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Academy News - December 4, 2019
Spring 2020 Faculty/Staff Orientation Week

We look forward to seeing you during Orientation Week, Tuesday, January 7 - Saturday, January 11, 2020!

Check out the line-up of Graduate Equivalency Courses (GECs) being offered for Spring 2020!
  • Equity Pedagogies and Practices
  • Evidence-Based Teaching
  • Practicum in Action Research
  • Teaching Online Successfully: Create, Facilitate, Enhance
  • Extending the Walls of the Classroom: Infusing South Asia into Harper College

All faculty and staff are invited to mingle with colleagues while enjoying hot cocoa, coffee, and holiday treats.
  • Date: Tuesday, December 10
  • Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Building A, Room A238 (Dining Room)
  • RSVP
  • Consider donating an unwrapped toy, book, or winter clothing item to support Salt Creek and John Jay Elementary School's Celebration of Giving

Save the Date for Tech Week 2020: February 18-21. The Tech Expo will kick off the week on Tuesday, February 18 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Academy (Building F, Room F317).

Please mark your calendars and save the date! The Strategic Planning Conference will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Westin, Itasca. The themes which emerged from the Fall 2019 strategic planning activities will be validated at this conference. RSVP required, watch for more information.

Here is a perfect way to ensure you keep your new year's "get fit" resolution while also helping our students complete their goal of becoming a personal trainer: Sign up for personal training with students earning their Personal Training certification. Space is limited. Learn more using the link above.

We're looking for faculty photos to share in upcoming issues of the Academy News. They can be from a conference/training you've attended, workshop you've facilitated, or just hanging out with colleagues on campus. Just email it to academy@harpercollege.edu with a date, location, and quick description of the photo.
Student Learning
Can you lead change?

Submitted by the Learning Assessment Committee

Help Wanted:
  • Thoughtful thinkers
  • Courageous communicators
  • Passionate personnel

We are looking for a few select individuals to be a part of the FY2020 Communications Work Group.

What are the responsibilities? What are the benefits of being involved?

Faculty Experience
angela rasmussen
Why go Full Tilt in 2020?

More students are making it to college than ever, but underrepresented, first generation, and low income students are half as likely to complete college in four years compared to their white and Asian peers (" A Teaching Intervention that Increases Underserved College Students' Success"). Implementation of the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) Framework supports a social justice model as it garners statistically significant results from application of TILT principles to teaching and institutional processes with the greatest gains for systemically non-dominant student groups. In two years at TILT research institutions, students are persisting at 13-15% higher rates through increased confidence, belonging, and metacognitive awareness.

Join us at the Faculty Retreat in March when Angela Rasmussen from Spokane Community College will guide us through the research, principles, and applications of TILT-ing our work. Our efforts to increase transparency from the course to institutional level can demystify the college experience to provide underserved students with clearer, 20/20 vision for more equitable engagement. Approaching our work through TILT-ed lenses can also enhance communications, meetings, and initiatives to streamline and enrich our collaborative efforts across campus.

Save the Date! Faculty Retreat 2020: March 13-14, 2020 at Eaglewood Resort, Itasca
Online Learning
Build a Community of Learners in Your Online Course

A recent article from Faculty Focus provides insight on how to create rapport with your students and build a strong community of learners in your online course.

Harper OSCQR Rubric: Guide for Online Course Design
Here are a few standards to always consider in your online course:
Upcoming Programs & Workshops
December 12, 3 p.m. (CEUs: 0.2)

January 7 - January 11

January 27 - February 9 (GECs: 1)
registration deadline: January 13

February 18 - February 21

February 18, 2 p.m.

Thursday, February 27, 8 a.m.

March 13 - March 14
Faculty Photos
Conducting Peer Observations of Teaching for Professional Development Workshop
Early Career Faculty Community of Practice
Have a faculty photo that you'd like to share? Email it to academy@harpercollege.edu .
What's Happening @ Harper?
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Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The mission of the Academy for Teaching Excellence is to create a vibrant teaching and learning culture for full-time and adjunct faculty that cultivates professional development in support of student success.
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