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10/22/21 (Update)

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Universal Design Transition
Over the next few issues of the Faculty Focus, I will be incorporating Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning practices to improve access to the publication in email and web format. The transitions I’d like to highlight in this issue are utilizing text for links (rather than URLs) and adding QR codes.

  • Using text for links (rather than URLs) is the recommendation from WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind). According to WebAIM, “In most cases, it is better to use human-readable text instead of the URL “ (more information on URLs as Links)
  • QR codes enable access to online information quickly and easily simply by using the camera on a mobile device. The QR codes above connect to the browser versions of the Faculty Focus and the Faculty Development Guides.
    • To create the codes, I utilized QR Code Generator. To use the codes, open the camera on your mobile device and point the lens at the QR code. You’ll then receive a prompt to follow the link associated with the QR code.

A reminder that all Faculty Focus Newsletter and Update issues are available from the Faculty Focus Archive.

Thank you, Steve

FACULTY FOCUS UPDATE (10/22/21)

Archive | Calendar
Table of Contents:
Announcements | Events
Teaching & Learning | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Announcements

  • Rowan in the News (RowanSOM)
    Excerpted from Rowan in the News email
  • Join SOM at the Rowan University Homecoming
    10/23, 11am-2pm, Glassboro Campus, Outside the Richard Wackar Stadium, Lot C, Lot D
    • From announcement: “Bring your family and friends for food, games and fun at the annual Homecoming Tailgate. Visit College Row for giveaways, check out the inflatables in the kid’s zone, and enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet in the Alumni & Athletics Tent – $20 per person (cash). There will also be a beer garden sponsored by Bonesaw Brewery for all who are 21 years of age or older. Students with a valid Rowan ID will receive $8 in food vouchers to use at the food trucks on site – all you need is your Rowan student ID to check in under the Homecoming pop-up tent.
    • Please make sure to stop by the RowanSOM tent for a courtesy OMM treatment/demonstration by our very own students from the OMM Clinic, the Teddy Bear Clinic sponsored by Pediatrics Club, SOM admissions information for prospective medical students, Rowan Medicine physician practice information, giveaways and treats!”
      To register for the Tailgate event - visit Tailgate Registration | Homecoming | Rowan University
  • LinkedIn Learning is BACK!!!
  • Your Opinion Counts- Please Participate in the 2021 Rowan Libraries Survey Next Week
    Posted on behalf of the Rowan University Libraries
    • Next week, you will receive an email providing you with a link to a library service quality survey called LibQUAL.  As we plan for the University Libraries’ future, it is important that we understand the perceptions and expectations of our campus community so that we may provide the services and resources that you need to be successful.
    • LibQUAL is a survey developed by the Association of Research Libraries to measure library service quality and identify best practices.  To date, it has been taken by over 1 million users at over 1000 libraries throughout the world!
    • When you receive the email, please take the time to complete the Web survey.  Your participation in the survey will help us design and improve services to best understand your expectations as we strive to meet and exceed your needs now and in the future. 
      More information
  • Open Access Week Virtual Events
    10/25-29

    Posted on behalf of the Rowan University Libraries
    • From announcement: “Open Access Week is celebrated each year in October. International Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourteenth year, is an opportunity for open access advocates to engage their communities to teach them about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.”
      More information:
  • Rowan University:  Access + Inclusion Week
    10/25-29
    • From announcement: “Our theme - Moving Forward - celebrates Rowan University’s ability to come together during a pandemic. Students, faculty and staff shared a common bond demonstrating the importance of access, equity, neurodiversity and universal design in the classroom and across campus. The week is dedicated to programming and events showcasing the lived experiences of students with disabilities and best practices in supporting the diverse needs of all members of the Rowan community!”
      More information: ​​

Events


Teaching & Learning
Faculty Development Guides

New Faculty Development Guide

Tech Tip

  • Keyboard Commands/Shortcuts
    In a past life, my side-hustle was a technical training company called KeyboardCommandos. One of the most popular workshops I delivered was on using Keyboard Commands to make keyboarding quicker and more efficient. Over the next few weeks, I will share several keyboard commands that I hope you find helpful. While I will focus on Windows, the Mac equivalent often uses the Command key rather than the Ctrl key.
    • Overview of Keyboard Commands
    • Alt + Tab (Switch between open Windows) & Ctrl + Tab (Switch between open tabs in a browser)
      • Do you have a lot of Windows open? Browser, MS Word, Outlook, Webex, etc. Use Alt + Tab to switch between open Windows and quickly access what you need to access.
      • Do you have 10, 20, 25… tabs open in a browser? Ctrl + Tab allows you to switch from tab to tab to see what you have open or “find” that Tab that you lost. Pro Tip: Want to close a tab that you have open, but not close all the tabs? Use Ctrl + F4.

TeachingPhysician (Each week I’ll be sharing two articles from this resource)
(Please email garwoods@rowan.edu for access information)

Article(s)/Book(s)/Website(s)/Podcast(s)


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Curation and editorial input provided by Yvonne Ortiz, Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at RowanSOM
RowanSOM DEI Website
Faculty Development Guide: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Rowan University

  • Toolkit for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Faculty Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention
  • Rowan University:  Access + Inclusion Week
    10/25-29
    • From announcement: “Our theme - Moving Forward - celebrates Rowan University’s ability to come together during a pandemic. Students, faculty, and staff shared a common bond demonstrating the importance of access, equity, neurodiversity, and universal design in the classroom and across campus. The week is dedicated to programming and events showcasing the lived experiences of students with disabilities and best practices in supporting the diverse needs of all members of the Rowan community!”
      More information
  • Rowan Community for Underrepresented Faculty & Staff (CUFS)
    • From Rowan DEI Blog: “Community of Underrepresented Faculty and Staff is an affinity group that aims to create a supportive community of training, learning, advocacy and self-care for faculty, staff, and educators of color.”
      More information
    • Upcoming Meetings
      • November 18, 1pm; December 7, 12pm
      • Meetings will take place via Zoom (Meeting ID: 823 0882 8968; Passcode: 019862)

RowanSOM

  • Diversity Week Recordings (Coming Soon)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Training at RowanSOM
    !Dates for September – December!
    • As part of RowanSOM’s efforts to develop a more inclusive and welcoming learning and professional environment, please see below for educational sessions we’ve arranged for RowanSOM/GSBS faculty and staff. These sessions/modules are part of Rowan University’s “Foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Certificate program and will be facilitated by Yvonne Ortiz, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, RowanSOM
      More information on the Certificate: https://sites.rowan.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/professional-development.html  
      Available RowanSOM sessions: https://shop.rowan.edu/store/events/listings/41247
      (Please register with your Rowan credentials; If unsure of your Rowan credentials, please contact me directly - garwoods@rowan.edu

Upcoming Observances (November)

Article(s)/Book(s)/Website(s)/Podcast(s)

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