Come join your colleagues for learning opportunities and networking on Saturday morning. Following refreshments and welcome by a member of the college community, you will be able to participate in professional development offerings specifically designed to meet the needs of adjunct faculty members. This is your opportunity to learn more about the the Developmental Education/Foundations Program, Assessment of Student Learning, and i>clickers. Each workshop will be offered twice, so you may choose two topics. While this event is targeted to adjunct faculty at GRCC, it is open to full or part-time faculty members from any institution of higher learning.
Date and Time
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 8:30 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.
Room 120, Applied Technology Center (ATC)
Refreshments and Networking
Welcome by Ric Underhile, Associate Dean of Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies
9:30-10:45 a.m. Session 1 (3 choices)
10:45-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00-12:15 p.m. Session 2 (3 choices)
-Intro to i>Clickers
Presenter: Lisa Gloege, Assistant Professor, Economics
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, M.A., University of Notre Dame
i>clicker is GRCC’s campus standard for student response systems. Learn ‘hands on’ how to use the i>clicker classroom response system in your classes. Using i>clicker can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students’ knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate. After completing this session, you will be able to:
· Understand system requirements and no installation hardware setup for the i>clicker2 remote.
· Use settings and preferences, including awarding participation and performance points for responses and customizing the tool bar for your specific class needs.
· Use the i>clicker software to poll your audience with ANY application.
· Export data, create reports with i>grader and integrate with your Blackboard Course Management System.
Overview of the Developmental Education/Foundations Program
Presenter: Linda Spoelman, Professor, Director of Instruction for Adult and Developmental Education
Ed.S., Appalachian State University; M.A., Eastern Michigan University
This session will go over what is developmental education with a focus on its larger history and how it differs from high school. We will look at how this work is embedded into GRCC by examining its components, how students get an AFP designation and what it means from their point of view. After completing this training session, you will be able to:
· Define developmental education and place the GRCC program in a broad historical context.
· List the components of GRCC’s AFP program and understand the benefits for students who participate in it.
· Understand how developmental education is integrated into GRCC’s governing structure.
Assessment of Student Learning
Presenter: Katie Daniels, Curriculum Specialist
Ph.D. (ABD) Evaluation, Measurement, Research, Western Michigan University; M.A.,Western Michigan University
Rubrics are an effective tool for both grading and assessment of student learning. This presentation and discussion will review the contexts in which rubrics can and should be used, and the advantages creating rubric that can serve the dual purposes of grading and assessment of student learning. Common rubric formats will be shared and evaluated based on their intended purpose. The basic steps for writing an effective rubric will be reviewed and applied to specific faculty needs.
· Understand the contexts in which rubrics can and should be used
· Understand the characteristics of quality rubrics
· Understand the steps to developing a rubric
· Be able to construct a rubric that can be used for both grading and assessment of student learning
If you need assistance with registration, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at TeachExcellence@grcc.edu
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