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Evolving Evaluation: The Future of Faculty Development in the Digital Age

Published by: ewalton | 5/19/2022 | 0 comments

Don’t you just love performance evaluations? I do! Just kidding, is there anyone who truly loves being evaluated on their job or teaching performance? I do, however, appreciate the opportunity to learn and improve my work or teaching (etc.). So, perhaps I can say I appreciate when an evaluation provides me with such an opportunity? […]

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New Online Adjunct Faculty Survey Results Released from WCET, OLC, and Every Learner Everywhere

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 2/17/2022 | 0 comments

Thank you to today’s author, Van Davis, who shares key findings from a new collaborative report from OLC, WCET, and Every Learner Everywhere about understanding the important role that adjunct instructors play in online education. The blog also shares six recommendations for serving online adjuncts. Understanding the role that adjunct instructors play in online teaching […]

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Every Learner Everywhere’s Equity Mission

Published by: ewalton | 1/13/2022 | 0 comments

We are happy to have Patti O’Sullivan provide us with an update on Every Learner’s advances over the past year with a special focus on their attention to increasing equity in the ways institutions serve students.WCET enjoys a dual role with Every Learner Everywhere. First, we serve as the administrative backbone host for the grant-funded […]

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Engage the Expert Network with Every Learner Everywhere

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/19/2021 | 0 comments

Providing and supporting education today requires instructors and practitioners to be highly knowledgeable, flexible, and adaptable, and to have a whole toolbox full of technology and teaching related skills. This is especially true now that they are teaching or supporting teaching in remote, online, or blended environments. These challenges are why I’m so thrilled about […]

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Structure Your Accessibility Work

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/4/2020 | 0 comments

The following special topic paper originally appeared in the publication Pursuing Regulatory Compliance for Digital Instruction in Response to Covid-19: Policy Playbook, which was published by the Every Learner Everywhere Network and develop and edited by WCET. The Playbook gives background on several regulations, resources to understand them, and recommendations on how to comply. Today, we are featuring […]

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Did Your Course Go Digital Due to COVID-19? Playbook Advises on Regulations When Making the Switch

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/4/2020 | 0 comments

The spring 2020 term saw an unprecedented response to an unprecedented challenge as virtually every U.S. higher education institution offering face-to-face instruction rapidly switched to remote instruction, many in as little as one to two weeks and some in a few days. Institutions struggled to resolve challenges ranging from the technological to the pedagogical to […]

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Exemplars in the Fight against Syndicate Cheating

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/30/2020 | 0 comments

Over the past two weeks, Frontiers has featured its series on academic integrity and cheating syndicates. The first post considered the spectrum of threats facing higher education and our students and the second looked at the practices cheating sites use to entice (and trap?) students. To finish up the series, I’m happy to welcome Shannon […]

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It is Time to Improve Higher Education Transfer

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/28/2020 | 1 comments

This week the Scaling Partners Network, on which I represent WCET, issued a “call to action” regarding transfer in higher education. It’s a bold request to educators and policy makers to rethink articulation among institutions. In this post, I outline their call and welcome Anna Galas who highlights a fantastic WICHE initiative that is addressing […]

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How Third-Party Cheating Sites Entice and Impact Students

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/21/2020 | 1 comments

Today is the 5th Annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating. We join with the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) to participate and encourage other organizations, college’s and universities to sign up and participate in ICAI’s website. As we discussed last week, one of the priorities identified this year by WCET’s Steering Committee […]

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Spectrum of Threats to Academic Integrity

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/15/2020 | 3 comments

One of the priorities identified this year by WCET’s Steering Committee was to shed light on the unscrupulous practice of third party sites that entice students to cheat. WCET learned that many of our member institutions regularly issue “cease and desist” notices to organizations that violate intellectual property by copying faculty content, assessments, etc. and […]

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