November 2014 Archives

Nov 21 - SIRS begins

The online Student Instructional Rating Survey begins today for most courses (dates for individual courses may vary). Students have until December 16 in most cases to complete he survey.

Surveys can be completed here:

And exact dates, responses so far, or other survey details can be view at our current surveys list.

Nov 20 - University-wide Network Problem

Access to some Rutgers web sites may be problematic today, for people who are off campus. OIT is working to address the problem and will post updates on the Sakai main page -

Access from within the university (RUWireless or any campus hard-wired connection) are unaffected. 
The 6th annual Online and Hybrid Learning Conference will take place over two days, on January 14  at NJIT in Newark  and January 15 in the Hilton Conference Center in East Brunswick. The conference is co-sponsored by Rutgers Center for Online and Hybrid Learning & Instructional Technologies, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ocean County College, NJEdge, and Pearson Online Learning.

For more information, see the COHLIT web site:

The Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research is pleased to host this workshop on December 1, 2014, 2:00-4:00 pm in the Pane Room in Alexander Library.
Refreshments will be served.  Space is limited. Please register here.

"Copyright Issues for Classroom and Online Teaching at Rutgers: A Workshop for Rutgers New Brunswick Instructors" 

Presented by Janice Pilch, Rutgers Libraries

The presentation will cover the basics of copyright law including fair use, contract law as it applies to digital resources, use of copyrighted works in classroom teaching and in online and hybrid courses, current copyright policies and practices at Rutgers, the copyright landscape in higher education, and open access teaching content.  Topics include educational use of copyrighted works in all formats; distributing works through course management systems; posting works to faculty websites or online; use of works in e-reserve systems; copyright for student projects; other student uses of copyrighted material; showing films and streaming in the classroom and on campus; and videotaping in the classroom.

Janice T. Pilch is Copyright and Licensing Librarian at Rutgers University Libraries. Working closely with the Office of Vice President and General Counsel, Janice advises the Libraries and members of the university community about issues related to the works they create and appropriate use of works created by others and educates faculty, staff, and students about copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property issues through workshops, websites, and consultations. 

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