Category: Education News

A Decade of Neglect

A recent report by the AFT, A Decade of Neglect, outlines the effects of austerity agendas and disinvestment in public schools that has sparked a wave of teacher walkouts and shortages around the country. See also the video highlighting the main points of the report.

Kanopy: Not Just Like Netflix, and Not Free

In February of 2019, the USF Libraries scaled back their support of Kanopy streaming video service due to insufficient funds. The service had been purchased through technology fees that had expired in 2019. The blog post about it is here. In a recent … Continue Reading

ATLE’s Summer Teaching Symposium on May 8-9

ATLE’s signature event returns for 2019! Our two day event Summer Teaching Symposium (STS) will take place on May 8-9, 2019. This year’s title is “Teaching: The Next Generation,” where we will investigate:

  • How do we reach today’s Gen Z student?
  • How can we improve teamwork in our courses?
  • How can we incorporate critical thinking and creative problem solving?
  • How can we enhance student communication skills?
  • How do we develop globally and culturally competent thinkers?

Our goal is to shape students’ success beyond the classroom and into the workplace of the future.

There’s always a “fun” theme too – this year will be Star Trek. Register now: https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgyn44u5FTEBAZT

Drop in School Librarians Nationwide

Forbes has reported that U.S. public schools have lost nearly 20% of their librarians since 2000.  The shortage, which showed the most dramatic drop following the Great Recession of 2008 has hit districts serving minorities the hardest. Some states have suffered more … Continue Reading

2019 Dissertation Forum in February

This year’s Dissertation Forum is scheduled for February 22, 2019 and is sponsored by the Writing Studio, the USF Libraries, and the Office of Graduate Studies. This 1 day mini-conference will inform your students of the resources and services available to doctoral candidates who are currently working on prospectuses or dissertations. Sessions include information about conducting research, writing strategies, research tools, stress management, IRB, and advice from recently hired assistant professors.

The event will be located in the Grace Allen Room, Library 4th floor and the cost is $10.00. The registration fee includes a light breakfast, refreshments and snacks.

Registration Link:

https://secure.touchnet.com:443/C20235_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=157&FROMQRCODE=true

APA Style Central Name Change

APA Style Central, the product from the library that includes the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association full text, is now called Academic Writer. For instructions on how to access the Manual from Academic Writer, click here.