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Thursday, September 13, 2012

TGIF -- “MOCK MOOCS?” [MOOC = Massive Open Online Course] Planning Forum

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Sixteenth issue, Volume five

TLT Group TGIF 9.13.2012           
From TLT Group World Headquarters
Join Us! In joining the TLT Group, you make a commitment to encourage, empower, and engage in improving teaching, learning, and technology.  Learn more about membership options. 
More from the TLT-SWG Blog:

"Support Roles in Online Sync Events: You are/aren’t alone!” Slides, Chat Transcript #TLTGFrLv 20120907 TLTGroup

Nuggets/Nudges/Nexts: FridayLive! Free online Sept14 2pmET. Share/shape good ideas,resources,steps. #TLTGfrlv TLTGroup

"When ambition trumps ethics" "Why kids cheat at Harvard" Need “messages ..that lead to lives genuinely worthy of admiration."

Support Roles in Online Sync Events "You’re not alone!" Or are you? Questions for 9/7 2pmET Online Free #TLTGfrlv TLTGroup

Upcoming Online Workshops
[MOOC = Massive Open Online Course]
Planning Forum
September 19 and 26,  2012 1:00 - 2:00pm EDT

How to decide about and begin to use very large mostly online courses.

Not about how to produce or lead MOOCs or other very large online courses.  Not for lazy teachers or greedy administrators.

Leaders: Charles Ansorge, Ilene Frank, Beth Dailey This workshop is free to TLT Group Individual Members.
Check your institution's status here if you have your membership through an institutional subscription.
$200 for non members.

1st Silver Cloud Online Workshop
October 17, 24 (optional: 31),  2012    2:00 - 3:00pm EDT
Link to registration
Leaders: Charles Ansorge, Nancy Becker, Michael Dabney, Ilene Frank, ...

Demysifying Accreditation
November 1,8 and 15,  2012       2:00 - 3:00pm EDT
Link to registration
Leaders: Beth Dailey, and Tracey Johnson

NOTE:  Workshops are free to TLT Group Individual Members. Check your institution's status here if you have your membership through an institutional subscription.
$200 for non members. 

Nuggets/Nudges/Nexts: FridayLive! Free online Sept14 2pm ET. Share/shape good ideas,resources,steps.

Join us every/any week as we continue to share good ideas, resources, suggestions, and specific [small] next steps in the TLT Group's FridayLive! free weekly online sessions.  
This week, you can also help shape our season agenda.

Join us this week FridayLive! Sept 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm ET - online free Register in advance for a mixture of
·         nuggets we've mined from our past sessions,
·         nudges toward what's admirable/feasible and away from what's inferior/distracting,
·         nexts - how you can help shape future sessions of FridayLive! and what we're planning
We'll review our August Symposium as well as previous FridayLive! sessions (e.g., Synch Online Moderation; Facilitating Mega-Courses) & intro/revise Call For Proposals

As always, we welcome your attendance and your participation.
Encourage. Enable. Engage.


DILLARD Today: A Monthly E-Newsletter From Dillard University September 2012

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A Monthly E-Newsletter From Dillard University

September 2012
Quick Links
Alumni Links
Calendar of Events

9/10-9/16 -- International Week

9/15-9/29 -- "The Zeitgeist Chronicles,"  Cook Theatre

9/19 -- "Does Hip-Hop Hate Women?"
Georges Auditorium, 7 p.m.

9/20 -- AT&T Texting and Driving Demo, Kabacoff Plaza, 12-2 p.m.

10/5 -- Nursing Panel Discussion

10/7 -- "More Than Me... It's a Girl Thing" (Benefit Showcase),
Lawless Chapel, 7 p.m.

11/11 -- Founders' Day

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Welcome to the September 2012 edition of the Dillard Today E-Newsletter. Hurricane Isaac made for an eventful beginning to the year, delaying the start of classes by one week and causing power outages throughout New Orleans. Fortunately, Dillard students, faculty and staff were safe throughout the storm, and the campus sustained only minimal damage. Now the semester is in full swing, and there's plenty happening on the Avenue of the Oaks. Read on to learn all about it. Ex fide fortis!


Mona Duffel Jones
Senior Director, University Communications
Centenary Hosts DU Students During Isaac
On Monday, Aug. 27, with Hurricane Isaac rapidly approaching New Orleans, 150 Dillard students -- those residential students who had not already left campus -- and six staff took buses to Centenary College in Shreveport, La., as part of Dillard's emergency evacuation plan. Due to traffic, the buses didn't arrive at Centenary until after 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning. But when they finally made it, Centenary students and staff gave them a warm welcome.

"It was such a pleasant arrival. They were out there to greet us and assist us with our bags and make sure we had everything we needed," said Jakarah Porter, '13, Dillard's SGA president. "They were excellent hosts the entire time."

An incredible outpouring of support -- not only from the Centenary community, but also from Dillard alumni in Shreveport, Miss Louisiana, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and many others -- made DU students as comfortable as possible under difficult circumstances. Students kept busy with games and orientation exercises, and they attended the Grambling vs. Alcorn State football game, free of charge. By the time they returned to DU on Sept. 2, many of them had bonded.

