Yearly Archives: 2017

Q&A with Beth VonBuchwald

What do you do here OKWU? I am an adjunct faculty member for AGS in the School of Nursing. What do you like most about teaching at OKWU? There is a spiritual aspect of the mission of the University which I appreciate and can fully support as I interact with students.  The 4 Pillars: The […]

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Staying Connected

Ways to stay connected have increased over the past few years. It is easier to connect with students through student email, through announcements in Brightspace, through texting, even through a Facebook group. It would follow that it is easy to stay connected as faculty. My focus for this totidem verbis – in these words – […]

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Q&A with Dawnel Volzke

What do you do here OKWU? I teach online courses and train and mentor new faculty. What do you like most about teaching at OKWU? OKWU has amazing faculty and staff.  Most of all, I love teaching at OKWU because everyone that I work with has a passion for Christ.  The OKWU team also deeply […]

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Ever Wonder Why Snow White Never Has a Bad Day?

Well, it’s spring once more. God has faithfully sustained the renewal and hope of new life. I would offer that we need similar seasons in our teaching, and more than once every year. We all know life happens, students have (and cause) difficulties, and grading piles up. On the other hand, lights come on, aspirations […]

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Info You Need – In Just a Few Words

Commencement Commencement is a significant accomplishment in the lives of our students, one which we look forward to celebrating with them. If at all possible, please join us for this milestone occasion. During the ceremony, they look for you, their professors, who helped them in the journey. Here is the info for spring commencement ceremonies: […]

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Updated 4C Quality Faculty Model

Almost three years ago, I developed the 4C Model for Quality Faculty. Since that time, we have taken over 2 dozen new faculty through training using that system and the accompanying Personal Teaching Profile. We’ve also addressed various aspects of the model in blog posts, newsletter articles, and faculty development activities. It has served us well […]

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