Citation: Classroom.NEXT: Engaging Faculty and Students in Learning Space Design. (2011) | EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Brief. Retrieved fromhttp://www.educause.edu/Resources/ClassroomNEXTEngagingFacultyan/232846
Summary: Texas Wesleyan University developed an RFP process for student-faculty classroom design teams. Five designs were submitted. They were evaluated and the classroom that focused most on flexibility won.
The campus has recently been targeted by a number of malicious e-mails that appear to be attempts to gain user information such as passwords and bank account information. One recent phishing e-mail was supposedly from Wells Fargo and another related to closing webmail accounts. Individuals who received these e-mails should simply delete the messages.
Citation: Jaggars, Shana Smith and Thomas Bailey. (2010 July) Effectiveness of Fully Online Courses for College Students: Response to a Department of Education Meta-Analysis. New York: Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Summary: Critiques the findings from a U.S. Department of Education meta-analysis of 2009. Finds the meta-analysis did not control for conditions and populations similar to those of traditional college settings.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) proposes changing some central computing labs into flexible-use spaces by encouraging the use of student-owned laptops and making software available to students through site licenses and software delivered over the campus network. OIT will also provide central capabilities and management services that campus departments will be able to leverage for their own labs. We anticipate these steps will free up computer lab space for departments, and reduce administrative and infrastructure costs.