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extra credit opportunities

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Extra credit opportunities


Instructions:  As the class proceeds, I will announce a number of extra credit opportunities here. So please check this site out and keep you informed if you are interested in these opportunities.


  • Research participation: psychology survey at survey monkey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YHH9S2L.. To earn one full credit for the participation, you'll have to complete the entire survey. Make sure you type your name in the consent form so that when I collect data I know you participated and completed the survey. Please do not participate in this survey twice to avoid duplicates. The deadline for this opportunity is November 17, 2010.


  • Fill out student profile with a picture of yours and brief bio sketch to help build the virtual learning community here and gain one extra credit. The due time for this opportunity is October 16, 2010.


  • Mini-teaching: pick some of the key concepts and teach the class in a creative and efficient way in 15 minutes, 1 point each time. No more than 2 students each session. Need to be on different topics. And need prior approval of the professor. Failure to follow through the commitment each time will result in 2 points deducted from the final grade.


  • Seminar participation and summary writeup. You can earn an extra credit by attending a research seminar or conference (minimum: 45-minute long) that's related to our course content and submit a report of your learning experience. The report needs to be 4-5 page long, double spaced, Times New Roman 12 font, and with 1 inch margin on all sides. Note: To avoid "double dipping", you can not earn extra credits in this course if your work is already credited in another course.

    1. Seminar 1: The Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College will have its first Americo Paredes Commemorative Lecture at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Science, Engineering and Technology Building Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public. See attached flyer for more information. Gilberto Cardenas lecture flyer.pdf 


The speaker will be Dr. Gilberto Cardenas, assistant provost and director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend. Ind. He is also a professor at Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology and is the Julian Samora Chair in Latino Studies. Cardenas will present “Imagenes y Memoria: A Visual Narrative of Mexican Migration.


From the Center for Teaching and Learning


Topic:            Webinar-Writing Great Clicker Questions

Date:              Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Location:       UBLB 2.206 (New Library)

Time:             12:00pm-1:00pm


Contact Information

Pleasecontact Moises Estrada Jr at moises.estrada@utb.edu for more information.



How do you write challenging, authentic questions that help students learn?   What kinds of questions engage students in discussion? 

What makes a “good” question?   These are skills that most instructors — those new to clickers, and the old hands — find to be an

intellectual challenge.  We’ll discuss example questions, and practice writing questions in our content area and discuss different question approaches.  If you have a clicker question you would like to work on, bring it to this workshop!  This workshop is geared towards college science instructors, but all are welcome. 


Recommended: Attend with a partner so that you can work together on question writing for a particular course


Speaker Dr. Stephanie V. Chasteen






Comments (3)

Yan Yang said

at 4:23 pm on Dec 8, 2010

Please drop a note at the comments section summarizing the extra credit opportunities you have taken in case I miss you! Thanks.

Adriana Matos said

at 5:56 pm on Dec 8, 2010

I did 2 extra credits the survey monkey and picture profile, it only shows one credit on the grades.

Aide Castro said

at 7:25 pm on Dec 8, 2010

I did not receive the bonus point for bringing the3 books. I did receive the 2 for the survey and the profile in pbworks.

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