News Archive for 2013

December 20, 2013

- Set Up an Online Gradebook

- Create Paperless Assignments

- Use TurnItIn to detect plagiarism

- Create Online Tests & Quizzes

This four week online course covers how to build a companion site in Sakai from start to finish.

- Receive personalized attention and help

- Experience an online...

December 16, 2013

Damon A. Williams, Ph.D. Dr. Williams has authored or co-authored numerous books, monographs, and articles. He is widely considered one of the nation’s most dynamic and innovative leaders earning him the 2013 National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Inclusive Excellence Award for Leadership. In September of...
December 16, 2013
December 9, 2013
December 2, 2013

Recently, 1,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students were asked to participate in the national Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) and Adult Student Priorities (ASP) survey. We are happy to report that the response rates for these surveys were 47% and 42% respectively. In 2011 the response rate for the SSI was...

November 21, 2013
October 29, 2013

Award: 2013 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award

Project: Utilizing Multimedia to Enhance Student Learning in an Online Teaching Environment

Authors: Dr. Scott Bledsoe, Graduate Psychology Faculty, and Dr. Bruce Simmerok, ITT Director of Instructional Technology

Abstract/Summary: This project creates a virtual classroom environment where students feel at home without taking on a...

October 23, 2013

Faculty and administrators everywhere are growing more interested in turning their scholarly attention toward improving higher education with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, or SoTL.

SoTL is a multidisciplinary endeavor, and the results benefit everyone—students, faculty, and institutions of higher learning. Everything from math anxiety to inverted classrooms to...

October 22, 2013
October 15, 2013

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of incoming freshmen plan on working full-time while attending APU. This figure is up from 32% in 2010. See more interesting and important facts about APU freshmen in the Top 5s Profile report located at the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment Survey Research page.


October 15, 2013

Seventy-three percent (73%) of APU alumni surveyed in 2013 were employed within the same or related field as the program from which they graduated. Eighty-two percent (82%) were satisfied or very satisfied with the opportunities they had to integrate their faith into the curriculum. See more of these...

August 3, 2013

CTLA's New Faculty Orientation, scheduled for the week of August 19, is designed to introduce new faculty to the mission and ethos of APU.  Throughout the week, faculty will learn about resources, procedures, and strategies that facilitate their successful integration into APU’s community.  Moreover, they will participate in educational workshops...

January 7, 2013 by University Relations
APU's accreditation affirmed by the Western Association of School and Colleges.