April 2019

Creative Strategies for the Health Professional Educator | April 12
Led by Dr. Judith W. Herrman PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, a nurse, educator, and researcher with a passion for educating and learning across the lifespan. Dr. Herrman is extremely excited to come to D’Youville College to share with the faculty how to infuse healthcare professional’s education with creativity, fun, and increased learning! The purpose of this presentation will be to offer participants with creative teaching strategies which may be incorporated into healthcare professional’s education practices. These strategies may be used in lecture and the clinical setting to enhance learning, improve
retention, and engage today’s learners.
>>More info and to register

A calendar appointment was sent out to all faculty about the event above. If you did not receive it, please contact macviel@dyc.edu and I will forward mine to you.
Happy hour at the Tabernacle with the 9Ts On – All faculty and staff are invited!
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
220 Grant St, Buffalo, NY 14213-1606, United States
Faculty Development & Opportunities

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual D’Youville Research and Scholarship Day

Date:  April 17th
Time:  4:00-6:30 pm
Location:  College Center, Blue Lounge

Please use the form on the page below to submit your abstract.  Faculty and students from all disciplines at D’Youville are encouraged to present their research. Following last year’s success, we will again include short TED-style talks called FacTalks in this year’s event. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Wednesday, March 20th at 5 pm.

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training
D’Youville is committed to maintaining a workplace free from sexual harassment. You should have received an email to complete the mandatory D’Youville Sexual Harassment training which is to be completed by May 1, 2019.   If you have not received the aforementioned email please utilize the link below.

Mental Health First Aid Training – April 12th
Students are arriving on today’s college campuses and experiencing more stress and anxiety than ever before. Student Life is pleased to announce a partnership with Compeer of Greater Buffalo to offer faculty and staff Mental Health First Aid training to assist in identifying students who may be in crisis and how to support them. The training is 8 hours in length and will be offered over the course of two days. Those in attendance will be expected to attend both days.  The training is scheduled for Friday April 5th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Friday April 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the College Center Blue Lounge. Space is limited to 30 participants.  Don’t wait and sign up today.
April 29, 2019, 9 am – 4 pm

University at Buffalo, Center for Tomorrow, 101 Service Center Rd., Amherst, NY. Located adjacent to the UB North Campus. Driving directions. Free parking available directly across from the Center for Tomorrow.

Cost: $25 for UB faculty and staff; $30 for all others.

This Innovative Course Recognition Award acknowledges innovative approaches in addressing innovative course design or innovative improvements you’ve made to the course. Some examples include, but are not limited to, improvement of objectives and/or outcomes, implementing new teaching methods and techniques, implementing high-impact practices, utilizing educational technologies, application of a new taxonomy or pedagogy, collaboration with other classes or community groups, or interdisciplinary or interprofessional approaches.
Submissions are due May 15. 

The Institute for Teaching Innovation (ITI) is pleased to announce D’Youville’s second Conference on Teaching Innovation. This event will take place August 5, 2019. More info is forthcoming. Please save the date.

The Institute for Teaching Innovation (ITI) is pleased to announce D’Youville’s second Faculty Retreat, entitled “Summer Refresh.” This three-day retreat will take place August 6-8, 2019, at the Holiday Valley Inn in Ellicottville, NY, and will provide time and support for faculty members to focus on course design/redesign or research.

The Institute for Teaching Innovation (ITI) and Academic Affairs are pleased to announce D’Youville’s first Chair’s Retreat. This two-day retreat will take place August 8-9, 2019, at the Holiday Valley Inn in Ellicottville, NY, and will provide time and support for chairs to compare notes, discuss policies, and discover new ways of working. More info is forthcoming and will be announced at Academic Council.
Our Faculty

Two D’Youville students and faculty member publish compelling research in Neuroscience Letters
Hannah Lamont and Alexander Ille, two graduate students in the Chiropractic and Anatomy programs, have collaborated with D’Youville Biology faculty Stacy Ruvio, Ph.D. to conduct research on the identification of a novel variant of Golli myelin basic protein BG21 in the uniquely neuroprotective white-footed mouse. The research was published in Neuroscience Letters in February 2019.

According to the authors, the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) lives nearly three times longer than the regular house mouse, is asymptomatic to various disease-states such as Lyme disease, and maintains a highly preserved nervous system throughout life. The main question is, why? To help determine the answer, the authors used computational research to examine myelin basic protein (MBP), a group of proteins that plays various roles in generating and maintaining the health of myelin sheath, a protective covering of neurons. Their research suggests that a specific form of MBP within the white-footed mouse has an altered structure in comparison to that of the house mouse, potentially playing a role in its longevity and neuroprotection. In humans, a similar version of this protein is found throughout the brain, and disturbance of this protein is observed in neurodegenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis. The authors’ discovery contributes to the understanding of longevity and neurodegeneration, and their data add to the continuously-evolving research and understanding of the MBP family of proteins. They are continuing their research, analyzing a molecule implicated in Parkinson’s disease in hopes of better understanding the disease at the molecular level.

