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March 2012

In this issue ...
New! "The Last Lecture Series" at LCC
New! An Edited Version of the CTE Workshop "Interpreting Your IDEA Student Feedback Report" Available Online!

New! "The Last Lecture Series" at LCC

The Provost, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Department of Communication, Media and the Arts, and Student Life are pleased to announce "The Last Lecture Series!"  The Last Lecture Series is modeled after Carnegie Mellon University's program, which attained national attention in 2007 when Randy Pausch, a Computer Science professor with pancreatic cancer, presented "The Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams."  

The purpose of the Last Lecture Series is to celebrate teaching and learning, inspire students and the LCC community, and offer our diverse instructors the opportunity to share reflections from their lives journey and answer the question, "If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say?"

Inaugural Speaker: Dr. Dale Herder, Professor and Vice President Emeritus

The Greatest of All Adventures ...!
Thursday, April 26th
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dart Auditorium

Free and Open to LCC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public

Professor Herder will share some of his personal and professional journeys through life, including a blunt lesson learned at sea at the age of eighteen, and a more recent epiphany as a cancer patient at the Mayo Clinic.  He will use Marshall McLuhan's probe technique to provoke us into "metacognition" ... thinking about how we think.  Dr. Herder brings to this inaugural "Last Lecture" a broad and brilliant insight into our community, our nation, the world, and the greatest of all adventures ... LIFE!

For information about the Last Lecture Series, and to view a video clip highlighting Dr. Herder, visit

New! An Edited Version of the CTE Workshop "Interpreting Your IDEA Student Feedback Report" Available Online!

If you missed the CTE workshops on IDEA, the course/instructor evaluations that students complete at the end of each semester, it is available on the CTE's website.  You can watch the edited version: "Interpreting Your IDEA Student Feedback Report" here.  This video was edited by Media Services using Articulate, which allows the viewer to click on the arrows at the bottom of the screen to preview the various sections of the video.  In addition, if you stop watching and open it later, it asks you if you want to resume where you left off.  The IDEA forms are easily readable and are very clear throughout the video.  For your reference, the IDEA Center also provides a variety of IDEA Papers on teaching and learning.

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