The Fall Quarter 2018 calendar is listed below, and since more events are being added during the quarter, please check check back for additional events!
As always, TLC events take place (unless otherwise noted) in 1-1219. ITV and Zoom access are available for most events with some advance planning, and you are also welcome to request an event be recorded.
Welty Grant Information (Monday, Oct. 22, 1:30 to 2:30pm) Join Heather Beebe-Stevens, CCS Foundation Executive Director, to learn more about the Welty Awards. Bring your ideas about Welty Award projects and together you can work through the process of moving from idea to application. If you have an idea for some time in the future, but aren't quite ready to apply this year, you are still encouraged to come and participate in this small workshop. The deadline for grants is November 15th.
Retention Assessments in Student Success Courses Part I – The College Student Inventory (Wednesday, Oct. 24th from 12:30 to 2pm): Ruffalo Noel Levitz' Mari Normyle (by webcast) will train us on using the College Student Inventory (CSI) as part of course curriculum to inform discussions about student success. Using examples and case studies from SCC's own students, Mari will discuss the foundations of what the CSI measures, how its reports can provide meaningful information to both students and instructors, and how that insight can help instructors direct students to services that will help them be successful in college. The workshop will also review discussion tools and exercises that can help to facilitate students' engagement with their assessment results. All are welcome, and this workshop is particularly geared towards GUID 102, BT 152, HED 103, ABE 026 (College Prep) and other student success course instructors.
Campus Development Day (Tuesday, Oct. 23rd)
What is Your Grading Philosophy?: Join faculty assessment coordinators Rachel Kendoll and Andrea Reid for a guided conversation about your approach to course grades. Whether you use exams, quizzes, papers, discussions, labs, demonstrations, and/or presentations, this session provides opportunities to help you reflect on and revise overall course assessments to make sure you're getting the most from your syllabus. *Please bring a syllabus and/or list of course assignments.
Advanced Panopto Training: Come learn some of the recently added features in Panopto. Ever want to insure students are watching your Panopto videos? Add a quiz or dive deep into the analytics. In this session, you will learn how to add quiz questions directly in your Panopto video and how to look into the analytics to learn about your students viewing patterns. I'll also show you some important tips for avoiding issues related to sharing, permissions, and file management.
Critical Reading: Critical Skills for the College Classroom
Do you give reading assignments to your students? If so, you could have a wide range of expectations for how students interact with texts – what they are supposed to do with text information and whether or not you assess their text-based knowledge. Join a panel of your colleagues to discuss a range of approaches to reading, as well as how to make those expectations more transparent for students and how to teach discipline-specific reading skills.
Practical Approaches to Accessibility: Join our hands-on session on accessibility and practice 4 key skills that you can develop into your day to day workflow to improve accessibility for all. We will cover and you will practice the following topics: document heading structure, alt-tags, formatting tables, and hyperlinks. *Please bring a laptop, or be willing to work with a small group.
“Exam Wrappers”: Using Post-Exam Reflections to Promote Metacognition: Few students spend much time reviewing exams and papers after they are returned, but there is potential for significant metacognitive growth. Join us for a conversation about encouraging students to learn from taking exams: about the content they missed, their exam preparation methods, and their overall test-taking skills. If you have similar assignments and in-class discussions, please bring them to share with the group.
Using Rubrics: Communicating transparent expectations for assignments (explaining to students how they know they are completing an assignment correctly) can increase students' confidence and engagement with course work. Rubrics one way to do just that - they are scoring tools that explicitly list grading criteria. This session will discuss how to develop rubrics for all kinds of assignments, as well as examples of paper and online rubrics. If you already use rubrics, feel free to bring one to share with the group.
Retention Assessments in Student Success Courses Part II – The Mid-Year Student Assessment (Monday, Oct. 29th from 12:30 to 2pm): Ruffalo Noel Levitz' Mari Normyle will rejoin us by webcast to train us on using the Mid-Year Student Assessment (MYSA) as an in-course follow-up to the College Student Inventory (CSI). In this workshop, Mari will introduce the foundations of the MYSA and what it measures, how each student can compare it with their earlier CSI results to demonstrate progress on their pathway to college success, and how in-class exercises and discussion tools can be used to help students engage with their MYSA results. All are welcome, and this workshop is particularly geared towards GUID 102, BT 152, HED 103, ABE 026 (College Prep) and other student success course instructors.
Hybrid and Online Courses COACH Group (Monday, Oct. 29, 2:00 to 3:00pm - all are welcome) 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 Online Teaching at Its Best. For this meeting, the group will be discussing Chapter 5 of the text. Facilitator: Jason Eggerman.
VTS: Visual Thinking Strategies (Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1:30 to 2:30pm): Using images to promote critical thinking. Visual Thinking Strategies is a technique used across disciplines that deepens student learning by offering a level-field upon which they, along with their classmates, seek to understand and create meaning together. The process is research based and has been successful across curriculums. Attend this session to participate in the process, to learn the basic principles of the process, and to discuss ways this can benefit student thinking and learning.
Tenure-Track Faculty COACH Group (Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2:30 to 3:30pm) If you are tenure-track faculty SCC, join a group to learn more about college processes, classroom issues and anything connected to student success. This first meeting will cover supporting struggling students. If you are interested in participating, but can't make this time, please contact the facilitators - Bill Rambo and Angela Rasmussen.
Flipped Assignments (Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2:30 to 3:30pm): If you are curious about the flipped classroom and want to learn more, join us for a discussion about flipping one key assignment in your class. The flipped classroom allows for students to access lectures and course materials before they attend class, freeing up class time for hands-on work, individual conferences, and even group discussions. Join eLearning Instructional Designers Ben Whitmore and Holli Devereaux for a conversation about approaches and benefits of the flipped classroom.
Tech for Student Support COACH Group (Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1:30 to 2:30pm - all are welcome) This COACH group is a place where we can discuss and share ideas for using technology to increase student success. The topic for discussion at this event is developing interaction in online courses, including discussion boards and group work. 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.
Transparent Classrooms COACH Group: Offering Mini-Lessons on Reading and Notetaking (Thursday, Nov. 8, 12:30 to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 3:30pm - all are welcome) If your students struggle to get through the readings that you assign or don't appear to be effective note takers, you know that they will struggle in your class and future classes. You may not have time to teach them a variety of ways to read or take notes more effectively, but you do have time to help students succeed. Come learn how five-minute mini-lessons on reading and note taking can increase student performance in your class.
Tech for Student Support COACH Group (Monday, Nov. 26, 1:30 to 2:30pm - all are welcome) 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.
Transparent Classrooms COACH Group: Offering Mini-Lessons on Study Strategies (Wednesday, Nov. 28, 12:30 to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 3:30pm - all are welcome) As we approach the end of the quarter, many of your students will spend hours studying ineffectively for exams, quizzes and presentation. You may not have time to teach a wide variety of ways to study smarter, but you do have time to help students succeed. Come learn how five-minute mini-lessons on study strategies can increase student performance in your class.