August 2011 Archives

Summer 2011 SIRS results were distributed to faculty and instructors by email on Monday, August 22, 2011. If you are expecting survey results please check your mail, and look in your "spam" or "junk" folder since they may get diverted there. We will place a copy of all online surveys in Sakai dropboxes for department administrators over the next few days.

Please contact us at please replace brokenmail with or 732-932-7466 if you are unable to find your survey results. 

Tips for Writing Assignments

Faculty Focus - a free series of teaching tips - offers "Keys to Designing Effective Writing and Research Assignments"

Magna Mentor Series

CTAAR is subscribing to the semester-long series of 20 minute teaching mentor webinars.  

A new seminar will be available every week from August 29 through the week of December 12, 2011. Spring semester series begins January 30, 2012 through the week of May 14, 2012.

Sign up here - every Friday we will send you access information for the upcoming session.

Each program can be accessed anytime, anywhere during the week that it is available. The programs are each available for one week only, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on the Monday of each week.

If you are unable to view a program in a week when it was offered and would like to see it, please contact please replace "brokenmail" with

There is also exclusive access to a LinkedIn discussion group to promote collaboration and consultation among institutions (link to discussion group will be posted as soon as it is available).

Schedule (PDF)


Web Design Resources

Rutgers University Relations has put together an excellent guide to creating web sites.

Spring 2011 SIRS Results Published

The summary statistics for the Spring 2011 Student Instructional Rating Surveys are available for the university community to view at the SIRS Results web site,

Department administrators should continue to use the SIRS Department Archive which has a larger collection of data. 
ScarletApps for email, calendars, shared document editing, and more is a new system for all incoming students that will eventually replace "Eden", "Pegasus" and "Clam" email addresses. Beginning now, all current students, faculty and staff may also choose to use ScarletApps. 

ScarletApps is a version of the popular Google tools (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, etc.). Any instructor who would like to use a Google tool in the classroom should consider using a Rutgers ScarletApps account instead of a personal Google account. You can see a full list of the apps available through ScarletApps here, and other Google services will be added periodically as Google continues to improve the service. There is also some rudimentary integration of Google Docs into Sakai resources.

To use ScarletApps, you need to "activate" your account at . This will create a new email address for you, you can simply ignore the new address or choose to forward your existing Rutgers email to the new account (refer to forwarding information on RCI, Andromeda, Crab, Eden, Pegasus, Clam or whatever other system you are using). 

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