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Professional Development & Faculty Workshops

Fall 2017 Convocation Video

Schedule of Fall 2017 In-Service Events

Tuesday, August 22

Advising Workshop - 9:00am - Goff 107

Wednesday, August 23

College Address/Faculty Convocation at 8:30 am - O'Brien Theatre

Workshop Session Descriptions

Academic Alerts, presented by Kathryn Baker - O-205

In this session we will explore academic alerts and how faculty can use them to help students whose success in their class is in jeopardy. We will talk about How to send an alert, Why you would want to send an alert, and When is too late. We will discuss what happens once a faculty member initiates an alert and what you can expect.

Financial Aid & Certificates, presented by Saundra Stiles & Robin Townson - O-106

Financial aid can be so complicated for students and faculty. This workshop will help Program Directors (or any faculty) become more familiar with the SAP appeal process and how choosing the correct program of study is very important for students

How to De-Escalate Classroom Situations, presented by Brenda Rector, Tracey Watson, & Jeff Snell - O-101

Roane State strives to provide a positive learning environment where students can grow. Disruptive classroom behavior is not conducive to a productive classroom experience for either the student or the instructor. In this workshop we will explore techniques to de-escalate disruptive classroom behaviors. We will look at possible underlying causes of certain behaviors so that the best strategies can be applied to diffuse the situation.

Managing Student Advisees Best Practices, presented by Gloria Drake & Amy Keeling - O-203

Establishing a practical organizational system that works for you will be essential when dealing with the upcoming mandatory advising initiative. Many of your colleagues are already using template emails, folder systems, and major newsletters to keep students informed and empowered to make smart choices. In this workshop, ideas from our own faculty will be shared as well as some exemplary practices from NACADA (National Association for Academic Advising).

Take Note! Using DegreeWorks Notes for Advising, presented by Cody Villarreal & Susan Pearson - O-201

Faculty advisors often advise students in their degree programs. But with all the roles of faculty, how often are students advised multiple times or through complicated transfer processes that advisors need to be reminded of the previous advising conversation (including advising from other RSCC offices)? Degree Works Notes is a feature to help advisors summarize their meetings, remind advisors of their guidance, and allow students to view the advising notes. This workshop will show faculty advisors how to use three types of Notes in Degree Works to provide more effective advising.

How Counseling Can Assist Faculty Members, presented by Brenda Rector, Tracey Watson, & Jeff Snell - O-101

Most faculty members are familiar with the services Counseling and Disability Services offer our disability students to enhance their learning experience. As a faculty member, you have a unique opportunity to observe student behaviors and often identify potential problems. In this session, we will also look at ways our office can assist faculty members with various workshops, student referrals, help with assessing student behavior or just to talk confidentially.

Contact: Matthew Ward • (865) 882-4602 •

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