Sessions in the Center for Teaching and Learning stimulate campus-wide conversation about teaching, learning and assessment. Faculty members share ideas and best practices in a collegial environment. They explore research on pedagogical issues and innovations in higher education. Sessions in the CTL include face-to-face workshops, "Cookies and Conversations," "Lunch and Learn," and program meetings.
The List of potential upcoming sessions for 2015-16 is in a .pdf file format. This file may be updated throughout the year if there are scheduling changes. Scheduling changes will also be sent through email.
As participants in the CTL, all faculty and staff are encouraged to facilitate ongoing professional development for full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff in support of effective teaching and learning.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in professional development, scholarship and institutional service by considering one or more of the following contributions:
- Plan and facilitate a "Cookies and Conversation" discussion on a teaching and learning topic;
- Plan and facilitate a "Lunch and Learn" workshop on a teaching and learning topic;
- Invite a guest to our campus to collaborate with and co-facilitate a discussion on a teaching and learning topic;
- Facilitate a teaching and learning Reading Circle, conducting 2 or 3 discussions focusing on the book;
- Develop and implement a Service Learning component for one of your courses by filling out this form and working with your division chair.
Professional Development Funds For Facilitators
|Discussion or workshop (1 hour)
|| $100.00 (or $50.00 each for co-facilitators)
|| $100.00 each (guest and facilitator)
|*Reading Circle Discussions (1 hour each)
|| $100.00 per discussion (2 or 3 discussions)
|Service Learning component for a course
|| $500.00 per semester
*CTL will provide books for participants.
New Faculty Mentoring
A faculty mentor will be appointed by the Division Chair to support each new full-time faculty member for the faculty members’ first year. In this capacity, the faculty member will be expected to do the following: (1) provide monthly “best practices” workshops on teaching and assessment of expected learning outcomes; (2) offer periodic evaluation of classroom performance; and (3) provide teaching demonstration opportunities. The primary goals are improving teaching and learning and improving the quality of professional relationships. Faculty mentors will be awarded $500.00 per semester per mentee for mentoring the first two semesters of the new faculty member’s employment.
Faculty Development Opportunities
JC101: Foundation for Adjunct Instruction
JC101 is a fully online orientation session that covers College policies, procedures and available resources. This course contains information to help adjuncts succeed in their first semester at the college. The course runs several times per year, and takes about 10-15 hours to complete. A stipend is awarded for successful completion of this course. If you would like to take this course please contact either Lori at email@example.com, or your Division Chair.
JC102: Survey of Adjunct Instruction
JC102 is a fully online professional development session that allows faculty to overview several topics pertinent to education, and dig deeper into one of them. This course runs a couple of times a year and takes about 10-15 hours to complete. A stipend is awarded for successful completion of this course. If you would like to take this course, please contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Certification Course for Online and Hybrid Teaching
If you are interested in teaching online and/or hybrid courses at Jefferson College, please contact your Division Chair. Prior to teaching online or hybrid courses, you will need to complete the Faculty Certification Course. The purpose of this program is to equip full-time and adjunct faculty with the basic skills necessary to create a successful online learning environment for students. A stipend is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program. The program is four weeks long and is conducted online.