May 27, 2013

 

Miscellaneous

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM HANDBOOK
This fall WAC produced a Writing Across the Curriculum Handbook that provides guidelines, recommendations and ideas for assignments and activities that all faculty members can use. In addition, the appendix provides sample assignment sheets and writing-related handouts that you are welcome to use in your classes.

Until the WAC website moves to a newer template, the director of WAC will disseminate the handbook via email. If you're interested in getting a copy of the WAC handbook, please email Tim N. Taylor (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

In the coming years, the WAC committee plans to solicit more sample assignments and activities to showcase in subsequent WAC handbooks. If you are interested in sharing any documents that facilitate a process approach to writing in your classes or if you have any sample writing-to-learn activities that work for you, please send them to the director of WAC (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

We will collect assignments and activities this year for the 2013/2014 edition of the EIU WAC handbook. As in this edition, contributors' names will be noted in the table of contents.

TIMOTHY N. TAYLOR, WAC
Posted: Nov 16, 2012


WAC HANDBOOK AVAILABLE ON THE NEW WAC WEBSITE
The 2012-13 Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Handbook and Appendix is now available on the redesigned WAC website.

The handbook provides guidelines, recommendations and ideas for assignments and activities that all faculty members can use. In addition, the appendix provides sample assignment sheets and writing-related handouts that you are welcome to use in your classes.

In the coming years, the WAC committee plans to solicit more sample assignments and activities to showcase in subsequent WAC Handbooks. If you are interested in sharing any documents that facilitate a process approach to writing in your classes or if you have any sample writing-to-learn activities that work for you, please send them to the director of WAC (tntaylor@eiu.edu).

This year, we will collect assignments and activities for the 2013/2014 edition of the EIU WAC Handbook. As in this edition, contributors' names will be noted in the table of contents.

TIM N. TAYLOR, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
Posted: Jan 08, 2013


FACULTY APPLICATION FOR THE WRITING FELLOW PROGRAM
This fall the Writing Center and WAC will begin its Writing Fellow Program. A writing fellow is a writing consultant who attends a faculty member's class every day, meets with that professor on a regular basis, and provides feedback about writing assignments. The writing fellow's main charge, however, is consulting with the professor's students while they are in the process of writing and revising their writing assignments. The writing fellow does not grade assignments—the consultant simply acts as an important middle person in the writing process to offer feedback and different set of eyes on students’ writing in a coordinated manner.

To learn more about the Writing Fellow Program and to receive a faculty application, please contact Tim Taylor at tntaylor@eiu.edu. The deadline (for fall) for the faculty application is Monday, June 17.

TIMOTHY N. TAYLOR, Director of the Writing Center, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
Posted: Apr 30, 2013


1,800 NEW ITEMS ADDED TO BOOTH LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
During the month of April, Booth Library acquired and cataloged 1,800 new titles. The list can be viewed here. The list is arranged by location: Ballenger Teachers' Center, Books, Electronic Resources, Illinois and Federal Documents, Maps, Media, Reference Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. The titles are listed by call number within each location. Please contact Karen Whisler, head of Collection Development, at 581-7551 or klwhisler@eiu.edu if you have any questions.

DAVID S. BELL, Booth Library
Posted: May 06, 2013


INSTRUCTORS: INACTIVATE SPRING COURSES AND ACTIVATE SUMMER COURSES IN D2L
As an instructor, you control student access to your course in Desire2Learn. When you no longer want students to have access to your Spring 2013 course, you need to make the course inactive. When you want students to begin accessing your Summer 2013 course, you need to make your course active. Student access is not automatic and is not controlled by the semester start and end dates. The course start date and end date noted on courses in the "My courses" widget is for information purposes only. Student access is basically an on/off switch controlled by the instructor. Directions for making your course inactive/active can be found in the news widget in D2L.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact the CATS Training Center at 581-8452.

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director of Instructional Technology Services, CATS
Posted: May 06, 2013


SUMMER HOURS FOR UNION METERED PARKING LOT
The MLK Jr. Union metered parking lot will be monitored by the University Police Department for parking violations beginning Monday, May 20. Meters will be enforced while classes are in session during the summer. Thank you.

TED E. HART, MLK Jr. Union
Posted: May 16, 2013


UNIVERSITY-OWNED CELL PHONES
Attention all university-owned cell phone users: Please note that all phones will be red tagged by the Telecommunications Office in the department's inventory. Any questions, please call Telecommunications at 581-5951.

CLAY HOPKINS, Director, Telecommunications
Posted: May 20, 2013


CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT
In July of each year, we are requested to post a public notice called the Consumer Confidence Report. It is a report concerning the quality of drinking water used on campus during the previous year (for the period of Jan. 1-Dec. 21, 2012), and is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996.

One way to serve notice is posting on the Web. There are two reports that need printed -- the EIU Consumer Confidence Report and the Charleston Consumer Confidence Report. You can access both reports here. If you would like a copy of these reports, please go to the link to print.

We are emailing all building coordinators to ensure that all buildings connected to the campus water distribution system have a paper copy of both reports available for the building occupants to review. You will not receive a paper copy in the campus mail. The notice will be posted for public viewing in the same manner that other announcements are posted within your building. Also, a copy will be made available to any occupant who may request one.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Al Haga, plumber foreman, FPM, 581-7212.

DAVE CROCKETT, Interim Director of Facilities Planning and Management
Posted: May 21, 2013


 


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