The Faculty Senates across the University of Nebraska campuses are united in our grief and condemnation of the ongoing and persistent acts of violence and racism perpetrated against members of our Black communities, such as those leading to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, James Scurlock, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. We stand in solidarity with our students, staff, faculty and communities of color in the pursuit of justice and racial … [Read more...] about NU Faculty Senates take united stance against racism, inequity
“We’re going to be flexible in our teaching, but we’re not going to be flexible as far as our goal, which is providing the best education available." By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. This sentence summarizes Martonia Gaskill’s plan of action for the upcoming academic year. As the new Faculty Senate president, she’s prepared to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure the University of Nebraska at … [Read more...] about Faculty Senate President Martonia Gaskill focused on changing landscape
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications The coronavirus pandemic created unprecedented challenges for K-12 educators. When schools across the country closed their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, teachers who rely on in-person classes and face-to-face interactions to connect with students were suddenly thrust into the world of online learning – whether they were ready or not. The rapid transition to remote education was met with fear and uncertainty in many … [Read more...] about ‘I was ready to go’: UNK program prepares Palmer, other teachers for online education
On “I Love NU Advocacy Day,” we asked attendees one simple question: What do you love about UNK? Adam Schultis, sophomore, political science major, Diller “I’ve really gotten involved and I really love the community and all my professors. I can go to any one of my professors and they know me and I know them.” Paul Twigg, professor of biology “The focus on our students. We put them into everything we do. From our … [Read more...] about What do you love about UNK?
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – PowerPoint was a relatively new tool and online education was in its infancy when Martonia Gaskill, an exchange student from Brazil at the time, enrolled in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s instructional technology master’s program. That was roughly 20 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Now iPads and Chromebooks are common in K-12 classrooms, students and teachers carry smartphones capable of connecting … [Read more...] about UNK master’s program keeps teachers ahead of technology curve