January 7-9, 2009
Ernst Community Cultural Center
Featuring: NOVA’s Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference
In this program, you’ll find 80 presentations by and for NOVA faculty and staff. Many of these have links to handouts, videos, and slide presentations.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Welcome by Dr. David Mastropaolo. Introduction by Dr. Hortense Hinton
9 a.m. Keynote Address by President Bob Templin, CE Theatre
NOVA Confronts Challenges as Opportunities in an Uncertain Environment
To view this talk, mms://vod01.nvcc.edu/vod/Staff/Power_Up_Pedagogy_09/Templin_PUP_09.wmv
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Welcome by Dr. Sharon Robertson
9 a.m. Keynote Address by Executive Vice President John Dever, CE Theatre
NOVA's Curriculum: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts
View this talk, mms://vod01.nvcc.edu/vod/Staff/Power_Up_Pedagogy_09/Dever_PUP_09.wmv
PUP Presentation Descriptions
Academic Advising for New Faculty Advisors, Sheri Robertson and Beth Harper. We’ll explore some best practices for faculty advising and learn to use the new faculty online substitution request and graduation application. Handout
Thursday, 10 a.m., CN 117
Academic Advising for Experienced Faculty Advisors, Sheri Robertson, Julia Brown and Beth Harper. Learn how to use the new transfer credit database. Learn to use the new faculty online substitution request and graduation application. Handout
Thursday, 11 a.m., CN 117
Academic Advising: UVA's Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bernadette Black, Coordinator, Recruitment and Academic Services for UVA’s BIS Program at NOVA. Learn more about NOVA and UVA's partnership for your adult students who seek to complete their degrees without leaving the northern Virginia area. Small classes, personal academic advising, peer mentors, and access to UVA resources provide necessary support for NOVA students who choose this UVA option. Hear briefly from a current UVA adult student who is currently enrolled in classes and learn about admissions requirements and the program of study. This session will help you to encourage your students to consider this challenging and rewarding academic opportunity.
Wednesday, 11 a.m., CN 225
Accommodation and Collaboration without Exasperation, Carol J. Sweetser. This presentation with discuss some of the most common types of accommodations students with disabilities seek in college. The presentation will provide opportunity for faculty to review and to discuss collaborative options for providing accommodations while maintaining academic integrity in their programs. Slide presentation
Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., CN 119
Beginning PeopleSoft for Academic Administrators (Deans, Assistant Deans, and Program Heads), Art Cavanagh and Jen Daniels. This hands-on workshop for the Deans, Assistant Deans, and Program Heads will cover the basics of using the PeopleSoft SIS system: setting favorites, clearing the cache, and finding/running the SEMR report. All participants must have Administrator-level (not Faculty-level) access to PS functions.
Wednesday, 10 a.m., NOVA-TV/TAC Classroom, CT355
Best Practices in Hybrid Course Instruction, Patty Fleck, Alicia Tucker and Elaine Wolin. Add to your expertise on Hybrid Courses. Experienced Hybrid Course instructors will discuss their key best practices and give advice for recycling and updating your hybrid courses.
Wednesday, 2 p.m., CG 413B
Blogs, Wikis, and E-portfolios: The Effectiveness of Technology on Actual Learning in College Composition, Edith Kennedy.
Techno-savvy composition teachers have capitalized on the introduction of new innovations such as blogs, wikis, and e-portfolios into their classrooms. These methods of communication are being used to teach argumentation in new and fascinating ways, incorporating both the traditional use of words and adding the extra dimension of visual arguments.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CN 203
The Case Method at NOVA, Mark DAntonio and Doug Boe.Introduction to the Case Method At Woodbridge we are using the Case Method as a segway to link related disciplines. We have a short presentation that will show what the case method is and how it can be used more extensively in class here at NOVA.
Wednesday, 1 p.m., CE Seminar Room A
Connect through Web 2.0 Tools, Cathy Simpson
Thursday, 11 a.m., CN 109
A Conversation with George Mason and James Madison at Old Gadsby's Tavern, Charles Errico. With the assistance of two historical re-enactors and a small grant from the NOVA Educational Foundation, the College produced a one hour film in honor of Constitution Day. The film was shot at Gasby's Tavern in Old Town Alexandria. The presentation will discuss the making of the film and show selected clips. The discussion will focus on how instructors can make the Constitution into a living document that is both relevant and meaningful to our twenty-first century students.
