"Moving Ideas, Not People"                                                        August 2013
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Teaching Tip
NUTN Conference
Featured Article
September Program
Programming Schedule
Monthly Featured Program
It's Renewal Time!

For the 2013-2014 academic year, STARLINK will be focusing on the Student Success Initiative, which is now a major agenda item for U.S. colleges and universities. 
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NUTN Conference 2013

Learning, Technology and Innovation in Higher Education: Beyond the Hype, the annual distance learning conference of the National University Technology Network. September 16-18, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM. 


The simple act of nodding your head in acknowledgement while someone is explaining an idea to you is something practiced by humans from a relatively early age. Perhaps saying "yes" in agreement or repeating what was stated to exhibit your understanding is somewhat simplistic, yet significantly powerful in human interaction.  

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September Program


Rethinking Practices to Increase Retention and Completion

Showing online Sept. 9 - Sept. 23, 2013 
(membership or purchase required)



What are the schools with high student success rates doing to increase retention and completion? Join guest host Terry O'Banion, President Emeritus, League for Innovation and Chair of the Graduate Faculty, National American University, while he discusses and explores some of the most successful programs in the country. This program will deliver concepts and practices that can be replicated at your college. Featuring programs from West Kentucky, San Jacinto College and Anne Arundel. Find out what educators leading this national student success initiative have to say.


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2013-2014 Programming Schedule and Topics  


September 9, 2013

"Rethinking Practices to Increase Retention and Completion"


October 21, 2013

"What the best teachers do"   


November 25, 2013

"Deliver an authentic learning experience: real world or life experiences"   


February 3, 2014

"Improving student outcomes in developmental math courses"


March 3, 2014

"Early intervention systems: advising & counseling"


April 28, 2014

"The first year experience"



(Plus 6 Leadership and Success Programs)
Monthly Featured

"Developing and Assessing Course Learning Objectives"

(Members Only)
Showing Aug.1-31, 2013

The difference between learning objectives and learning outcomes is often ambiguous or unrecognized. How do they relate, and how do you identify the most suitable objectives for your course? Do they affect student learning? What assessment strategies are best with objectives in mind, or does it matter? 


You Will Learn:

  • The differences between course objectives and outcomes
  • How to identify objectives that clearly define what students will learn
  • How to blend objectives into current course materials and syllabus
  • Assessment strategies that effectively demonstrate course content
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