MERIT Library Summer Hours
May 20, 2016
Summer 2016 May 14 – May 20 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday – Closed May 23-August 5 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday – Closed Also May 30th – Closed (Memorial Day) July 4th – Closed (Independence Day) August 6th – September 1st Monday – Friday Noon – 5:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday – Closed
Summer Instructional Support Services at MERIT
May 11, 2016
MERIT staff offer a range of services directed at adoption of new approaches to teaching and learning. Staff are available to meet and offer instructional design, support for web tools for teaching, course and curriculum design, blended learning and design of online courses, pedagogical support, and help with adoption of new tools for teaching. MERIT staff provide class room instruction and bring expertise in tools, copyright, support for EdTPA, and a variety of trending topics. We look forward to working with you. Please contact Jim Jonas or Catherine Stephens to arrange a consultation and learn more about MERIT services for SoE faculty, staff, and students.
Workshop-Personal Privacy (Part II): Protecting your Privacy
April 28, 2016
Friday, 4/28 12-1pm 348 Teacher Education Building In Part II of our Privacy Series, we will discuss tools and strategies for protecting your privacy as well as the effort required to employ them. You will learn to shield your text messages, email, and web browsing from prying eyes. It is recommended that you attend Part I: Understanding Privacy in the Digital Age, prior to this workshop. Instructor: Jim Jonas
Stephens Named 2016 Teaching Academy Fellow
Congratulations to Catherine Stephens, MERIT’s Senior Education Technology Consultant as she joins the UW-Madison Teaching Academy as a Fellow this Spring. The UW–Madison Teaching Academy is composed of faculty, instructional staff, and graduate students who have been recognized by their peers for sustained, demonstrated teaching excellence. The Academy works to promote, recognize, and support teaching and learning excellence in the UW–Madison community. Fellows have a minimum of three years of experience as an educator at UW-Madison and have been formally recognized by their peers as having: demonstrated teaching excellence; demonstrated substantial service or leadership in education at UW-Madison; and expressed a willingness to be active participants in Teaching Academy events and governance. Catherine Stephens is described as an innovator, a true “ideas person” who brings common sense teaching practice, and uncommon enthusiasm for new ideas in teaching and learning. She offers instructional design consulting, pedagogical support, and professional development programs to SoE faculty and staff. In her work, she guides and facilitates the process of selecting and adopting new tools for teaching and learning. Catherine shares her expertise through MERIT's instructional services and provides co-teaching opportunities ...
Peschek Awarded 2016 Dick & Julie Daly Award
Josh Peschek was awarded the 2016 Dick & Julie Daly Award for Student Service in the School of Education in a School-wide ceremony last week. The award is funded by MERIT's former director, Jo Ann Carr For over four years, Josh Peschek has been making a profound difference at MERIT and in the School of Education. In his formal role, Josh is the lead supervisor at our circulation desk. Josh hires, trains, schedules, and supports all of the circulation supervisors and student staff. He also serves as the front-line for the advanced thorny and tricky questions that both users and staff members have. In his informal role, Josh’s impact is felt far outside of the circulation desk. Josh has been nominated and awarded more WOW! (What Outstanding Work) Awards by his peers, than any other MERIT staff member in history. For his newest WOW! award, Sabrina Messer noted, “Recently, with no advanced prep or warning, Josh led a lengthy discussion and demo of our circulation gear to librarians and tech support staff from College and Steenbock libraries." Circulation supervisor, Kayleigh Norgord says that “she feels ...
Spychalla takes on leadership role with EDUCAUSE’s Women in IT Constituent Group
UW-Madison’s Brenda Spychalla is assuming a co-leadership role with EDUCAUSE’s Women in IT Constituent Group. Spychalla is the Co-CIO for the School of Education and Co-Director for Media, Education Resources & Information Technology (MERIT) in the School of Education, where she leads a diverse set of Library, Media and IT professionals on strategic planning and service delivery for the School of Education community and beyond (read more).
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