You are invited to attend Winter Adjunct Faculty Day on Saturday, February 20 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Pierce College Puyallup. The theme of the day is “Becoming the Complete Faculty Member in Today’s Higher Education World – Developing a Pedagogical Statement.” The agenda is framed around Pierce College’s institutional outcomes and our Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. We will emphasize the following skill-building areas: Leadership & Vision, Data & Technology, Equity, Teaching & Learning/Pedagogy, Engagement & Communication, College-wide Strategy & Planning, and Pierce College Policies & Practices. We are planning hands-on skill building opportunities to add to you CV/Resume.
This is an open invitation to all Faculty. Adjunct Faculty will receive a $100 stipend for participating in the training and submitting a working draft of their Pedagogical Statement.
Here is the LINK for registration: https://piercecollege.wufoo.com/forms/adjunct-faculty-inservice/ REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
The tentative AGENDA for the day is as follows:
Plenary: What are the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for today’s professors in higher education? What are college’s looking for? What are the “big picture” trends in today’s higher education landscape? How do we engage today’s students?
Session 1 Options:
- Digging into the Data: A hands-on opportunity in the computer lab to learn to navigate the amazing data & technology tools that have been developed by Institutional Research to help us help our students. You will have an opportunity to explore data in Dashboard and Tableau and to begin to think about ways to use the data to help your students.
- Skill-building in UDL: Bring a digital copy of your syllabus or a short Word based document that you use regularly in a class (assignment directions, worksheet, handout…etc). Hands-on practice with tools in Word and Acrobat that can assess documents for accessibility and readability and discussions and examples of how to start making them better for your students using UDL principles.
- The First Ten Days. Why Are They So Important?: How can you get students engaged in the content, participate in the learning, and develop an emotional commitment to their learning? Let’s discuss why this is so important in the first 10 days of the quarter and share ideas that you can bring to your classroom right away!
Session 2 Options:
- Digging into the Data
- Skill-building in UDL
- The First Ten Days. Why Are They So Important?
LUNCH: Equity, Identity, & Your Classroom: An engaging and informative activity. We will learn about ourselves, our students and our teaching. Do we teach with an equity lens? (LUNCH WILL BE SERVED)
Session 3: What Do I Do Now: A Practical Guide to Pierce College Policies & Practices and How They Impact a Professor’s Decision Making in the Classroom: What is the Student Code of Conduct? What are student and faculty rights and responsibilities? When do I use an “Incomplete” versus and “No Credit” when submitting grades? What are the implications of each? Interested in ADS, FERPA, Counseling and other resources? We hope to answer these questions and many, many more.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 20! Questions? Please email Karen Danner (KDanner@pierce.ctc.edu), Greg Brazell (GBrazell@pierce.ctc.edu), or Jessica Bodas (JBodas@pierce.ctc.edu)