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2008 Kick-Offs

Fall 2008: Faculty Best Practices Workshop

Thursday, August 14, 2008
8:30 - 2:00
Community Commons Building 1406/1407

  • 08:30-08:45: Barb McLaughlin-Olson: Welcome, New Faculty/Staff Introductions, Assessment Committee updates
  • 08:45-09:00: Development Education Coordinating Team
  • 09:00-09:10: Francine Armenth-Brothers: Connecting Course Learning Objectives with Class Assignments
  • 09:10-09:25: Terry Mullin: Is "Marriage" a Gay word too? Using Camtasia, a screen capture technology, to enhance classroom learning
  • 09:25-09:35: Cindy Pulley: The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Educators
  • 09:35-09:45: Workshop previews by workshop presenters
  • 09:45-09:55: John Ernst: Faculty senate update
  • 09:55-10:10: Allan Saaf
  • 10:15-10:20: Break
  • 10:20-11:10: Workshop Sessions #1
    • Nick Schmitt: Classroom Demonstrations that Promote Critical Thinking and Information Retention
    • Alaina Winters: Loving to Learn, Loving to Teach
    • Barb McLaughling-Olson: Student Peer Grading in Group Project Evaluations, Can It Work?
    • Paul Folger: Implementing "The Gradebook Project": Assessing GE Outcomes through the Grading Process
    • Marty Seigel: Playwriting Basics: a group activitiy that produces short scripts and develops understanding of dramatic structure
  • 11:20-12:10: Breakout Sessions #2
    • Same rooms and presenters as above
  • 12:10-01:05: Lunch
  • 01:05-02:00: ITS Staff: IT updates

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

"Spring 2008 HCC Faculty Best Practices Flyer" (PDF)
"Faculty Best Practices: Fall 2008 Evaluation Report Prepared by Paul Folger" (Microsoft Word file)
"Best Practices Closed Ended Quetions" (PDF)
"Appendix 2: Spring 2007 Faculty Best Practices Evaluation: Open Ended Questions" (Microsoft Word file)

Spring 2008: Faculty Best Practices Workshop

Best Practices will begin with breakfast pastries and a keynote speaker, followed by several 15-20 minute presentations, and then a choice of workshops where faculty will have the opportunity to apply what they learned. The half-day HCC Faculty Best Practices will end with lunch.

Thursday, January 10, 2008
8:00 - 2:00 Community Commons Building 1406/1407

  • 08:00-08:30: Breakfast, Introductions (CCB 1406/1407)
  • 08:30-08:45: CLUE, Cornerstone and Honors updates from Allan Saaf
  • 08:45-09:45: Keynote speaker Elaine (Eli) Collins-Brown
  • 09:45-10:00: Brief Break
  • 10:00-11:00: Presentations
          Nancy Evans- Opening Day
          Rachel Hills- Leaning an Effective Classroom Discussion
          Terry Mullin- Gradebook Project
          Jane Chapman- Using Case Studies
          Jennifer Swartout- Writing Across the College
  • 11:00-12:00: Breakout Workshops- Choose Your Own Adventure!
          Eli Collins-Brown
          Nancy Evans
          Rachel Hills
          Terry Mullin
          Jane Chapman
  • 12:00-01:00: Lunch (Mexican Theme)
  • 01:00-02:00: IT updates

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