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The Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning Technologies (CTELT)
CTELT is designed to be the FHSU faculty member's resource for successful planning and implementation of learning theory and learning technologies. CTELT draws together experts in instructional design, photo imaging, graphic design, audio and video production, academic computing, closed circuit television, media duplication and licensing, and videoconference into a one-stop service center for academic excellence. As an academic unit under the provost, the Center provides all of those same traditional services, while adding a new dimension of faculty development services. Located in the basement of Forsyth Library, CTELT's mission is to help the faculty and staff improve their instruction of students. In addition, it provides other support services on a reimbursable basis to off campus agencies. Both are described below.
CTELT provides a wide variety of instructional support services free to the faculty. These include instructional technology and planning services.
The instructional technology services include:
The planning function includes:
Although the CTELT is primarily an instructional services unit, it does provide expertise to non-academic units on- and off-campus, as well as help to academic units involved in non-academic pursuits. These services are provided only when they do not interfere with the academic missions described above, and may require a fee for service charges. This includes:
Library Services and Policy
The library is a key to providing effective higher education for our students. All faculty members are urged to encourage their students and advisees to take full advantage of library services by tying assignments to library holdings and providing an example of wise usage of the library. The library is maintained for the faculty as well as for students and faculty members are asked to provide suggestions for the acquisition of books, improvement of services, and more effective usage and development of the facility.
Since the University does not maintain departmental libraries, materials are charged to individual faculty members rather than checked out to departments. Circulating materials are subject to recall after three weeks. Non-circulating books and periodicals are normally for use only within the library. When absolutely necessary, these materials may be checked out for a brief period of time. If a faculty member sends an assistant to check out materials in the faculty member's name, authorization, and faculty ID card must be sent with that person. All faculty loans are due at the end of each semester and summer session.
Forsyth Library is maintained for the use of students and faculty members. Library staff members are ready to assist in any possible manner. Reference should be made to the library handbook which describes the organization and contents of the library in more detail. Suggestions or problems concerning library service should be sent to the director of the library.
Except when notices are posted (summer session, holidays, and vacation periods), library hours are:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
All library materials should be requisitioned through the Acquisitions Librarian following the procedures outlined in the library handbook for faculty.
Faculty members wanting materials placed on reserve for student use should obtain reserve material request forms from the circulation department, and allow five working days for necessary paper work before telling students that the material is on reserve.
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