Look what's coming in April (and early May)!
April 7: Dr. Tyrell Strayhorn returns!!
Fri. April 7 (9-11am)--Strategies to Help Faculty Foster Belonging for All Students
(If you weren't able to attend, you are still in luck...it was recorded! You can find the presentation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2YQwHw0TmM )
This session is JUST for CLC Faculty! Students spend a considerable amount of time, per week, in college classrooms working with faculty and instructional staff. Given belonging's importance to college student success, it seems reasonable to pay attention to how faculty might foster belonging using evidence-based strategies. In this session, Dr. Strayhorn makes these points using national trends, achievement data, and insights from his most recent research. He offers key strategies and tools for faculty who want to foster belonging and success for students. Come learn and leave ready to act!
April 24: CA/Theatre faculty Craig Rich shares his expertise from his sabbatical on using your voice correctly as you lecture
Mon. April 24 (1:30-3:30pm) --Freeing the Voice
Want to develop a more healthy, expressive, free voice? This workshop will focus on how the voice works and why it doesn't work. As a class, we will explore a series of exercises and techniques that can be used by faculty before giving a lecture, by staff before giving a presentation, or by anyone wanting to improve everyday communication. Participants should wear clothing that gives them a full range of movement, such as sweats or athletic/yoga gear.
April 24: Dr. Jane Thierfield Brown returns!
Mon. April 24 (3:30-5:00pm) --Higher Education and the Student with Autism
Transitioning to college can be daunting, especially for students on the autism spectrum. Dr. Brown will discuss the challenges of this transition for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). One of the nation's top speakers on autism in post-secondary education, Dr. Brown is known for her wisdom and approachable teaching style. Don't miss out on this informative event!
May 3: EMPS/Earth Science faculty Ryan Cumpston shares his standing-room only presentation from the eLearning Conference
Wed. May 3 (2:30-3:30pm)--Improving Students' Self-Directed Learning with Non-Traditional Digital Open Education Resources
Modeling curriculum design to enhance students' abilities to become life long learners is a principle responsibility of contemporary educators. Self-direction is an important skill for today's students to master in order to stay relevant in a rapidly changing, technology driven world. Open educational resources play a vital role in a faculty member's ability to design courses customized to maximizing growth of these skills in the diverse populations served at higher education institutions.