Making Your Videos and Podcasts ADA Compliant: How to Request and Edit Captions Using itube/Kaltura

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Did you know that universities such as Harvard and M.I.T. have had lawsuits against them because of a lack of appropriate closed captions? The U.S. Department of Education enforces Section 504 of the American Disabilities Act (ADA). Colleges and universities in the United States are required to be ADA compliant, including professors’ course materials, online… Continue reading

A Critical Perspective on Plagiarism Detection Services

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Did you know that IUP Writing Center tutors wrote one of the first articles in the field to recognize and investigate problems with Turnitin? In 2007 Renee Brown, Brian Fallon, Jessica Lott, Elizabeth Matthews, and Elizabeth Mintie won the Best Article Award for their piece, “Taking on Turnitin: Tutors Advocating Change” in The Writing Center… Continue reading

Reflections from the 2017 New Faculty Orientation

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On August 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, the Center for Teaching Excellence held a New Faculty Orientation. All new permeant and temporary faculty members, as well as teaching associates, were invited to participate in three days of informative sessions about classroom management, services and resources at IUP, and demonstrations of classroom technology. Dr. Neal Messer, of… Continue reading

MMM: How Should I Manage Conflict Within My Department?

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In the October 9th edition of the Monday Morning Mentor (MMM), Jeffery Buller (Ph.D.) and Robert Cipriano (Ed.D.) discussed managing conflict within academic departments. They first explained that conflict can have both positive and negative roles in any department, then highlighted strategies for proactively managing departmental conflict, and finally ended with a role play demonstrating… Continue reading