October 2008

Assessment in Higher Education Series:
Introduction
Educators, government officials, and education experts met during an Education Department summit on higher education held over the summer to discuss pressing concerns regarding the education system in the US. While those suggestions presented were wide ranging and varied, all involved agreed that…


TAP Workshops in October
Designing and Assessing Writing Assignments
Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Utilizing Online Social Networking Sites:
Pros and Cons

Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
Date: Monday, October 20
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Room 122AB, Busch Campus Center, BC

From Dissertation to First Book
Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Developing an Ethos of Integrity:
Intellectual Property, Plagiarism, and
the Undergraduate Mind

Date: Tuesday, October 28
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: Room 410, Rutgers Student Center, CAC

Other workshops in October
Career Services



Wikipedia.org as an Educational Exercise
Has Wikipedia.org changed your life? If you are a TA or an instructor, you may have discovered portions of this website used by your students in papers or class discussion. It is often the first place our students go when…


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