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NET Receives Formal Status on Campus;
Combines Resources With TLTDC

 MAILED:  Nov. 16, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Network for Excellence in Teaching organization, first established in 1993 to promote high quality and innovative teaching, received official university status this summer.

NET also was incorporated into the Teaching and Learning Technology Development Center in an effort to improve support of faculty and instructional academic staff as they work to enhance student learning.

Incorporating NET and the TLTDC was the first phase of a faculty and instructional academic staff professional development reorganization process that will continue throughout the academic year, said Linda Carpenter, NET coordinator.

"This change was consistent with the university's strategic plan and it's allowing us to streamline the programming we offer to faculty and instructional academic staff," Carpenter said. "Our goal is to facilitate a shift to a student-learning focus, which will help instructors enhance student learning."

The incorporation of NET into the TLTDC formalized the two program's long-standing partnership, said Kathy Finder, TLTDC interim director.

"The missions of both organizations were similar," Finder said. "By working together, we can work smarter and more effectively to support the teaching and learning activities at UW-Eau Claire."

Programming for faculty/IAS will continue in its various formats, which include seminars book talks, workshops, special presentations and satellite presentations. The NET Teaching Scholars and the Technological Innovations in Education Fellows also become important leaders in increasing scholarly teaching and expanding the scholarship of teaching and learning on our campus Carpenter said.

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Updated: November 16, 2004