Welcome to Connect:ED, the site for AGS Adjunct Faculty for Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Here you will find recent or archived articles from issues of the Connect:ED newsletter as well as resources related to your role as an AGS adjunct faculty member.

Interested in Using GoToMeeting in Your Blackboard course?

First, contact Dr. Easley or Sean Stedwell to request your GTM account be activated. Then complete the basic 1-time setup step in Blackboard to turn on the service for your courses. Instructions for configuring Blackboard to use GTM are available here. Don't worry: it's very easy!

Effective July 1st, AGS has adopted a new attendance policy. All faculty (online and on-ground) are required to post attendance for every student for the first week of the course only. Immediately following the conclusion of the first session (Monday of second week for online courses), each instructor should log in to WebAccess and mark each student as either ‘Present’ or ‘Never Attended’ for the first session of class.

On-ground Instructors: Please note that now you need to mark attendance under the Overall Section Attendance block in WebAccess and not under the Daily Attendance section as you have been used to doing.

All Instructors: please do not add anything to the Last Date Attended field. For the time being, we are not using this field.
Please review the Attendance & Participation Policy here, especially the section about Faculty Responsibilities.

  • Creating a Turnitin Assignment in Blackboard

    TransparentBlackboardLogoCreating a Turnitin Assignment in Blackboard Turnitin is an online tool to help evaluate student work for plagiarism. It is very effective, after studying 5 years worth of student papers (over 55 million), Turnitin found a nearly 40 percent decline in plagiarism. OKWU has the full suite of Turnitin tools available for you to use […]

  • Being as Effective as a Fitness Band

    Totidem VerbisAnd whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men (Colossians 3:23, NKJV). This past week, Faculty Focus reprinted an article entitled “What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment” (Buchanan, 2015). It is a simple article about a cool technology that changed the life of one of the […]

  • Q&A with René Catli

    ReneWhat do you do here OKWU? I am the Tulsa Centre Office Manager What do you like most about working at OKWU? What I like most is the people I work with. How did you end up here? My sister, Karen Carlson, works at the Bartlesville AGS office and told me about this job opening. […]


GoToMeeting Integration

GoToMeeting is now available for integration into your Blackboard course environment. If you missed the live Orientation session, click the GoToMeeting logo above to view the archived recording. You may also go to Faculty Support > Workshops & Videos.


Faculty Rank & Promotion

AGS Adjunct are eligible for faculty ranks, promotions, and a variety of credentials related to the field of Christian higher education teaching. Visit this section to read about the various badges and to apply for promotion.


4C Quality Faculty Model

Explore the 4C Quality Faculty Model, the new framework we have developed around the four core qualities of a high quality faculty member: Competence, Caring, Commitment, and Connection.