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Fall 2017

Portfolio Learning Circle (Full)

Description: Please join this learning circle if you would like to meet several times during the fall semester to work on your portfolio and see examples of past submissions. We will set goals as a group to complete a teaching philosophy, section narratives, and the assembling of documentation for a complete portfolio for either tenure or rank.

Facilitator: Bill Faber

Meeting Dates and Times: Friday: September 29, 2017, October 27, 2017, and December 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: 308 Main

Teaching for Learning: Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success

Description: Join us as we explore and share classroom strategies from the book: Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success. Teaching for Learning provides instructors with a resource grounded in the academic knowledge base, written in an easily accessible, engaging, and practical style. The book provides a valuable catalog of 101 learning activities that can easily be adapted to any course. An instructor need never run out of effective teaching and learning strategies.

Facilitator: Deb Vilmont

Meeting dates & times: September 26, October 17, November 14, and December 5 @ 2:00-3:00 pm.

Teaching Unprepared Students

Description: This learning circle will focus on the book, Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education, by Kathleen Gabriel. In this learning circle we will discuss the increasing number of post-secondary students that are unprepared for the rigors of college. We will examine techniques and approaches that can be used in class to help at-risk students raise their skills so that they can successfully complete their studies.

Facilitator: Christina McElwee

Meeting Dates & Times: Wednesday: September 27, October 25, November 29 @ 2:30-4:00

Location: 308 Main


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