Author Archives: Kim Braxton

New cell phone booth in the Woodruff Library

We have a new cell phone booth (also called a soundproof office pod or Zenbooth) installed in the Woodruff level 2 staff area close to room 208E. This is a pilot experience, to assess the value of these semi-private phone booths in open work areas. Hopefully, an exciting addition to our space! Inside the booth […]

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ATS Updates – Teaching with Canvas Cohort

As part of our expanded outreach and communications plans, I wanted to share with you all the progress of our Teaching with Canvas Cohort. “Teaching with Canvas” is a pilot program for the 2018-19 academic year designed to help faculty rethink and reimagine how they use the Canvas Learning Management System to engage their students […]

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Emotional Intelligence

Book cover for Daniel Goleman's "Emotional Intelligence"

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”  – Daniel Goleman Growing up the early 70’s, my […]

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Moving Student Staff to the Cloud

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With as many as 35 student staff members working in the UTS Student Services team, scheduling work shifts to fully cover operational store front hours in Cox and the Student Tech Support (STS) office has always been a challenge. Generally, the first two weeks of each semester are devoted to the back and forth of […]

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