Academy News
     June 7, 2017
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Opportunity Available: Chair of the Academy
Are you looking for a new challenge? Passionate about professional development? Been a full-time faculty member for at least five years? The Academy for Teaching Excellence is looking for someone with a vision for faculty development that is faculty driven and aligned with Harper's mission and vision. Learn more about the position and view the application.
Congratulations, OSCQR Peer Reviewers! 
During the Spring 2017 semester, a group of faculty members participated in training sessions to become Harper online/blended course design reviewers. By the end of the training, participants were able to describe the Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric and process, and successfully review a distance course, providing clear feedback on the 50 standards included in the rubric. Learn more.
Like Our New Look?
Notice anything different about our new look? During the summer, the Academy Communications Team is redesigning the look of the newsletter. We'll be playing with section headers, articles ideas, and the overall look. What do you think? We appreciate your input and feedback! Tell us what you think.
Harper Recognized as Top-10 Digital College 
Harper has been recognized as a Digital Community Colleges Survey 2016-2017 top-10 winner by the Center for Digital Education in an annual survey that has been conducted for the last 12 years. Harper ranked second in the category of colleges with 10,000 students or more. Of the colleges surveyed, "91% provide professional development on how to integrate technology into curriculum and instructional practices." The top-10 ranking shows Harper's commitment to professional development in support of instructional excellence. Continue reading.
Explorer Series Project Showcase 
Congratulations to the faculty members who presented their projects at the Spring 2017 Explorer Series Project Showcase! Learn more.
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Faculty International Field Seminar
Faculty International Field Seminar to Central America 
A group of 13 of your faculty colleagues set off on a unique faculty development program to Central America from May 20 through June 4. They posted updates and other points of interest on the Office of International Education's social media accounts. View photos of their journey. 
How do you help our students grow? 
Harper's 9th Annual Assessment Conference and Share Fair will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Wojcik Conference Center. If you have a success story on how you and your colleagues came together to improve students' learning experiences, we invite you to share your story!
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Copyright in Online Teaching and Learning 
Visiting speaker Jessica Reyman, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Rhetoric and Professional Writing at Northern Illinois University, was the guest presenter at the inaugural Academy for Teaching Excellence webinar on Wednesday, May 10: Copyright in Online Teaching and Learning. View the webinar recording.
Academy Events
Fall 2017 Faculty/Staff Orientation Week
Monday, August 14 - Saturday, August 19

OSCQR Rubric
Wednesday, August 16, 12 p.m.

New Features in Blackboard
Wednesday, August 16, 1 p.m.
Thursday, August 17, 6 p.m.

Community of Practice Info Session
Thursday, August 17, 11 a.m.
What's Happening @ Harper?
Academy for Teaching Excellence | 847.925.6174 | Building D, Room D281
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.
Harper College enriches its diverse communities by providing quality, af f or dable, and accessible education. Harper College, in collaboration with its partners, inspires the tran sformation of individual lives, the workforce, and society.