B. Preparing to Teach Your Courses: Instructional Resources

Overview

10. Academic Accommodations for Students Having Documented Disabilities
11. 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. All accommodations must be approved through the UIS Office of Disability Services located in the Human Resources Building, Room 80, or call the office at 217-206-6666.

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

11. UIS Calendars and Information Regarding University Offices

Academic Year Calendars

Academic Personnel Calendars

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

12. Course Syllabus Template and Sample

13. Dealing with Plagiarism and 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)

Please contact Kara McElwrath 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

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, blended, and flipped 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. Video, Audio, Lightboard, and Shaky Hand Studios are available for faculty to use in the Center for Online Learning Research and Service. Contact COLRS for more information on available technologies and resources, and for consultation in creating a high-quality online course.

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