Beth Osnes

Letter from the Advisor - August 2019

Aug. 13, 2019

Supporting excellence in teaching inspired me to accept this position as the faculty advisor for ASSETT. I believe in the transformative power of the classroom when activated through dynamic teaching methods, many of which can be supported through technology. I have learned a lot through the years from the many...

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ASSETT Is Hiring Students

July 31, 2019

Student Technology Consultants (Undergraduate Student Hourly Position) Are you someone who enjoys learning about new technologies and teaching them to others? ASSETT (Arts and Sciences Support of Education Through Technology) is looking to hire two Student Technology Consultants (STCs). An STC is an undergraduate student who enjoys learning about and...

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ASSETT Seeks Educational Data Analyst

June 7, 2019

About the Position The Arts & Sciences Support of Education Through Technology (ASSETT) team, a unit supporting the College of Arts and Sciences within the Office of Information Technology (OIT), is hiring a graduate assistant beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. The assistant will help design and conduct applied research...

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Registration Is Open for Summer Course Design Workshops

May 3, 2019

ASSETT will hold course design workshops from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm on Friday, May 17, and Tuesday, May 21 . In the morning, participants will be introduced to basic principles of course design that can be applied to any course. Following a catered lunch, each participant will join a...

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STEM Active Learning Academy Launches

May 2, 2019

We are happy to announce the creation of the Active Learning Academy! NSF-funded, faculty-driven, and ASSETT-supported, the Active Learning Academy offers STEM faculty professional development (PD) opportunities to learn and apply research-based instructional strategies and course design principles to an undergraduate STEM course of their choosing. These strategies and principles...

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2019 LURA Winners Announced

May 2, 2019

The 2019 Linguistics Undergraduate Research Award (LURA) blogs have been posted on the Department of Linguistics website. Professor Kira Hall developed the LURA program while participating in the 2017-18 ASSETT Faculty Fellows cohort . The 17 students honored were nominated for innovative research conducted in an undergraduate linguistics class during...

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Summer Book Club Kicks Off May 23!

May 2, 2019

With spring classes behind us and fall a few months away, now’s a perfect time to reflect on the past semester and begin brainstorming for the semester ahead! Join ASSETT’s summer book club to mingle with colleagues while discussing Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning by John Spencer...

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ASSETT Innovation Incubator Underway

April 18, 2019

This semester we are trying something unique in ASSETT. We have plans underway to support four innovative projects for three years that are designed to improve teaching with technologies. We’re calling this our Innovation Incubator. As we looked across the campus we saw so many change initiatives underway that it...

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Teaching Tip: Insights from Academic Tech Survey

April 18, 2019

An executive summary of the findings of the 2018 Academic Technology Survey is now available on the ASSETT website. The report provides insights on which technologies students find most/least helpful, challenges faced by instructors, student and faculty preferences for device policies and modes of course communication, and more. Several questions...

Tyler Denton

ASSETT Supports Graduate Students Who Teach

April 18, 2019

Many graduate students don’t realize that they can take advantage of ASSETT’s suite of services, but they can! Take for example Tyler Denton, a PhD candidate in classics. In fall 2018, Tyler took advantage of two of ASSETT’s services: the Technology Integration Program and the Visualizing Instructional Practices (VIP) Service...