Academic Professional Development Courses

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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.


NOTE: If your name and information do not correctly populate in the registration system below, choose "I am a new employee" and manually enter your information.

  • 3/10/2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 7 seats left - click to register

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Effective Online teaching

This course is required for CSCC faculty teaching at a distance for the first time or who wish to refresh their distance learning teaching skills. This fully online course prepares participants to teach in the web format, using department-approved shells (courses that have been designed by experienced faculty and undergone quality peer review). The course takes approximately 15 hours to complete over the three weeks it is offered. The course is facilitated, but is self-paced, and there are deadlines to keep participants on task.


Course Learning Objectives

  • Explore distance learning pedagogy
  • Review elements of approved course design
  • Examine best practices for online interaction
  • Examine best practices for online assessment
  • Demonstrate understanding of distance learning pedagogy
  • Review distance learning policies and procedures at Columbus State
  • Review distance learning resources available on and off campus

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss pedagogy as it relates to e-learning
  • Apply effective practices to your own teaching online scenarios
  • Create a mentorship plan for first semester teaching online

Course Assignments
Discussion board interaction (three weeks)
Scavenger Hunt Quiz (1)
Mini-projects (2)

Course Facilitator:  Ann Palazzo, M.A.

  • 3/10/2017 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Columbus Campus (online Class) - 15 seats left - click to register

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Facilitating Classroom Cooperative Base Groups

NOTE: The session scheduled for January 20th has been postponed until March 24th.

 

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.

  • 3/24/2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Columbus Campus (WD 312) - 11 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.


NOTE: If your name and information do not correctly populate in the registration system below, choose "I am a new employee" and manually enter your information.

  • 3/3/2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Columbus Campus (WD 1094) - 7 seats left - click to register

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Spring 2017 Adjunct Training Conference

The general topics that will be covered during this conference include teaching strategies and techniques, student mental health, and as well as diversity and inclusion. Morning breakout presentations will be repeated in the afternoon. Light refreshments will be provided.

Morning Schedule:
General Welcome / Sign In: 9:00am-9:30am
Breakout #1: 9:30am-10:15am
Breakout #2: 10:30am-11:15am
Breakout #3: 11:30am-12:15pm
President's Remarks: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Afternoon Schedule:
General Welcome / Sign In: 12:15pm-12:30pm
President's Remarks: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Breakout #1: 2:00pm-2:45pm
Breakout #2: 3:00pm-3:45pm
Breakout #3: 4:00pm-4:45pm

 

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  • 4/29/2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 400 seats left - click to register
  • 4/29/2017 from 12:15 PM to 4:45 PM on Columbus Campus (TBA TBA) - 400 seats left - click to register

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