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One disrespectful or demeaning faculty member can undermine the collegiality of an entire department. It takes a consensus-building department chair to identify problems and remedy them. Learn what action steps you can take to restore a healthy working environment in this online seminar.
Diversity is the name of the game in higher education today, but facilitating a genuinely multicultural classroom requires more than a fresh set of labels. Learn the four key points of entry into multicultural course design. You will be guided through a framework for creating and sustaining an inclusive classroom.
Teaching at the 2.0 level can transform and reinvigorate your classes while unleashing student and faculty potential. We help you find the most powerful complimentary online applications and explain how to put them to work in your classes.
The transition from deployment to college life can pose a significant challenge for student veterans. While service members have many assets—maturity, leadership experience, and sound commitment—they also often carry visible and invisible disabilities, such as posttraumatic stress disorder. Learn how to ease the transition and leverage the strengths of veterans in your classroom in this online seminar.
The need for more adult learner focused programs at colleges and universities is indisputable. Projections for the US workforce indicate the need for better trained, well-educated workers. Unfortunately, the rate of graduation for high school students continues to decline. We will help you understand the critical elements needed to enroll and retain the market of adults who finished high school and never attempted college, those with some college and no degree, and adults desiring a career change.
Every department on campus has stories to tell about rude or aggressive students. ortunately, there are techniques to manage such volatile situations, and your staff (and student workers) should know them. Your staff can gain valuable insights from two highly respected behavioral health specialists in this Magna Online Seminar.
Colleges and universities can be unintentional breeding grounds for gambling addictions, especially as opportunities to gamble have multiplied nationwide with the expansion of lotteries, casinos and Internet gaming. Like alcohol addiction, gambling addiction can be recognized by trained individuals; can be treated; and can wreak great destruction if left untreated. We offer a comprehensive look at how to spot gambling addiction, and outline steps to address the problem in terms of referral, treatment and prevention programming.
“Edutainment” products have long tried to harness the “fun” quotient of games and video games for teaching. This one-hour seminar will teach you to use the concepts involved in successful games while providing practical ideas for translating those principles to your classroom or learning management system.
In order to teach others, you have to fully understand the material yourself. Why not apply that concept to your students? If your students must not only repeat the material but also build it into a story via social media so their peers can respond, they will take ownership of their knowledge in a way that traditional testing cannot inspire.
Institutional effectiveness has become increasingly necessary as the demand for services has expanded and the pool of available resources has contracted. We show you how to turn your institutional goals into measurable outcomes and share a proven 4-step process, which you can easily use to begin assessing your institutional effectiveness.
Grading is a required part of nearly every course on every campus. Like many faculty, you may think of grading tests and assignments as thankless, time-consuming tasks that waste important content time and trigger unexpected student/faculty confrontations. Learn to recognize the impact fair and effective classroom grading strategies can have on student learning and your own teaching satisfaction and career success
This seminar discusses how student affairs staff can help graduate students overcome stressful times and seek treatment for the mental health problems they experience. We review the signs, symptoms, and behaviors that student affairs staff might encounter and will address how to handle the dangerous thoughts or actions that graduate student sometimes present. We also cover substance abuse and dependence, depression and suicide, and threatening or dangerous behaviors toward the campus community.
From digital controls for heating and ventilation to vehicle fleets consisting of hybrids and electric vehicles, green initiatives of all kinds are currently being evaluated or adopted by community colleges across the country. However, while these and other sustainability measures are gaining momentum, the prospect of implementing green initiatives in general is one that raises important questions for decision makers. We provide you with strategies, insights and tips for successfully introducing sustainability initiatives to your campus.
As demographics in the United States shift, higher education institutions must remain engaged in educating the future leaders of our country. This means recruiting, retaining, and graduating more students of color. If you haven’t reviewed your admissions policies lately, now is a great time to revise them from the perspective of broadening your awareness of multicultural issues. We provide you with practical tools, models, and best practices for recruiting, retaining and graduating students of color over the next ten years.
In the arena of online education, small schools can compete effectively with far larger ones. We provide you with proven steps for launching new online education programs, including how to gain faculty support, identify lead administrators, develop solid instructional designs, and provide technological help during the transition to the new delivery system.
Annoying, disruptive, and dangerous students pose problems to even the best classroom managers. Yet you don’t have to merely tolerate problem students. There are things you can do to manage student behavior and improve the learning environment in your classroom no matter who is on the roster. Discover these tools and strategies in Handling Annoying, Disruptive, and Dangerous Students.
Social media is a two-way street, but many of us are moving in just one direction by using it only to push out notifications. The real power of social media is in using Twitter, Facebook, and other outlets to pull information from the public. Gathering information from social media sources in times of emergency will improve your crisis response and increase safety on your campus.
Ideally tailored for administrators willing to think outside-the-box for mental health solutions, this seminar provides you with the steps needed to institute effective alternative programs for your school or university to help with student mental health issues.
The prevailing attitude seems to be “win at all costs.” Get yourself into a good school, into a good grad school, into a good job. No matter how you have to do it. As an educator, you’re entitled to feel somewhat depressed about that. You can throw up your hands and throw in the towel. On the other hand, you can stick to your guns, defend academic integrity, and learn new and better ways to champion it.
Many schools welcome undeclared students because they want to give those students the opportunity to explore their interests and discover their talents. Without a clear academic road map, undeclared students can be more vulnerable to certain retention pitfalls. Guiding these undergrads is not impossible. Get the strategies to help these students succeed in this program.