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This Week in LIS - 19 September 2014

Headline of the Week: Options - When the Instructor is Remote and the Students are Together in the Classroom
This morning I was reading an interesting essay by Nathan Faries. He teaches Chinese Studies as Bates. (Nathan also recently taught at University of Dubuque and his time there overlapped with President Carlson - small world!) Nathan’s spouse took an opportunity that moved them across the country.

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This Week in LIS - 5 September 2014

Headline of the Week: Excellent Sheep - Questions Galore - Opportunity for Differentiation
This week an invitation was extended to the campus community to join a discussion on William Deresiewicz’s book, Excellent Sheep in the coming weeks. It is co-sponsored by the Dean’s Office and the Center for Ethics and Public Life. A provocative excerpt article  called “Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League” came out in July which provided a foretaste and the recently released book is inspiring much conversation.

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This Week in LIS - 29 August 2014

Headline of the Week: Welcome, Welcome, Welcome - Encouragement for the New Year
As we are on the cusp of a new academic year I want to extend a warm welcome to some new(er) LIS team members and encourage you to seek them out, get to know them and leverage their gifts in their roles within LIS.

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This Week in LIS - 22 August 2014

Headline of the Week:  Distraction and Concentration - Minerva Project Update
We have been thinking much about technology’s impact on teaching and learning over the last couple of years. There is concern that human nature and the steady stream of interrupting inputs from some of our networked mobile technology might erode our ability to concentrate and focus and to read and think deeply.

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