SPECIAL CLIC HOURS
Thursday, December 2--- 8 am-10 pm
Friday, December 3---8 am-5 pm
Sat., December 4 - Sun. & Dec. 5---Closed
Monday, Dec. 6 - Thursday, Dec. 9---8 am-10 pm
Friday, December 10--- 8 am-5 pm
Sat., December 11 - Sun., Dec. 12---Closed
Mon., Dec. 13 - Thurs., Dec. 16---8 am-10 pm
Friday, December 17---8 am-5 pm
Sat., December 18 - Sun., Dec. 19---Closed
Mon., December 20 - Wed. Dec.22---8 am-5 pm
Thurs., December 23 - Mon., Dec.27---Closed
Tues., December 28 – Thurs, Dec. 30---8 am-5 pm
Friday. December 31 – Sunday, January 2 --- Closed
STUDENT DATA PRIVACY
This report, Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records" discusses basic concepts and definitions that establish a common set of terms related to the protection of personally identifiable information, especially in education records in the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS). This Brief also outlines a privacy framework that is tied to Fair Information Practice Principles that have been disseminated in both the United States and international privacy work.
This Technical Brief is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.
To view the full report please visit http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2011601
This Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Technical Brief focuses
on data stewardship, which involves each organization’s commitment to
ensuring that privacy, confidentiality, security, and the appropriate
use of data are respected when personally identifiable information is
collected. Data stewardship involves all aspects of data collection,
from planning, collection and maintenance to use and dissemination. It
starts with an inventory of personally identifiable data elements when
a system is first designed. At this stage, the need for each of these
data elements should be established, their quality should be evaluated,
and a risk level should be assigned to each personally identifiable data
The Brief also explores:
• Internal control procedures that should be implemented to protect
personally identifiable information.
• The use of public notices of education record systems.
• Accountability and auditing, including an overview of the types of
audit activities that can be implemented to ensure the successful
implementation of all stages of data stewardship.
This Technical Brief is a product of the National Center for Education
Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the
U.S. Department of Education.
To view the full report please visit
SCHOOL CRIME & SAFETY
The total at-school crime and theft victimization rates of students ages 12 to 18 declined between 2007 and 2008, according to Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2010, a new report jointly released by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school and presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals, drawing from an array of sources.
The Indicators of School Crime and Safety provides the most current detailed statistical information on the nature of crime in schools and school environments and responses to violence and crime at school. It also presents data on crime away from school to place school crime in the context of crime in the larger society. The report covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, and student perceptions of personal safety at school.
Key findings from this year’s report include:
• The total crime victimization rate of students ages 12 to 18 at school declined from 57 victimizations per 1,000 students in 2007 to 47 victimizations per 1,000 students in 2008.
• Between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009, there were 38 school-associated violent deaths (24 were homicides, and 14 were suicides) involving staff, students or other persons, such as parents. School-associated violent deaths occurred while the victim was on the way to or from regular sessions at school, or while attending or traveling to or from a school-sponsored event. During this time period, 15 of the homicides and 7 of the suicides were among school age youth at school.
• In 2009, 31 percent of students in grades 9–12 reported they had been in a physical fight at least one time during the previous 12 months anywhere, and 11 percent said they had been in a fight on school property during the previous 12 months. Generally, a higher percentage of 9th grade students reported having been in fights both anywhere and on school property, when compared to high school students in higher grades.
• In 2007–08, 34 percent of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that student misbehavior interfered with their teaching, and 32 percent reported that student tardiness and class cutting interfered with their teaching.
• In 2009, 21 percent of high school students (grades 9–12) reported using marijuana anywhere in the past 30 days, while 5 percent reported using marijuana on school property.
This report is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education and the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the Office of Justice Programs, part of the U.S. Department of Justice. The full text of Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2010 (in HTML format), along with related data tables and indicators from previous years, can be viewed at http://nces.ed.gov/programs/crimeindicators/crimeindicators2010/
Have questions about your job search, or need your resume or cover letter critiqued before Thanksgiving? Come for a 15-minute one-on-one session and you will be seen on a first-come; first-served basis.
