Study Looking for Faculty Participants

Davene Eyres is conducting a survey as a requirement for her PhD in Education, Professional Studies.  The purpose of the study is to investigate what faculty members think about assessment and organizational culture at their college.  Here is the Survey Link.

If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete a 10-15 minute survey about assessment and organizational culture at your institution.  Neither your name nor any identifying information will be published, nor will anyone else be able to see your answers.

As a participant, you are free to stop the survey at any time.

Data collected during this study will be retained for up to two years in secure storage to which only the principal researcher associated with this project will have access. There are no known or anticipated risks to you as a participant in this study.

If you would like more information about the research, or to be made aware of the results of the research, please contact Davene Eyres at

Davene’s credentials with Capella University can be established by contacting her supervisor, Dr. Elizabeth Warren, at

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The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

is excited to release a new report on how faculty members use open educational resources:

Qualitative Investigation of Faculty Open Educational Resource Usage in the Washington Community and Technical College System: Models for Support and Implementation

Based on interviews with 60 faculty in Washington’s community and technical college system, and built upon a previous state-wide survey with 770 faculty, this study is meant to be shared widely.  Download the full report at

Please contact the authors of this paper, Boyoung Chae ( and Mark Jenkins (, with any questions.

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Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning ejournal

The current edition of Transformative Dialogues: teaching and learning ejournal, Volume 7, Issue 2, TA and Grad Student Experiences with SoTL, is newly published (and freely accessible)!

Transformative Dialogues is a forum for conversations intended to foster the improvement of adult teaching and learning. TD facilitates the multi-disciplinary exchange of ideas, actions, and results of innovative and professional practice in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

This is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal.

The articles are available as .pdf files. The reader can be downloaded for free from Adobe.

Tranformative Dialogues also has a call for submissions for Volume 8, Issue 1, which will be open until October 1, 2014. This will be an open issue and intended for publication January, 2015.

Read the previous issues of Transformative Dialogues!

If you do not already serve as a reviewer for Transformative Dialogues and are interested in applying to be a member of our Review Board please contact us at:

Placement as Conversation, Communication, and Education: Moving Towards Multiple Measures

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The 2014 Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference is fast approaching!

April 30th-May 2.

Register before April 15th to avoid paying higher conference fees!

Interested in Placement and Multiple Measures?  Consider Pre-Conference Workshop Number 2:

Placement as Conversation, Communication, and Education: Moving Towards Multiple Measures

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Risk and Renewal: Finding the Courage to Teach

Sally Heilstedt

If you have read Parker Palmer’s book The Courage to Teach (and even if you have not!), you might be interested in attending pre-conference workshop number 1 at the 2014 Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference.

Risk and Renewal: Finding the Courage to Teach

Facilitator: Sally Heildstedt, Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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IGNIS Webinar Recording: IGNITE eLearning

IGNIS WEbinar ThreeSBCTC eLearning and ATL wish to thank you for joining us for our  third IGNIS webinar!

IGNITE eLearning

Best Practices (and Experiments!) in eLearning

As usual, our presenters really delivered insightful and challenging presentations!

For those of you that may have missed it, please check out the webinar recording.

Click Here to View the Recording

Love it, like it, hate it…be sure to let us know what you think!

Please take our quick webinar survey if you attended the session Thursday or after you watch the webinar recording.  We appreciate your feedback!

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