"How To Handle Cheating", 10/1/2020, Chronicle of Higher Education
In this article from the Chronicle of Higher Ed by Beckie Supiano, "Darby offers seven ideas for assessing students while mitigating cheating. Among them: more low stakes activities that each carry less weight and having students sign an honor statement. The broader goal, she writes, is finding ways to 'both meaningfully assess student learning and foster academic integrity.' ” If we lessen the pressure, students are less likely to cheat.
Here is the link to Otis' Academic Misconduct Incident Report Form
The classroom environment continues to change as our students change. There is an increasing faculty need for resources and support in understanding how to identify and triage at-risk student behavior in the classroom. The following resources will support your learning about how to manage crisis in the classroom.
FERPA and Social Media (Faculty Focus, 2011)
“FERPA is one of the most misunderstood regulations in education. It is commonly assumed that FERPA requires all student coursework to be kept private at all times, and thus prevents the use of social media in the classroom, but this is wrong. Simply stated, FERPA requires schools to maintain control over certain student records. These records include medical information, social security numbers, and grades.”
FERPA does not prevent faculty from assigning students to create public content as part of their course requirements. Faculty who want to incorporate social media into their classrooms should be mindful of the following (adapted from Faculty Focus):
All students seeking disability accommodations in the classroom need to contact Dr. Carol Branch at 310-846-2554 or e-mail email@example.com.
"From Where I Sit" Video Series
- featuring eight CSU Fullerton students with disabilities who share their experiences in the college classroom. Recorded in 2011.
They tell their stories by answering five questions:
It is amazing to realize what we can do as faculty to support student learning.
Additional forms, articles, policies are found in the Dashboard > Staff/Faculty Forms under Menu.
Students go to OwlCare in Otis College Dashboard to submit an application to request accommodations. They select the classes in which they wish their accommodations to apply. When approved, students will receive a letter they can share with their faculty and/or department chair.
Faculty should provide the specified accommodations to students upon receipt of this letter.
Accessibility of online course content is an important part of following Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. Designing accessible courses provides educational opportunities for all students.
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