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In a lecture-centered classroom, the instructor delivers content in class and then sends students home to complete homework. When you deliver informational content outside the classroom and then use class time to facilitate engagement and deeper learning—that’s a flipped classroom. Learn the skills needed to become more learner-centered and flip your classroom.
When it comes to academic cheating, we’ve come a long way from the days of writing on one’s palm. Technology makes it possible for students – distance-ed students in particular – to cheat in myriad new ways. Look at the ways students are cheating online and learn about the preventive strategies you can use to help detect and/or prevent cheating.
Nearly 2 million veterans became eligible for the new GI Bill in 2009. The bill gave returning veterans much greater freedom to attend the higher education institution of their choice. Learn what you can do to recruit the right candidates for your school with the developer of Cleveland State's successful SERV program (Supportive Education for the Returning Veteran).
The time to think about adequate insurance coverage is before you need it. If you are a student affairs professional working with students, you may find yourself placed into risky situations without even realizing it. Potential risks are manageable when you understand the limits and exclusions of your malpractice, liability, etc. insurance coverage and how to fill in the existing gaps. We explain which types of insurance are essential for student affairs professionals and how to determine adequate levels of coverage.
A noted authority helps your faculty successfully transition to the online classroom. We provide a balanced, well-informed look at the top 10 challenges faculty face in the online classroom and what you can do to help. It’s information that’s important not just for those designing and supporting online courses, but for faculty and instructors seeking to make informed decisions about their own forays into online teaching.
If you’re involved with behavioral intervention of this kind, you’ve likely already encountered a critical issue – namely, the lack of assessment tools specific and relevant to the campus environment. To address the problem, we’re pleased to offer this seminar, co-sponsored by Magna Publications and the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM). We give you a model for behavioral assessment and intervention on campus.
Academicians who enter administration often lack the full training necessary to navigate their challenging work environment. Those who excel actively seek out opportunities to enhance the specific skills they need to succeed. We bring you an effective approach to making important decisions. We begin by introducing the conventional steps to decision-making, then adds three directives that will forever change the way you approach decisions:
Hiring online faculty can be tricky business. You need to find people with solid, traditional pedagogical skills – combined with a unique, online-specific skill set. Learn what characteristics to be on the lookout for, how to conduct an effective interview, and how to create job ads that attract qualified individuals.
Research suggests that at-risk learners often benefit from reading—as well as listening to—lectures and presentations. The technology already exists: There are a variety of options available and differing strategies for using the various tools. Now if someone would just help you figure out which approach would be best for your courses and students.
Recent court cases have raised the very real possibility that college administrators will be liable for actions they take on behalf of their institutions. Discrimination and harassment complaints – and in particular, complaints under Section 1983 – are no longer being filed only against institutions, but against the individuals who work there. There is an acute and urgent need for institutions and individuals to get the facts, and take steps to protect themselves. We help you can gain critical insight into the issues.
The campus visit may be the single most important factor in a student’s college selection, and the cornerstone of every great visit is the campus tour. Unfortunately, many campus tour programs fall short when it comes to closing the deal. Learn how to build a winning program that boosts conversion and yield results from visitors…an affordable way to increase your overall applicants.
Qualified people are always in short supply, but the rapid growth of online programs seems to have exacerbated the problem. What’s more, retention is also a significant issue: online adjuncts, who aren’t necessarily located on campus (or even in the same country), often feel a lack of support, connection and loyalty. We'll show you how to create programs that help your adjuncts feel a greater connection to your institution and your online program.
Gain helpful, important insights into strengthening your instructional approach. You are shown how to make more effective learning-design decisions that positively impact the experiences of students. Situation-Based Learning Design (SLBD) is designed for online classrooms but applies to face-to-face teaching as well, and it is appropriate for all subject matter.
Male and female students face challenges in adapting to the demands of college life … but not necessarily the same challenges. The things students typically struggle with differ substantially by gender. In this seminar, two respected voices in student affairs look at the challenges most commonly impacting both men and women and provide you with ways to win institutional support for improving practices.
The Obama administration has changed the conversation regarding undocumented students. Most notably for you, that includes undocumented students. How will your institution respond? Do you need to change your policies? Keep them? Hedge them? Scrap them? You’re not alone in dealing with these issues … every college and university faces them.
As more schools, faculty and students commit themselves to internet-based learning, it really is important to determine, codify and implement best practices. It’s the best way to ensure that online programs consistently support a school’s commitment to quality, a faculty’s desire to teach effectively, and students’ need for the best possible learning environment. Learn more about the benefits of using and applying online programs on your campus.
Leading universities are using “clickers” to motivate and assess student learning. Student response system research shows that the benefits to instructors and learners are significant. Whether your institution has a clicker system in place or is simply looking into the idea, knowing how to effectively take advantage of this emerging technology can energize any course. We help you mine student response systems for use in current and future courses.
Classroom clicker student-response systems can be used in learner-centered teaching to prompt discussion, do practice problems, assess student preparation and understanding and to gather students’ opinions about the course and its content. We introduce clicker technology, show you how to craft questions to maximize student engagement and learning, and teach you how to design an entire course to make the most of this learner-centered teaching technology.
Research tells us that learners benefit when they collaborate in teams. This teamwork helps develop learners’ critical thinking skills, increases their persistence, and improves their understanding of diversity. We'll suggest timeless methods for avoiding pitfalls. We'll show you how to incorporate assessment and manage your teams while promoting shared responsibility for learning. The methods will work in both large and small classes.
The first handout on the very first day of every class is the syllabus. It sets the ground rules for the course, establishes expectations, and defines the learning model. Where the syllabus leads, the course will follow. So it makes sense that to align faculty with your learning-centered strategy, a good place to begin is with their syllabi. We show you how to assess the characteristics of existing faculty syllabi, and use your findings to set policy and direction toward more learning-centered documents and courses.