Eek! I can’t believe the summer is already almost over. I feel like my hair is on fire! I have so many questions about what to do before the fall semester starts. Can you help me answer some of my most-pressing questions RIGHT NOW?!
Signed, Losing-my-cool


Dear Losing-my-cool,

Stay calm! You’re not the only one with questions this time of year; that’s why we offer over 40 topics during our Keep Calm and Teach On program. Visit the Sessions page to skim descriptions for each session or see events in chronological order on the Schedule page. Registration has advantages: a guaranteed seat in popular sessions and a friendly email reminder before the event, though walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

We built the schedule to answer questions just like yours! Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we get, and the answers that will help you start the semester off right.


What should I be considering as I review and revise my course materials right now?

Stop by Morris Library and start brainstorming ways to elevate your course materials by asking the friendly faces behind the reference desk one of these questions:

  • I have selected my course readings. What are the simplest, most accessible, inexpensive ways for my students to access them?
  • What east-to-use websites or databases that feature primary source materials can I suggest to my students?
  • Are there statistical databases or sources related to my discipline that I can include as a resource in my syllabus?
  • Is there software you recommend my students to use to manage their research?
  • Would my course readings fall under fair use?
  • I would like my students to use an e-book from the collection, but someone is using it. Can my students still receive access to it?
  • Can I just scan an article/chapter and post it for my students to read?

Don’t have time to drop by and ask us in person? Join us at KCTO to explore how to find materials you can incorporate into your courses and how to make those materials accessible.

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