Wednesday, 11 a.m., CN 227
Cyborg Professor, Don Goral. A tablet PC allows me to use computational and graphical tools in the classroom, play an occasional math related video, and keep my hands clean. I save my projected class notes and post them on my website for students to download. The general techniques are applicable to any discipline. I will demonstrate how technology can enhance classroom presentations, as well as combine the best features of distance education and face-to-face instruction.
Wednesday, 11 a.m., CN 217
Dealing with Difficult People, Nan Peck. Would you like to improve your relationships with students and colleagues? We'll explore four people styles at work and specific ways to use this knowledge to work better with difficult others.
Wednesday, 2 p.m., CE, President’s Dining Room
Designing Effective Online Discussions, Bob Loser and Kim Monti.
Online discussions have been called the ideal activity for engaging students in reflective discourse. Successful online discussions have an appropriate purpose, an engaging topic, and a guiding structure. Two instructional designers will help participants apply three simple principles to plan an effective online discussion activity.
Thursday, 10 a.m, CN 213 Handout1, Handout2, Handout3
Don't Accept Mediocrity, Dr. David E. Conroy. Back by popular demand, this updated presentation on classroom management will facilitate the sharing of ideas regarding some possible, practical, alternative, management techniques that might be considered when teaching a class. One focus of this session will be the consideration of some techniques to elicit insights of students. Another highlight of this session will be a discussion of methods that may be used to enable students to work together in small groups.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CN 109
Dual Enrollment - An Early College Option, Ruthe Brown. NOVA continues to expand opportunities for dual enrollment in area high schools. Discuss the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of college faculty. Handouts: Offsite testing; Student Dual Enrollment
Wednesday, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., CE Seminar Room B
Empowering Teaching and Learning by Google Apps, Shaoyu Chi and Rong Zhu. Do you know that your students’emails are now powered by Google Apps? Google Apps have tools including Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites, and Google Talk which help you and students develop projects, manage documents and web sites anytime, and anywhere. If you want to find out how to use these tools to empower teaching and learning, please come to this hands-on training session.
Thursday, 10-12N, CT 228
Encouraging Conversations through Blogs and Wikis, Julie Peluso Quinn.
Thursday, 11 a.m., CT 230
Et tu, YouTube?, David Ahrens. An overview of the video horizon and a look at some of the tools available to enhance your online course.
Thursday, 11 a.m., CN 217
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Advising Future Teachers!, Karen K. Sheble. Learn how to advise your students who would like to become public school teachers, grades K-12.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CN 217
Extreme Makeovers, Meena A. Nayak.
A team of faculty can transform outdated and ‘wrinkled’ courses to not only become fresh and current but also to perform with new vigor. This panel will talk about the course makeovers from the perspective of course development: (1) how the cohort model can allow inclusion of various methods of teaching; (2) how the course content can be revitalized to include various perspectives; (3) how new technology can help enhance pedagogy.
Wednesday, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., CT 355
Faculty Promotions: Solving the Mystery of the VCCS-29, David Mastropaolo.
Every full time faculty member seeking a promotion in rank must chart their course through the columns boxes and arrows of the form known as the VCCS-29, Normal Minimum Criteria for Each Faculty Rank. This tool is the key, but what is the process, what are the rules, and what are the requirements? This interactive workshop will take the mystery out of Faculty Promotions and will help people chart their course.
Thursday, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., CN 219
FAST SURVEYS Promote Student Satisfaction, Laura Franklin and Joan Trabandt. Participants will create a free, quick and anonymous student satisfaction survey that can be used in face to face, hybrid and online courses. Find out how your courses are going while there is still time to tweak!! Sponsored by ELI Achieving the Dream team.
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12N, Library, CG 300 (Double Session)
Financial Aid Basics for NOVA Staff, Joan Zanders. Do students ask you financial aid questions you can't answer? Do you wish your financial aid knowledge was a little more complete? "Financial Aid Basics for NOVA Staff" will give you a better understanding of the federal and institutional processes. No final tests--I promise!
