Center for Teaching and Learning
The Scarborough Library, which houses the Center for Teaching and Learning, holds the largest non-profit array of solar panels in West Virginia thanks to a 100K EBSCO grant received by Librarian, Rachel Hally and Environmental Scientist, Dr. Jeff Groff (pictured above).
What’s Coming up? (besides lots of solar energy)?
Spring 2020 FOSLs with Lunch
12:35 – 1:25 pm
|Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Explore the emerging trend of open educational resources (OER’s), free online teaching and learning materials intended to reduce the cost of student texts. Librarians Rhonda Donaldson and Rachel Hally will talk about OERs available to faculty and assist in identifying and evaluating materials for classroom use. David Glaser of EBSCO Information Services will share how academic publishers are responding to the growth of OERs and demonstrate EBSCO’s curated OER platform.
Spring 2020 TechShops
|February 10 & 11:
11:00 am – noon
Scarborough Library 307
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Online Teaching Certification Training
The next sessions will take place over the 2020 summer months. Exact dates TBD. This is a fully-online, intensive course requiring 2-3 hours of time per day. Free. If you are interested in enrolling, email Laura Renninger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I like to call this photo “a pile of happy people” because it always makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile too.
A bunch of us piled in the elevator at the Scarborough Library. Photo cred: Shannon Holliday
Greetings! I’m Laura Renninger, Dean of the Ruth Scarborough Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning here at Shepherd University. Thank you for taking a moment to visit our site.
In 2009, we established a “Learning Commons” here at Shepherd – in essence, a one-stop shop where students can find assistance with writing, study skills, advising, the effective use of technology, and tutoring in any subject ranging from mathematics to foreign languages to music. And, a one-stop shop where teachers can find pedagogical and technological classroom resources and exchange ideas with colleagues; a place where excitement about learning permeates every corner, every hallway, and every room. The Scarborough Library, the “intellectual heart of the campus,” has provided us with the perfect spot.
Our mission to support teaching excellence and to foster learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom continues to flourish. In one centralized location one can now find all of the following resources and support programs: Academic Support, Instructional Technology, Assessment of Student Learning, Common Reading Information, the First-Year Experience (FYEX) Program, Faculty Development Workshops, New Faculty Mentoring, Academic Advisement Information, the Center for Teaching & Learning Library, the TRiO Student Support Services and Upward Bound Programs, and Career Services.
Please visit us soon and let us assist you with your learning needs.
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