Citation:
Lamont, H., Ille, A., & Amico-Ruvio, S.A. (2019). Identification of a novel variant of Golli myelin basic protein BG21 in the uniquely neuroprotective white-footed mouse. Neuroscience Letters, 701: 8–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2019.02.006

With the 101st  Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE) taking place in Philadelphia from March 9-12, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education hosted nine ACE fellows for a lunch and learn. Lisa Rafalson, Ph.D. – associate professor in HSA, was among the ACE fellows in attendance.

FNP Pediatric Simulation
FNP students participated in the first on-campus pediatric simulation event today. Professor Rebecca Roloff organized eight actors/ actresses to play the parts of parents, grandparents and caregivers. This inaugural event was very well received by students and faculty.

Top Nurse Educator

This month Dr. Abigail Mitchell received an award as the Top Nurse Educator and Nurse Manager. The Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing is very proud of her achievements and all she brings to the team. Congratulations Dr. Abigail Mitchell.

Co-authored by School of Pharmacy faculty members, Drs. Amany K. Hassan, Stacie J. Lampkin, and Timothy C. Hutcherson.

Student pharmacists are expected to demonstrate an understanding of commonly employed statistical tests. This study describes the integration of biost…

Dr. John Taylor (Chiropractic) helped host Alumni Insight night for the chiropractic department.
Co-authored by Dr. Susan Lombardo and professor Kendra Schmitz (Nursing). Although it is acknowledged that pets can provide positive health benefits to owners, the focus is on the responsibility of the pet owners to secure pets when clinicians visit in order to keep the clinician and patient safe during the home visit. A proposed Pet Policy Agreement is…

Congratulations to Dean Chris Verni, School of Nursing named American Association of Colleges of Nursing ELAN Fellow.
Dr. Christine Verni, Dean, School of Nursing selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing Program.

If you or a colleague has published, presented, or participated, let us know about it!>> iti@dyc.edu
D’Youville has been awarded a Steelcase Active Learning Center grant which will transform space at the intersection of D’Youville and Leonardo da Vinci High School PS 212 into a living laboratory to support learning strategies that promote engagement, creativity, and collaboration, while…
Teaching Methods
This semester, the ITI is focusing on IDEAs. IDEAs are intentionally designed educational activities featured in the book Teaching for Learning by Major, Harris, and Zakrajsek. These IDEAs are designed to respond to what the research reported says about readings:
In the past few years, Dr. Ellen C. Carillo, associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut, has emerged as a leading voice on teaching reading within writing studies—a topic that …

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

ZipGrade
a tip from Stacy Ruvio, ITI Faculty Fellow for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
If you give multiple-choice exams or quizzes, consider using ZipGrade (https://www.zipgrade.com/) for quick, easy grading and organization.  Simply download the ZipGrade app onto your smartphone and use it to take a photo of a student’s completed ZipGrade answer sheet (similar to a Scantron form; download and print it from the website).  The app will: (1) automatically grade answer sheets so you can instantly provide feedback to students before they walk out of the classroom; (2) calculate class statistics (e.g., average, range); (3) provide a full item analysis for each question detailing the percent of the class that answered each question correctly, and specifically how many students chose each answer; and (4) provide permanent digital photo evidence of each scanned answer sheet.  The flexibility of being able to grade exams anywhere at any time has been useful for many D’Youville faculty members already using this app.  The free version of this ZipGrade app allows 100 scans per month, while the paid version is $6.99 for 1 year with unlimited scans.
Educational Technology

Quality in Online Learning Matters at D’Youville 
April 1, 2019–D’Youville’s MBA-604 Human Resource Management course receives nationally recognized Quality Matters Certification Mark for meeting course design standards in an Official Quality Matters peer review.

Quality Matters (QM), a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process that certifies the quality of online courses, has recognized D’Youville’s Susan Kowalewski’s commitment to quality assurance for designing a course MBA-604 Human Resource Management that meets Quality Matters standards.

Quality Matters has developed a widely respected set of standards for the design of effective online courses and a rigorous, faculty peer review process for applying these standards to existing courses. Through this process, reviewers provide instructors and instructional design teams with insight and recommendations that increase learner engagement, retention and satisfaction, and, ultimately, learner achievement.

“We wanted an outside organization to provide our course review, and Quality Matters has the expertise to certify online courses for quality.”

About Your Organization

D’Youville uses the Quality Matters Rubric as a guideline in all course development and revision. The QM Rubric and process fit perfectly into our mission and strategic plan of providing quality online courses to students.

About Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. It provides a scalable quality assurance system for online and blended learning used within and across organizations. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review Criteria in a rigorous review process.

