Friday @ the Center
March 11, 2011
Register fo Bottom Billions/Bottom Line: April 1-2, 2011
The Bottom Billions/Bottom Line: The Role of Business in Ending Global Poverty Conference, April 1 -2, 2011, will look at the multitude of ways in which we all can contribute to human flourishing, especially for the poorest within our global community. The conference will explore innovative social ventures, “intrapreneurship” strategies within conventional “big business,” strategies for reducing corruption, new corporate ownership structures, ethical supply chains, emerging directions in microfinance, corporate social responsibility, and much more. Partners and participants for this conference include Costco, Microsoft, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Grameen Foundation, PATH, Cambridge University’s Center for Transforming Business and University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. SBE, The Center for Integrity in Business and CSFD is graciously offering limited scholarships to faculty who wish to attend. Faculty can pay $35 for the two day conference (regular price is $75). If you would like to register, please contact John Terrill.
GRE on Sale!
Do you have students who are planning to take the GRE this summer or fall? ETS is offering 50% off the cost of the exam for students who take it between August 1, 2011, and September 30, 2011. Registration for this testing period opens March 15, 2011, so please consider passing this on to students who you know will be taking the test this fall. See the ETS website for more info.
Extended Hours for CIS Support
Just a reminder that CIS offers classroom technology support during evening and Saturday hours. You can call 206-281-2982, or get email support through firstname.lastname@example.org M-Th, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Teaching about Plagiarism with Safe Assign
You may be familiar with the Blackboard feature Safe Assign which allows you to check if an assignment turned in by a student matches a document already on the web. The ITS website has step by step instructions on how to submit student work to check for plagiarism. Sharleen Kato, in Family and Consumer Sciences, weaves the use of Safe Assign into library sessions on information literacy and nature of plagiarism. Her students know that they will be submitting their papers via Safe Assign on Blackboard. Even so, many of their submissions come back with suspect content. Safe assign highlights parts of their paper that match sources on the Internet, on-line journal databases, and other papers submitted via Blackboard. She usesit in her USEM class in the fall and with upper division students. Sharleen adds that great conversations about plagiarism have come from this experience. Janiess Sallee in ITS has done a fine job of creating FAQ’s and instructions for functions on blackboard. Check out the ITS website for any questions you might have regarding Blackboard.
Margaret Diddams, Ph.D.