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When it comes to diversity, even the most well-intentioned people can make the biggest mistakes. In this seminar, highly-acclaimed diversity trainer and author Maura Cullen, Ph.D., introduces you to the 10 core concepts that will ultimately increase diversity skills and competency.
Introductory courses form the foundation of a college education, but students don’t like taking them faculty don’t like teaching them, and student achievement and attendance are notoriously low. In this seminar, you’ll learn about practical tools you can use to transform introductory courses from an educational chore to a pathway to student success.
If you want to create a first-class learning environment start with the first class. From the very first day–from the moment students walk in the door–you set the tone for the entire semester. You can establish expectations, clarify responsibilities, energize and engage your students, and create a strong framework for success. We provide you with practical, proven tips for starting your classes off right.
The growing number of online adjunct faculty has created a new set of challenges for higher education, particularly for institutions with limited resources that can be allocated exclusively to online faculty issues. In this seminar you’ll gain a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining faculty – especially those increasingly sought-after online adjunct faculty.
A challenging economy has resulted in larger class sizes, increased workloads and more stress for faculty at colleges and universities across the country. Times like these can make it tough for educators to stay enthusiastic, but it’s vital that they do so, for the sake of their students, their institutions, their careers and their own well-being. This seminar will teach you how you can innovate your way past career stagnation and engage your students like never before.
It’s not surprising that many new faculty members struggle when they are first asked to lead their own classes. Bad habits picked up early in a teaching career can become self-defeating in the long term. Drawing upon our presenter's fifteen years of teaching and mentoring experience, we offer compelling and realistic advice on day-to-day teaching and improving student learning to guide new faculty members around predictable pitfalls and set them on the path to a rewarding teaching career.
Institutions need to take time at regular intervals to engage in program revision. Otherwise, they risk engaging in pointless assessments that reveal little and fail to lead to measurable improvements in teaching and learning experiences. We provide an comprehensive overview of the latest strategies for updating and managing an effective and meaningful program of learning assessment.
Mobile-savvy students now routinely expect colleges to demonstrate their expertise with the latest technologies. How likely is it that you are making a poor impression on the students who are checking your institution out? We look at the most important elements of your online marketing campaign and present best practices with successful college and university websites. During this seminar we outline the most important elements of your online marketing campaign, while presenting the very best examples of the most successful college and university websites
College is stressful for any student. Those with mental health concerns are even more susceptible to dropping out. Learn how to recognize when a student is struggling with mental illness and how to make an effective referral to mental health counseling. As a result, you’ll help students stay in school and graduate.
Students can’t overcome bad habits they don’t know they have. We'll show you how to establish a climate of trust in which students can learn to recognize blind spots, gaps and contradictions in the way they think. We also share techniques to enhance classroom discussion and make it a vehicle for active learning and intellectual development.
With competition for students getting tougher and university and college budgets growing tighter, the need for improving undergraduate graduation and retention rates has never been more important. Best practices are critical, and in you’ll discover the methods used by a large, public metropolitan research university (44,000 students) to boost its retention and graduation rates.
Many first-year students arrive at college unprepared. It’s not that they aren’t smart or motivated. Instead, they experience a gap between the academic culture in high school and the culture of the university. These students arrive on campus thinking they are ready when no one has told them the rules have changed. This online seminar gives you the tools and techniques to help new students thrive during their first semester and throughout the rest of their college career.
If you’re an online educator, creating online video content is no longer an option. It’s a virtual requirement in today’s online environment, where students expect your curriculum to keep pace with new technologies. Unfortunately, even if faculty would love to make their students happy, most educators don’t understand how to create online video, and budget shortfalls are limiting training opportunities. Learn all about video creation from inception to viewing and discover simple ways to effectively create and deliver online video content.
College professors know their course material and how to deliver online instruction. What most faculty members don’t understand, however, are the legal risks involved with teaching these distance education classes. We introduce you to the top legal concerns of online programming, explain how to avoid the biggest legal mistakes, and look at ways to safeguard your institution’s distance education offerings.
Student populations are expanding, while budgets are shrinking; therefore, effective blended curricula must take into account a need for both scalability and low cost. This seminar goes beyond discussing theory and focuses on demonstrating how blended learning has worked in large classroom settings. After completing the seminar you will have a clear path to implement what you have learned.
If you aren’t up-to-date with the Americans with Disabilities Act, then you very well could lose a limb—or at least the institutional equivalent (which is usually time and money). Don’t squander valuable resources on unnecessary legal battles or governmental audits. Learn what you need to do to remain ADA compliant.
Academic freedom might give college and university professors license to say (or write) most anything they please, but there are limits. And crossing over those boundaries can invite serious repercussions. This seminar will familiarize you with the state of the law and legal definitions of academic freedom and free speech, as well as steps you can take to protect yourself or your faculty and staff.
Restructuring in every form, is hitting institutions all over the country. Smooth transitions are achievable when using proven, well-defined steps. We reveal a practical planning process focused on success as well as minimizing conflict, attrition, and developing positive new cultures.
Join the authors of Academically Adrift in a 60-minute seminar as they discuss core findings from the study as well as the possible implications of their research for improving undergraduate learning. Get their thoughts on what academic leadership, faculty, and students can do to foster an institution-wide culture of learning.
As online courses increase in popularity and diversity, meeting the needs of disabled students is an emerging issue. To ensure online offerings are ready to serve this growing population, designers and faculty must understand assistive technologies and ensure that course design is in line with proven standards. This closed-captioned seminar offers a ground level look at accessibility issues.