Update on Breaking the Barriers Conference

The conference planning group is on its way to finalizing many of the details and are beginning to fall into place. On April 3, our class finally got to formally introduce ourselves to the rest of the University of Central Oklahoma Mass Communication faculty and staff, in which they went over the details of upcoming reception on […]

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Cycling

by: Kyle Factor When you think of a great workout, you may think it has to be done formally in a gym. on the treadmill, weight training, or doing yoga or aerobic fitness classes. One type of recreational activity that may not have grabbed your attention is cycling. Getting out there on your bike and […]

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Thursday July 26, 2017 CODI Schedule

9AM-1130AM- Lecture Lib Arts 213 Kritiks with Chris Loghry 1130AM-1PM- Lunch 1PM-430PM- Labs 430PM-6PM- Dinner Break 6PM-8PM- Labs

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Wednesday, July 25 Schedule

9AM-1130AM- Lecture Lib Arts 213 Counterplans with Matt Moore 1130AM-1PM- Lunch 1PM-430PM- Labs 430PM-6PM- Dinner Break 6PM-8PM- Labs

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Tuesday Schedule

Tuesday, July 24 Schedule 9AM-1130AM- Lecture Lib Arts 213 Topicality and Theory with Courtney Schauer 1130AM-1PM- Lunch 1PM-430PM- Labs 430PM-6PM- Dinner Break 6PM-8PM- Labs

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Schedule for Sunday, July 23

Sunday- July 23. 12-130 PM Registration and Dorm check in for students staying on campus (Commons Clubhouse) 245-330 PM Registration and check in for Commuter Students (Liberal Arts Building). 345PM- Camp Orientation Lecture (Liberal Arts Building 213) 415PM- Topic Lecture (Liberal Arts Building 213) 545PM- Dinner (Provided-Liberal Arts Building) 630PM- Labs (Liberal Arts Building) 8PM- […]

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Dr. Jody Horn

Seven Steps for Decoding Student Misunderstandings

David Pace and Joan Middendorf created a model for decoding the disciplines as a method for faculty to uncover the ways students think and learn in various disciplines. Following their seven step process allows faculty members to understand the role they play in students’ misunderstandings of course content. Did you ever wonder why students don’t […]

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The Future of Food Science – The Bee’s Knees?

When you think of food science, you’re likely to picture an upscale restaurant serving a gastronomical feat – such as a balloon made of sugar – or the creation of a hybrid fruit. However, an assistant professor in Central’s Department of Human Environmental Sciences, Dr. Kanika Bhargava (Ph.D.), suggests that insects may be in food science’s […]

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Dr. Bucky Dodd

Playing Chicken: Knowing When to Adapt Your Teaching Strategy

Introduction Much of my professional research and career interests have focused on planning and designing education and training experiences. While research consistently supports the importance of effective instructional planning, there is also much to be said about mastering the role of adaptability in teaching. In other words, knowing when to change and adapt “the plan” […]

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A Letter to Central’s Recent Graduates

As UCO grads settle into life post-graduation, Nathan Box, a Central alumnus (Broadcast Communications, ’07) penned a letter* to these new alumni on his own blog, offering sage advice for the future: According to social media, another 1,000+ graduates turned their tassels at the University of Central Oklahoma. 10 years ago, I sat where they sat. As […]

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Picture of Jeff King

Scaffolding Eats Coddling for Lunch

[W]hy would we expect students who have come of age in neighborhoods and schools surrounded by people who largely look and think as they do to be highly skilled at handling personal insults hurled by those with different, yet similarly narrowly shaped, experiences and beliefs? Why should we expect that people who have experienced different […]

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Transforming Students into Self-Directed Learners

I recently had the opportunity to read “Self-Directed Learning: A Guide for Students and Teachers”, by Malcolm Knowles. It was a quick and easy read that reminds us both as learners and instructors the need for learner-centered design. One of the best ways to encourage transformation in a learner is to put them at the […]

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