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2007 Kick-Offs

Fall 2007: Faculty Best Practices Workshop: Connections

Our Fall 2007 Faculty Best Practices event is Monday, August 13 in CCB 1406/1407 from roughly 8:30-2:00 including breakfast and lunch. Adjunct faculty are entitled to a modest stipend as partial compensation for their time.

The theme for the day is "Connections" and we expect to have a good mix of both information sharing and interactive workshop activities for you.

Monday, August 13, 2007
8:30 - 2:00 Community Commons Building 1406/1407

  • 08:30-09:00: Breakfast Reception (CCB 1406/1407)
  • 09:00-09:15: Welcome and Opening Remarks (Allan Saaf)
  • 09:15-10:15: Concept Maps and Retention Diagrams (Deb Wentzel and Thuong Jongky)
  • 10:15-10:30: Break
  • 10:30-10:45: Novels in the Classroom (Doug Simeone)
  • 10:45-11:30: Grading and Student Learning Outcomes (Padriac Shinville)
  • 11:30-12:00: Connections Between Classes (HCC CLUE Faculty)
  • 12:00-01:00: Lunch
  • 01:00-02:00: HCC Portal: myHeartland (Doug Minter, Jackie Langhoff, and Mike Bokus)

To reserve your place, please accept the Groupwise email appointment from Marsha Heustis.

"Faculty Best Practices: Connections Fall 2007 Poster" (PDF)

Spring 2007: Faculty Best Practices Workshop: Student Motivation: Who, What, How?

Thursday, January 11th, 2007 8:00-2:00pm

  • 8:00 - 8:30 am: Coffee, Rolls, Refreshments (CCB 1406/1407)
  • 8:30-8:45 am: Introduction (Allan Saaf)
    "Introduction to HCC Best Practices Spring 2007" (Microsoft PowerPoint presentation)
  • 8:45-10:00: Student Motivation: Who? What? How? (Terry Mullin and Doug Salokar)
  • 10:00-10:15: Break
  • 10:15-12:15: Best Practices
    "Multiple Strategies that Motivate and Engage" (Thuong Jongky)
    "Using Learning Style Preference to Improve Student Success" (Nancy Evans and Paul Folger)
    "Mindful Learning" (Terry Mullin and Doug Salokar)
    "Using Creativity and Assessment in the Classroom" (Bob Dennison)
    Using Creativity and Assessment in the Classroom by Bob Dennison (Microsoft PowerPoint presentation)
    "Student Motivation: Some Concluding Tips from the Literature" (Paul Folger)
    "Motivating Students: A View from the Literature" (Microsoft Word file)
    "Writing Across the Campus" (Rob Mawyer)
  • 12:30-2:00: Lunch

"Student Motivation: Who? What? How?: Table Discussion Results" (Microsoft Word file)
"Faculty Best Practices: Spring 2007 Evaluation Report Prepared by Paul Folger" (Microsoft Word file)
"Best Practices Closed Ended Quetions" (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet)
"Appendix 2: Spring 2007 Faculty Best Practices Evaluation: Open Ended Questions" (Microsoft Word file)
"Faculty Best Practices Spring 2007 Poster" (Microsoft Word file)

Contact the IDC

2401 Student Commons Building
Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

Traci Van Prooyen

Director of Online Learning and Instructional Technologies
SCB 2301
Phone: 309-268-8288

Lisa Putnam Cole

Distinguished Professor of Reading
Coordinator of Faculty Academies
SCB 2304 
Phone: 309-268-8407