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Goal: Advance equity in access to opportunity and success.
When: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm
Where: Online / WebEx | Cost: Free | Flyer: Link
Required Registration: Click here for registration
A team of experts from www.hussmanautism.org offer an overview of evidence-based and research-backed information and methods that faculty and staff members can use to successfully support students with autism in higher education settings.
About The Hussman Institute for Autism:
The vision of the Hussman Institute for Autism is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families by creating a continuum of supports and resources to address the needs for evidence-based teaching methods, communication, inclusion, connection, and independence.
Our perspective is not that autism is a tragedy that must be eliminated with a cure, nor that those with autism must be turned over to be “fixed” by therapists in segregated settings. Rather, our goal is to provide resources to support those with autism within their homes, schools and communities and enable learning, communication, and meaningful relationships through day-to-day engagement with those around them.
The Hussman Institute for Autism is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in Maryland.
Links & information:
WHAT: 2nd Conference on Transition to assist school personnel and families with meeting the diverse transition needs of individuals with ASD in CT.
WHO: Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders at SCCU.
WHEN: April 30, 2021 8:45am-1:00pm (Eastern Time)
WHERE: Held Virtually
Description: School-age students, who have been found eligible for special education services, are entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The process and requirements for accessing adult and community services are different from public education. Strong partnerships between the family, school, and agencies are critical to a student’s successful transition from school to adult life. This session will assist families in understanding and navigating the secondary transition planning process. Discussion will include a review of federal and state requirements, as well as an overview of tools, resources, and professional learning opportunities related to secondary transition. An opportunity to learn more about CT state agencies, hear about new initiatives, and have the opportunity to ask these state agency representatives questions.
3. Breakout Sessions: Participants will take part in 2 breakout sessions that you decide on the day of the event, no need to pick now! Topics will include:
4. Family Panel: Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center will provide a panel of families who will share their experience and answer questions.
WCSU Professor Julius Kelp Wins Nobel Prize!
For inventing “…the greatest new drink since Dracula discovered bloody marys.”
Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor (1963).
Thursday 4/1, 10:00-11:00 am
See Academic Affairs announcement for meeting information.
When: April 10th, 2021 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Link provided on 4/7/2021 with Registration
Registration: Fill out our form
Are you teaching synchronously this term and want to learn and share tips, techniques, success and lessons learned?
Please sign up to attend this webinar session on Friday, February 5, 2021, 10:30am – 12pm via WebEx (link provided
on sign up form).
Sign up here
Questions? Contact Aura Lippincott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Call for Applications for the Connecticut Open Educational Resources Grant Program is open for all Connecticut faculty.
During its inaugural year, the grant program was able to support 1,015 students from 13 different institutions across 60 course sections to avoid over $171,000 in textbook costs. On average, 90% of those students completed their coursework with 79% of those students receiving a letter grade of ‘C’ or better.
Public Act 19-117 Section 147 has provided over $90,000 for this second grant round for faculty and academic departments within Connecticut’s higher education institutions to explore, adopt, supplement, and create Open Educational Resources (OER).
The deadline for applications for this opportunity is February 15th, 2021.
In support of this call, the council has scheduled three information sessions for those interested faculty:
Register for information sessions here.
About the grant opportunity
The Connecticut Open Educational Resources Coordinating Council is pleased to announce the return of the Connecticut Open Educational Resources Grant Program to continue the support of Connecticut higher education institutions’ efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students through the incorporation of open educational resources (OER). The grant program focuses on OER opportunities in “high impact” areas – courses with high enrollment and high textbook costs for which high-quality OER already exists.
The Connecticut Open Education Resources Grant Program is available to all Connecticut higher education institutional faculty and will support projects in the following categories:
For more information, including instructions, evaluation criteria, and requirements of grantees, please visit the Connecticut Open Educational Resources Grant Program site.
CELT Talk – Grading Woes
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 10:30 am | 1 hr
Phineas and Ferb – Somebody Give Me A Grade [and make it an “A”] (1:50)
https://youtu.be/GQ149r4NHks (video)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4MjsgNDZBg (lyrics for singalong)
How to deal with grading dilemmas?
Present your questions and share your insights:
See VPAA academic announcements for webex link.
CELT DISCUSSION – Crisis? What Crisis? *
*Album cover – Supertramp: Crisis? What Crisis? Released 11/29/1975 (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Supertramp_-_Crisis.jpg)
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 10:30 am
Join the conversation:
See what others say:
A World Economic Forum analysis published on 11/3/2020 points out that COVID-19 exposes existing tensions regarding the value of university education. It stipulates that COVID-19 means that universities might shrink or implode. It states that Universities are cornerstones of society and must be preserved.
An October 2020 KPMG International industry analysis of the higher education sector predicts the end of a golden age for universities, that a disruption is underway in higher education, and that change and adaptation are critical for institutional survival.
On October 22, 2020, the US-based National Student Center Clearinghouse Research Center published an updated report on the impact of COVID-19 on US higher education enrollments. To highlight unique enrollment patterns that are attributable to the pandemic the Center reported year-over-year percent change in enrollment between 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 based on the same institutions reporting in 2018 and 2019. The data shows that COVID 19 lead to a broad and clear decline in undergraduate and freshmen enrollments and to steep declines in enrollments of minority students and students in community colleges.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 10:30 am | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) | 1 hr
By Webex, see VPAA academic announcements for details.
CELT WORKSHOP – Teaching “To Do” List for Spring 2021
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 10:30 am
Why now, so early?
Why should I care?
What to do next? To be discussed:
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 10:30 am | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) | 1 hr
Nominations are being accepted for campus-based and system-wide recognitions of excellence in teaching or research/creative/scholarly work by full-time, junior faculty members and part-time faculty members of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.
Teaching Awards $$$
The awards are given to recognize faculty who have distinguished themselves as outstanding teachers for at least five years and have a minimum of two years’ record of accomplishment of promoting instructional improvements for the programs/departments. Each CSU institution may nominate a campus-based awardee and a system-wide awardee will be chosen from this group.
Research Awards $$$
The awards are given to recognize faculty from the state universities who are doing exceptional research/creative work. Each CSU institution may nominate a campus-based awardee and a system-wide awardee will be chosen from this group.
Adjunct Faculty Teaching Awards $$$
The awards are given to recognize part-time faculty who have distinguished themselves as outstanding teachers with a record of accomplishment of increasing student learning and promoting instructional improvements for the programs/departments. Two applicants might be selected to receive system-wide awards.
Please submit your nominations to the committee at email@example.com by November 27, 2020
More information can be found at http://www.ct.edu/faculty/awards.