COACH Groups

Fall Quarter 2018 COACH Groups

You are invited to participate in a quarter-long conversation with other faculty about topics connected to classroom practices – everyone is welcome. To learn more about the topics and resources available, contact the group's facilitator or come to the first meeting of the group. Unless otherwise notes, groups meet in 1-1219.



  • Book Discussion Group – All faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to join the group discussing one book each quarter. This fall, the group will be reading Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by J. Aoun. To get you copy of the book and join this group, please get in touch with Angela Rasmussen before Friday, September 28th. Facilitators: Angela Rasmussen and Lou Dunham.


  • Grants & Sponsored Research – Grants and Sponsored Research provides funding that enhances the scholarship of teaching and learning by providing extramural funding that can support creativity and innovation in the classroom. This group provides an opportunity for you to explore ideas for grant funding, learn who and what grant funders are looking for, understand the basics of proposal development while creating elevator speeches and identifying best practices for submitting a grant proposal. Experienced grantees AND those new to grants are all encouraged to participate in this learning community! Facilitator: Mysti Reneau. First meeting: Thursday, Oct 18th, from 12:30 to 1:30pm and 2:00 to 3:00pm (all are welcome)


  • Tenure Track Faculty – If you are tenure-track faculty SCC, join a group to learn more about college processes, classroom issues and anything connected to student success. Facilitators: Bill Rambo and Angela Rasmussen. First meeting: Tuesday, Oct 2nd, from 2:30 to 3:30pm


  • Online & Hybrid Courses – Teaching online or hybrid courses requires additional teaching skills and tech savvy. This group provides an opportunity to share practical solutions and explore best practices. The first 20 participants receive a copy of Teaching Online: A Practical Guide. Facilitator: Jason Eggerman. First meeting: Monday, Oct 1st, from 2:00 to 3:00pm (all are welcome)


  • Creating a Transparent Classroom – Student success is a complex issue, but a key component is the instructor; how clearly faculty structure, deliver and assess course content affects learning. Transparent teaching offers students the why and how of learning, providing all students the tools to succeed. This group offers instructors the opportunity to see their classroom through the lens of a disciplinary novice, with the end goal of creating more equitable learning spaces. Facilitator: Angela Rasmussen. First meeting: Thursday, Sept 27th, from 1:30 to 2:30pm and 2:30 to 3:30pm (all are welcome)


  • Technology for Student Success - This COACH group is a place where we can discuss and share ideas for using technology to increase student success. Bring your questions, challenges, and creative ideas so that we can all learn from each other and increase student success together! Facilitators: Tim Roe and Jacob Butcher.  First meeting: Wednesday, Oct 3rd, from 1:30 to 2:30pm (all are welcome)


  • Instructor Self Care – Teaching can require a great deal of mental, physical and emotional energy. To be fully present with students, taking care of oneself is key. This group's goal is to bring together faculty, staff and administrators who want to explore different approaches to self care - from walking and meditation, to reflection and mindfulness practices. First meeting: Thursday, Oct 4th, from 2:30 to 3:30pm (all are welcome)


If you have questions, get in touch with the group's facilitator or with TLC Coordinator, Angela Rasmussen ( or 533-8011).