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Professional Development & Faculty Workshops

Professional Development & Faculty Workshops

Professional Development & Faculty Workshops

2015 Convocation - Part 1

2015 Convocation - Part 2

Schedule of Fall 2015 In-Service Events

Fall 2015 Workshop Descriptions

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Accessibility: What it is, why it is important, and simple things faculty can do to make their courses more accessible
presented by: CTAT

In this training session you will learn key concepts for making your online course content accessible. We will provide an overview of what makes documents and multimedia ADA compliant so all students have equal access to your courses. Next, we will show you some D2L/Momentum tools that are available to ensure your courses are ADA compliant.

Making Sense of the Co-Requisite Model
presented by Mike Hill

Fall semester will bring major changes to learning support.  The current self-paced curriculum will be replaced by the co-requisite model which pairs learning support classes with college level courses, so that students begin earning college credit within their first semester.  This session will provide an in-depth look at learning support co-requisites in all three academic areas (English, math, and reading) and suggest ways that the Learning Centers can provide the necessary support for making this initial semester a success for you and your learning support students.

Open Educational Resources: Practical Solutions for Persistent Problems
presented by Robert Benson

Great textbooks are essential to student learning but can be expensive, and students sometimes don’t come prepared with the required text. Teachers can get frustrated with the quality of the materials they are using or feel limited by the structure of the publisher-provided text. This session introduces Open Educational Resources (OER) as one possible remedy for some of these frustrations and as a resource for more personalized learning. This session provides an introduction to OER concepts, Creative Commons licensing and practical advice for faculty ready to explore the use of OER in their classes.

DegreeWorks - How to Use for Student Advising Towards Completion
presented by Amy Keeling & Michelle Crudup

DegreeWorks is now live for students to use to track their progress towards graduation.  Your advisees may come to you with one of the printouts to ask for guidance or interpretation.  If you are not familiar with DegreeWorks, then you are invited to come to this workshop for practical hands- on experience using the program with your own advisees or a list of sample students provided by the presenters.

PLA Workshop
presented by Kathryn Rhodes

What is PLA and how does it work?  This session will give an overview of the different types of PLA that students can bring to the college with them.  Will discuss AP, CLEP, Dual Credit, Military Credit, Licensures / Certificates, TCAT Diplomas, Experiential Learning and how students can receive college credit.

Saturday, August 22, noon - 4:00
MATH 0530/1530 Co-requisite Workshop 

presented by Deborah Miles

Required for all 0530 instructors, recommended for all 1530 instructors. Training will include overview of MATH 0530 structure and procedures as well as instruction on the first half of the 1530 course.  This training is essential for anyone not currently familiar with statistical terminology and protocol.  Assisting 0530 students with questions they have about their 1530 assignments will be a crucial part of the 0530 instructor’s responsibilities as of this fall. Instruction for second half of 1530 course will be provided in late September.

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