Archives for March 2017

CLC Software Request Application for Fall 2017 Now Available

It’s time to request the software you would like to use in Computer Learning Centers (CLC) across campus for the Fall 2017 semester.

You can access the application on the EdTech CLC web site and click the Submit Request button on the page.

The software request application will close at the end of the business day on April 21, 2017, so please get your requests in by then.

Even if you have requested software previously, we need to know if you are still planning on using the software this Fall. Please submit software requests for all of your classes, if you have more than one class that accesses the requested software. This process helps us make sure we have enough licenses for your software requests as well as determining if we need to purchase new licenses for new software that is requested.

Questions, comments, or concerns about the CLC Software Request process can be sent to edtech@mst.edu.

How to Deal with Difficult Students | Tomorrow’s Professor Postings

Source: tomprof.stanford.edu

Dealing with students is never easy and it seems like more and more students like to complain and argue with you, the instructor. We can talk forever about what has led to this but that isn’t as important on a daily basis as it is to know how you can deal with difficult students. This article offers 8 strategies that you can use to help you deal with students who are being difficult. The last strategy refers to “knowing what you will never allow in class.” and setting your expectations from the beginning and being clear in your syllabus is the first way to deal with all students.

Waking up to Tired Teaching

Sometimes teaching gets tired because we’ve done what we’re doing a hundred times before. We march through the material along well-worn paths.

Source: www.facultyfocus.com

This article addresses the issue of tired teaching. It’s so easy to become tired. There are so many demands on our time and it seems easy to fall into the trap of just doing what I did last semester because I’ve taught this course lots of time, right? This article gives six strategies to help us overcome “tired” teaching. The hardest part is acknowledging the issue. But you are not alone in this and reaching out to a colleague can help build a culture of support and collegiality that can help everyone in the teaching and learning process.