Monthly Workshop Series: Best Practices in Presentation Design
Last month, we addressed the topic of using video in online courses. Whether or not you’ve created videos for your online courses, though, it’s likely you’ve used presentation software like PowerPoint to provide a visual aid during a lecture or discussion. While such software is useful for organizing your thoughts and assembling images, far too many of us have encountered “death by PowerPoint”: sitting through presentations with silly transitions, imagery that doesn’t support learning goals, or text clearly meant to be a memory aid for the presenter. In this workshop, we’ll review some of the cognitive psychology behind using presentation software effectively in an educational context (which we discussed briefly last month) and distill that research into best practices for how to build presentations that support information retention and engagement. We’ll conclude with some PowerPoint-specific tips to facilitate the practical implementation of these best practices.
Blockchain’s potential for education — from thejournal.com by Sara Friedman While the technology is still in the nascent stages, blockchain-based education systems have the potential to revolutionize how school districts manage student data.
Education will experience the third-largest growth of any sector, coming in slightly behind government (44.3 percent) and ‘personal and consumer services’ (43.3 percent).
Inclusive Practices
Inclusive Teaching Strategies
by Lauren Clay, Ph.D., MPH, ITI Faculty Fellow of Inclusive Teaching
Inclusive teaching is an approach to pedagogy that strives to create a learning environment where all students can learn regardless of their identity or background (Ambrose, Bridges, DiPietro, Lovett, & Norman, 2010)…
Given the multiple life challenges and wellness issues faced by college students, it’s safe to assume the impact of trauma is manifest in every classroom.
What We’re Reading
Hire Education
Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution by Clayton Christensen and Michelle Weise
This season has seen quite a few bad news stories for American higher education.  Let me address two developments from my ongoing environmental scanning work in this post, as datapoints for academi…
Saturday Night Live had been on hiatus as the admissions scandal broke. The show cut the sketch below from this weekend’s show for time, but it may resonate with some in higher ed:
Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn write about why they stand behind their analysis that many private colleges are in trouble.
Other News

Faculty, Graduation is quickly approaching!

Graduation is quickly approaching!

If you will need to rent regalia, please let the bookstore know no later than Friday, April 12.  If you have rented before, we will have your information on file.  If you have not, we will need the following information:
-height
-approximate weight
-highest degree you hold
-college or university the degree is from
-head size, in inches

Need to upgrade your tam??
The bookstore has a custom, 8 corner PHD blue tam for sale.  This was an order that was not picked up, and is being sold for 50% off!  The retail price was $118, and we are selling it for $59.
It is an 8 corner PHD blue  Tam, with attached two button gold silky tassel.  Size 7 1/4.

Please contact the bookstore, at bookstor@dyc.edu, with any questions.

Open Field Time at Dobson!

Open Field Times at Dobson for all Students, Faculty and Staff will begin this week. Each week in April, we will provide opportunities for all students, faculty and staff to get out and enjoy the sun at Dobson Field during the middle of the day.

This week, we will have open field on:

Tuesday from 12:30-2:30pm
Thursday from 1pm-3pm
Friday from 12:30-2:30pm

We invite you all to come out and play pick up soccer, walk / jog laps during lunch, play Kan Jam or throw the football / frisbee around.

Book orders are due!!
Yes, it’s that time again when the bookstore is asking for your book orders!  Book orders, for the Summer and Fall 2019 terms, are due by Wednesday, April 9.  All orders need to submitted via FacultyEnlight.  Attached is the link for your convenience.
https://www.facultyenlight.com/?storeNbr=674
Receiving orders before final exams ensures that we can keep our rental books that are being used again in our store, which means more used books (to purchase and rent) offered for the students, which means the students save money.  That’s a win for everyone!

Please email the bookstore at bookstor@dyc.edu with any questions.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)
The FSSE survey complements the National Survey of Student Engagement, which we are administering to students.  Together, these provide invaluable insight into the strengths and opportunities of the college with respect to student success.

To date, only about 5% of faculty have responded.  There were some distribution problems early on, and the original mailings may have gone to your spam box.  These problems have been corrected.

Please take time to complete the FSSE.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Eckstein, Director of Institutional Research, at eckstein@dyc.edu, or extension 8349.

Final Exam Schedule

This page will be available when the exam schedule for the current semester has been completed by the Faculty and the Registrar’s office. Once posted, there may be some changes, but this schedule will always reflect the most current updates.

Waving Pre-Reqs
The faculty of record may wave a pre-requisite for a student in DYC Self-Service. Follow the steps below to waive a pre-requisite. Only required pre-requisites can be waived.

Important Dates

-Fall 2018 incompletes are due Thursday, April 11th

Mail Room Hours

The hours for the Mail Room, in the lower level of the D’Youville Academic Center are Monday – Friday 8:30 am —4:30 pm.

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