TA Connections Newsletter - Spring 2018
A Rebel for Student Success
Being a "rebel" with a cause suggests that as faculty, you are willing to take risks, challenge yourselves and your students, think differently and, at times, unconventionally, understanding that in doing so, you level the playing field for the students in your classrooms. This article features Renique Kersh, Associate Vice Provost for Student Engagement and Success, as guest author.
Engaging and Communicating with Generation Z
The last cohort of Millennial college students has graduated, and the oldest in Generation Z have replaced them. Born roughly from 1997 through 2012, Generation Z are the most racially and ethnically diverse generation we have taught thus far.
Preparing to Teach Online
While technology is an important consideration, there are other aspects to think about when offering an online course.
Did You Know…..? Sharing Video with Audio in a Blackboard Collaborate Session
Up until recently, you could not play a video for your students to watch during a Blackboard Collaborate session, but that has changed with a recent update to Collaborate.
Effective Presentation Skills Tutorial
Northern Illinois University has a new online resource that provides guidance, support, and recommendations to promote quality oral presentation skills: the Effective Presentation Skills Tutorial.
The Teaching Assistant Institute - A Full Day of Learning
Faculty and staff from across the university presented to over 180 new and returning graduate teaching assistants on supporting students, teaching, teaching with technology, and managing teaching-related tasks.
Board of Trustees Professor Seminar Highlights NIU Research on Climate Change
Colleagues, students, and administrators from across campus were captivated by the remarkable photos and extraordinary stories that Dr. Powell shared about NIU research across the globe.
TA Connections is a newsletter for graduate teaching assistants published every fall and spring semester by Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center. For more information about featured articles or upcoming faculty development programs, please contact the Center at (815) 753-0595 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: 11/18/2019