November 3, 2017

Regional campus presenters to join NewU webinar Tuesday

Two members of Purdue University's regional campuses have added their names to the roster of presenters for the fifth NewU webinar, "Continuous Improvement in Teaching and Learning," which is set for 1:30-2:30 Tuesday (Nov. 7).

The new presenters are Adam Dircksen, director, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, and Emily Hixon, director, Center for Faculty Development and Leadership at Purdue University Northwest. They will join Jon Harbor, Purdue director of digital education and associate vice provost. Representing Kaplan University will be Matt Braslow, director of assessment and research, and Stephanie Thompson, a faculty member in the School of General Education.

The webinars are intended to bring together faculty and staff from Purdue and Kaplan University to foster learning, share best practices, promote ongoing collaboration, and support better understanding among the teams and campuses. 

Each webinar is limited to the first 1,000 participants, and videos of each will be archived on the NewU website at The website also provides an archive for previous webinars that looked at mission, online learning and curriculum design.

Instructions for attendees

Using the WebEx meeting tool, Purdue and Kaplan presenters will address their topic. The remaining time will be devoted to addressing questions submitted by the audience, which will include faculty and staff from both institutions.

You may join the webinars 30 minutes before their start times. If you have not used WebEx before, please use this time to for some necessary initial setup.

To join, and go to the NewU website:

Click on Faculty and Staff Webinars.

Select the link for the day's webinar topic.

Enter your name, email and the event password, which is boilers1.

Click on "Join Now."

If you have not used WebEx before, you will be promoted to download and install the Cisco WebEx add-on. After installing, quit your browser, relaunch the browser and rejoin the event.

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