Academic Professional Development Courses

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Basic Test Design

One method for assessing whether students meet the learning outcomes is to develop, administer, and analyze results of written tests. This presentation provides basic information on planning and constructing a test. How do we plan for assessment? Are our assessments valid and reliable? What types of questions (true/false, multiple choice, essay, etc.) should we use? Bring a quiz or set of exam questions to refine and for peer and instructor feedback.

Facilitated by April Magoteaux, Professor of Nursing and Faculty Fellow for Assessment.

  • 2/2/2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 15 seats left - click to register

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Being An Ally

Pre-requisite "Microaggressions in daily life and "Microaggressions II"

This workshop builds on the knowledge & skills gained from Speed Diversity Dialogue, Understanding Microaggressions  and Microaggressions II to help us develop the behaviors characteristic of an effective and reflective ally to others. Specific focus will be on identifying resources at CSCC and in our immediate communities, as well as focusing on specific behavioral changes consistent with allyship. We will also explore ideas for future learning about diversity concerns, as well as improving the CSCC working and academic environment for all individuals.

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with 15 minutes reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.

  • 3/10/2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 15 seats left - click to register

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Belonging and The First Generation Student

To foster student success we have had to learn more about our first generation college students’ backgrounds and challenges that potentially interfere with academic success. This class discusses what we know about first gen students and what we’re doing on campus to support them through the Generation One Trailblazers (GOT) Network - a group of faculty, staff, and administrators joined in encouraging first generation students to connect with faculty and campus resources. Included in this workshop are practical strategies and activities that you can implement in your class to help first generation students.

Facilitated by Ron Elizaga, Assistant Professor, Psychology.

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with 15 minutes reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.

  • 1/26/2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 15 seats left - click to register

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Cooperative Learning Fundamentals: Increasing engagement for learning. (Online Class)

This is an online class that you can take at your own pace. It consists of three brief videos and activities that will take about 45 minutes to complete. This workshop is a recommended pre-requisite for all workshops related to "cooperative learning" and "active and collaborative learning" and is a requirement for earning a certificate in that workshop sequence. Register here and you will be enrolled in the course on Blackboard.

Description:

What is meant by "Active," "Collaborative" and "Cooperative" learning. Why are these methods effective? What do we know about our students' experiences with these types of learning activities? In this session, we will explore the "what" and the "why" of active, collaborative and cooperative learning. This session is a pre-requisite workshop for subsequent classes in this track (Base Groups, Easy to Implement Cooperative Learning, and Critical Thinking and Cooperative Learning) and provides a foundation for getting the most out of those workshops.


  • 1/17/2017 from 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Columbus Campus (Online Self-paced) - 48 seats left - click to register

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Critical Thinking and Cooperative Learning

Pre-req: Cooperative Learning Fundamentals

We want our students to be critical thinkers. Collaborative learning activities can be excellent for fostering skills in reasoning, listening and discussing that we commonly recognize as essential components of critical thinking. In this workshop, you will learn about methods used in science and humanities courses. Then you will collaboratively design critical thinking activities for your class and receive feedback from your peers.

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with a half hour reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.

  • 2/10/2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 15 seats left - click to register

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Easy-to-implement cooperative learning

Pre-req: Cooperative Learning Fundamentals (Online Class)

Informal cooperative learning groups are small, temporary, ad-hoc groups of students that last from a few minutes to one class period. They can be powerfully effective at facilitating student learning and there are dozens of possibilities for structuring group interaction. Successful informal groups result from well-designed activities, roles and accountability among group members. In this workshop you will experience cooperative exercise, discuss strategies for implementation, and receive a set of group activities that you can modify to fit your needs.

 

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with a half hour reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.

  • 2/3/2017 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 15 seats left - click to register

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Facilitating Classroom Cooperative Base Groups

Pre-req: Cooperative Learning Fundamentals (Online Class)

In this workshop you will learn what base groups are, how and when to create them, how to use them and what your responsibilities are to these groups.Do you want your students to monitor their own learning and study habits with the support of their classmates?  Would you like to create a stronger sense of community within your classroom? Then you might want to try creating base groups in your classes.

To prepare for this class, please review the content on this page before the meeting: http://www.cscc.edu/about/faculty/pd/acl/base.shtml


The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with a half hour reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.