Wednesday 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., CN 231
Financial Fitness for Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) Participants, Eileen Sorenson, Cheri Austin (Fidelity), and Shawn Dorr (TIAA-CREF).
Participants in this seminar will have the opportunity to discuss their choice of fund allocations with ORP vendor representatives. This will help faculty plan for managing their pension dollars during difficult times.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., CN 219
From NOVA to New Delhi, the NEH/CCHA India Institute, July 2008, Beverly Blois, Meena Nayak, David Whipple. Co-director (Blois), lecturing scholar (Nayak), and participant (Whipple) will discuss NOVA's role in designing, directing, and disseminating this first-ever NEH professional development venture in Asia
Wednesday, 10 a.m., CN 213
"Hey, Prof! Wazzup?" A Roundtable on E-Mail Policy for Blackboard Courses, Mary Gregory, Shaoyu Chi, Donald Gregory, Patricia Daron. This roundtable discussion invites attendees to bring e-mail samples (for illustration and interaction) that demonstrate the confusion students create by blurring traditional e-mail and text-messaging. Participants will design a brief, useful policy for course websites that will discourage this and other kinds of inappropriate e-mail dialogue.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CN 231
How an Embedded Librarian can Help You Teach, Irene Osterman. Are your students only using websites for their research? Librarians can create animations of how to use the library databases. We can prepare resource lists. As teaching assistants in your Blackboard courses, we can provide research information tailored to your class.
Wednesday, 1 p.m., Library Computer Lab, CG300
How to Create Simple Podcasts, Robert Brown
Wednesday, 1 p.m., CN 204
How to Teach Students with Conflict-Oriented Backgrounds, Dr. Darling G. Villena-Mata. In this double session workshop, you will learn the challenges students face when coming from domestic violence situations, homelessness, “serial suffering” and other conflict oriented backgrounds. How does it impact learning and behaviors in the classroom? How do you stay grounded or centered? Tools and techniques will be offered to help you make the best of your classroom experience. Taught from a multicultural and both-gender perspective. Handout
Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon, CN 203 (Double Session)
How to Work with a Grantor to Receive the Money You Need, Deborah Rosen and Robert Henderson. Have you ever wanted to apply for extra funds for a special program you are developing? Are you afraid to take the leap? We can help you develop a strategic plan to do so.
Wednesday, 10 a.m., CN 217
Identifying and Responding to Student Behavior Issues, Pat Lunt. This workshop will assist faculty and staff in identifying and providing support to students who display various levels of behavior issues. Participants will have the opportunity to assess case studies that are similar to those that occur on our campuses.
Wednesday, 10 a.m., CN 225 and 1 p.m., CE Forum
To view this presentation, go to mms://vod01.nvcc.edu/vod/Staff/Power_Up_Pedagogy_09/Lunt_PUP_09.wmv
Information Literacy @ NOVA, Elizabeth Dellavedova and Kevin Simons. This discussion will look at the definition of Information Literacy and how instructors incorporate this concept.
Thursday, 10 a.m., Library Computer Lab, CG300
Intermediate PeopleSoft for Academic Administrators (Deans, Assistant Deans, and Program Heads), Art Cavanagh and Jen Daniels. This hands-on workshop for Deans, Assistant Deans, and Program Heads of Academic Disciplines will cover the PeopleSoft SIS reports useful for trouble-shooting student issues: the student inquiry, the enrollment trail, Student Groups and the repeat procedures queries. All participants must have Administrator-level (not Faculty-level) access to PS functions.
Wednesday, 11 a.m., NOVA-TV/TAC Classroom, CT355
Is Teaching at ELI Right for Me? Jennifer Lerner. In this session, the Director of ELI will discuss online teaching and learning, focusing on separating fact from fiction in order to best assess whether teaching online is right for you. We will also discuss opportunities for teaching at ELI and what you need to do to prepare yourself to teach an online course.
