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The header logo for the December 2019 issue of the Academic Newsletter

Articles in the December 2019 Academic Newsletter:

  • From Laurel’s Desk – December 2019

    Laurel Schollen, Vice-President Academic, introduces the December 2019 issue of the Academic Newsletter.
  • Academic College Council Update

    An update from the Academic College Council Chair. Learn about the importance of communication and getting your voice heard by ACC.
  • Faculty-led Program Abroad: Seoul, Korea

    In May 2019, Claire Moane and Jameel Qazi embarked on a faculty-led program abroad to Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea.
  • Upcoming from the Teaching & Learning Centre

    The Teaching & Learning Centre is offering a variety of free professional development opportunities for faculty: courses, online modules, workshops, and up-coming events.
  • PD Leaves

    Is 2020 or 2021 the year you take your Professional Development (PD) Leave? If you are an employee with six or more years of full-time employment at Seneca, you are eligible to take a PD Leave.
  • Copyright Fall 2019 Update

    It is an interesting time for Canadian copyright considering recent and possible modifications to copyright legislation and upcoming decisions by the Copyright Board of Canada.
  • Connecting COM Learning to Your Program Courses

    This article explains how we work with students to develop writing skills in COM 101/111 and how you can support the ongoing development of student writing in your courses.
  • What is ETAC and what do we do?

    The chair of the Educational Technology Advisory Committee provides an overview of what ETAC is, what they do, and described their current projects.
  • VoiceThread: A multimedia platform for engaging students in hybrid and online courses

    With VoiceThread, you can upload, share, and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files, and video; students can leave comments and use the annotation tools to mark up the content and create discussions.
  • Pressbooks: Publishing Open Books and Online Modules from Your Desktop

    Pressbooks, currently used internationally for publishing open textbooks, is now available to all employees and students at Seneca.
  • Teaching & Learning Day Fall 2019

    The keynote speaker at Teaching & Learning Day Fall 2019 shared practical strategies from cognitive research, providing guidelines for faculty to help their students learn better.
  • The Return of the Great Teaching Seminar

    On October 24 and 25, a group of full-time faculty gathered for two days of ‘by faculty, for faculty’ discussions about great teaching.
  • Honouring Women’s History Month

    October is Women’s History Month. Two faculty members from the School of English and Liberal Studies organized several events to promote awareness, engage students and faculty, and gave the Seneca community a chance to get involved.
  • From the Registrar

    An update from the Registrar on enrolment, the optional fees process, transfer credit applications, automated process in the Registrar’s Office, and online registration.
  • Let’s Get to Work: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Students’ Interview Skills

    Career Development is thrilled to showcase a new Virtual Reality interview tool. It’s three stages of interviews, varying in complexity, allowing students to practice their interview skills.
  • Academic Integrity Week – Defeat the Cheat

    Academic Integrity Week featured events that raised awareness about the dangers and consequences of Contract Cheating and promoted the resources and supports available to help students practice integrity.