Academic Professional Development Courses
Below is a list of available Academic Professional Development courses, organized by course name. Click on a Course Name to expand the list of available offerings. Click the Course Name again to collapse the list.
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.
- 9/15/2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 354) - 20 seats left - click to register
Being An Ally
This workshop builds on the knowledge & skills gained from Speed Diversity Dialogues, Understanding Microaggressions and Mircoaggressions II to help us develop the behaviors characteristic of an effective and reflective ally to others. We will also explore ideas for more learning and steps to take to improve our learning and working environment for everyone in our community.
- 10/21/2016 from 12:25 PM to 1:55 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 20 seats left - click to register
Conversation With Distinguished Teachers
Join our recent Distinguished Teaching Award winners for a conversation about outstanding teaching. Our Distinguished Teachers will share their unique and effective approaches to engaging students, and invite you to do the same. Our panelists will include:
- Melanie Adams M.S., Associate Professor, Early Childhood Development and Education
- Ron Elizaga, Ph. D. Assistant Professor, Psychology
- Daniel Foor, Assistant Professor and TechLINK Coordinator, Automotive and Applied Technologies
- Jonathan Kreger, M.A. Assistant Professor, Social Sciences
This discussion is scheduled in conjunction with the Autumn 2016 Faculty Convocation taking place in the gymnasium. The panel discussion will begin at 10:45 or within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the Convocation.
Learn more about our recent winners at the Distinguished Teaching Award page.
For more information contact Rich James, x 2175.
Each year Columbus State recognizes four faculty for the Distiguished Teaching Award. Award winners are nominated by students and reviewed by a commitee of peers. Selections are based on evidence of excellence in teaching. Criteria for selection include:
- knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject matter
- establishment of good rapport with students
- course organization and course content, and
- the use of a variety of instructional methods and materials in support of student learning.
- 8/26/2016 from 10:40 AM to 11:25 AM on Columbus Campus (DE 121) - 93 seats left - click to register
Cooperative Learning Fundamentals: Increasing engagement for learning.
Please Note: The August 24th session has been postponed.
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.
(NOTE: This class may be offered as a self-paced online class starting in September or October. Register for the class and you will be notified if and when that option is available.)
- 8/25/2016 from 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM on Columbus Campus (WD 415) - 1 seats left - click to register
- 9/16/2016 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 18 seats left - click to register
- 10/7/2016 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 20 seats left - click to register
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.
- 11/18/2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 415) - 16 seats left - click to register
Easy-to-implement cooperative learning
Pre-req: Cooperative Learning Fundamentals
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.
- 8/25/2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 415) - 16 seats left - click to register
- 10/7/2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 415) - 19 seats left - click to register
Facilitating Classroom Cooperative Base Groups
Pre-req: Cooperative Learning Fundamentals
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, you will be sent a link to some advance viewing and reading (about 30 minutes worth).
- 8/25/2016 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 415) - 18 seats left - click to register
- 9/16/2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Columbus Campus (WD 415) - 17 seats left - click to register
This workshop will focus on classroom microaggressions how one can respond when overhearing, or being the target of, a microaggression.
- 10/7/2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 20 seats left - click to register
Speed Diversity Dialogue®: A Multicultural Excellence Workshop
Facilitated by Mary Lewis, Instructor, Psychology
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.
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.
Background Reading Material (all attached except for the Mio book chapter, which I can bring a copy of to the talk)
Dovido, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., & Kawakami, K (2003). Intergroup contact: The past, present and the future. Group processes & Intergroup relations, 6, 5-20.
Paluck, E. L., & Green, D. P (2009). Prejudice reduction: What works? A review and assessment of research and practice. The Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 339-367.
Sue, D. W., Lin, A. I., Torino, G. C., Capodilupo, C. M., & Rivera, D. P. (2009). Racial microaggressions and difficult dialogues on race in the classroom. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15, 183-190.
Mio, M., Barker-Hackett, L., & Tumambing, J. (2008). Where do we go from here? Building multicultural competence (pp. 304-339). Multicultural Psychology (pp. 304-339). McGraw-Hill.
- 9/9/2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD TBD) - 20 seats left - click to register
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
- 9/30/2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Columbus Campus (TBD t) - 20 seats left - click to register