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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Share Your Experiences at the West/Southwest EDUCAUSE Regional Conference

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Share Your Experiences at the West/Southwest Regional Conference

February 12–14, 2013 • Austin, Texas | Call for Proposals Deadline: August 28, 2012

The call for proposals is open.
Connect. Innovate. Engage.

As a higher education IT professional, you have unique stories and experiences to share. Contribute to the discussion as a presenter at next year's West/Southwest Regional Conference.
The West/Southwest 2013 program committee welcomes speaker presentation proposals for discussion sessions, workshops, and traditional presentations focused on any of the following topics:
  • Enterprise and Infrastructure
  • Experience IT
  • Leadership: Resources and Data Management
  • Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Explore the Call for Proposals page and submit a proposal to present February 12-14 in Austin, online, or both.
Presenters may propose to present face-to-face at the conference in Austin, online-only from anywhere using Adobe Connect, or both face-to-face and online as a webcast.

Call for Proposal Resources

Browse the following materials to help you create a successful proposal and answer any questions you may have:

Listen to our podcast, "Writing a Successful Proposal for a Conference Presentation," which present insights from three academic professionals on what they look for in a submission and their advice on approaching the writing process.

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News from The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

News from The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
National Resource Center
19th National Conference on Students in Transition
session proposal submissions accepted through July 23rd
If you missed submitting a session proposal prior to the original deadline, the National Resource Center will continue accepting online proposal submissions for the 19th National Conference on Students in Transition through July 23, 2012. Concurrent session, roundtable discussion, poster session, and exhibitor presentation proposals on topics addressing student transitions may be submitted at
The 19th National Conference on Students in Transition will be held October 13 - 15, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Attendees will have the chance to share and learn from each other the latest trends, initiatives, best practices, ideas, research, and assessment strategies focused on supporting student success. Educators and students interested in the college student experience from the first year through graduation, the collegiate curriculum, and innovative pedagogies impacting the undergraduate student are invited to attend.
Other upcoming events:
Online Course - Developing and Constructing Valid Survey Instruments. July 9 - August 10, 2012.
25th International Conference on The First-Year Experience. July 16 - 19, 2012.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
19th National Conference on Students in Transition. October 13 - 15, 2012. Philadelphia, PA
Institute on Student Success in the Community College. November 4 - 6, 2012. Columbia, SC

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
1728 College Street | Columbia, SC | 29208 | Office: 803.777.6029 | Fax: 803.777.5405


Flat World Knowledge Webinar: Learn About MIYO!


Meet MIYO:
Get the Most out of Your Textbook in the Least Amount of Time


Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Time: 1pm ET / 10 am PT

Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A

Space is limited.


Frank Romanelli —
Director of Middle College
Bristol Community College

Brad Felix —
Chief Learning Officer
Flat World Knowledge

Join Brad Felix, Chief Learning Officer at Flat World Knowledge, and Frank Romanelli, Director of Middle College at Bristol Community College, as they talk about how MIYO, Flat World's Make It Your Own customization platform can easily transform your book into the perfect learning tool for your course.

In this candid, 45 minute webinar, Frank will walk through his textbook and some of the changes he made to it with the MIYO platform. He'll give tips and tricks to consider when customizing your text. Then, Brad will share MIYO's most popular features and what is coming in the next generation of MIYO, followed by a Q&A session with the panelists.

We hope you can take 45 minutes out of your busy schedule to learn how quick, easy, and efficient customizing with MIYO can be, and discover why over 2000 professors at over 1200 schools in 46 countries are choosing to save their students millions of dollars with Flat World Knowledge textbooks.


Inside Higher Ed: July 11, 2012

Colleges fail to track adult student retention and graduation rates, survey finds. But one accreditor will now require those data. Will others follow suit?

Report concludes that deep, integrated learning, which starts in K-12 and continues through higher education, requires more attention from policy makers and institutions.


eSchool News Webinars: The Future is Here: A Focus on One-to-One Solutions

eSchool News Webinars
The Future Is Here: A Focus on One-to-One Solutions
Today’s classroom is evolving and mobile devices are quickly becoming an essential tool for instruction and learning. District administrators are faced with many questions around how best to incorporate these devices into their policies and practices. Join industry experts from the One-to-One Institute to learn about the salient points regarding one-to-one teaching and learning goals, as well as to hear research & findings, key implementation factors and best practices from showcased districts around the country. 
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Register now for the webinar and discover:
  • Key research results regarding successful one to one solutions
  • Examples of best practices from sites and practitioners
  • Electronic versions of Project RED and A Guidebook for Change
  • Necessary components for successful project plans
  • Overview of readiness factors for implementing one to one solutions
Register Now
Sponsored By:
One To One
AT & T

The Future Is Here: A Focus on One-to-One Solutions

Thursday, July 12, 2012

11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET

60 minutes
Leslie Wilson
One-to-One Institute
Michael Gielniak, Ph.D.
Director of Programs and Development
One-to-One Institute


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