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CTL Sessions

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.

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Here is the list of CTL Sessions for Fall 2016.  All sessions are 12-1 p.m. in the CTL room (Lib 201- 2nd floor of library).

8-19-16 Google Docs, Brian Dunst

9-9-16 Tenure, Suzie Welch, The tenure process. Click the link to view the last half of the session.

9-16-16 Debunking the Myths about Service Animals, Christine Platter

This presentation will give a basic overview of:

*What are service animals?

*Where can a service animal go?

*What questions can I ask regarding a service animal?

*What does the law say about service animals?

9-23-15 Intro to Photoshop Demo, David McNair, (Everything you wanted to know about Photoshop but were afraid to ask)
The presentation is an introductory demonstration on Adobe Photoshop skills and techniques. Based on participants needs the demonstration will cover skills such as image characteristics, file types, image enhancement, resizing, camera raw and creating and working with Photoshop layers. This will benefit anyone wishing to help understand the Photoshop interface and how to expand current knowledge of the software.  Other skills include making selections and moving or placing selections into other images to create montages.  All academic areas can benefit from the use of these graphic skills. 

9-30-2016 Session Canceled

10-7-16 Safety Update, Suzie Welch & Louise Jadwisiak, Bystander Interventions--- What to do when YOU are the 'first responder' in an emergency...
"In any type of emergency, Bystander Intervention (which includes basic physical or psychological First Aid (administered by bystanders while waiting for emergency help) are important tools for preserving the safety of students, coworkers, and visitors.  Join us as we share some basic tips for ways you can assist in keeping others safe and calm while waiting for emergency help to arrive."

10-14-16 IA Institutional Assessment & Quality Rubric, Allan Wamsley & Lori Kovarik
What you need to know if you are scheduled for IA in 2017 and teach online courses.  Don’t wait for your IA- come see how you can IMPROVE YOUR ONLINE CLASSES!

10-21-2016 Session Canceled

10-28-2016 CPR what you need to know, Earl Neal

11-4-16 Session Canceled

11-18-16 OER Open Education Resource, Bruce Korbesmeyer
Bruce created and conducted an online course this past summer using open source material. Creating the course required more effort than he anticipated. He will discuss what worked well and what didn't work quite as well.


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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)
Guest/Co-facilitated session  $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  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

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.