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B. Preparing to Teach Your Fall Courses: Instructional Resources

10. Academic Accommodations for Students Having Documented Disabilities
11. Campus Calendars and Information Regarding Campus Offices
12. Course Syllabus Template and Sample
13. Dealing with Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty
14. Ordering Textbooks, Downloading Class Lists, Posting Office Hours, etc.
15. Powering Up the Smart Classroom Technology
16. Purchasing
17. Putting Material on Reserve in Brookens Library
18. Technologies and Faculty Development Supporting Pedagogy

10. Academic Accommodations for Students Having Documented Disabilities

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides reasonable academic accommodations to students with approved documented disabilities. Students must notify the instructor during the first two weeks of classes of any accommodations needed for each course. Late notification may result in the requested accommodations being unavailable. All accommodations must be approved through the UIS Office of Disability Services located in the Human Resources Building, Room 80 (217-206-6666). Additional information about the services offered is available at www.uis.edu/disabilityservices.

Faculty are advised to consult with their department chairperson and with the director of the Office of Disability Services as needed.

11. Campus Calendars and Information Regarding Campus Offices

Academic Year 2014-15 calendar
Academic Personnel Calendar for AY 2014-15

Additional information about campus offices, including business hours and services offered, can be found via the A-Z index.

12. Course Syllabus Template and Sample

These documents can be accessed online at www.uis.edu/academicaffairs/planning/curriculum_development

Please note that the current version of the Office of Disability Services statement must be included on all UIS course syllabi.

13. Dealing with Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty

See www.uis.edu/academicintegrity for the UIS Academic Integrity Policy and available resources for faculty. The Student Disciplinary Code and Student Grievance Policy is also available online at www.uis.edu/studentaffairs/students/policies/documents/grievance.
Faculty are advised to consult with their department chair or dean when dealing with instances of plagiarism or academic dishonesty.

14. Ordering Textbooks, Downloading Class Lists, Posting Office Hours, Taking Attendance, Using Department Resources, etc.

Consult with your department chairperson and faculty colleagues.

15. Powering Up the Smart Classroom Technology (Interactive Whiteboards, Document Cameras, DVDs, Wireless Laptops, iPads, and more)

Faculty are invited to submit an Instructional Technology Request Form each semester to request classrooms, equipment, software, and other instructional technology services for their courses that will support teaching objectives. Please submit requests for fall as soon as possible.

For information about UIS smart classroom technologies, orientation sessions, and about requesting laptop carts for use in your courses, see www.uis.edu/informationtechnologyservices/teaching-and-learning/classroom/. Additional information regarding instructional support and services is available at www.uis.edu/informationtechnologyservices/teaching-and-learning. For ideas on using technology for engagement, efficiency, and effectiveness in (and out!) of the classroom, please visit our blog at blogs.uis.edu/isat

Please contact Kara McElwrath at kmcel2@uis.edu with any questions or for assistance in using technology in your courses.

16. Purchasing

It is essential that faculty do not attempt to purchase any commodity or service on behalf of the University without first consulting with their department chairperson, Dean’s Office staff or UIS Purchasing Department personnel. Only Walter K. Knorr or his specific designees are authorized to sign any agreement to bind the University. All purchases must be made according to the provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code, the Procurement Rules of the Chief Procurement Officer for Public Institutions of Higher Education, and other applicable state and federal regulations. Failure to comply with procurement policies and procedures may leave you personally liable for the purchase.

17. Putting Material on Reserve in Brookens Library

Information about all library services available to faculty may be accessed online at libguides.uis.edu/faculty. For Reserves, please contact Pamela Scott (pscot1@uis.edu) or Sarah Sagmoen (ssag2@uis.edu) via email or phone (217-206-6605).

18. Technologies and Faculty Development Supporting Pedagogy

The UIS Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service (COLRS) provides faculty with support for teaching, learning, and research related to online learning. COLRS provides both regular workshops for faculty related to best pedagogical practices in the online classroom, the use of technology in the online classroom, and research related to teaching and learning in online and blended environments. COLRS staff utilize a variety of teaching tools including Blackboard, Turnitin, Camtasia Relay, Kaltura, and other tools that can be integrated into the Blackboard course room. Instructional support staff are experts in instructional design, pedagogical theory, and the relationship between technology and learning. For more information on available technologies and resources, and for help in creating a high-quality online course, see www.uis.edu/colrs/learning.

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