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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.

Faculty interested in facilitating a CTL session should submit a CTL Events Form.

Suggestions for CTL sessions should be submitted through the  CTL Feedback Form.

If you wish to reserve a room in the CTL space, please click here to submit your request. 


Leslie Buck presenting on APA style Participants at Leslie Buck's workshop

"I cannot thank you enough for offering your insight today at the  CTL presentation on APA. It was incredible. I gained several extremely good pieces of information that will impact my division and my work as a graduate student.”  — Kenny

Leslie Buck presenting
on APA style

Participants at Leslie Buck's
workshop

“SUPER -- WANT  MORE!”
- Sheryl

UPCOMING CTL SESSIONS

All CTL Events at Hillsboro Campus are held in the CTL Suite located on the 2nd floor of the Library in room 209 unless otherwise noted.


Walk-ins are always welcome for all CTL Events,

but RSVP to Cindy Rossi to ensure you have a spot.

 

HILLSBORO CAMPUS

9-20-19 Multi Section Assessment Bruce Korbesmeyer

Can assessment help me be a better teacher?

Let's share and discuss ways that assessment techniques will benefit our students as we achieve our expected learning outcomes.

 

9-27-19 Getting Students to Read the Textbook Lisa Ebert

Do you ever feel like your students are neglecting to do the assigned readings in your class? It’s not just the workload that causes students to shy away from reading. Often, students aren’t taught how to read and manage texts in high school; your students might be struggling to manage 100+ pages of textbook material per week. This CTL session will explore how we as teachers can model active reading, design “carrots” to motivate students to read, and devise engaging in-class textbook activities. The session will also share results from an StLCC active reading initiative.

10-4-19 DAMN Goals-- Susan Todd

Susan Todd will talk about the DAMN Plan, the goal-setting and fulfillment plan she has created, and how you and your students can use it to succeed. If there’s something you’d like to accomplish but haven’t been able to … yet, the DAMN Plan can help.

Topics include

  • figuring out what you want to do
  • Analyzing the skills, tools, and knowledge that you bring to a goal
  • examining what you’re willing to do to get it
  • recognizing what’s driving you

Since Susan has been conducting workshops about the topic and is writing a book, we can also discuss self-publishing, website creation, and marketing.  

 

10-11-19 Holly Lincoln “T” LGBTQ+Trans Talk: 

This session is designed to help participants gain knowledge about gender/transgender terminology, transgender information, and how to become a Trans Ally.  There will be activities and group discussion to help participants gain comfort talking about Tran’s issues and an opportunity to see how this topic is relevant at Jefferson College. 

ARNOLD CAMPUS

All CTL Events at Arnold Campus are held in the Conference Room, room 322.


Click here to access a list of Previous CTL sessions.

Many of the listings contain links to slideshows, recordings, and handouts presented during the session.



NEW FACULTY MENTORING

New faculty are assigned a mentor to assist and support them as they join the community of Jefferson College educators. The primary goals are improving teaching and learning and improving the quality of professional relationships. These mentors provide monthly workshops on best practices used in teaching and assessment of expected learning outcomes, they offer periodic evaluation of classroom performance, and they provide teaching demonstration opportunities.



FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

Faculty are provided opportunities to increase their teaching effectiveness in traditional and online environments through courses offered several times per year. Applied pedagogy and hands-on activities ensure Jefferson College instructors have a strong foundation in the most effective teaching practices. In addition, stipends are awarded for successful completion of each course. Faculty interested in taking one of these courses should complete the Request for Enrollment in a Professional Development Course.


  • JC101: Foundation for Adjunct Instruction
    JC101 is a fully online orientation session that covers College policies, procedures and available resources. Adjuncts converse with their colleagues as they work through the course material at their own pace over three weeks. They receive extensive support from the Division of Online Learning throughout the course as they develop skills be as successful as possible from their first semester at the College.

  • 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. The course project supports adjuncts as they work to incorporate pedagogically sound methods and materials into their courses.

  • Faculty Certification Course for Online and Hybrid Teaching
    Online courses require teaching techniques that can differ greatly from traditional classroom instruction. Prior to teaching online or hybrid courses, faculty must complete this course. The program equips full-time and adjunct faculty with the basic skills necessary to create a successful online learning environment for students.  

The current schedule for Online Professional Development Courses can be found here