  • 1/20/2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 12 seats left - click to register

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How to Reduce Stereotype Threat Effects in the Classroom

Stereotype threat is the concern that one’s performance might be evaluated based on a negative stereotype that belongs to their social group (e.g., Black vs. White, female vs. male, old vs. young, etc.).  Research has shown that stereotype threat effects can impair classroom performance and thwart achievement.  In this workshop we will outline the stereotype threat research and the mechanisms behind it, and will then discuss ways in which we can counter its effects in the classroom. 

Facilitated by Ron Elizaga, Assistant Professor, Psychology.

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with 15 minutes reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.

  • 2/9/2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 15 seats left - click to register

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Microaggressions II

Pre-requisite "Microaggressions in daily life."

This workshop will focus on building skills to identify and intervene with classroom and workplace microaggressions. Specifically, the workshop will provide participants with detailed real-life case studies, ask participants to use knowledge gained in the Understanding Microaggressions Workshop to identify the core values and harm in the microaggression, and practice skills to respond ethically and sensitively when overhearing, or being the target of, a microaggression.

 

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with 15 minutes reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.

  • 3/3/2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 15 seats left - click to register

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Motivation to Learn

Deep learning is associated with strong intrinsic motivation to learn. Students may not appear to be as intrinsically motivated as we think they need to be. What are the conditions that foster the drive to learn and how might extrinsic or strategic motivations be a bridge to deeper learning?  In this workshop we will discuss the different theories of motivation, and how we can apply those theories in the classroom to enhance learning. 

Facilitated by Ron Elizaga, Assistant Professor, Psychology.

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with 15 minutes reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.


  • 2/21/2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 15 seats left - click to register

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Speed Diversity Dialogue®: A Multicultural Excellence Workshop

Cultural competence, defined by the State of Ohio, is “a continuous learning process that builds knowledge, awareness, skills and capacity to identify, understand, and respect the unique beliefs, values, customs, languages, abilities and traditions of all Ohioans in order to develop policies to promote effective programs and services” (Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services, 2014, pg. 1). Given CSCC’s high level of diversity in the classroom, finding a positive and effective way to increase empathy, understanding and cultural sensitivity skills is crucial. The increased diversity in all categories requires knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes (KSA’s) that will allow effective and sensitive engagement with colleagues and consumers that hold different characteristics (Jones, King, Nelson, Geller, & Bowes-Sperry, 2013). Speed Diversity Dialogue® (SDD) is a diversity training tool that strives to remove barriers from student success and help faculty, staff, and students recognize the benefits of a diverse community so that they may leverage KSA’s from interactions with that community. The SDD exercise is specifically targeted towards increasing awareness of diversity, empathy, social inclusion, value of ethnic and cultural differences, cultural sensitivity and skills in college faculty, staff, and students.

Participants will:
1.    Enhance their awareness about the intersectionality of multiple identities within the Big 8 of diversity
2.    Find common ground, connectedness and appreciation for each other’s experiences and differences.
3.    Break some stereotypes and assumptions about out-group members.
4.    Enhance their understanding and empathy toward diverse populations within the Big 8 of diversity.
5.    Learn the roles of allies and become an agent of change.

Facilitated by Mary Lewis, Instructor, Psychology


The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with 15 minutes reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.

  • 2/10/2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 15 seats left - click to register

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Understanding Microaggressions In Daily Life: Identification, Interpretation, and Active Change

Microaggressions are “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults to the target person or group (Sue et al., 2007, pg 73).” Microaggressions contribute to a significant number of negative physical, cognitive, and socioemotional outcomes for individuals in non-majority groups. The goal of this workshop is to assist participants in identifying the three types of microaggressions, understanding the impact of those microaggressions on individuals and the broader society, and to explore how power and privilege play a role in recognizing and combating microaggressions. Participants will share and discuss common examples of microaggressions, then learn specific ways to actively address and combat those microaggressions.

This workshop will be facilitated by Mary Lewis, Instructor, Psychology and Brett Welsh, Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion

 

The workshop is designed to last about an hour and 15 minutes with 15 minutes reserved for those who want to remain for discussion and work on an Action Plan for a CRAFT certificate. The action plan can also be submitted later.