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Marketing Professor Reflects on President Betz’ conversation on “What are we doing here?”

Author: Dr. Jeri Jones- The UCO teacher center, the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning (CETTL), holds a monthly informal discussion called the Socrates and Stein Café.  Modeling the early French Salons and Socrates, UCO faculty are invited to come and share thoughts over cookies and tea on a big question in the academy. […]

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Walking Smiles

This morning as I turned the corner towards my office, I noticed a red-headed bird nestled in a patch of brown grass, barely noticeable. I thought how we often miss little moments of beauty due to the sheer activity we put ourselves through each day. Of course today is unseasonably warm for the end of […]

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UCO Students Dance Their Way to a Better World

University of Central Oklahoma students are brushing up on all of the latest moves for participation in BronchoThon, an 8-hour dance marathon dedicated to the many children who are assisted by Children’s Miracle Network. BronchoThon is UCO’s version of popular dance marathons done by universities throughout the nation. BronchoThon is new to UCO this semester, […]

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Ride on, Bronchos

After a successful fall semester, Central’s Safe Ride program, a partnership between UCO and Uber, lives on. For the Spring 2017 semester, students can request free rides up to $15 on the Uber app, from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from January until May. Students can take six trips, […]

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A Clarion Call

A new era has commenced.  This is a time to keep our minds and hearts open, and to find common ground rooted in immutable values, those principles that call us to action and to connect with each other to insure possibilities for those in our charge and those who will follow us.  It is a […]

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Dr. Jeff King

Evolutionary and Revolutionary Transformative Learning

  Kroth and Boverie (2009) developed a 4-cell grid to conceptualize the mix between the speed of Transformative Learning (TL, which they characterize as “Discovering”) and whether the TL occurred because the prompt to change was imposed from outside or because the learner intentionally put herself into the transformative scenario: Quadrant 1 represents a transformative […]

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Biggest teaching challenges ranked 1-8 from the Top Hat 2016 Professor Pulse Survey: 1: Students not paying attention or participating in class; 2: Students not comprehending the material; 3: Not enough time to do research; 4: Students not coming to class; 5: Other; 6: Not enough time to prepare for class; 7: Administrative overhead; 8: Pre-lecture anxiety.

What’s Your Biggest Teaching Challenge?

Source: Top Hat’s 2016 Professor Pulse Survey was conducted between August and November 2016. The 21,558 respondents are primarily employees of public and private colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Australia. Click on the image for more information from the source.  

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Dr. Bucky Dodd

Exploring Applications for Blended Learning

Recently, the preview of the 2017 NMC Horizon Report was published listing emerging trends and issues facing higher education learning environments. One of the “short-term trends” highlighted in the report was exploring blended learning designs. Blended learning is the process of combining multiple learning spaces, such as online or classroom spaces, in a single unified […]

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Celebrating Diversity in Scholarship

Captured in two of Central’s six tenets, global and cultural competencies and research, scholarly and creative activities are prevalent throughout the UCO campus, in both curricular and extra-curricular settings. However, one student group is celebrating its diversity, while promoting research, scholarship and creativity.   Diverse Student Scholars (DSS) is a group comprised of both undergraduate and graduate […]

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Taking Paws to De-Stress

College can be stressful. It’s a well-known fact that between classes, extra-curricular activities, social events and jobs, college students can experience high levels of stress. In order to help students de-stress, Central’s Center for Counseling and Well-Being hosts a weekly event “Stress Paws” with three H.A.L.O.-certified therapy dogs each Thursday from 3-5 p.m. on the […]

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