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CTL EVENTS

Events in the Center for Teaching and Learning stimulate campus-wide conversation about teaching, learning, and assessment. Faculty members share ideas and best practices in a collegial environment. They explore research on pedagogical issues and innovations in higher education. CTL events include face-to-face workshops, "Cookies and Conversations," "Lunch and Learn," and program meetings.

Faculty interested in facilitating a CTL session should submit a CTL Events Form.

Suggestions for CTL sessions should be submitted through the CTL Feedback Form.

If you wish to reserve a room in the CTL space, please click here to submit your request. 


Leslie Buck presenting on APA style Participants at Leslie Buck's workshop "I cannot thank you enough for offering your insight today at the CTL presentation on APA. It was incredible. I gained several extremely good pieces of information that will impact my division and my work as a graduate student.” – Kenny

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UPCOMING CTL SESSIONS

HILLSBORO CAMPUS

All CTL Events at Hillsboro Campus are held in the CTL Suite located on the 2nd floor of the Library in room 209.

  • Blackboard Boot Camp - Anastasia Luettecke - Sept. 7, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Whether you're learning to post your syllabus and record grades in the Grade Center, beginning to work with SafeAssign plagiarism detector,or trying to extend test time for a student, this session will help answer your Blackboard questions.
  • Google "Drive-ing" School – Dr. Rob Brieler - October 5, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    As an employee at the College, you have unlimited cloud storage space at your disposal, and you can share files and folders, collaborating on documents easily and efficiently. Students, too, have access to these Google applications, and their heavy use in K-12 education means your students may be more familiar with them than you are. Since it will soon be possible to work within Blackboard using Docs, Sheets, and Slides, this session will orient you to the Google Suite of applications and will discuss how to work with them in Blackboard
  • Rubrics for Any Course - Anastasia Luettecke - NEW DATE: October 19, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    If you're spending more time grading than you'd like, if you wish your students would produce work of higher quality, or if you'd like an easy way to track improvement from semester to semester, rubrics may be the answer you seek. This session will assist you in developing and implementing rubrics in your courses. We'll cover selecting criteria, composing clear performance indicators, and attaching rubrics to Blackboard assessments such as Assignments and Discussion Boards. No matter what course you teach, we can help you craft a rubric that will help both you and your students have a more successful learning experience.

 

ARNOLD CAMPUS

All CTL Events at Arnold Campus are held in the Conference Room, room 322.

  • Blackboard Boot Camp - Anastasia Luettecke - Sept. 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Whether you're learning to post your syllabus and record grades in the Grade Center, beginning to work with SafeAssign plagiarism detector,or trying to extend test time for a student, this session will help answer your Blackboard questions.
  • Rubrics for Any Course - Anastasia Luettecke - Sept. 19, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    If you're spending more time grading than you'd like, if you wish your students would produce work of higher quality, or if you'd like an easy way to track improvement from semester to semester, rubrics may be the answer you seek. This session will assist you in developing and implementing rubrics in your courses. We'll cover selecting criteria, composing clear performance indicators, and attaching rubrics to Blackboard assessments such as Assignments and Discussion Boards. No matter what course you teach, we can help you craft a rubric that will help both you and your students have a more successful learning experience.

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Click here to access a list of Previous CTL sessions.

Many of the listings contain links to slideshows, recordings, and handouts presented during the session.

Please note that remote access to live CTL Events via Adobe Connect is no longer provided due to lack of interest.


NEW FACULTY MENTORING

New faculty are assigned a mentor to assist and support them as they join the community of Jefferson College educators. The primary goals are improving teaching and learning and improving the quality of professional relationships. These mentors provide monthly workshops on best practices used in teaching and assessment of expected learning outcomes, they offer periodic evaluation of classroom performance, and they provide teaching demonstration opportunities.

 


FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

Faculty are provided opportunities to increase their teaching effectiveness in traditional and online environments through courses offered several times per year. Applied pedagogy and hands-on activities ensure Jefferson College instructors have a strong foundation in the most effective teaching practices. In addition, stipends are awarded for successful completion of each course. Faculty interested in taking one of these courses should complete the Request for Enrollment in a Professional Development Course.

  • JC101: Foundation for Adjunct Instruction
    JC101 is a fully online orientation session that covers College policies, procedures and available resources. Adjuncts converse with their colleagues as they work through the course material at their own pace over three weeks. They receive extensive support from the Division of Online Learning throughout the course as they develop skills be as successful as possible from their first semester at the College.

  • JC102: Survey of Adjunct Instruction
    JC102 is a fully online professional development session that allows faculty to overview several topics pertinent to education, and dig deeper into one of them. The course project supports adjuncts as they work to incorporate pedagogically sound methods and materials into their courses.

  • Faculty Certification Course for Online and Hybrid Teaching
    Online courses require teaching techniques that can differ greatly from traditional classroom instruction. Prior to teaching online or hybrid courses, faculty must complete this course. The program equips full-time and adjunct faculty with the basic skills necessary to create a successful online learning environment for students.