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Faculty Affairs News 011 -- April 3, 2014

Student Feedback Surveys for SPring 2014 to open on April 17

Students in courses categorized as lecture, seminar, practicum, and lab (with an enrollment of at least five) will soon receive invitations to complete the online Student Feedback Survey. To learn more about the SFS process, including how you, the instructor, might boost your response rates, visit and click on "Faculty." Surveys for all 15-weeks spring courses will close on May 2 -- before the final exam period begins.

Open Educational Resources with David Wiley
Tuesday, April 8, 12:30 – 1:50 pm, Library Parlor, 6th floor, UT Arlington Library

Would you like to create your own materials for your course and make them available to students online? Do you like the possibility of receiving a course release to do so? Please join David Wiley from Lumen Learning for an overview on how we might fuel our teaching and learning with Open Educational Resources. Open Educational Resources advocates promote quality, accessible, inexpensive materials that address the current high cost of textbooks and course materials. Light refreshments will be served during the presentation.

This event is sponsored by Digital Teaching and Learning, Library Services, and Faculty Affairs. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Laurel Mayo: Additional information can be found at: and

MOOCS: Connectivism and Coherence with George Siemens
Thursday, April 10, 5:30 pm, Nedderman Hall 100

Dr. George Siemens, Professor and Executive Director of The Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab at UT Arlington, is focused on advancing knowledge around the social and technological dimensions of learning and how this in turn impacts higher education institutions. As co-leader of the first ever MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), he will speak about "MOOCS: Connectivism and Coherence." Snacks will be served. To RSVP, contact Lana Rings:

(This presentation on April 10 is in addition to his Focus on Faculty talk on April 9:

Save the Dates for two EVENTs CeLEBRATING faculty achievement!

  • On Monday, April 21 at 4:00 PM, the UT Arlington Library will be hosting its annual Faculty Creative Works Reception. This events celebrates faculty publication in its many varied forms, from books to journals to patents and more. Please join us in the Sixth Floor Atrium of the Central Library to toast our collective success.
  • Please also be sure to mark your calendars for the Spring Meeting of the University Faculty and Associates, Tuesday, April 29 at 4:00 PM in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center. At this event, we will be honoring our own in the areas of teaching, research, and service, and will also receive remarks from President Karbhari. Refreshments will be served. Come out and support your colleagues!

Did you know…

… that UT Arlington is an Official Sponsor of the 2014 Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival? This year's event will take place on April 10, 11, 12, 13. Not only will UT Arlington have a booth in the festival's central space, but three -- yes, three! -- UT Arlington jazz performance groups will be featured on the "UT Arlington Main Stage" on Saturday, April 12. At 11:00 AM you can hear the UT Arlington Jazz Combo; at 12:30, the UT Arlington Jazz Ensemble; and at 2:00, the UT Arlington Jazz Orchestra. To learn more about the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival, visit Don your UT Arlington gear to come out and join the community at this great event!

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