SoE Head Shot Photo Shoots This Week

Do you want to change up your photo on your web profile?  Are you in need of a new photograph to send to publishers?  MERIT will be taking head shot photos this week, in buildings across campus.  All photo shoots are scheduled from noon-4pm.

Monday, February 29th, Noon-4:00pm –  Education Building Commons

Tuesday, March 1 – Noon-4:00pm – Education Sciences room 253

Wednesday, March 2 – Noon-4:00pm – Humanities (Art Department office, room 6421)

Thursday, March 3 – Noon-4:00pm – Lathrop Virginia Harrison Parlour

Friday, March 4 – Noon-4:00pm – Teacher Ed 109 suite, MERIT studio

For more information, contact Linda Endlich

Recent Additions to the MERIT Professional Collection

Handbooks and Guides

The Routledge International Handbook of Social Psychology of the Classroom, edited by Christine M. Rubie-Davies, Jason M. Stephens, and Penelope Watson.
Routledge, 2015
Series: The Routledge international handbook series
Classroom management — Social aspects.
Social psychology.
Teacher-student relationships — Psychological aspects.
Prof LB 3013 .R69 2015

Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning: Research and Practice, edited by Joseph A. Durlak, Celene E. Domitrovich, Roger P. Weissberg, Thomas P. Gullotta.
Guilford Press, 2015
Affective education — United States.
Social learning — United States.
Prof LB 1072 .H37 2015

Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning Through Knowledge Visualization, edited by Anna Ursyn.
Information Science Reference, 2015
Cognitive learning.
Information visualization.
Prof LB 1062 .H25 2015

The Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement: Research, Policy and Practice, edited by Christopher Chapman, Daniel Muijs, David Reynolds, Pam Sammons, and Charles Teddlie.
Routledge, 2016
Series: The Routledge international handbook series
Educational productivity — Handbooks, manuals, etc.
School improvement programs — Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Prof LB 2806.24 .R68 2016

Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education, edited by Leslie J. Couse and Susan L. Recchia.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Early childhood educators – Training of — Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Early childhood education — Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Prof LB 1732.3 .H36 2016

The SAGE Guide to Curriculum in Education, edited by Ming Fang Hey, Brian D. Schultz, William H. Schubert.
SAGE Publications, 2015
Curriculum planning.
Education and state.
Prof LB 2806.15 .S23 2015

Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education: Review of Research Methodologies, edited by Olivia N. Saracho. (2 vol.)
Information Age Publishing, 2015
Series: Contemporary perspectives in early childhood education
Early childhood education — Research — Methodology.
Early childhood education — Research.
Prof LB 1139.225 .H36 2015

The SAGE Guide to Educational Leadership and Management, editor, Fenwick W. English; associate editors, JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Rosemary Papa.
SAGE Reference, 2015
Educational leadership.
School management and organization.
Prof LB 2805 .S2618 2015

An RTI Guide to Improving the Performance of African American Students, by Dwayne D. Williams.
Corwin, a SAGE Company, 2015
Children with social disabilities — Education — United States.
Response to intervention (Learning disabled children) — United States.
Culturally relevant pedagogy — United States.
Prof LC 2771 .W55 2015

Please contact Vince Jenkins at MERIT with suggestions for MERIT’s library collection.

Check Email Clutter Folder

A few months ago, Microsoft introduced a new feature in Office 365 called the Clutter mailbox.  It is intended to be a “spam-light” mailbox, where by default, Outlook will put emails that it thinks aren’t quite spam, but are things that are cluttering up your inbox, and so to save you time it puts them in the clutter folder instead of your inbox.  If you aren’t regularly checking your clutter folder, you could be missing messages that you really did want to see.  MERIT has been contacted by several people who were asking how to turn off Clutter, so here are the directions for anybody that wants to do this.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact the MERIT IT helpdesk at 265-4773.

Changing Models of Scholarly Publishing Event

If you haven’t already marked your calendars for the featured event of the Spring 2016 Scholarly Publishing Series, now is the time!

Friday, February 19
11:00 am-12:30 pm
at the Pyle Center

We are pleased to bring Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan Press and University of Michigan Libraries, to campus to speak about: Changing Models of Scholarly Publishing: Why Should Authors, Librarians, and Administrators Care?

Charles’ experiences provide insight into the perspectives of scholarly publishing stakeholders from the early career researcher to the publisher and from the funder to the tenure committee. Join us on February 19 to learn from those insights and to advance the campus-wide conversation about today’s publishing landscape.

Full event details are available here. Refreshments will be provided, so please register for this event in order to help us plan. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Carrie Nelson at 608-283-8924 or

This event is part of the Spring 2016 Scholarly Publishing Series, sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, UW-Madison Libraries, and the Office of the Provost. Visit the Scholarly Publishing Series website for more information about the series.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information.

Carrie A. L. Nelson
Director of Scholarly Communication
University of Wisconsin – Madison Libraries
550 Babcock Drive, Rm 117
Madison, WI, 53706

See New Meeting Space in Teacher Education

MERIT is pleased to offer a new meeting space in the Teacher Education Building (225 N. Mills) for up to 10 people. Located on the North East corner of the first floor, room 118 Teacher Education will become available for scheduling and use on Tuesday, February 23.  The room is equipped with a large conference table, 60″ LCD display monitor, computer, web cam, speakers, laptop inputs, markerboard and an old-fashioned chalk board.  Scheduling the space is easy, using the web portal. Keys to the room are checked out to individuals at the Circulation Desk in the MERIT library on the 3rd floor of Teacher Education.

MERIT will be hosting an open house for those interested in using the space, Tuesday, February 23, 11AM-1PM.  Stop in for a cup of hot chocolate, check out the new space, and take part in a demo of Google Hangout, and Kaltura’s new Capture Space Lite technology for lecture capture. We welcome sharing of ideas for how you plan to use the new meeting space.

Contact Adam Wiesenfarth, MERIT’s Classroom Coordinator with questions or to learn more about Room 118 TEB.

MERIT Welcomes New Video Producer

Please join MERIT in welcoming our newest staff member, Eric Rajala (pronounced Rye-Ul-La), Video Producer. Since 2012, Eric was a sports anchor and reporter for WISC, Channel 3. Before coming to Madison, he was a sports anchor and reporter for WSAW in Wausau, WI.  Eric received his BA from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Eric will use his passion for telling stories along with his videography and writing skills to develop visual media that will aid in telling the School’s stories. Contact Eric to share your story!