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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Author: Megan Blusys

THRIVE: Success strategies for the modern-day faculty member

A new resource is available to help faculty succeed! THRIVE is a collection of more than 50 ideas for fast, focused professional development, created by experts across UNMC — the people who walk in your shoes. One- to two-page briefs were designed to be absorbed and implemented immediately in your work as an educator, clinician, […]

October 16, 2019

Listen in on Leading Nebraska: NU Podcast

Check out the University of Nebraska’s podcast series that will share stories of researchers, students and educators across NU’s four campuses who are growing the state’s workforce and quality of life. New episodes of “Leading Nebraska” will be released monthly and will feature experts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University […]

September 26, 2019

9 Tips for New Faculty Success

A career in academic health sciences is a different experience than many out there — and it requires careful planning to move forward. For new faculty, understanding the key elements that will help them succeed is pivotal. Check out this infographic explaining what every new faculty member needs to know. Download a printable version. 5/5 […]

September 20, 2018

Infographic: Creating a Lesson that Delivers the Desired Outcome

Learning objectives help define what students are expected to learn or be able to do following a lesson. Sounds simple, right? However, there is more to writing an effective learning objective than you might think. (TIP: Saying students need to “understand” or “know” doesn’t cut it because there is no way to measure the action. […]

August 30, 2018

Infographic — Multiple-Choice Questions: Problems & Solutions

Though multiple-choice questions are used heavily in academic assessments, how well do these questions actually assess knowledge? Sure, these questions are easy to grade, remove potential grader bias, and allow for broad topics, but structural problems in multiple-choice questions create the need for a solution. Check out this infographic for an easy solution to your problematic multiple-choice […]

June 28, 2018

5 Time-Saving Tips that Boost Student Learning

For educators, it may often feel like there is just not enough time in a day to get things done. Juggling grading, student interactions, scholarly work, feedback, and keeping up-to-date in field developments are a few of many day-to-day responsibilities in a teacher’s life — and that’s just outside the classroom! On Faculty Focus, Maryellen […]

May 2, 2018

Twitter Update: Much Ado About 280 Characters

As you’ve most likely heard, Twitter’s famous (or infamous) 140-character tweet limit has been doubled to 280. The decision has been met with polarizing response, with many users either loving or hating the new limit. What does this change mean for Twitter? How has it affected users so far? Take a look at the following […]

December 11, 2017

5 Common Twitter Mistakes

It’s inevitable — if you’re new to something you’re bound to make a few mistakes. Twitter is no different. Here are the top 5 common mistakes most Twitter beginners make.   Download a printable version About the Author Megan Blusys is the Communications and Media Coordinator for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She […]

September 13, 2017

#Hashtags: The Gateway to Twitter Connections

The dictionary defines a hashtag as a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic. But it is so much more than that. Hashtags are your gateway to connecting with people on Twitter to expand your digital reach and influence. Here’s everything you need […]

August 23, 2017

Twitter Basics: Lingo and Home Page 101

Need help understanding the words commonly used on Twitter? Confused about what you’re seeing on your home page and how to navigate it? Then check out this Twitter Basics guide, which covers need-to-know Twitter lingo and breaks down what each icon and section of your home page mean. And if you’re just starting out, make sure to check […]

August 17, 2017