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Calendar of Activities

Spring 2018

 January 2018

Workshop

Topics in online teaching & Learning (TOTAL)

Description

Faculty who have never taught online may complete TOTAL: Topics in Online Teaching & Learning, a series of modules delivered through the Center for Faculty Engagement 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.

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 5 weeks, are all delivered online through Blackboard, and are facilitated by Reynolds faculty who are skilled online instructors themselves. Faculty may register for individual modules or for all of Part One or Part Two. 

Certificates of Completion are provided at the end of each module that is successfully completed. Completion credits are also recorded within the Virginia Learning Center.

Facilitator(s)

varied

Date & Time

The first modules within Part One and Part Two begin on Monday, January 22. Please see the full schedule for all of the modules.

Location

TOTAL modules are delivered entirely online, through Blackboard

Registration Information

TOTAL PART ONE REGISTRATION

TOTAL PART TWO REGISTRATION

 

Workshop

CFE / 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. 

Target Audience: Reynolds Full-Time Faculty

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitator(s)

Sheila Watters, Faculty Coordinator, Reynolds Advising Initiative

Robin Shepherd, Master Advisor for the School of Nursing and Allied Health

Date & Time

Monday, January 29, 2018; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Location

Room 218, Massey LTC, Parham Road Campus

Registration Information

Registration

 February 2018

Workshop

Cfe / Online 103: Effective alignment & course design principles

Description

This workshop identifies the relevance and impact of effective alignment and course design on student engagement. For the online learner, emphasizing best practices in course design ensures a smoother transition into the virtual class and a more rapid engagement with the course content. Similarly, effective alignment of learning activities, intended outcomes, and assessment of student learning helps students to identify expectations, their path toward learning course material, and areas of needed development. This workshop supports faculty in the development of their own awareness of course design and course alignment principles. 

Target Audience: This workshop is open for all faculty who teach online courses or who are interested in teaching online.

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitators

Kathy Larue and Barbara Lytton, Faculty, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Maria Poindexter, Manager, Office of Professional Development

Ghazala Hashmi, Coordinator, Center for Faculty Engagement
Date & Time

Thursday, February 1, 2018; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location

Room 218, Massey LTC, Parham Road Campus

Registration Information

Registration

 
Workshop

CFE / Advising 100: Introduction to advising at Reynolds

Description

CFE/Advising 100: Introduction to Advising at Reynolds introduces full-time faculty who are new to the college (and other faculty who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills) to the essential elements and expectations for advising. The workshop highlights the core advising practices within each academic School, identifies the guiding principles of advising at the institution, reviews college policies central to academic advising, and guides participants through an introduction to the Student Information System and other technologies used for advising. Participants are also introduced to the advising model at the college, the roles and responsibilities of academic advisors, the Reynolds Master Advisors Program, and useful resources necessary for effective advising.  

Target Audience: This workshop is designed especially for full-time faculty who are new to the college. Other faculty are certainly welcome to attend to refresh their skills or for information purposes.

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitators

Ghazala Hashmi, Coordinator, Center for Faculty Engagement

Reynolds Master Advisors

Date & Time

Wednesday, February 14, 2018; 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Location

Room 218, Massey LTC, Parham Road Campus 

Registration Information

Registration

  
Workshop

CFE / 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.  

Target Audience: Reynolds Full-Time Faculty

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitators

Sheila Watters, Faculty Coordinator, Reynolds Advising Initiative

Sheila Betz, Master Advisor for the School of Business

Date & Time

Monday, February 19, 2018; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Location

Room 303, Downtown Campus

Registration Information

Registration

 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

Registration

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