Thursday, 11 a.m., CN 231
Language Activities They Ask to Do Again, Darlene Branges, Karen Vlaskamp and Doug O’Brien. A collection of language activities that engage students so much they soon forget they’re using English and at the end of the tasks even ask when they can do them again. This session will provide the “nuts-n-bolts” needed to put them into use in any language classroom.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CN 118
Learning Communities at NOVA, Jane Serbousek and Alison Bisson. Thinking of doing a learning community at NOVA? Learn about the process at NOVA, and pedagogy that builds community, including integrative assignments, effective group work, and Classroom Assessment Techniques. Assessment will also be included.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CN 227
Learning Style Activities for Introductory Math Courses, Bruce Wahl. Students taking introductory math courses like arithmetic, algebra, and liberal arts mathematics often learn best when the professor incorporates alternative activities into the lecture. In this workshop, participants will experience some games and projects that are easy to prepare and quick to use in class.
Thursday, 11 a.m., CN 227
The Library's Multimedia Resources: the Possibilities are Endless, Patty Reynea Hude. Come and learn about the exciting resources that the Annandale Library offers to support student-created multimedia projects. Movie filming and editing, photo editing and scanning, voice recording, and multimedia-enhanced student presentations are just a few examples of possibilities for your courses
Wednesday, 2 p.m., Library Computer Lab, CG300
Library Speed Dating: 10 Databases in 20 Minutes, Matt Todd and Tamatha Lambert. Got to know some of the many resources available to you and your students in the NOVA libraries. This fun-filled session is designed to introduce you to online library resources such as finding scholarly articles, advances (or not!) in automated citation generators, non-text sources, what's new, and oldies-but-goodies.
Thursday, 11 a.m., Library Computer Lab, CG300
Managing and Assessing Online Discussions, Laura Shulman. Practical suggestions for faculty monitoring, assessing and contribution to ongoing online discussions throughout the semester. To what degree should the instructor be a participant in online discussions? What kind of assessment criteria should be taken into consideration for evaluating student contributions to discussions? How can time be used effectively so that monitoring discussions does not become overwhelming to the instructor? Having taught ELI courses for over five years, Laura will share her practical "tips and tricks" for working with Blackboard discussion forums, simultaneous tracking and grading of student contributions, and when and why the instructor should and should not jump into the discussions.
Thursday, 11 a.m., CN 203
More Tools and Shortcuts for You, Shaoyu Chi. We discussed about the tools and shortcuts at last year’s PUP. This hands-on workshop will give you more practical, time-saving techniques that will simplify your daily tasks with Windows, Microsoft office products.
Wednesday, 10 a.m., CT 228
myVRS: Online Access to Your VRS Account, Eileen Sorenson, Janice Cottingham. VRS members please join us to learn how to utilize myVRS, the online tool that connects you directly to your pension account information. Also available on myVRS: access to your Member Benefit Profile, retirement planners, current estimates for your reduced and unreduced monthly benefit amounts, and employment and compensation histories. Next year you will only be able to access your Member Benefit Profiles online, so don’t wait, come learn about myVRS today!
Wednesday, 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., CN 219
New Technologies in Geology Instruction, Callan Bentley. Websites, Google Earth, blogs, Blackboard, and even Facebook can serve as useful media in different aspects of modern geology instruction. In this session, the lead presenter will share some of his successes in using these new technologies in geology instruction, and invite participants to share their own ideas and anecdotes. As a demonstration of the power of technology to deliver content, the presentation will be delivered via Smartboard recording software. Video
Wednesday, 2 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m., CN 204
Next Generation Whiteboards (SMART Board), Renee Kesner.
Imagine being able to give a lecture without ever having to erase the board. What if you could have 6, 7, 8 whiteboards all in one and be able to scroll through them as needed? What if you could save everything you wrote on the board and use it for your next class? No more dusty chalk or smelly markers. Come learn how an electronic interactive whiteboard lets you captivate your students with your lectures by using the simplicity of a whiteboard with the memory and usability of a computer.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Faculty/Staff Resource Center, CG413
OIR’s Role in Addressing Student Learning Outcomes at NOVA, George Gabriel and Jennifer Roberts. This presentation will provide information on the various roles the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Academic Assessment plays at NOVA with a special focus on how the office can help the faculty in addressing Student Learning Outcomes in their programs.
Wednesday, 10 a.m., CN 227 and Wednesday, 2 p.m., CN 203
To view this presentation, go to mms://vod01.nvcc.edu/vod/Staff/Power_Up_Pedagogy_09/Roberts_PUP_09.wmv
Optimizing Library Instruction for Your Classes, Kevin Simons. This session will present and discuss what instructors can do before, during and after library research instruction sessions to support student learning. Included will be perceptions and misperceptions of and about student research understanding; legitimizing college level research sources over Wikipedia; and developing effective research assignments to support course learning goals.
