The Center for Teaching Excellence is happy to offer the following opportunities specifically designed for our Adjunct Faculty:
- Getting Results at GRCC – Online | March 17
- Adjunct Faculty Learning Day | March 19
- Blackboard Basics for Faculty | March 18
- Blackboard Blogs, Journals and Wikis | March 23
- Biological Illustration Presentation | March 24
- 5th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase | March 31
- Performing CATS | April 1, April 9
- Reciprocity: Non-Zero Sum Protocol for Socially Innovative Partnership | April 8
- Adjunct Faculty Learning Day | April 16
- Blackboard Grade Center | April 19
For full details, see below the fold…
Getting Results at GRCC – Online
Thursday March 17 taught by Ann Alexander, Associate Professor of Business/Adjunct Faculty Development Coordinator
This six-week online course provides a comprehensive approach to teaching adults in the community college setting. It is based on materials from the League for Innovation in the Community College’s on-line experience, Getting Results, which was produced by WGBH-Boston with funding support from the National Science Foundation; and Introduction to Community College Instruction: Getting Results, developed by Ivy Tech Community College with the support of The Lilly Endowment. The League and Ivy Tech content is enhanced by additional GRCC materials and by optional face-to-face sessions for participants.
As a result of this learning experience, you will be able to:
- Set up and manage a classroom environment that contributes to students’ abilities to engage fully in learning.
- Envision students in the jobs for which they are preparing and design courses that help them learn the skills, issues, and concepts they will need to succeed.
- Use teaching methods that encourage students to be actively and interactively engaged throughout a learning experience.
- Create learning opportunities that integrate industry and community resources and better prepare students for jobs in the workplace.
- Choose and implement appropriate technologies for enhancing your students’ learning.
- Create assessments that focus on intended outcomes and the instructor’s own teaching.
Register for this course by signing up for one of the two face-to-face orientation sessions at held at the Center for Teaching Excellence, 316 Main Building, Downtown Campus:
- Thursday, March 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Note: If you would like to enroll in the course but cannot attend either orientation, please email the Center for Teaching Excellence at email@example.com.
Adjunct Faculty Learning Day – Saturday, March 19, 2011
Applied Technology Center, Main Downtown Campus 8:30 AM – Noon
8:30-9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast/Welcome Room ATC 124
Session I 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Room ATC 147
Classroom Safety for You and Your Students | Sara Dorer, Associate Director of Student Conduct and Student Satisfaction Initiatives
Attend this session to obtain updated information about issues and resources that directly affect you and your students. After this session, you will be able to:
- Identify and access the Student Code of Conduct and other GRCC resources that can assist you with student behavior issues.
- Recognize “red flag” student behavior issues that may affect classroom safety.
- Identify GRCC resources to maintain campus and classroom safety.
Note from Sara: for those of you who have attended this session before, there will be more and different material.
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
Session II 10:45 a.m. – noon ATC Computer Lab 227
Library Resources for You and Your Students | Nan Schichtel, Assistant Professor, Information Literacy and Outreach
Bring your class reading lists to this hands-on computer session. Librarians will help you create permanent Blackboard links to online versions of articles found in GRCC’s licensed library databases — easily and legally. Linking articles reduces costs of printing for classroom distribution or course packs.
After this session, you will be able to:
1. Identify and be able to access library resources, both on campus and online.
2. Create Blackboard links to articles from GRCC’s licensed databases.
3. Develop a plan for integrating GRCC library resources in at least one course.
REGISTER HERE. Your attendance at each session will be noted on your training transcript.
Ann Alexander, Associate Professor of Business/Adjunct Faculty Development Coordinator
- Friday, April 1, 1-3 p.m.
- Saturday, April 9, 9-11 a.m.
Friday, April 1 1:00 PM or Saturday April 9 9 AM or both. This two-hour session was designed as follow-up for the February Adjunct Faculty Learning Day, to allow participants more time for discussion and practice of CATs (classroom assessment techniques). All adjunct faculty members are welcome to attend, whether or not you attended the February session.
By attending this session, you will:
- Identify and recognize the importance of assessing course-related knowledge and skills.
- Participate in at least three CATs.
- Identify at least one new CAT to be used in your classroom.
- You may sign up for one or both of the two-hour sessions. While objectives remain the same for each session, discussion and examples will vary.
REGISTER HERE. Register for this course by signing up for one or both sessions at held at the Center for Teaching Excellence, 316 Main Building, Downtown Campus:
- Blackboard Basics for Faculty 3/18 11:30 AM
- Blackboard Blogs, Journals and Wikis 3/23 3:00 PM
- Biological Illustration Presentation, Paul Krieger 3/24 3:00 PM
- Reciprocity: Non-Zero Sum Protocol for Socially Innovative Partnership 4/8 10:00 AM
- 5th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase 3/31 11:00 AM
- Adjunct Faculty Learning Day 4/16 8:00 AM – save the date and watch for details
- Blackboard Grade Center 4/19 12:30
- Blackboard Basics for Faculty Online is open entry, open exit. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Blackboard help: Tip Sheets and videos on various Blackboard topics are updated here.
For more information and assistance with registration, contact Center for Teaching Excellence | 310 Main Building, Downtown Campus | (616) 234-2278 | TeachExcellence@grcc.edu | Twitter @teachexcellence | Facebook: GRCC Center for Teaching Excellence