The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) offers an annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. The conference is primarily directed at community college and university faculty, staff, and administrators.
On this site, the Office of Public Affairs at Yale University offers RSS feeds and Podcasts for students, staff, faculty and the general community. This resource presents a range of RSS feeds and podcasts from members of Yale’s university community. Faculty members can broadcast messages regarding class work, upcoming activities and workshops, and even speak about new book releases or published research. Via their PC, Mac, or MP3 player, students can listen to lectures, hear news regarding their favorite Yale sports team, and obtain current information from faculty experts in various subjects. There are broadcasts available about arts and architecture; athletics; books and authors; business and management; cancer research and prevention; engineering and technology; humanities; health and medicine; international studies; law; music; religion; and science. These resources can be accessed via this Yale website or a free iTunes podcast subscription.
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While the Internet offers dozens of excellent sites dedicated to the science of climate change, few can compete with NASA’s Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. In addition to the walkthrough provided in the original writeup (see below), readers may want to explore the menu bar in the top right hand corner. From there, a page of resources opens up, including Facts, Articles, and Explore, among others. With special items for educators, including a link to the excellent website, Climate Kids, we are excited to see the many ways this resource can be integrated into classroom curriculum or activities. This is one of those websites that might just stop you dead in your tracks. First off, it's beautiful with incredible images of Antarctica, Everest, and smog-clouded cities. Then there are the figures: global temperature has increased 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1980, Arctic ice has decreased by 13% per decade, and that's just the tip of the iceberg (so to speak). Check out News and Features for NASA's coverage of climate related science or browse the Earth Blog, a pithy, readable blog chock full of important facts on our changing planet. Then take a look at What is Climate Change? and scout its four sections: Evidence, Causes, Effects, and Solutions.
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