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The future of college teaching is taking shape in classrooms today. Classroom planners are finding innovative ways to incorporate the latest technologies when building new spaces for learning. Meanwhile, curriculum designers are learning how to integrate course objectives with updated classroom designs. We offer a passionate and engaging look at the latest, most effective innovations in college and university learning space design in this information rich seminar.
Student affairs personnel are trained to answer questions and help solve problems, whether dealing with students or their parents. But what if the problem is the parent? As advocates for their college-aged students, some parents resort to pushy, demanding or downright aggressive behavior. We will help you successfully manage even the most demanding parents, from orientation through graduation.
Homesickness can lead to isolation, unhappiness, symptoms of depression, and ultimately, withdrawal from school. There are ways to help students overcome feelings of homesickness. We examine them in this seminar.
Resistance doesn’t have to derail your work. You can learn to reframe the resistance you encounter and use it to fuel your efforts. By shifting your perspective and embracing resistance as part of the change process, it can become a tool instead of an obstacle to your goals. Learn how to harness the power of resistance from two national change-management experts with this seminar.
Training resident assistants is essential, given the front-line work they do on behalf of your institution. You can help them do their jobs more effectively by giving them the tools and resources they'll need, and preparing them for situations they may encounter. If your RA training program needs to be updated - or doesn't exist at all -we give you ideas and tools you can implement in time for the upcoming semester.
The numbers are enough to make higher education officials everywhere take notice, and take action. According to the National Institute of Justice, 20% of women and just over 6% of men experience sexual assault during their college years. We bring you up to date on the OCR position, clarify key issues and help you develop the strategies you need to respond to sexual violence allegations.
By offering offenders the opportunity to make amends for student conduct code violations, restorative justice can help them to develop empathy, repair trust, and rebuild community. Understanding the concepts behind this theory and applying it to actual conduct violations are two different matters, however .In this seminar, you will review 10 cases to determine which are most appropriate for the restorative justice model.
Given the success of First-Year Experience programs in retaining traditional students, it’s reasonable to assume they could have the same impact on distance learners. The question is: How do you do it? How do you create a meaningful online education program? This seminar will provide you with program best practices and insights to help you increase nontraditional student engagement.
Return on Investment is now one of the leading criteria students and parents consider when choosing a four-year college. You can thank rising tuition, decreased financial aid, and a tight job market for this new trend. We provide you with a series of outcomes-based strategies designed to help you communicate your institution’s overall value to students and parents.
Just as smart phones, Twitter, Facebook and all of Web 2.0 are transforming communication, they’re also changing how teachers teach and students learn. These new technologies could encourage learner-centered teaching and help students learn skills they’ll need to succeed. Discover how to maximize the effectiveness of 21st century teaching tools with Selecting and Using Technologies in Online & Blended Courses, a 60-minute audio seminar with noted presenter Tony Bates.
Faculty members who enrich their teaching with service-learning explore the connections between their disciplines and the critical questions facing local and global society. Creating an effective and meaningful service-learning course requires careful planning and logistical know-how. You get an insightful explanation of the workings of a successful service-learning course.
If your faculty contracts and negotiated agreements do not include language covering distance education expectations, here is your opportunity to correct this oversight. To provide clarity for all parties, institutions need to incorporate distance education-specific terms in their collective bargaining agreements and institutional policies. Our experienced educator and attorney shows you how to review existing contracts and policies against a detailed checklist and make recommended improvements.
When it comes to instruction, just “winging it” isn’t any more acceptable in an online classroom than it is in a traditional one. Yet, in the absence of any guidelines or best practices, that’s precisely what many instructors do. Carefully developed guidelines revealed in this seminar can strengthen your instructors’ classroom performance, increase student satisfaction, and enhance your program’s reputation. You will also learn 12 key areas in which you should be establishing concrete, measurable guidelines for instructors.
Whether you’re dealing with bullies, poor performers, or general troublemakers, problem faculty members can erode teamwork and collegiality while fostering a general atmosphere of incivility on campus. Without intervention, problem faculty members flourish. We teach you how to rein in their unacceptable behaviors.
Today, higher education educators face growing pressure to deliver results while serving an increasingly diverse student body. Fortunately, ongoing research has expanded our knowledge of both how learning affects the human brain, and the behaviors which support effective learning. These principles apply across cultures and disciplines. Learn how to harness them for your classroom in this 90-minute video seminar with Dr. Kendall Zoller.
New regulations will have a significant impact on institutions delivering online programming and distance education outside their home states. Learn what your institution needs to do to be in compliance.
State Authorization: Strategies for Online Providers led by Bruce N. Chaloux, Ph.D., provides credible, comprehensive, and up-to-the-minute information.
Budget cuts, changing curricula and an increasing focus on interdisciplinary courses are just some of the pressures forcing instructors out of accustomed subject areas and into unfamiliar teaching territory. We provide valuable recommendations for maintaining your confidence and remaining an effective instructor, even when teaching outside your comfort zone.
We have a national collegiate binge-drinking epidemic. The situation is alarming enough that over 130 college presidents and chancellors have signed on to the Amethyst Initiative, the controversial call for debate on lowering the drinking age. This seminar outlines one university's aggressive program to de-emphasize alcohol on campus, which so far has resulted in an 80% drop in repeat drinking citations.
When your online course experiences growing pains, it’s understandable if you do, too. However, panic doesn’t have to be the strategy of choice. Find answers in this seminar as we help you understand the effective strategies and online course space design changes essential for today’s distance learning instructors.
While today’s student affairs professionals strive to stop the next violent incident before it happens, they must also avoid the legal landmines associated with campus threat assessment and intervention. Timely and effective intervention is the key to preventing violent incidents, but developing a top-notch program requires addressing strategic policy matters as you'll learn in this valuable seminar.