Academy News - November 14, 2018
Congratulations, Level II Adjunct Faculty!
Congratulations to the first cohort of Level II Adjunct Faculty! A total of 29 adjunct faculty were awarded the Level II designation in the first cohort, representing all divisions and 22 departments.

These faculty members completed a Reflective Educator GEC during the summer semester and developed a comprehensive ePortfolio documenting their reflective practices, college service, and professional development.

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Stop by the Academy for drop-in Blackboard training with Karen Herold. The last two sessions focus on copying your Blackboard courses and downloading the grade center, but feel free to bring any other questions.

Curious about what education is like in Costa Rica compared to the United States? Join Fulbright Scholar, Jairo Viales, as he shares some of the values and practices of educators in his home country.

The application deadline has been extended and applications will be accepted until Friday, November 30.

The College of Lake County and College of DuPage cordially invite you to attend the Illinois Community College OER Summit on Friday, November 30.

Join us as Harper Philosophy Professor Stephanie Adair, Ph.D. discusses Kant's theory of beauty based on her recently published book.

Join HarperStore and Sodexo for Faculty Appreciation Day and enjoy refreshments, games, free raffles and other surprises, plus special discounts.
Student Learning Showcase
Thanksgiving Survival Tips: How to Survive Thanksgiving at Uncle John's
After reading the tips below, take our quiz to see if you can name Harper's five General Education Learning Outcomes! Two lucky winners will receive some Harper swag!

Traveling to the family gathering...
As you're driving to Uncle John's place,
Think critically - don't text - and keep the right pace!

While preparing the stuffing...
Tap into your quantitative reasoning,
To measure the right amount of seasoning.

The Faculty Lounge
Making the Learning Process Visible to Students
Written by Cari Paterno, Level II Adjunct Faculty, Psychology and Khursheed Ichhaporia, Level II Adjunct Faculty, Biology

How can Harper faculty improve student learning and engagement? Teach students metacognitive awareness so that they can understand how they learn and plan, monitor, and adjust their approach to learning.
Interested in implementing some metacognitive learning strategy instruction in your classes? Want to get involved with a Community of Practice discussing Grit, Growth Mindset & Metacognition?

What's Up with That: Things You May Be Wondering About on Campus
How does the waitlist process work?
Submitted by Sue Skora, Registrar, Registrar's Office

Ever stood in a virtual line? Many of our students do so each semester in hopes of getting into a full class. Now that students are able to put themselves on a waitlist in Banner in hopes that a seat will become available in the class, faculty may want to reconsider the way they respond to override requests from students.

Upcoming Programs & Workshops
Thursday, November 15, 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 15, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, November 27, 12 p.m.
Thursday, November 29, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, December 12, 6 p.m.
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