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Introducing Blackboard Collaborate: Ultra Experience

On Wednesday, December 16th, Blackboard Collaborate will be updated to its new Ultra Experience. Blackboard has completely reworked the Collaborate platform to run in-browser. This means you can: 

Call for Proposals: Faculty Fellows for Academic Portfolio Development Mini-Grant

The Office of Academic Innovation is calling for proposals for Faculty Fellows for Academic Portfolio Development.

Proposal Due Date:  Friday, January 8, 2016

Faculty Support Desk Winter Break and Winter Term Schedule

The OAI Faculty Support Desk will continue to operate with its full array of services during the winter break!  Our winter break hours are:

12/14-23, open 9:00am to 5:00pm

12/24-25, closed

12/28-30, open 10:00am to 4:00pm

reTHINK PSU Nov 2015 Status Report: Completion of Provost's Challenge

The first reTHINK PSU Status Report post-Provost's Challenge completion was released this week.

Highlights from the report include:

Apply to Attend Open Textbook Workshop at PSU's Library

PSU's Library is partnering with the OAA and OAI to offer a workshop led by the Open Textbook NetworkFaculty can apply to attend the Open Textbook workshop, as capacity is limited.

Join us Oct 30 for OAI's Tips and Treats!

Join us for OAI's Tips and Treats Event, Oct 30, 1-3pmCome over to OAI for some pre-Halloween fun at our very first Tips and Treats event!

When: October 30, 1pm-3pm (drop in any time!)

Where: OAI's Library Space, SMSU 209M

"21 Reasons to Use a One Button Studio"

Several PSU faculty members have used our One Button Studio to create media for their courses. Chris Clark, Assistant Director of the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at Notre Dame, recently posted a list of reasons why you might consider using the One Button Studio, too! 

Fall Carnegie Conversation with George Kuh and Focus on Faculty Events: September 24, 2015

Our Carnegie speaker for Fall 2015 is George Kuh, adjunct research professor of education policy at the University of Illinois and Chancellor's Professor of Higher Education Emeritus at Indiana University (IU). Dr. Kuh will speak about "What Matters to Student Success".