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Spring 2018

 March 2018

Workshop

CFE / Advising 201: Advising the at-risk learner

Description

CFE / Advising 201 examines the characteristics of high risk learners and some of their unique advising needs. Through current research and emphasis on collaboration and discussion among participants, the course emphasizes the exploration of the high risk learner profile within community college contexts, strategies for supporting such students through advising, and the roles and responsibilities of faculty advisors. 

Target Audience: Reynolds Full-Time Faculty

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitators

Sheila Watters, Faculty Coordinator, Reynolds Advising Initiative

Barbara Lytton, Master Advisor for the School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Date & Time

Monday, March 5, 2018; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

Location

Room 220, Massey LTC, Parham Road Campus  

Registration Information

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 Workshop

CETL Collaborate: Creating Accessible Word documents

Description

This workshop prepares faculty to create accessible documents using Microsoft Word. While many use Word to share information with students, faculty may not be aware of possible accessibility issues that can impact individuals with disabilities. This workshop introduces faculty to the accessibility features in Word and demonstrates how to prepare documents that can be incorporated within Blackboard.

Target Audience: All faculty and others interested in the topic

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitator CJ Bracken, Assistant Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Dates & Times

Wednesday, March 14; 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 19; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Location This workshop is provided as an online, interactive Collaborate webinar. The log-in link will be provided to registered participants
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Workshop

CETL Collaborate: Creating Accessible PDF documents 

Description

This workshop prepares faculty to create accessible PDF documents that learners can view on any platform, including mobile devices. PDFs look just like the original document and retain the source file information; therefore, they are only as accessible as the original file. This session guides through the faculty through the steps necessary to ensure that PDFs are produced and distributed with appropriate attention to issues of accessibility.

Target Audience: All faculty and others interested in the topic

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitator
CJ Bracken, Assistant Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning 
Dates & Times

Tuesday, March 27; 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 29; 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
Location
This workshop is provided as an online, interactive Collaborate webinar. The log-in link will be provided to registered participants 
Registration Information
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Workshop

Faculty Lunch & Learn: Teaching Culturally Diverse Students

Description

How do we effectively engage students from diverse backgrounds? How do we acknowledge issues of diversity with sensitivity and understanding? This session explores challenges, responsibilities, and opportunities to engage with issues of diversity in our classes.

Facilitators

Barbara Lytton, Associate Professor of English and Master Advisor for School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ghazala Hashmi, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Dates & Times

Wednesday, March 28, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus

Thursday, March 29, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. at the Parham Road Campus

Locations

Room 250 (The Community Room), Downtown Campus

Room 220, Massey LTC, Parham Road Campus

Registration Information

REGISTRATION

Registration for lunch orders will close by Wednesday, March 14.

april 2018

Workshop

CFE / Advising 202:  value-added advising - fostering success skills

Description

CFE / Advising 202 emphasizes the strategies and tools that advisors can implement to foster and support academic success skills among students. The workshop examines college data points to identify critical stages of student challenge. It also brings into conversation current research and evidence of best practices.

Target Audience: Reynolds Full-Time Faculty

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitators

Sheila Watters, Faculty Coordinator, Reynolds Advising Initiative

Shalini Upadhyaya, Master Advisor for the School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Date & Time

Monday, April 16, 2018; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.  

Location

Room 303, Downtown Campus

Registration Information

Registration

 
Workshop

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)

Description QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors. It is particularly helpful to those new to QM or those considering the adoption of a quality assurance process for online and blended learning.

In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement.

The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Target Audience: Reynolds Faculty with experience in online teaching

QM Certificate provided for successful completion

Facilitator CJ Bracken, Assistant Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Workshop Dates April 16 - April 30
Location Provided online, through the Quality Matters Moodle site
Registration

Registration must be completed by April 1 so that procurement approvals can be filed.

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Workshop

CETL Collaborate: Captioning videos

Description

This workshop explores how to use YouTube and Amara to quickly and easily add closed captioning to videos, regardless of whether those videos were self-created or created by others. Providing closed captioning for videos will not only benefits learners with disabilities but also add to the learning of all students. During the workshop, participants will add closed captions to a video they are currently using or want to use in their own classes. Participants should plan to set up a YouTube account prior to the workshop and will need to have a video in need of closed captioning uploaded to that account. For Amara, participants will need to have the URL of a video that needs closed captioning (participants do not need to own the video). 

Target Audience: All faculty and others interested in the topic

Professional development credits provided.
Facilitator CJ Bracken, Assistant Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Dates & Times

Wednesday, April 18; 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Thursday, April 19; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location This workshop is provided as an online, interactive Collaborate webinar. The log-in link will be provided to registered participants.
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Workshop

CFE / Honors 101:  Honors at Reynolds

Description

Honors at Reynolds examines the core definitions of honors within higher education, giving special attention to the recommendations established by the National Collegiate Honors Council. Participants focus on developing shared values and understandings of what is expected of honors students and honors faculty at Reynolds. The course also examines the distinct expectations, recommended activities, and critical assessment elements for both Honors Contract courses and Honors courses. 

Target Audience: All Reynolds Faculty interested in teaching in the Honors Program

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitators

Dr. Ashley Bourne-Richardson, Coordinator, Reynolds Honors Program

Dr. Karen Layou, Co-Coordinator, Reynolds Honors Program

Date & Time Friday, April 20; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location Room 220, Massey LTC, Parham Road Campus   
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Workshop

CFE/Advising 102: Advising in Practice

Description

CFE / Advising 102 examines the essential policies, procedures, and institutional resources that impact advising at Reynolds. The session leads faculty through discussions about the nuances and challenges that often face advisors as they navigate issues of FERPA, academic and financial aid holds, student concerns, and other similar issues. The workshop also develops faculty skills in using the tools and resources within the Student Information System (SIS) and other college applications so that advisors are able to access information with ease, efficiency, and accuracy.

Target Audience: Reynolds Full-Time Faculty

Professional development credits provided.
Facilitators

Sheila Watters, Faculty Coordinator, Reynolds Advising Initiative

Sylvia Clay, Master Advisor for the School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering
Date & Time Friday, April 27, 2018; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Location Massey LTC 218, Parham Road Campus
Registration Information Registration