To reduce textbook and course material costs primarily through the adoption, adaptation, and creation of free Open Educational Resources (OER), Harper has allocated $75,000 of strategic plan funding for OER Transformation Grants. These grants are intended to support faculty efforts to reduce the costs associated with textbooks and course materials while maintaining high quality course design and instruction. If you are interested in replacing costly textbooks and course materials for your course(s), this grant opportunity is for you.
The first set of Fall 2019 Starfish Progress Surveys launched on Monday, September 9 and are due by Sunday, September 29. You will find that the surveys look a little different this fall as Starfish made some enhancements to both design and functionality. Using Starfish early in the semester provides students with opportunities to improve and continues to show tremendous impact.
- Evidence-Informed Teaching
- Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF)
- Conducting Peer Observations of Teaching for Professional Development
- Teaching While Black/Responding While White: Growing Our Capacity Around Cultural Integrity
- Best Practices for Accessible Video and Captioning
- Sustaining The Professional Self for Deep Work
The Make Shop helps students bridge the theoretical to the practical. We also provide space for students to link information from different topics, which helps with understanding and retention. Students can combine different skills (Literature & Sewing, Spanish, History, and Math) to create something that shows knowledge gained along with a deeper understanding of a specific topic.
Dr. Proctor would like to hear from you. You are invited to share your ideas, thoughts, and concerns about the work you do at Harper and how we can help our students succeed. Sessions will be held on the main campus as well as at LCC and HPC. Choose a session that works best for you.
This year the Diversity & Inclusion Shared Governance Committee is pleased to announce there will be two guest speakers during the Diversity Symposium. Everyone will have the opportunity to attend both presentations, each focusing on various aspects of diverse indigeneity, equity, and inclusion.
Please join us in saying farewell to our friend and colleague Dr. Brian Knetl, who will be leaving Harper on September 20 after almost 11 years of service. The event will take place in the Drama Lab (Room L109) on Wednesday, September 18 from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.