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The Teaching Professor is the lively, highly informative newsletter with a singular purpose: to provide ideas and insight to educators who are passionate about teaching. A source of cutting-edge information and inspiration for more than 10,000 educators at universities and colleges worldwide.

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This collection of ten Magna 20-Minute Mentors brings you top content from the Annual Teaching Professor Conference—just in time for the new school year. Take this opportunity to reinvigorate your teaching through insights from popular sessions. These quick-hitting 20-minute videos offer solutions to common classroom challenges.

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Founded in 2003, The Teaching Professor Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating forum for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share best practices that advance college teaching and learning.

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The Magna Online Seminar Pass is a subscription membership that gives you access to every Magna Online Seminar produced over the course of a 12-month period (minimum of 25 seminars). Gain access to seminars that present the latest and greatest in academia and promote skill development for both staff and faculty.

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Monday Morning Mentor delivers one of our popular Magna 20-Minute Mentor online programs each week – 16 in the fall, 16 in the spring, 8 in the summer.

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Magna Commons is a subscription-based, on-demand, online, and campus-wide digital library of all of Magna Online Seminars. Suitable for faculty and administrators. With the wealth of topics available in Magna Commons, and unlimited access for your campus, each member of the community can tailor his or her learning to their professional development needs.

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An on-demand digital library of targeted faculty development that offer solutions to common classroom challenges—in just 20 minutes! A subscription gives your entire campus access to all 20-Minute Mentor programs. It's a flexible, practical means for everyone at your institution to build knowledge and improve performance.

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  • 10
  • Jan

Identifying and Eliminating Common Administrative Barriers for Transgender Students

In this seminar, participants will learn about the variety of administrative barriers facing transgender students at colleges and universities across the country. Examples of some barriers that will be discussed include the following: obtaining name changes on ID cards and administrative forms, navigating various online systems that retain and re-populate student demographic information, ensuring the correct and inclusive use of names and pronouns in the classroom, and accessing comprehensive and inclusive campus healthcare options.
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  • 17
  • Jan

Student Technology Skills: Expectations vs. Reality

The main takeaway participants have is a new knowledge about their students’ true level of digital competency. Participants will understand that, in many ways, the related skill sets that students are being taught in their courses with us are not the kinds of skills that their future employers most value. Faculty, staff, and students will better understand the need for more thorough and specific technology/digital competency education in academia.
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  • 31
  • Jan

7 Things to Consider Before Developing an Online Course

The ideas and strategies covered in this workshop should help make the course development process smoother and more effective.
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  • 07
  • Feb

Online Engagement and Assimilation Strategies For Nontraditional and Marginalized Students

Learn how to increase support for marginalized students taking online courses. The strategies and discussions presented will support diverse populations and increase positive learning outcomes in online environments.
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