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March 11, 2014

Volume 2, Issue 9

Class Withdrawals: Week 9 is the final week for students to withdraw from classes. Please remind students to see the Business Office and Financial Aid before dropping a class to see if there will be any financial implications. Students may not be withdrawn from classes during Week 10.

HUS, CRJ and ECE News

Baker College - Clinton Township

Week 9 - Winter Quarter

Reinforce Your Class Policies: Please abide by the policies outlined in your syllabus regarding the following: 

Acceptance of late work.

Make up of tests or quizzes.

“Re-do” of assignments.

If you do accept late work, communicate the due date and time

Attendance Issues: Please direct all Attendance issues to dawn.schlitt@baker.edu

Incomplete Grades: Please review the requirements for Incomplete Grades very carefully. Most students will not be eligible for an “I”. Contact your Program Director or Dean with any questions about Incomplete grades prior to discussing it with the student.


Get Ready for Spring Quarter with These Technology Tools Socrative:  Price: Free “Engage the entire classroom with educational exercises and games while capturing student results in real-time. Interact with the data to further student understanding in the moment, and review the reports to prepare for future classes. Socrative will even aggregate and grade your premade activities! Saving you time, so you can engage more with your students on an individual level. Create a library of activities and share them with your colleagues and learning community.”

Nearpod:  Price: Free “An all-in-one solution for the use of mobile devices in education. Bring your lessons to life with interactive mobile content.”

Explain Everything  Price: $3.00 “Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage.”

Blackboard Mobile Learn  Price: Free “Blackboard Mobile Learn makes it easier for you to keep up with your courses by letting you access them whenever and wherever you want.”

Note: The information above was taken directly from the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more and review additional technology tools, visit http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/40-android-apps/55769? cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en


OPPORTUNITY AWAITS YOU! Present at the Spring Quarter Week Five Meeting

Get a Deal at the 5 & 10 Stroll for Ideas Please consider submitting a proposal to present a Poster/Discussion during the Winter Quarter Week #5 Meeting. You may work individually or with one other person. Present your best 5 or 10 ideas around one particular topic. Choose a topic from the list below, or come up with your own. The Spring Quarter Week Five Meeting will be held May 9th at 5:30pm - 7:30pm in our Student Center. Consider including ideas that have applicability across various disciplines and demonstrate creativity. For a complete list of ideas, please see the Spring 2014 Week #5 Meeting - Proposal Submission Form overview (included in original email with Newsletter). You may also create/share your own ideas.

…to Increase Meaningful Student Participation and Engagement

…I’ve Found Helpful in Managing a College Classroom

…Engage the Reluctant Learner

…I’ve Learned about Myself through Teaching

…to Get Students to Do the Reading or Other Homework Prior to Class

…You Can Learn from Observing Another Instructor

…to Prepare Students for Certification Exams

…I Have Learned from My Students

…to Respond to Wrong Answers

…I Have Found Helpful at Websites

…to Learn Student Names Quickly

…I Bring to Every Class

…to Build Student Leadership in the Classroom …to Develop Professionalism …to Implement a Flipped Classroom …to Encourage Students to Arrive on Time and Stay through the entire Class

…I Have Learned about Teaching

…to Consider When Making a Rubric …to Help Organize Class …to Help Students Read the Textbook. …to Help Students Become Independent Learners


Curriculum Change: WRI115 Workplace Communication The updated WRI115 Workplace Communication course will be launched this spring. As part of the required coursework, students are being asked to contact professionals in the field to obtain firsthand information about the job search process and communication practices in their career field. WRI 115 instructors are encouraging students to contact professionals in the field who work for Baker College – this includes program directors and instructors. If one or more WRI115 students contacts a program director or instructor, we ask that you please provide students with responses to their questions and provide opportunities for students to conduct their required interviews to help students develop their understanding of communication practices in their respective career fields. If you have any questions about these assignments, please contact Annette Ternullo, Director of College Writing, at annette.ternullo@baker.edu.

Don’t Forget to add These Important Dates to Your Calendar CPI Training is required of all faculty. Below are remaining spring 2014 dates. During CPI Training attendees will learn how challenging and potentially dangerous situations develop, how our actions can influence outcomes, strategies to help maximize our safety and that of others during confrontations, as well as other important aspects of Violence Response Procedures. Register by email at CPI-CT@Baker.edu and provide two date preferences, your phone number and department. You will receive a confirmation e-mail; if you have questions please call (586) 790-9598. Saturday, April 5th – 8:00am – 12:30pm, Main Campus- Community Room Tuesday, April 15th – 5:00pm – 9:30pm, C Bldg. Community Room Wednesday, April 23rd – 5:00pm – 9:30pm, C Bldg. Community Room

Final Exam Week

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March 17 - 21

Winter Quarter Courses Ends

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March 22nd

Final Grades are Due

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Monday, March 24th by 12:00noon

Spring Quarter Kickoff PD & Dinner*

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Tuesday, April 1st at 5:00pm

Spring Classes Begin

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Monday, April 7th

Spring Quarter Week #5 Meeting*

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Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:3pm

Commencement Exercises

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Saturday, June 14th

NOTE* All new and returning faculty are expected to attend Spring Quarter Kickoff PD and the Spring Quarter Week #5 Meeting.


Evening Academic Office Coverage for HUS, CRJ and ECE 

Monday - Janet M. Joiner, Dean of HUS, ECE, and CRJ  

Tuesday - John Wilk, Director of CRJ

Wednesday - Mary Jane Merren, Director of ECE 

Thursday - Wynonia Ward, Director of HUS

*The above administrators will be available in the Academic Office Monday - Thursday until 6:15pm Academic Office, Main Campus 586-790-9587 Faculty Workroom Hours Monday - Thursday, 8:00am-10:00pm Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm

Janet M. Joiner, PhD, LMSW Dean of Human Services, Criminal Justice and Early Childhood Education Baker College of Clinton Township Office Phone: (586)790-2814 - FAX (586) 791-6611 janet.joiner@baker.edu


Wk# 9 HUS, CRJ and ECE Baker CT Newsletter (March 11, 2014)