UVU Great Teachers Summit Oct. 15-17, 2015

Utah Valley University (UVU) is sponsoring the 2015 Great Teachers’ Summit on Oct. 15-17, 2015 at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah.  Cost: $350.

The Great Teachers Summit (GTS) is a unique peer-to-peer faculty development seminar. The Great Teachers Summit is designed to bring together a diverse group of college educators, representing a wide variety of subject matter areas for:

  • The celebration of good teaching
  • The stimulation of creative problem solving
  • The exploration of new ideas
  • The renewal of self: professionally and personally

College educators share ideas and insights into improvement of teaching skills is essential to the success of the Summit. Come prepared to discuss a technique or strategy that has worked well for you and an instructional problem that you are still seeking solutions to. If you are willing, you may also prepare a presentation of a particularly effective instructional activity or device. And bring a book that has influenced your life and/or teaching.

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2015 Great Teachers¹ Summit Preliminary Agenda

If you are interested in attending this conference, please email Bruce Harris at bruce.harris@dixie.edu by Sep. 17, 2015 and he will contact the appropriate people at UVU.


Webinar on Fostering Plagiarism Awareness

Turnitin (an Internet-based plagiarism-prevention application–DSU has a site license) is sponsoring a free webinar entitled “Color Me Bad”?: Fostering Plagiarism Awareness.”

“Students are often unaware of what constitutes plagiarism. The Plagiarism Spectrum was designed to help students see how plagiarism is defined and can take form. The spectrum outlines the 10 most common types of plagiarism with easy to remember digital monikers. Having students review their Turnitin Originality Reports using the Plagiarism Spectrum can be an effective approach to educating students about what plagiarism looks like and to help them write with integrity.

“Join us for this engaging workshop, where we’ll discuss the Plagiarism Spectrum and share different strategies for using the Spectrum with Turnitin Originality Reports, including a plagiarism quiz, lesson plan ideas, posters for the classroom and handouts.”

Where: Your Computer

When: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 10am San Francisco / 11am Denver / noon Chicago / 1pm New York (find your time zone)

Cost: Free

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