Magna Commons - NEW!
The IDC recently purchased a subscription to Magna Commons. As a member of our campus community this online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. Since 1972 Magna has been a leading provider of higher education professional development resources. Sign up today and help energize your higher education career.
Create a new account
- Go to www.magnapubs.com/account
- For new users, click Create an Account. Complete all Required Information fields and click Create Account. (NOTE: a verification email will be sent to the email address used to register. Click the link in the email to validate your account. This must be done within 48 hours or your account will not be created)
Activate your Magna account
- Go to www.magnacommons.com
- Click orange “Enter Authorization Code” button
- Enter your email or username and your unique password and click “Login”
- In the box, enter your group’s Authorization Code: (Call IDC at 450-5240 for this code.)
- Select Activate to access Magna Commons
- Use the “Click here” option to access Magna Commons. Access or search any of the featured programs.
Please note: entering the Authorization Code is done only once.
Access your Magna account
- Go to www.magnacommons.com
- Click “Log in” at the top and enter your email address & password
- This will bring you right to the Magna Commons page
Please do not share the Authorization Code with anyone outside our campus community.
Online Faculty Development Sites
Merlot Multimedia Educational - A website for Multimedia Educational Resource for learning and online teaching.
The Teaching Professor Online Newsletter
The IDC subscribes to an online newsletter called The Teaching Professor, which is available by password to all UCA faculty. The newsletter contains many teaching tips from faculty all over the nation. You must contact IDC to receive the password to gain access to the site at email@example.com or 450-5240.
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The Teaching Professor Blog
Featured Article: Three Ways to Ask Better Questions in the Classroom
Other Online Resources
Promotion & Tenure Guides
As our Mission Statement indicates, being responsive to faculty needs and interests is the driving force behind the Instructional Development Center’s programs and services. Few academic procedures inspire as much interest as the high-risk decisions involved in promotion and tenure. The resources on this page are intended to aid faculty and administrators as they work their way through this important process.
The following materials have been provided through a joint project of The American Council on Education (ACE), The American Association of University Professors (AAUP), and United Educators Insurance.
Faculty Focus Special Report (featuring content from Academic Leader) - Faculty Promotion and Tenure - Eight Ways to improve the Tenure Review Process at Your Institution
Faculty Focus Special Report - Philosophy of Teaching Statements - Examples and Tips on How to Write a Teaching Philosophy Statement