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Ready to flip your classroom? Register before Oct. 17
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity: New membership announcement
Research images as art competition
Optimal well-being online course series
Get discounts through U Community Solar and U Drive Electric
Fifth annual planning successful meetings on campus conference
Spring 2017 textbook adoptions due Oct. 15
University Teaching Committee awards
Utah Red Zone Fan Cave Giveaway presented by America First Credit Union
MathWorks MATLAB Total Academic Headcount site license for U community


ANNOUNCING THE SECOND RESEARCH IMAGES AS ART COMPETITION


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We are excited to accept images that represent your science research from all the different disciplines at the University of Utah. They will all be display at the Marriott Library Nov. 14, 2016 with a reception on the Nov. 18, 2016. Winning images will be used for public relations for the university so we can show our community the fantastic research happening here.

Register here by Nov. 5, 2016.


READY TO FLIP YOUR CLASSROOM?
Starting Oct. 17, 2016 on Canvas.net


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Teaching Flipped is a free, six-week online course offered through Canvas Network (A separate account is needed from your institutional instance of Canvas). Find out more about what it takes to flip your class, and work through the process step-by-step with instructors at the University of Utah.

Topics include the basics of the flipped classroom, creating of video lectures, planning active learning face to face (F2F) experiences and taking the leap to fully flip.

You can find an archived version of the course at teach-flip.utah.edu.

Teaching with the Flipped Classroom is designed for faculty with teaching experience. It does not cover introductory pedagogy. It is not recommended for new faculty or those teaching a class for the first time. This project is generously funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE-1245904). Additional support provided by the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College.


NATIONAL CENTER FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY: NEW MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT


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The College of Education is pleased to announce that the University of Utah has now obtained an Institutional Membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral students. Because the U is now an institutional member, our graduate students, post-doctoral students and faculty now have access to a large variety of programs, services and resources at no cost (the normal cost for individual memberships would be $240/year for graduate and post-doctoral scholars, and $480/year for faculty).

NCFDD membership resources includes:
• Weekly Monday Motivator
• Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
• Monthly Guest Expert Webinars
• Access to Multi-Week Courses
• Video recordings of all webinars so members can learn at their convenience
• Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring & problem-solving
• Monthly accountability buddy matches
• Moderated monthly writing challenges
• Access to the Career Center where members can post and search job listings
• Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings

To register for your University of Utah NCFDD membership, please complete the following steps:
1. Visit facultydiversity.org/Utah
2. Under “Registration information,” enter your University of Utah email address as a username.
Also enter your first name, last name, validation code (provided by the website), and click
continue.
3. Enter the required registration information and click “submit.”
4. Members will receive a welcome e-mail within 1-2 business days confirming that the account is
approved and active.

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact: Nadia Granados in the College of Education at nadia.granados@utah.edu. We encourage your participation in the Institutional Membership and we will be reaching out to solicit feedback on these resources over the coming months.


OPTIMAL WELL-BEING ONLINE COURSE SERIES

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This spring, three low-cost optimal well-being online courses will be offered online by national experts. Participate from anywhere at any time. Each seven-week course is only $90 and consists of online reading materials, video and audio lectures, practice exercises and an optional discussion each week. No papers or tests required.

Receive 50 percent off any online course with early registration before Oct. 31, 2016, by 5 p.m. Use promo code: discount.

For a list of classes being offered and to register, go here.


GET DISCOUNTS THROUGH U COMMUNITY SOLAR AND U DRIVE ELECTRIC

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The Sustainability Office is running two community discount programs that support creative solutions to improve environmental impacts. U Community Solar offers U community members the opportunity to get rooftop solar panels and installation for their homes at a discounts. U Drive Electric offers discounts on several makes and models of electric and plug-in-hybrid vehicles. Both of these programs run through Oct. 31, 2016.

To learn more and to sign up, visit: U Community Solar and U Drive Electric.


FIFTH ANNUAL PLANNING SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS ON CAMPUS CONFERENCE


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Wednesday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Douglas Ballroom at the University Guest House

The Guest House will host all hospital and campus meeting planners for a FREE educational conference. Experts from campus will update planners on all that is happening at the University for planning meetings, events, or conferences.

Agenda includes:

  • Office of General Counsel: Updated Alcohol Policy on Campus
  • Commuter Services: 2016 Updates
  • U Shop: Overview of Purchasing on Campus
  • New Meeting Spaces on Campus
  • Latest Trends in Catering
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Booking Hotel Room Blocks
  • Meet with Campus Vendors: Partners in Successful Campus Meetings

Register online until Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.

It’s all free and sure to help you become an expert Meeting Planner in your department.

  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Free parking at the Guest House and Officers Club
  • Networking with departments on campus that facilitate meetings and events

Questions about the event call:  801-587-2925.


SPRING 2017 TEXTBOOK ADOPTIONS DUE OCT. 15

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If you have not submitted your textbook adoptions to the University Campus Store for 2017 spring or summer semesters, it’s not too late. Submitting adoptions is as easy—simply complete the University Campus Store’s online textbook adoption form. If you need assistance in submitting your textbook information, please contact Dave Nelson at 801-581-8321 or dnelson@CampusStore.utah.edu.

The prompt submission of textbook adoptions by faculty each semester enables the Campus Store to stock necessary books in a timely manner and increases the chances of offering used textbooks, eBooks and rental textbooks, which help students save up to 50% off of new book prices. The Campus Store relies heavily on your timely response, so please do not delay.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Campus Store’s textbook adoption program, best wishes for another great academic year.


UNIVERSITY TEACHING COMMITTEE AWARDS

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The University Teaching Committee encourages the efforts of faculty members, departments and colleges to improve individual teaching skills, devise effective teaching techniques and recognize and reward superior achievements in teaching. A variety of awards are now seeking nominations.

To see criteria and deadlines, click here.


UTAH RED ZONE FAN CAVE GIVEAWAY PRESENTED BY AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION

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Utah Red Zone and America First Credit Union are working together to give one lucky Utah Football fan the best seat in the house with the Utah Red Zone Fan Cave Giveaway. Utah Red Zone will make one fan’s living room have as much Utah pride as they do with a fully furnished and decorated fan cave for the perfect home and away game experience.

The Utah Red Zone Fan Cave Giveaway grand prize includes:

  • Samsung 65″ Class 4K Ultra HD TV
  • (2) Imperial University of Utah Recliners
  • Blakeway framed Rice-Eccles Stadium panorama
  • Northwest Utah tapestry woven blanket
  • Northwest Utah plush throw blanket
  • Northwest Utah rug
  • Legacy Utah vintage game poster artwork
  • Legacy Utah wall-mount bottle opener
  • Legacy Utah serving tray
  • Paulson Designs Utah athletic logo canvas art
  • Authentic Street Signs “Man Cave” sign
  • Dahl large vinyl decal

and more Utah Red Zone merchandise.

Utah fans can enter to win the Utah Red Zone Fan Cave Giveaway by going to URedZone.com/FanCaveGiveaway. The lucky winner will be randomly selected at the conclusion of the Utah Football season.

For more information, call or visit Utah Red Zone or the University Campus Store.


MATHWORKS MATLAB TOTAL ACADEMIC HEADCOUNT SITE LICENSE FOR U COMMUNITY

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The University of Utah has negotiated and obtained a campus wide MathWorks MATLAB Total Academic Headcount site license for MATLAB, Simulink and 48 companion software products.

Access to the products will be available through the Office of Software License web store beginning Sept. 1, 2016, and the software is available to all students, faculty and staff for academic purposes, including academic research.

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