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.

  • 10/21/2016 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 16 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.

  • 10/4/2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 18 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.

  • 11/18/2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 415) - 7 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.

  • 10/7/2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 415) - 12 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.

  • 10/31/2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Columbus Campus (online class) - 4 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.

  • 10/7/2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 315) - 17 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.