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Faculty Affairs Newsletter

20 August 2020 | volume 2 issue 1

The Long Summer Issue

We hope you will take a break and enjoy this issue of F.A.N. 
The long summer refers to the weeks between mid-August and the end of September that correspond with Late Summer on the Chinese calendar. This is a time of transition when we return to the middle between the expansive growth of spring and summer and the more inward energy of fall and winter.  We are making a big transition from meeting on zoom to meeting outdoors and indoors socially distant for class. We are focusing on being safe and healthy as part of living our Culture of Care. 
This issue of the Faculty Affairs Newsletter features resources and information for you as you return to campus and begin the fall semester. [read more]
-The Faculty Affairs Team 

Video Message

from Provost Lundgren


5 Effective, Efficient Ways to Help Your Students Succeed

1. Be role models. 
2. Communicate.
3. Set a schedule for teaching.
4. Build-in time for the community.
5. Be transparent.

Read the article

15-minute Mentor

Do you have 15 minutes? Could you find 15 minutes a month to reach out to a student if you knew it meant the difference between them staying or leaving UMKC? 
Learn more about being a mentor
Miss a session? Want 
to review?
Access recordings, handouts, and other resources from PROFFcourses sessions on Canvas. PROFFcourses Resources is a self-enroll course and is open now. The site is at its most basic now and will improve over the coming days and weeks. Check the FAN website to browse a list of sessions. 
Visit the self-enroll URL or click the button below. 
PROFFcourses Canvas Resources

Advice from a Student for Zoom Synchronous Sessions

If I were a UMKC professor teaching online, I would…. 
by Teri Orr, UMKC Undergraduate in French 
Owner, Orr Marketing Consultant Services
  1. Create an online experience that is as good or better than an in-class experience.
  2. Communicate with students effectively to facilitate learning. 
  3. Facilitate student-to-student communication.
  4. Employ technical tips for making on-line presentations more effective.
Read advice from the student perspective
The Latest Issue of Success
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The UMKC Department of Academic Support and Mentoring invites faculty and staff to learn more about initiatives for student academic success in the latest issue of Success, ASM’s quarterly newsletter.

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T-shirt Pickup
Thanks to External Relations and Constituent Engagement, we have t-shirts for faculty participants (synchronous and asynchronous - we have plenty). Several deans volunteered for t-shirt pickup conveniently located at 3 points beginning Monday 24 August.
  • Health Sciences District - School of Medicine Dean's Office - M1-110
  • Volker Campus - Conservatory | Olsen Performing Arts Center - 417
  • Volker Campus - College of Arts and Sciences | Scofield Hall - 104
  • Volker Campus - School of Biological and Chemical Sciences,  Chemical Storeroom, Spencer Hall - 133
  • Volker Campus - School of Computing and Engineering | Flarsheim Hall - 534

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