WHAT: Curry Education Career Walk-ins
DATE: Every Tuesday through December 7, 2010
WHERE: The CLIC -3rd floor, Ruffner Hall, room 302
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TEA & TECHNOLOGY
PRESENTER: Kari Wold
WHEN:: Noon-1pm, Thursday, December 2, 2010
LOCATION: Curry Library Innovation Commons, Room 302, Ruffner Hall
TOPIC: Reflexive Expert Inquiry
Reflexive Expert Inquiry: Findings from a UVa Focus Group on Blended Learning in Higher Education
Blended learning has been touted as a high-quality instructional method for over 40 years, and it has been largely found more effective than strictly face-to-face or strictly online instruction. The concept of blended learning, however, has remained ambiguous and its potential for improving learning largely unrealized. To discuss how to promote digital scholarship and collaboration involving blended learning at UVa, a focus group involving faculty and staff across the university came together out of a CLIC grant. Kari Wold, a doctoral student facilitating the group, will report on this group’s findings. She will also seek feedback on the content of present and future group of articles that have and will be submitted for publication
WEB PAGE ACCESS: TROUBLESHOOTING TIP
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If you have problems accessing a webpage or a database page, it may be due to small interface changes done by the vendor. The changes may not be noticeable, but enough of a
change on servers to cause problems when you try reconnecting. A "fix" for problems like this is clearing you browser's cache and cookies.
The Indiana University has a nice webpage with instructions for clearing cache and cookies in most common browsers at http://kb.iu.edu/data/ahic.html.
One note of caution: Some of you may have Google or other
settings that will disappear if all cookies are cleared. You may want to try
clearing the cache first and if that doesn’t help, you may want to clear your cookies selectively.
LINKING TO FULL TEXT FROM A CV
The CLIC librarians are frequently asked if authors can link to an article's full text from a personal web site or a web site with a CV. The answer is complicated, but having an author's
addendum to publication
agreement certainly would make the question less complicated. SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.
They provide this sample agreement.
If you have questions about this, please contact the CLIC librarians 434-924-7040. They can outline your options and help get your research into the hands of other readers and researchers.
Read an ebook on the device of your choosing!
The Wall Street Journal reports, "Google Inc. is in the final stages of launching its long-awaited e-book retailing venture, Google Editions, a move that could shake up the way digital books are sold. It is set to debut in the U.S. by the end of the year and internationally in the first quarter of next year, said Scott Dougall, a Google product management director."
Google Editions hopes to upend the existing e-book market by offering an open, "read anywhere" model that is different from many competitors. Users will be able to buy books directly from Google or from multiple online retailers—including independent bookstores—and add them to an online library tied to a Google account. They will be able to access their Google accounts on most devices with a Web browser, including personal computers, smartphones and tablets.
C'VILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
Jefferson Madison Regional Library card holders can now download audiobooks AND eBooks onto their computers, MP3 players, iPods, eReaders like the Nook or iPad, or other mobile devices. It's EASY - learn how at the Overdrive Quick Start Guide. Then visit the OverDrive catalog to see what titles are available.
If you don't have a library card, you can obtain one at any JMRL library branch including the Gordon Avenue branch at 1500 Gordon Avenue which is the branch closest to U.Va.
Note: In order to use your iDevices with the ebook service, you will need to download a third-party app. OverDrive uses Adobe software for eBook reading and Adobe software is currently incompatible with the iPad, but with the third party app iPad users will be able to read the library's ebooks. See app downloading instructions outlined in the November 12 Library Journal blog post for more information. http://blog.libraryjournal.com/ljinsider/2010/11/12/library-ebooks-on-the-ipadiphone-no-sync-required/
Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find an online digital library of more than 2,800 standards-correlated media resources designed for preK-16 classrooms that include thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.
NBC Learn is the education arm of NBC News which is making its resources, historic film and video archive available to teachers, students, schools and universities. These resources include:
- NBC News Archives on Demand (K-12 and Higher Ed) makes thousands of video clips available to teachers, students, schools, colleges and universities.
- "What’s Your iCue?" is a video trivia challenge that blends learning and gaming.
- Original video content that makes learning fun, like the Science of NFL Football, created with the National Science Foundation.
FREE makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government.
More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources from dozens of federal agencies are included on this web site and new resources are added regularly