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Calendar of Activities

Spring 2019

PROVIDED THROUGHOUT THE SPRING SEMESTER

Event

Topics in online Teaching & Learning (TOTAL)

Description

TOTAL: Topics in Online Teaching & Learning are a series of modules prepared by a VCCS-wide team of instructional designers and faculty. These modules run individually for 2 to 4 weeks, are all delivered online through Blackboard, and are facilitated by Reynolds faculty who are skilled online instructors themselves.

Faculty who are interested in achieving certification to teach online are encouraged to review Policy 2-1: Qualification of Distance Learning or Hybrid Learning Instructors. Faculty who have never taught online may complete TOTAL: Topics in Online Teaching & Learning, Part One, a series of modules delivered through the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning in order to develop their skills and knowledge of online instructional practices and course design. Completion of TOTAL Part One is an essential first step in the certification process; it is followed by the development of an online course for review.

As faculty begin to teach online, they are highly encouraged to develop their skills further by completing TOTAL Part Two.Faculty may register for individual modules or for all of Part One or Part Two.

We recommend that you do not try to complete both Part One and Part Two during the same semester.

Target Audience: All faculty and others interested in online teaching.

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitator

Varies from module to module

Schedule

The Spring 2019 Schedule for TOTAL modules is available here

Location

TOTAL modules are provided online, through Canvas, the college's learning management system

Registration Information

Register here for Part One

Register here for Part Two

  MARCH 2019

 Workshop

CETL/HONORS 102: bEST PRACTICES IN TEACHING & LEARNING WITHIN HONORS

Description

Best Practices in Teaching and Learning within Honors targets the best practices of teaching and learning within an academically rigorous context in higher education. The course provides detailed contexts and current scholarship for the selected four pillars of Honors at Reynolds:  critical thinking, interdisciplinary learning, disciplinary undergraduate research, and student engagement both within the classroom and with the broader communities beyond the classroom. (3 contact hours of professional development)   

Facilitator

Dr. Karen Layou, Faculty Coordinator, Reynolds Honors Program 

Dr. Stephen Sowulewski, Assistant Faculty Coordinator, Reynolds Honors Program

Date & Time  Friday, March 8, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location  Room 200, Burnette Hall, Parham Road Campus 
Registration Information  Registration Form 
 

Workshop

CETL/Advising 101:  Advising is teaching

Description CFE/Advising 101: Advising is Teaching introduces faculty to the concept of advising as a core component of teaching and learning within higher education. The course defines advising as a process that involves curriculum, pedagogy, and learning outcomes. Faculty are introduced to the pedagogical model of advising, basic best practices, and guided through the process of defining essential learning outcomes for students. (2 hours of professional development)
Date & Time March 1, 2019;  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location Room 303; Downtown Campus
Registration Information Registration Form
  
Workshop

CETL/Advising 102:  Advising In practice

Description

CFE/Advising 102: Advising in Practice 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.   (2 contact hours of Professional Development)   

Date & Time March 1, 2019;  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location Room 303; Downtown Campus
Registration Information Registration Form
 
Workshop

CETL/Advising 101:  Advising is teaching

Description CFE/Advising 101: Advising is Teaching introduces faculty to the concept of advising as a core component of teaching and learning within higher education. The course defines advising as a process that involves curriculum, pedagogy, and learning outcomes. Faculty are introduced to the pedagogical model of advising, basic best practices, and guided through the process of defining essential learning outcomes for students. (2 hours of professional development)
Date & Time March 8, 2019;  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location Room 208, Burnette Hall, Parham Road Campus
Registration Information Registration Form
 

Workshop

CETL/Advising 102:  Advising In practice

Description  CFE/Advising 102: Advising in Practice 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.   (2 contact hours of Professional Development)  
Date & Time  March 8, 2019;  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location  Room 208, Burnette Hall, Parham Road Campus
Registration Information  Registration Form
 

Workshop

 CETL/OER 101:  Using OER in Reynolds courses

Description OER 101 is a required workshop for faculty who plan to use an existing OER template developed by other faculty. The workshop provides participants with the following:  an introduction to OER; the development of Canvas navigation skills; a demonstration of the customization features of the OER template; an introduction to Creative Commons licensing; guidance on issues of accessibility and ADA compliance concerns; and training on searching and embedding college database material within courses. (3 hours of professional development) 
Dates  March 25 - April 14, 2019
Location Delivered online, through Canvas
Registration Information Registration Form