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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.
Need to reserve a room in the CTL space? Please click here to submit your request.
Bruce Korbesmeyer describes Multi-Section Assessment
Faculty Sharing Best Practices in the Active Learning Classroom
|College Teaching 101 with Ken Boning|
Upcoming CTL Sessions, Hillsboro Campus: ALL CTL SESSIONS ARE IN THE LIBRARY 209 and or Google Meet NOON-1 P.M. (unless otherwise noted)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ensure you have a spot. Attendees may join via Google Meet for all CTL sessions.
Fall 2020 CTL Sessions:
9-18 Google Meet 12-1 p.m. Part 1: Reading Circle "Race Talk" Lisa Pavia-Higel. Email email@example.com to be added to the waitlist for a copy of the book.
9-25 Library 209 or Google Meet 12-1 p.m. "Spring Cleaning for Your Official Course Syllabus" We will discuss the standard format of the official course syllabus, what changes/updates can be made to the syllabus without Curriculum Committee approval, what changes/updates require Curriculum Committee approval and the committee process.-Bridget Webb.
10-2 Google Meet and TC 312 noon- 1 p.m. Working with Vision, the screen management software - Daniel Boyer and James Dixon
10-9 Google Meet noon-1 p.m. How to gather student research in the classroom - Brandon Whittington
10-23 Google Meet Academic Service Learning: Engaging Students and Serving the Community-Academic Service Learning integrates community service with learning and reflection. An Academic Service Learning project will enrich the learning experience, give students real-world experiences to apply to the concepts they are learning, teach civic responsibility, and build relationships in the community. This session will provide a discussion of the basics of Academic Service-Learning project design, and review resources available to guide you in incorporating this exceptional method of pedagogy in your classes. Amy Kausler
10-30 Google Meet noon-1 p.m. Proactive & supportive strategies for addressing diversity in the classroom - Melanie Gowdy.
11- 6 Google Meet noon-1 p.m. Part 2: Reading Circle "Race Talk" Lisa Pavia-Higel.
1-29-2021 Library 209 or Google Meet noon-1 p.m. College Teaching 101 - Ken Boning. Many college teachers have had minimal or no formal training in teaching. In this session, we will begin by looking at what experts and researchers say are the most important aspects in effective college teaching and then discuss how to implement the ideas. Participants will be able to identify multiple ways they can integrate these effective characteristics factors into their own teaching.
4-16-2021 Library 209 or Google Meet noon - 1 p.m. What you need to know about writing reference letters - Amy Kausler. Recommendations and References: Will You Write (Another) One For Me, Professor? Let's talk about the details of writing letters of recommendation and completing reference forms for our current (and past) students. What information should we know about the student before agreeing to endorse them as a candidate for continued education, scholarship opportunities, or employment? What are the essential elements of a STRONG letter of recommendation and reference? What are diplomatic ways to "Just Say NO" when we would rather not complete a letter for a student? How much notice is "not enough" when the student mentions they need the form completed a.s.a.p.? Participants in this session will actively engage in dialogue and brainstorming about these, and other related questions.
All CTL Events at Arnold Campus are held in the Conference Room, room 322.
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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 Mentoring
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.