UM Department of Theatre Receives National Accreditation
The University of Montevallo’s Department of Theatre has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), meaning every visual and performing arts department at the University is now nationally accredited.
Montevallo joins only about 190 other schools across the nation in holding the prestigious NAST accreditation. NAST voted to admit UM as an associate member in August following a comprehensive and rigorous review of the University’s Department of Theatre. Read more.
QEP Feedback Requested
The QEP Development Committee is soliciting feedback from faculty, staff and administration. Please visit the QEP webpage, review the presentation and send feedback by contacting Dr. Linda Murdock directly or by attending a Zoom Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. Interested participants should email Murdock for a Zoom invitation.
Converting a Test from Word to Canvas
Do you have exams already written in Word that you would like to convert to a Canvas-based exam? The Malone Center for Excellence in Teaching can help you with this using Respondus software. Visit the Malone Center’s test conversion request webpage for more information and to find a link to submit requests for conversion.
Please note that this process requires the Word file to be properly formatted. Files that are not properly formatted will be returned for formatting prior to conversion. Also, this process takes time, so please submit requests as early as possible and at least one week prior to your scheduled exam date.
UM Green Fund Call for Proposals
The UM Green Fund is a pool of money used to provide grants for campus projects that improve sustainability, decrease our ecological footprint and educate the University and local communities about sustainable practices, environmental issues and caring for the planet. The Green Fund has $30,000 available! Any member of the UM community, including students and student groups, can write a Green Fund grant proposal. See this list for past funded proposals. Application guidelines available on request. Contact Dr. Susan Caplow for more information. Proposals are due by Thursday, Oct. 15.
A drop-in proposal workshop will be held via Zoom Friday, Oct. 2, between 1 and 5 p.m. Bring your ideas and we’ll answer questions, brainstorm ideas and help you strengthen your proposal before you submit. Email Caplow to request the Zoom meeting invitation.
Professional Development and Group Support Opportunities
This fall, the Malone Center will offer two opportunities for professional development and group support:
- Pandemic PD will be our professional development series for the semester. These sessions will be hosted Wednesdays at noon through Zoom. The sessions will begin with a brief presentation about the week’s topic, followed by an open discussion among participants. Register at this link to receive login information for the sessions.
- The Malone Center staff will hold Virtual Office Hours every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. also through Zoom. Drop in at your convenience for support with your classes. Whether you need help designing an activity, using Canvas, ensuring your course materials are accessible or adopting a tech tool, we are here to answer your questions! Log in at this link.