News & Announcements

Attention all Zoom users: New security settings to take effect on May 11

Zoom-bombings have been making headlines across the country this spring, and Penn State is no exception to the increase in security threats and breaches. To address these recent incidents in Zoom meetings, University-wide Zoom default setting changes will be implemented on May 11.

Read more here.

Penn State plans to resume on-campus work and learning in fall semester

Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff, and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.

To learn more about Back to State plans, click here.

Penn State faculty share remote teaching strategies in video series

The Schreyer Institute has teamed up with faculty to create a video repository to highlight the pedagogical experiences of our faculty members who are teaching remotely. It is intended to be a space for faculty to share lessons learned, and the brief videos (4 minutes or less) are available to all PSU faculty via Kaltura. To read more about this project, click here.

We are inviting participants to discuss challenges, hacks, benefits, and lessons learned that they will apply to future teaching. Nominations are still being accepted. If you know of any faculty member who is doing something in their remote teaching worth sharing, big or small,  please send their name and contact info. to Deena Levy (dlevy (at) psu. edu). You can visit the Faculty to Faculty video project here.

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The Assessment Institute announces free registration to their 2020 virtual event

The 2020 Assessment Institute to be held virtually, October 25-28, 2020. For 2020, The Assessment Institute announced that they are offering complimentary registration for all members of the higher education community to attend the virtual Assessment Institute, including the Pre-Institute workshops on Sunday, October 25.

Important Dates

  • Advanced online registration closes: Monday, October 12, 2020
  • Cancellation of registration deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020

Although the Assessment Institute is being offered complimentary this year, registration is needed.

For more information on registering for the Assessment Institute click here.

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