Faculty Professional Development
A Skype Call with Ray Schroeder:
MOOCs Disruption AND Opportunity
MASSIVE ONLINE OPEN COURSES are a tidal wave breaking on the shores of higher education. With words such as disruption, unbundling, and re-making of higher education, MOOCs are too powerful to be ignored, but they are not to be feared. We will continue our discussion on the forces behind the advent of MOOCs and why and how you can design, develop and launch a MOOC from your campus.
RAY SCHROEDER is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning and founding director for the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield. Schroeder has had numerous national presentations and publications in online and technology-enhanced learning.
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Whether you're a new or experienced teacher, you have a chance to make an impact on the future of the country. How can you be as effective as possible? This multimedia resource for community college faculty will challenge your previous thinking about teaching and learning and give you the basic tools for effective classroom practice. The key theme of the course is to encourage you to focus on what the students will do and take responsibility for their success.
This course is divided into 6 modules:
Module 1: Creating a Community of Learners
Module 2: Planning for Outcomes
Module 3: Active Teaching and Learning
Module 4: Moving Beyond the Classroom
Module 5: Teaching with Technology
Module 6: Assessing Teaching and Learning
Monthly Faculty Brown Bag
The Faculty Brown Bag will be a panel style presentation of 5 faculty members from diverse fields speaking on a chosen topic related to teaching. These presentations will allow the faculty presenters to highlight particular strategies and observations they have acquired through their years of teaching. It will be a great way for faculty to learn how others teach and, at the end of the presentations, have a dialogue about the presentations. Topics such as promoting student engagement, promoting attendance, syllabus construction, as well as dealing with disruptive students and instructor self-reflection may be covered.
Getting Connected: Developing a Learning Community
Are you interested in interdisciplinary approaches to your courses? Would you like the opportunity to team teach with a colleague (or two)? If so, please join us for a workshop on designing and teaching Learning Communities. Learn from experienced faculty the basics of learning community pedagogy, tips and approaches to designing and marketing your LC offering, and get hands-on assistance with the logistics of proposing and offering LCs. Whether you're new to learning communities or have a course proposal you've been trying to develop, this workshop will have something for everyone!
Ken Gray, Faculty Professional Development Coordinator
Ken Gray, Professor of Psychology, has been selected as the Faculty Professional Development Coordinator for a two year term, starting October 1, 2012. In this role, Ken will work with the Teaching and Learning Center staff to identify, design, and promote professional development activities for College of DuPage faculty.
In addition a Faculty Professional Development Committee will be chaired by Ken Gray.
Serving on the committee will be:
Donna Badowski, Nursing Faculty; Mark Collins, Assistant Dean Adjunct Faculty; Denise Cote, Reference Librarian; Vickie Gukenberger, Associate Dean Nursing and Health Science; Ruby Kaur, Anatomy & Physiology Adjunct Faculty; Gina Paladino, Instructional Designer/Facilitator, Teaching and Learning Center; Lois Stanciak, Education Faculty; Cathryn Wilkinson, Associate Dean Liberal Arts
Check back on this page for updates on discussion topics!
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