24-Sept-2013

In this newsletter:

  • Time to Write: UPEI’s Faculty Writers Retreat
  • Global Hive Conference
  • Making Your Research More Visible on the Web
  • Photocopier Software Change
  • Old and New World Wine Tasting
  • UPEI Student Union Education Day
  • Connecting Aboriginal Cultures
  • MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing
  • Job Opportunity
  • A Message for Teachers and Students from Kid President

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TIME TO WRITE: UPEI’S FACULTY WRITERS RETREAT

If you have difficulty carving out uninterrupted time for writing, if you struggle with motivating yourself to write, or if you would simply like the supportive collaboration of a writing retreat, consider Time to Write, UPEI’s faculty writers retreat.  Time to write will be held November 8-12 (location to be determined), and will cost participants $200 (which includes four nights accommodation, meals and snacks).

Is Time to Write for You?

Your project must be at a stage where sustained writing time makes sense. Your research and/or data collection and analysis must be completed to the point that you are ready to write. You must also be prepared to commit to the full program: a total of 3½ days focused on writing.

The retreat is open to tenured and tenure stream University of Prince Edward Island faculty in any Department/Faculty/School.

Questions or Concerns?

Please direct any questions or concerns you may have about Time to Write to Dave Atkinson, Research Communications Officer, 620-5117.

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GLOBAL HIVE CONFERENCE

Would you like to connect with others to learn about good practices in public engagement and explore how to work together to improve the landscape of public engagement in Canada?  The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation invites interested members of those interested in public engagement, global education, and global citizenship to the Global Hive Conference with small group work and online panel discussion.  Catered lunch will be provided.  The Conference takes place in the UPEI Faculty Lounge on October 9th from 11am-4pm.  Registration closes 02-Oct-2013.  To register, click here.

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MAKING YOUR RESEARCH MORE VISIBLE ON THE WEB

Hello everyone! I am working with Integrated Communications to get our faculty’s research projects some coverage. I know some of you have already been talking with Dave Atkinson from IC, but if anyone has a project you would like some coverage on, please let me know. Together Dave and I can make sure the campus and wider community are aware of the research our faculty is doing.

Also, if you would like a UPEI WordPress site for your research, just let me know and I can put you in touch with IC. These are external sites that allow you to control what goes up on them without going through IC every time. They can be linked from your faculty profiles on the web. (check out Kate Tilleczek’s here). If you’d like a list of your published works on there as well, the Island Scholar program in the Robertson Library can pull that together to put on your profile.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Many thanks,
Jill

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PHOTOCOPIER SOFTWARE CHANGE

As noted in several meetings, we have been conscientiously trying to reduce the amount of paper used in the Faculty of Education.  To that end, new software has been added to the photocopier and each instructor currently teaching has been given an allotment of copies.  This software has changed the login procedure, and instructions have been posted at the photocopier.  We request that everyone please continue to be mindful of being as paperless as possible.  To achieve this goal, please post copies of course outlines, course readings and handouts on Moodle rather than printing.  Thank you everyone for all your efforts to make this a greener academic year!

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OLD AND NEW WORLD WINE TASTING

The International and Indigenous Education Students, along with the Faculty of Education at UPEI, are proud to present their Fall Fundraising Event:  Old And New World Wine Tasting The wine tasting will take place 26-Oct-2013 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at Confederation Centre of the Arts.  Tickets are $40.  For more information please contact Katherine Rafuse or Emma-Lee Arsenault

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UPEI STUDENT UNION EDUCATION DAY

Staff and faculty are invited to participate in Education Day 2013 on
26-Sept-2013. Visit a society fair in the concourse of the W.A.
Murphy Student Centre from 10:00 am–2:00 pm; join members of UPEI Student
Union for a BBQ at 11:30 am, outside of the W.A. Murphy Student Centre; and
end the day with trivia for students, staff, and faculty in McMillan Hall
at 8:00 pm. Fantastic prizes to be won!

For more information, contact Travis Gordon.

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CONNECTING ABORIGINAL CULTURES

A powwow will be held at the W.A. Murphy Student Centre on 07-Oct-2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  The event is free for all ages, with Dancing, Drumming and Singing.  Free parking will be available at the CARI Complex.

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MACLAUCHLAN PRIZES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING

Just a reminder that the deadline for application for the MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing is 06-Oct-2013 and we would like your help in encouraging deserving students to apply.  There are a number of categories, and detailed information and application process can be found by clicking the links below:

  • Faculty (full and part-time) and staff who have shown exceptional leadership in the development of writing among students at UPEI during the previous academic year (up to 3 prizes available).

Awards are valued at $500 each, with up to 60 granted each Fall, for work completed during the period September 1 to August 31.  Returning undergrad students (B.Ed. students qualify) are eligible.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY

TENURE-TRACK IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The Department of Education at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for one tenure-track position in Educational Technology: Digital and Social Media in Education and Training. Applicants must be able to teach courses and undertake funded research in the broad areas of e-learning and learning/media theory as applied to the field. Applicants must have special training and publications in several of the following areas: theory and applications of educational computing; digital and social media (e.g., instructional simulations, games), media design and development; human performance technology; and social science research methods. Our program is grounded in a systems perspective in educational/training contexts. Applicants should have a PhD, industry/school experience and working knowledge of French are assets.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the departmental contact.

Dr. Richard Schmid, Chair, Department of Education
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8.

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for 01-Aug-2014. Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applications should reach departments no later than 01-Nov-2013.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

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A MESSAGE FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FROM KID PRESIDENT

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