Wednesday, 1 p.m., CN 217
Oral Communication with Wimba, Maureen Madden and Nancy Hoagland. Voice adds an important humanizing element to an online course. See how to post voice announcements, send voice emails, create voice-based discussion forums and podcasts in Blackboard using Wimba.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CT 230
Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program: Promoting Transition and Retention of At-Risk Students from High School, through Community College to a Four-Year College, Kerin Hilker-Balkissoon. The Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program was developed to increase access to and success in higher education for academically capable, at-risk students in Northern Virginia. Our presentation will address the development of the multi-institutional Pathway consortium, Pathway’s services, structure and goals, strong early outcomes data, and lessons learned.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CN 120
Portfolio Assessment - A Workshop for High Stakes Results, Philip C. Tirpak. In 2008 I introduced Portfolio Assessment in of my Communication Studies classes. By focusing in on learning styles beyond the three best known (Auditory, Visual, and Kinesthetic) students are engaged while meeting course requirements creatively; critical thinking and deep learning are enhanced and the results are greater application and understanding. This workshop will take you through the steps of developing Portfolio Assessment as an effective tool for teaching and learning. Bring a copy of one of your syllabi, a three-ring binder, note paper, your challenges and a creative and open mind.
Thursday, 11 a.m., CN 120
Promoting and Evaluating Excellence, Tadesse A. Addisu. This presentation will give you several ideas that were accidental discoveries of strategies that powerfully engaged my ability to enhance students in the process of developing their Excellence. Many of the ideas presented could be adapted to any classes taken anywhere. Your creativity will be stimulated and you will most likely come up with some fresh ideas to engage your students in new ways.
Wednesday, 10 a.m., CG 413B
Publishing Teaching Materials through Lulu, Jud Sage. Lulu is an online publisher that offers a full range of publishing services for authors of anything from pamphlets to full-length books.
Thursday, 11 a.m., CN 118
Seeking Comfort and Joy in the Classroom and at Home or How to Detoxify Your Life from Stress, Marleen McCabe. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Marleen McCabe, Associate Director Employee Relations, will facilitate a discussion and offer practical tips on how to reduce harmful stress responses to common faculty work/life situations. She will also highlight the benefits and purpose of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and explain how Employee Relations can be of assistance when stress turns into feeling stressed out and burnt out. Handout
Wednesday, 1 p.m., CN 203
Senegal 101 in Pictures, Memuna Sillah. Power up your knowledge of Africa with this pictorial tour of tradition and change in Senegal. Memuna’s pictures from last Summer’s CIEE Seminar in Senegal include the Slave House at Goree Island, les grandes mosquees de Dakar et de Toubas, the city of Dakar, and a fishing and artist colony.
Wednesday, 11 a.m., CN 213
SO WHAT? Engaging Critical Thinking in ESL Academic Writing, Virginia A. Cabasa-Hess. Writing in a different language involves the processing of information that is sometimes missing or unexplored among non native speakers of English. However, with the use of themes and issues that crosscut cultures, ESL students might be able to analyze, evaluate, synthesize information or topics discussed in the classroom, and eventually put their thoughts in writing.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CN 225
Square Pegs Don't Fit in Round Holes: Using Choice-Based Assignments to Motivate and Facilitate PART ONE, Michele Wendell-Senter.
Part ONE: We will be reviewing some common learning style theories and brainstorming ways to modifying our assignments and activities to incorporate some of these styles.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CN 114
StudyMate: Creating Interactive Web-based Activities for Student Success, Debbie Naquin. Would you like to create interactive activities for your students' use in Blackboard? StudyMate, a Blackboard building block, quickly turns a list of vocabulary into electronic flash cards, pick a letter, matching, and crossword puzzles. This session will demonstrate just how easy it is to use StudyMate.
Thursday, 11 a.m., Faculty/Staff Resource Center, CG 413
Supervisor’s Guide to DenoSys, Erin Couch. Attention all supervisors! Learn how to make DenoSys work for you! We will explore the Manager's Workbench, unfold the mysteries of the differing leave plans for faculty and staff, uncover tips to help you better navigate through DenoSys and answer any questions you might have. You don't want to miss it!
