University of Northern Colorado Plans for In-Person Course Delivery for Fall 2021 Semester
January 11, 2021 — UNC is planning to return to a full schedule of in-person courses for the fall 2021 semester, which begins on Aug. 23, and restoring activities and events that will allow students to enjoy experiential learning, campus life and community engagement opportunities.
Learning about Acoustics with Build-Your-Own Cigar-Box Guitars, PVC Pipe Didgeridoos
September 9, 2020 — Faculty members at UNC are finding creative ways to keep students involved virtually. Two Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences classes involve students receiving built-it-yourself kits of cigar box guitars and PVC pipe didgeridoos to learn about acoustics.
5 Courses You’ll Wish You’d Taken
August 26, 2020 — As the semester kicks off, students and teachers alike are facing a unique menu of course delivery options. Even more unique, however, are some of the courses offered at UNC. Here are five such creative courses, offered this year at UNC, that you may not have heard of before.
UNC Faculty Land $1 Million Grant to Develop Assessment Tool
May 27, 2020 — The National Science Foundation awarded two University of Northern Colorado faculty a $1.077 million grant to improve teaching in college-level environmental science courses.
How an Art and Design Class Adapted to the New, Online Environment
May 15, 2020 — Anna Ursyn, Ph.D., a professor of Digital Media and head of the Digital Media Area at UNC, shares her and her students’ experiences in adapting to the new, online learning environment as well as to life during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Open Educational Resources Awardees Announced
May 14, 2020 — The UNC Open Educational Resources (OER) Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 faculty OER awardees. The committee, made up of faculty, students and staff from across campus, reviewed many excellent applications and made the recommendations for funding.
Daniel Garcia: Aims2UNC Program "Tailor-Made for Me"
May 13, 2020 — Daniel Garcia discusses how the the newly developed Aims2UNC Program was "tailor-made" for him, where students start at Aims Community College, receive their associate’s degree and then directly transition to UNC for their bachelor’s.
Seeing the Silver Lining
May 8, 2020 — A recent Ph.D. student shares his thoughts about UNC and describes how he felt about defending his dissertation online.
Call for Applications: Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award
February 17, 2020 — The Sears Helgoth Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes UNC’s commitment to high-quality and innovative teaching along with the historical importance of UNC's teaching mission by rewarding a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning that result in the enhancement of the intellectual development and lives of students.
Students Save Over $63,000 in Course Materials
February 13, 2020 — Four faculty members helped approximately 450 students enrolled in their fall 2019 classes save a combined $63,775 in textbook fees by adopting open educational resources into their curriculum after the Colorado Department of Higher Education awarded grants for the project.
Need-to-Know Resources at the University Libraries
December 5, 2019 — The UNC Libraries have over 1.5 million physical items including the typical books, online databases with peer-reviewed journal articles, newspapers, magazines and more to assist you with your classwork.
Philosophy Students Participate in Prestigious Events
April 22, 2019 — Three University of Northern Colorado philosophy students were chosen to participate in competitive events earlier in April as well as a future event in the summer.
A Song of Ice and Fire: Class Dives into “Game of Thrones”
April 11, 2019 — Imagine dissecting George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” in a classroom setting: Seven Kingdoms, the Wall, Lannister family and more. This sounds like the perfect class for die-hard fans, and this dream-come-true is offered through the “Contemporary Arts Connection” class taught by Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, an English associate professor at UNC.
Skulls, Animal Skins and Gold: Welcome to the History of Bookmaking
February 28, 2019 — Before the printing press was around, books were created with materials that might be considered shocking today, such as animal skins, gold, plant materials and other unique materials … skulls were even used as writing surfaces! These materials aren't uncommon in the UNC English 495 class, “History of the Book.”