual communication.

There are many ways to organize content in your online course. Learn how to use different techniques to organize your content in a way that is intuitive for your students to navigate and can make your life easier as an instructor. Exemplar courses will be shared from Harper faculty for inspiration.

Congratulations to the newest group of faculty members who have completed the training to become Harper online/blended course design reviewers and who have also agreed to participate as Peer Reviewers in the future.

Congratulations to Mukila Maitha, Geography, for correctly identifying a current Harper faculty member in the 1993 Harper College Faculty Retreat photo featured in the last newsletter ( see post). Dan Loprieno, Math, is pictured to the left and Mark Healy, Economics, is pictured in the center.
Student Learning Showcase
Tasteful Interdisciplinary Learning
Did you see this article in the latest InsideHarper on February 28? Students from Susan Grant's World Cultures and Food (NTR 205) course and Kim Jaeger's Intermediate German II (GER 202) course recently collaborated in the campus Food Lab.

The students got together to cook specialties from German-speaking regions and learn more about the cultures.

The Faculty Lounge
Open Education Week 2019
Submitted by Dave Braunschweig, Computer Information Systems

The goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week has become the foremost global event recognizing high achievement and excellence in open education. This year's event includes more than 150 presentations on open educational resources and open pedagogy from around the world.

Looking for a good place to start learning more about open education? Learn More
What's Up with That: Things You May Be Wondering About on Campus
Curricular Infusion Classroom Presentations
Submitted by Student Development

Curricular infusion classroom presentations on a range of topics such as educational planning, career development, health and wellness, and diversity are now available. These workshops bring experienced academic advisors, faculty counselors, and success specialists into the classroom to guide students through goal-setting, defining their educational plan, and becoming mindful citizens.
Whether you see a presentation topic that would enrich your course or would like to prevent cancelling class, fill out the form and a representative will reach out to coordinate the presentation to meet your intended outcomes. The length of presentations can be customized.

Upcoming Programs & Workshops
March 8, 9:30 a.m. (CEUs: 0.2)

Faculty Retreat (registration now closed)
March 15-16 (CEUs: 0.4 Friday, 0.5 Saturday)

April 3, 2 p.m. (CEUs: 0.2)
April 5, 10 a.m. (CEUs: 0.2)

April 5 & April 12, 10 a.m. (CEUs: 0.8; must complete both sessions)

April 9, 12 p.m. (CEUs: 0.2)
April 12, 9:30 a.m. (CEUs: 0.2)
Faculty Photos
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