In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to retain a sense of engagement and professional learning with colleagues. While showing up physically at a conference, workshop, or other face-to-face meeting might not currently be possible, below are opportunities to network and engage in professional learning.
Improving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
October 26, 2020 and November 4, 2020
All colleges seek to create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive community for their students, faculty, staff, and alumni. However, much work remains to be done. Sessions presented during this convening facilitate conversations about specific initiatives that can be taken to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion by removing obstacles to equal participation for everyone at community and technical colleges.
Overcoming Food and Housing Insecurities
October 28, 2020
Food and housing insecurities can have huge psychological and academic effects on students, including poor physical and mental health and a decrease in completion, persistence, and credit attainment rates. Sessions presented during this convening provide strategies and practices faculty members can use to alleviate students’ food and housing insecurities and advance their academic success.
Successful Faculty Professional Development Models
November 3, 2020 and November 19, 2020
Faculty professional learning is of growing interest as one way to support the increasingly complex skills students need to learn as they complete their academic pursuits and move into the 21st-century workforce. Sessions presented during this convening share initiatives that are effective in improving faculty instructional practices and student learning.
Effective Online Teaching Practices
November 5, 2020 and November 12, 2020
Effective online teaching combines rigorous course design with support strategies for remote learners. It is critical that faculty members and faculty leaders know about effective course design and instructional practices that help online students achieve their academic goals. Sessions presented during this convening inform online teaching and learning policies and practices that ensure remote students receive the most effective educational experience possible.
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