Good Reads Book Club Discussion

Winter Term's book is "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson, and the discussion will take place on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 12:20 p.m.  Bring your lunch and join us in the library for an engaging conversation about the book and the author.

Speaker Series - Turning East: Reflections on China's Rise by Ezekiel Gebissa

After a decade of war and certainly after the Great Recession of 2008, the triumphal optimism of the 1990s has given way to concerns about America’s decline. The rise of China will undoubtedly be one of the great dramas of the twenty-first century but how it will be played out is far from clear. In what ways is China rising? What factors support its rise, and what factors constrain or limit it? What does China’s rise mean for China, for the rest of the world and for the US?

Competencies for Online Instructors


Why have instructor competencies for online instructors? 

Many factors influence the outcomes of instruction. The instructor4s role in the success of instruction, including learner retention and achievement, is clearly documented. In online learning, this role is even more critical, as the instructor has to help learners overcome potential barriers caused by technology, time, and the way interactions with learners and the instructor occur.

Management of Online Courses


Successful course management begins with the analysis, development, design, implementation, and evaluation of your online course²in other words, successful course management is an iterative process. Once you have your content and its delivery mastered, you can focus on ways to assist student learning²one of the most efficacious ways to engage students is to have a well organized course