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Conference call 01-13-2010

2:30pm EST / 11:30am PST


Dial-in: 812-856-7060  conference code: 102#


Sponsorship update - Mary Miles

Judges - Janet DeVry and Sue Roig

Ken Bain
Vice Provost for Instruction/Professor of History/Director
Research Academy for University Learning
Montclair State UniversityMontclair
New Jersey 07043

Vice Provost for Learning, Director, Research Academy for University Learning, and Professor of History, Montclair University (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1976).  He has been the founding director of four major teaching and learning centers: the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University, the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University, the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, and the Research Academy for University Learning at Montclair.

Dr. Angela T. Ragusa
Senior Lecturer, Sociology; BA Honours Course Coordinator
Editor-in-Chief Rural Society\\\\
Charles Sturt University
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Boorooma Street Locked Bag 678 
Wagga Wagga NSW 2678 Australia

Angel is a senior lecturer in sociology at Charles Sturt Universiy. She has her  an MS  in Science and &Technology Studies and a PhD in Sociology. Her main research area is in how online learning can be used for the benefit rural learners. She has a forthcoming book:  Interaction in Communication Technologies and Virtual Learning Environments: Human Factors

Karen Swan

Distinquished Professor of Ed Leadership
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza, MS BRK 377
Springfield, IL 62703

Karen Swan is the Stukel Distinguished Professor of Educational
Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield, where she also is
involved in the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service
(COLRS). Dr. Swan's research has been in the general area of media and
learning; her more recent interests include online learning, ubiquitous
computing, and education policy. |

James Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Research Academy for University Learning
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Montclair State University
139B Sprague Library
Montclair, New Jersey 07043

James is the Associate Director of the Research Academy on University Learning at Montclair State University. During the past decade, Dr. Zimmerman has participated in professional development activities at the local, national, and international level. These activities have included developing a Teaching Fellowship program that supports faculty interested in SoTL studies, the mentoring of university and college faculty team projects designed to improve science and mathematics education with an emphasis on addressing issues that often discourage women and minorities from pursuing study in the sciences or mathematics, and presenting the NSF-sponsored Multi-Initiative Dissemination (MID) project curriculum to cohorts of science faculty from a wide-range of academic institutions.  From 2002-2007 James was a tenured member of the chemistry faculty at Missouri State University as well as a faculty associate of the institution's Faculty Development Center.

Announcement - call for entries - John Moore

Call for Entries: Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award 2010

Have you used Sakai to create a dynamic learning environment that has enriched your students' experience? If so, consider applying for the 2010 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award. This award publicly honors successful pedagogical innovation and best practices in teaching and learning in a Sakai environment. Winners will receive a trip to the 11th Sakai Conference, June 14-17, 2010, Denver, Colorado, USA to give a featured presentation about their teaching with Sakai. All entries will become part of the repository of best teaching practices. The award is sponsored by IBM, with additional support from rSmart and John Wiley & Sons.

For more information about the award and the submission deadline, go to the Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award web site:

Printable flyer here: need to fix the typo first!

Contacts & promotion

Sakai lists - Kate

Sue: Lily West,  +++


Josh: Sloan, Campus Tech

Janet: Educause advisory group ACTL , Lily East, Sakai newsleter

Teaching centers at Sakai schools (Sue + John will create a list)

Conference updates - Mary

Award covers hotel, conference, travel, awards, per diem, lots of recognition (key notes, videos)

Need conference proposal for award presentation -Kate

Sue T&L conference  track lead

Mary: new conference web site coming

program committee meeting next week (hopefully)

OpenEdPractices  & entry tracking - Kate

500 word limit
get account & send your user name to Kate for access to entry admin
entry tracking - volunteer? Sue