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CTL Events

Events 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. CTL events include face-to-face workshops, "Cookies and Conversations," "Lunch and Learn," and program meetings.  If you would like to facilitate an event, please fill out the CTL Events form.

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Here is the list of upcoming CTL Sessions.  All sessions are 12-1 p.m., locations are listed below. 

10-28-2016 CPR what you need to know, Earl Neal, Lib 201

11-4-16 From Walk to Work-Out, Jan Loida and Bridget Webb, LIB201
Come and feel the difference in how to experientially teach a new skill, build one skill upon another, and how enjoyable it is to learn through active participation!  Yes, we will even be able to quantify and qualify the participant’s progress by collecting data on their current level of performance and comparing it to their post training level of performance by the end of this CTL session. The participant will have clear guidance on how to continually apply their new skills during their daily walk or commute through the campus. If you wish to become more posed, fit, stronger, and have greater endurance with physical activity, you must attend “From Walk to Work-out”. 
As physical therapists, Jan and Bridget are familiar with proper walking mechanics and the muscle activity that should occur.  Within one session, this simple, six step training approach will motivate anyone interested in burning a few more calories while getting in the daily recommended number of steps. This will be an interactive session. Bring your tennis shoes, stop watch, and water bottle.  We will be outdoors for this training session!

11-18-16 OER Open Education Resource, Bruce Korbesmeyer, LIB201
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.

1-20-17 Blackboard FAQ, TC203
Come with your questions about creating a course or teaching in Blackboard.  Or, come with information to share with your fellow faculty about how you use Blackboard.  All skill levels are welcome.

1-27-17 Socratic Dialogue in the College Classroom, Chris Otto, TC203
Learn techniques and ideas for creating a Socratic dialogue in your classroom.  Then, practice by dialoguing with other participants.

2-24-17 Closed Captioning Course Videos, ASII412
Make sure the videos you are using in class are in compliance with current ADA regulations.  We will also demonstrate the process to get videos closed captioned, and get you started.

Here is the list of this year's previous sessions.

Comment Form: 

Please submit any ideas you have for CTL sessions, or articles and resources you would like to share.


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

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.