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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 these 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.
A blended course offers flexibility and access, while enhancing the learning experience. This seminar will prepare you to create combinations of online and face-to-face teaching, the kind of combinations that keep students engaged in their own learning and driven toward improved outcomes, through 10 effective classroom-tested methods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the teacher’s point of view, active learning should be a powerful instructional tool, but what do the students really think about it? Are they actually learning what you intend when you use these teaching strategies in the college classroom? This unique seminar will gives you the student perspective.
Traditional faculty workload, promotion and tenure policies don’t necessarily work for online faculty. And as new educational delivery environments evolve with the internet, it becomes even more crucial for higher education leaders to re-examine how they reward and motivate faculty. Draw upon the experience of an established dual-mode graduate department and how it set faculty incentive policies that acknowledged and accommodated different delivery modes.
It’s important to consider fair use, transformative uses, and copyright compliance early on when designing online courses to avoid legal complications and revisions later. Find out how recent copyright court decisions affect distance education.
The growing use of social/shared media and online apps in the classroom is generally seen as a good thing. It encourages collaboration, free exchange of ideas, and, in many cases, a richer learning experience. Get the details on current critical legal and other issues from a veteran online educator and attorney.