2009 Kick-Offs

Fall 2009: Faculty Best Practices Workshop
Critical Thinking and Problem-based Learning: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Thursday, August 13th, 2009
8:00 am - 2:10 pm
CCB 1406/1407

Agenda

  • 8:00 – 8:30: Arrive and Socialize over breakfast foods and beverages. Visit poster displays.
  • 8:30 – 8:40: Welcome and announcements about day's events.
  • 8:40 – 9:35: Faculty Panel Discussion: Critical Thinking & Problem-based Learning Across the Disciplines: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Panel: Johnny tenBroek, Tom Clemens, Carol Hahn, & Betty Pilchard. Moderator: Tom McCulley
  • 9:35 – 10:00: Extended break with opportunity to visit poster displays.
    • 10:10 – 11:05: Workshop Session I (55 Minutes)
      • CCB 1406/07 Classroom Management: Practical Strategies and Ideas: William Ducett, Illinois State University
      • CCB 2401 Critical Questions for Critical Thinking: Rick Allbee
      • CDL 1001 Teaching & Learning at the Child Development Center: Johnna Darragh
    • 11:15 – 11:40 Workshop Session II (25 Minutes)
      • CCB 1406/07 When Disability Arrives in My Classroom: An Approach to Teaching Learners with Disabilities: Anita Moore
      • SCB 2001 Staying ‘On Course’ with the Whole Developmental Student: Kim Kelley, Kim McHale, & Amy Munson
      • SCB 2002 Infusing Critical Thinking in HCC Honors: Jane Chapman, Ed Schupbach & Cherie Rankin
    • 11:45 – 12:10 Workshop Session III (25 Minutes)
      • CCB 1406/07 Blending Activism and Critical Thinking: Alaina Winter & Paul Folger
      • SCB 2001 Staying ‘On Course’ with the Whole Developmental Student: Kim Kelley, Kim McHale, & Amy Munson
      • SCB 2002 Infusing Critical Thinking in HCC Honors: Jane Chapman, Ed Schupbach & Cherie Rankin
  • 12:15 – 1:30 Lunch with further opportunity to view poster displays, etc. Improv Mafia performance.
  • 1:30 – 2:15 Presentation by IT staff follows lunch. Attendance optional, though encouraged.

Adjunct faculty are entitled to a modest stipend as partial compensation for their time. Please RSVP by accepting the email appointment from Deborah Gentry.

"Fall 2009 HCC Faculty Best Practices Call for Proposals" (PDF)
"Fall 2009 HCC Faculty Best Practices Flyer" (PDF)

Spring 2009: Faculty Best Practices Workshop
Community Outreach: A Valuable Context for Teaching and Learning

Thursday, January 8th, 2009
8:30 am - 2:00 pm • CCB 1406/1407

Agenda

  • 8:30 – 8:45: Welcome, announcements about day’s events, and follow-up to August BP
  • 8:45 – 9:00: Allan Saaf and Marsha Heustis
  • 9:00 – 10:00: Parkland Community College - Champaign-Urbana Boys and Girls Club Thomas Caulfield & Kaizad Irani
  • 10:00 – 10:35: Extended break with exhibits of B-N agencies and organizations open to collaborative projects: Located in the Hallway outside CCB 1406/1407
  • 10:40 – 11:40: Workshop Session I (60 Minutes)
    • CCB 1406/07 ISU Political Engagement Project Best Practices: Frank Beck, Robert Bradley, Steve Hunt, Carlye Kalianov, & Jan Murphy, Illinois State University
    • CCB 2401 Teaching and Assessing Research-based Writing Projects: Jennifer Swartout and Chris Sweet
    • SCB 2001 Best Practices Using the HCC Assessment Form: Pamela Cather, Pat Enderlin, Cindy Freeman, Bekah Litchfield, Lisa Putnam Cole, Kathleen Riepe, & Grace Wibben
    • SCB 2001 Reflecting Upon and Using Gradebook Project Data: Paul Folger and Lisa Putnam Cole
  • 11:45 – 12:15 Workshop Session II (30 Minutes)
    • CCB 2401 Best Practices for Teaching about Issues of Class: Cherie Rankin
    • SCB 2001 The Intersection of Literature, Education and Impoverished Children: Engaging Course Concepts Through Service Learning: Jami Spencer
    • SCB 2002 Easing into Service Learning: One Way to Integrate a Manageable Service Learning Component into a Course: Jennifer Cherry
    • CCB 1301 Community Outreach in Science and Math: Janet Beech-Davis
  • 12:15 – 1:00 Lunch with further opportunity to discuss service learning, civic engagement, political engagement, and volunteer outreach collaboration possibilities
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Presentation by IT staff follows lunch. Attendance optional.

Adjunct faculty are entitled to a modest stipend as partial compensation for their time. Please RSVP by accepting the email appointment from Deborah Gentry.

"Spring 2009 HCC Faculty Best Practices Call for Proposals" (PDF)
"Spring 2009 HCC Faculty Best Practices Flyer" (PDF)

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
Email: Traci.VanProoyen@heartland.edu 
Phone: 309-268-8288

Lisa Putnam Cole

Distinguished Professor of Reading
Coordinator of Faculty Academies
SCB 2304
EmailLisa.Cole@heartland.edu 
Phone: 309-268-8407