"We made the best of everything," said Porter. "We played pillow fights and flashlight tag. Everybody was on their best behavior, representing Dillard well. It caused each of us to go outside of our circles and branch out. It was fun."
"The Zeitgeist Chronicles" Debuts Sept. 15

"The Zeitgeist Chronicles," a brand new play about the 2008 Obama/McCain presidential election, will debut at Dillard University on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. The show was written by local playwright Stephen Montagne and features a 13-member cast of local, professional actors. It runs through Sept. 29.

"This production examines a time of real hope and an opportunity to be engaged, involved and proactive," said producing director Ed Bishop. "It reminds us of what happened in 2008 and how it affected our lives."

The show, produced by the American Theatre Project, hopes to have audiences talking all the way to the voting booth in November. For dates and to learn more, click here.

Panel: Does Hip-Hop Hate Women?

Dillard University will host "Does Hip-Hop Hate Women? A Conversation About Sex, Love and Gender Politics in Today's Pop Culture" on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Georges Auditorium of the Professional Schools Building. This town-hall-style meeting conducted by leading hip-hop intellectuals is free and open to the public.
"By using hip-hop as the vehicle to drive this discussion, students will be able to directly and critically think about visual literacy, identity, black masculinity, homophobia, perceptions of women, and how they overlap in media and public policy debates," said event organizer Michael Wilson, instructor of African world studies at Dillard. To learn more and to see a full list of panelists, click here.
Message in the Middle Returns to Lawless

Message in the Middle, a weekly, non-denominational worship service and lecture held in Lawless Chapel in the middle of the week -- on Wednesdays at noon -- has returned to Dillard for the fall semester. This is consistently one of the most inspiring, high-energy programs on campus, and students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are all encouraged to attend.

Each week features a different guest preacher, and the fall series kicked off on Wednesday with William Emmanuel Hall of the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. Hall founded CommuniGize, a Chicago nonprofit organization, to serve marginalized youth ages 5 through 19 in the areas of community leadership, entrepreneurship, and nutrition. Click here to learn more about CommuniGize.
DU Launches African Music and Dance Class
As part of its International Week celebration, Dillard University launched a community class in African music and dance on Sept. 10. Going forward, the class will be held on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Dent Hall throughout the fall semester. It is free and open to the public, and the community is invited to attend and participate.
Dillard's Office of International Students and Study Abroad Programs is presenting the series in conjunction with Nfungotah Inc., a New Orleans nonprofit organization dedicated to the survival, education, and promotion of music and dance culture rooted in the African diaspora. It will focus on West African music and dance and feature a variety of instructors and musicians. To learn more, contact Esailama Henry at (916) 705-8842 or, or Dr. Kimya Dawson-Smith at (504) 816-4926 or


Dillard University General Assembly of Faculty Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4pm PSB 131-135



General Assembly of Faculty  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

4:00 p.m.

PSB 131-135

Calendar of meeting dates is attached
September 19, 2012           4:00 PM, PSB 131-135
October 17, 2012               4:00 PM, PSB 131-135
November 7, 2012             4:00 PM, PSB 131-135
December 5, 2012             4:00 PM, PSB 131-135
January 16, 2013               4:00 PM, PSB 131-135
February 20, 2013             4:00 PM, PSB 131-135
March 13, 2013                 4:00 PM, PSB 131-135
April 17, 2013                   4:00 PM, PSB 131-135
May 2, 2013                      4:00 PM, PSB 131-135
Adoption of the Graduating Seniors Roster

Cynthia M. Carter
Administrative Specialist
Office of Academic Affairs
Dillard University
504.816.4662 (ph)
504.816.4144 (fax)


Announcing the CHEA International Quality Group

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September 13, 2012
Dear Colleague:
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is pleased to announce the launch of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG), an exciting international forum for colleges, universities, accrediting organizations, quality assurance bodies, businesses, foundations and others. The Quality Group will advance international quality assurance and improvement, assisting institutions and organizations in further enhancing capacity for academic quality.
Current CHEA institutional members automatically become members of the Quality Group, making CHEA membership even more valuable.
Please visit the new CIQG Website and follow instructions to log on to this new members-only site. You can review a video and Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the Quality Group.
International quality issues have never been more important to higher education and accreditation. This new venture will address the issues, challenges and opportunities ahead, all focused on academic quality.
We look forward to your participation.
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A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. For more information, visit CHEA's Website at


FREE WEBINAR: Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology, 2012

Inside Higher Ed
Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology, 2012
A new study from Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group

Monday, September 24 at 2 p.m. EDT

Professors occasionally get lampooned as luddites responsible for the famously slow pace of change in higher education. But in truth the majority of professors are excited about various technology-driven trends in higher education, including the growth of e-textbooks and digital library collections, the increased use of data monitoring as a way to track student performance along with their own, and the increasingly popular idea of “flipping the classroom.” However, other technology trends are more likely to make professors break into a clammy sweat.

Those are among the findings of "Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology, 2012," a study conducted by Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group. On Monday, September 24 at 2 p.m. EDT, Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik will discuss the findings with Joshua Kim, director of learning and technology, Master of Health Care Delivery Science program, Dartmouth College, and blogger at Inside Higher Ed; Steve Kolowich, technology reporter atInside Higher Ed; and Jeff Seaman, co-director, Babson Survey Research Group.

“Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology, 2012” was made possible in part by the generous financial support of CourseSmart, Deltak, Pearson and Sonic Foundry. Your registration information will be shared with these companies.

We hope you can participate in this important discussion.

Kathlene Collins
Inside Higher Ed