Wednesday, January 29, Thursday, February 20, 2014
A Workshop for UAA Faculty
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 LIB 304 12pm - 1pm
Thursday, Febuary 20, 2014 11am - 12pm
Across Alaska and among U.S. college students, suicide is a serious concern. Mental health problems increase suicide risk and are associated with diminished academic performance, problematic classroom behaviors, and lack of career decision-making skills. At UAA, research shows 22% of students have considered suicide at some point in their lives with 6% reporting serious suicidal ideation during the past year (NCHA, 2009). It is not uncommon for faculty members to feel helpless, worried, or frustrated with a student contemplating suicide. Although 40% of UAA faculty have been concerned about a student at risk for suicide, less than one fourth are confident in knowing how to recognize this risk and respond appropriately (CBHRS, 2011). The UAA Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative, led by the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, invites faculty members to participate in suicide prevention efforts at UAA. This workshop will discuss verbal and behavioral clues associated with suicide risk among college students, offer ideas on how to encourage help-seeking, and provide information about campus and community support services.
Light refreshments will be served.
REGISTER Wednesday, January 29, 2014 LIB 304 12pm - 1pmREGISTER
Thursday, February 20, 2014 11am - 12pm
Friday, February 21, 2014
First Generation Student Panel
12:00 - 2:00 pm LIB 307
First-generation students are among the fastest growing populations on university campuses in Alaska and nationwide. How can faculty best support students who are the first in their families to earn a college degree? How can we honor their unique challenges while maintaining academic rigor? Join us to hear the experiences of a panel of 7 past and present first generation college students from Alaska and beyond. Learn about the obstacles they continue to overcome, the strengths they bring to their campuses, and ways you can build connections and work effectively with this growing student population both in and out of the classroom.REGISTER
Monday, October 7 & Tuesday October 8, 2013
Monday, October 7 GHH 103 9:00 - 10:00am
Tuesday, October 8 LIB 302A 9:00 - 10:00am
Come learn about DegreeWorks, UAA’s advising tool for faculty, students and staff. Learn how to assist students in reviewing their degree progress; investigate progress toward various programs using the “what-if” functions; create a multi-semester planner so your advisees know which options to choose at registration; use the “look ahead” function to help students understand your course suggestions; and begin using the “Notes” capabilities to organize advising notes that your colleagues and students can access online.
REGISTER Tuesday, October 8 LIB 302A
REGISTER Monday, October 7 GHH 103
Friday, October 18, 2013
Supporting First Generation Students:
What Faculty Need to Know
with Elizabeth Sierra, Human Services and Behavioral Sciences
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
First-generation students are among the fastest growing populations on university campuses in Alaska and nationwide. How can faculty best support students who are the first in their families to earn a college degree? How can we honor their unique challenges while maintaining academic rigor? Join us to learn about the hurdles first generation college students must overcome, the strengths they bring to campus, and effective strategies for working with this growing student population both in and out of the classroom.
PAST WORKSHOPS FALL 2012
QuickSearch - A New Tool for Library Research
QuickSearch is a new research tool
that provides a single search box across most of the Consortium Library's
resources. Learn how QuickSearch can
have an impact in your research and for the students in your courses.
This session will cover:
- Why the library acquired QuickSearch
and how it fits into the research needs of students and faculty
- What content is available through
- Features of QuickSearch that make it a
powerful research tool and tips to improve your search strategies
- Known issues with QuickSearch and how
to work around them
- How to embed content from QuickSearch
into websites or courseware
Improving Student Research Skills:
Faculty Ideas and Resource Sharing About Information Literacy
Join members of the
Information Literacy Interest Group to discuss information literacy challenges
and opportunities at UAA. Share your successes with active learning
strategies, and learn about resources available to improve your students'
Tuesday September 17, Wednesday September 18, 2013
Advising Resources & Support for Faculty
9:00 - 10:00 am LIB 304 Tuesday, September 17Faculty Advising:
9:00 - 10:00 am Location GHH 103 Wednesday, September 18
Did you know you can enter capacity overrides and approvals for
your courses through UAOnline? Confused
about the difference between substitution and waiver on an Academic
Petition? Wonder how long you should
keep grading information after the semester?
Have a hard time finding the forms you need online?
Come here the answers to these and other frequently asked
questions. Lora Volden - UAA Registrar will share important changes
and updates from her office and provide personal "how to" tutoring for those
REGISTER Tuesday, September 17 LIB 304
REGISTER Wednesday, September 18 GHH 103
Friday, January 24, 2014
9:00 - 10:00 am LIB 302A
UAA Registrar Lora Volden will provide training on FERPA and answer your questions. Please note if you plan to attend via audio conference so we can make sure you have the presentation ahead of time.REGISTER
Please call if you would like to attend via audio conference with at least 48 hours notice 786.4644.