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CTAAR is pleased to continue providing a subscription to the Magna Publications library of videos and newsletters that cover a wide variety of topics related to teaching and learning. 

  • Magna Commons is a large video library of webinars and talks on higher education teaching and adminstration
  • Magna "20-Minute Mentors" are shorter videos covering many of the same topics in a more concise format
  • The Teaching Professor quarterly newsletter focuses on classroom issues
  • The Online Classroom monthly newsletter covers issues specific to online teaching.

To access the Magna publications, please log in to Sakai through our Magna Sakai Page, and click the "Magna Publications" link.

Nov 18 - Labor Issues in Higher Ed

Ph.D. in Higher Education Brown Bag Series

Labor Issues in Higher Education

Michelle Van Noy
Associate Director, Education and Employment Research Center
School of Management and Labor Relations

Friday, November 18, 2016
11:30 A.M. -- 1:30 P.M.
Levin 103
Livingston Campus

Please register here.

CTAAR has added The Online Classroom newsletter from Magna Publications to our subscription, available to all faculty and staff. Current titles now include:

  1. The Online Classroom newsletter
  2. The Teaching Professor newsletter
  3. Magna Commons video library
  4. 20-Minute Mentor Commons video library

All of the titles offer material on a variety of topics dealing with teaching, pedagogy, and university administration. 

To access the Magna Publication titles, please use this link (requires NetID login via Sakai/CAS. Your name and email will be shared with Magna in lieue of registration on their site):
Magna Publications for Rutgers University

Rutgers CTAAR and the Ph.D. in Higher Education program invite you to a talk on the future of Higher Education, on March 6th at 2:00 p.m.

Matt Reed, Ph.D. is an alumnus of the graduate program in Political Science, Rutgers New Brunswick and is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  He is well known for his Inside Higher Education blog Confessions of a Community College Dean, in which, as Matt puts it, "A veteran of cultural studies seminars in the 1990s moves into academic administration and finds himself a married suburban father of two. Foucault, plus lawn care."

The Future of Higher Ed: Inequality, Mobility, Democracy and Workforce Development - the Community College Sector
Friday, March 6, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pane Room Alexander Library

Seating for this  talk is limited, so please register and please come to the talk.  

Register here:

For those not able to attend the New Brunswick Faculty Council RU Teaching Conference that was held in October, the video recordings of the conference are now available at NJVid

To view the videos, please click the link to log in, and select "Rutgers University" from the institution list. The videos require either Adobe Flash or Google Chrome (Google Chrome includes a more secure version of Flash and is recommended).
The Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research is pleased to host this workshop on December 1, 2014, 2:00-4:00 pm in the Pane Room in Alexander Library.
Refreshments will be served.  Space is limited. Please register here.

"Copyright Issues for Classroom and Online Teaching at Rutgers: A Workshop for Rutgers New Brunswick Instructors" 

Presented by Janice Pilch, Rutgers Libraries

The presentation will cover the basics of copyright law including fair use, contract law as it applies to digital resources, use of copyrighted works in classroom teaching and in online and hybrid courses, current copyright policies and practices at Rutgers, the copyright landscape in higher education, and open access teaching content.  Topics include educational use of copyrighted works in all formats; distributing works through course management systems; posting works to faculty websites or online; use of works in e-reserve systems; copyright for student projects; other student uses of copyrighted material; showing films and streaming in the classroom and on campus; and videotaping in the classroom.

Janice T. Pilch is Copyright and Licensing Librarian at Rutgers University Libraries. Working closely with the Office of Vice President and General Counsel, Janice advises the Libraries and members of the university community about issues related to the works they create and appropriate use of works created by others and educates faculty, staff, and students about copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property issues through workshops, websites, and consultations. 

New Brunswick Faculty Council RU Teaching Conference   
Teaching and Technology - Going Digital?
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Rutgers Student Center--Multipurpose Room
Everyone Welcome to come when you can and stay as long as you like.
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8:30 Breakfast/Registration
9:00 Greetings:
Martha Cotter and Martin Gliserman
Introductory Remarks:
Marianne Gaunt

9:30 Group 1: Present and Future:
Susan Lawrence, Brittney Cooper, Richard Novak
10:00 Group 2: Because it's online doesn't mean it's easy: 
Gayle Stein, Terry Matilsky, Silvia Muller
10:45 Group 3: Pedagogy:
Tisha Bender, Richard Novak, Darrin York, Erica Boling, Mary Chayko
11:30 Group 4: For Sale: American Universities:  
Rudy Bell, Robert Boikess, Tom Stephens
12:00 Group 5: What Studies Say:
Angela O'Donnell, Monica Devanas
LUNCH 12:30
Everyone Welcome to come when you can and stay as long as you like.
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Magna Commons is a large library of recorded "webinars" focusing on a variety of topics centered on teaching, learning, and academic administration and The Teaching Professor is a weekly newsletter that covers many of the same topics. CTAAR has made these available to the Rutgers community for a few years, however the login and registration process was somewhat difficult.

We have switched to a new, easier login method to access the Magna Commons video library. This also provides access to The Teaching Professor newsletter. 

To access the Magna Commons and The Teaching Professor newsletter, first log in to Rutgers Sakai using your Rutgers NetID and this link below:

Once you are in Sakai, you will see another link to the Magna Commons library, when you click that link Sakai will transfer you to the Magna Commons web site.

It is no longer necessary to register separately with the Magna Commons web site, however Sakai will still send your name and email address to Magna Publications as part of the login process. 

Magna Mentor Series

CTAAR is subscribing to the semester-long series of 20 minute teaching mentor webinars. A new seminar will be available every week from August 27 through the week of December 10, 2012. Sign up here - every Friday we will send you access information for the upcoming session. Each program can be accessed anytime, anywhere during the week that it is available. The programs are each available for one week only, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on the Monday of each week. If you are unable to view a program in a week when it was offered and would like to see it, please contact There is also exclusive access to a LinkedIn discussion group to promote collaboration and consultation among institutions. Fall 2012 Schedule.pdf

The "Plagiarism Spectrum" has created an interesting and informative illustration of different types of plagiarism. It places plagiarism into 10 categories ranging from outright "cloning" to less obvious errors, with clear indicators of the frequency and seriousness of each type of offense. 

This is an excellent resource to share with students -

CTAAR has collected other resources, articles, and tools for detecting and combating plagiarism at our Plagiarism and Cheating workshop resources page. 

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