Thursday, 11 a.m., CN 204
To view this presentation, go to mms://vod01.nvcc.edu/vod/Staff/Power_Up_Pedagogy_09/Couch_PUP_09.wmv
Teaching Unmotivated Students, Celia Leckey. Explore several methods teachers can use to get unmotivated students to make progress in an intensive language course.
Wednesday, 2 p.m., CN 213
Trends in Academic Transformation & Technology Applications That Are Making a Difference, Steve Sachs. An overview of academic transformation projects from around the country where technology is being employed to make a difference by improving quality, improving consistency where there are lots of adjuncts, lowering cost, or offering students options.
Thursday, 11 a.m., CN 225
Using Centra to Teach Live-on-Line, Susan Perkins and Jon Wilkin.
We will present from the Alexandria Campus, much as we do in our classes. We will demonstrate the software and hardware tools we use in our classes, as well as the tools available in Centra. Questions from the participants will be answered.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CT 234
Using Film-Making in the Classroom, Laura Young. In order to be prepared for college level reading and writing assignments, developing adult readers need to understand reading and writing strategies that include understanding patterns of organization in reading and writing and methods that aid them in reading and writing effectively and efficiently. This Library Research Film-Making Project guides students through many of the developmental reading course requirements (researching, summary writing, understanding argument, editing, understanding main idea and supporting details, making inferences, understanding and using relationships in reading, understanding purpose and tone/audience, distinguishing between facts and opinion, etc.) in a collaborative and engaging way while providing students with opportunities to experience and apply necessary reading and writing skills to course requirements. Students first complete a library research assignment that utilizes online library resources through the NOVA library system. The library research portion of this project requires students to select and research a topic of choice from one of three themes: Technology in the American Society/Technology in the World, Society Issues or Global Issues. Through a guided process, students write a multi-paragraph paper, focusing on summarizing learned information from their research. They then form groups to explore imaginary products or ideas they could create relating to a problem related to their research. This guided process teaches students to argue for their imaginary product or idea as students write a film script then film their script as a final product.
Thursday, 11 a.m., CN 213
Using StudyMate for Vocabulary Development, Mike J Waguespack. StudyMate is a Blackboard add-on which allows you to create a variety of activities (flash cards, matching, fill in the blank, crossword puzzles, and others) from simple MS Word documents. In this session, you will learn to set up the software and use it to create activities that enhance student learning of vocabulary/terminology.
Thursday, 10 a.m., CG 413B
We Need to Start Meeting like This: eMeetings, Nikkia Anderson.eMEETING is an application that allows faculty and staff to hold online meetings where no one has to drive to a location. A PC computer is required with Internet access, an Internet browser, and either a headset or speakers and microphone. The training is designed specifically for faculty and staff members to learn how to lead eMeetings.
Thursday, 11 a.m., NOVA-TV/TAC Classroom, CT355
What's New in Blackboard 8, Nikkia Anderson. Come learn about all the new features in Blackboard 8. The session will focus on the enhanced Gradebook Center.
Thursday, 10 a.m., NOVA-TV/TAC Classroom, CT355
Working Together at all Levels: A Look at Successful Implementation of Online Collaboration, Kim Monti, Robert Loser, Pat Daron, Cindy Miller. In a unique partnership with Virginia Tech, NOVA's Extended Learning Institute offers faculty and staff a graduate-level professional development course on facilitating collaboration in online courses. This session discusses the partnership, highlights of the course, and how two of the participants used this experience to enhance online courses in anatomy and physiology.
Thursday 11 a.m., CN 105
Working with Generation 1.5 Students Gerald Boyd.
Wednesday, 1 p.m., CN 227
You want to go Where? Best practices for fieldtrips & study abroad, Ana Alonso and Nancy Chamberlain. Session will address the fieldtrip and travel process (both domestic and international components), approval process, forms, risk management planning, use of third party contractors, insurance and best practices in an effort to improve travel education at the college. A progress report regarding Global Studies guidelines for travel will be shared. Faculty are encouraged to share ideas and concerns. Incentives for participation will be distributed as we will be conducting a travel survey!
Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., CN 204