Volume 01 | April 15, 2018

Center for Teaching Excellence Newsletter
Baker College Conference

Baker College Conference - Owosso Campus

The organizing theme for the first Baker College Conference is Higher Education and the Public Good. The Conference seeks to foster conversations and presentations related to advocacy, practice, scholarship, and the relationships between them. This interdisciplinary event is comprised of work and scholarship done by faculty, and will present collaborative projects that support Baker College’s mission and commitment to our disciplines and to our communities. Proposals are due May 31st, 2018. The conference takes place on August 21st, 2018, at the Owosso campus. 

The Baker College Conference encourages presentation submissions to the following five tracks: Public Scholarship, Participatory/Action Research, Community Partnerships, Public Information Networks, and Civic Literacy Scholarship. Please consider the work that you do in your classrooms, your scholarship, and in your outreach for proposal submissions.

Proposal information and instructions are available on the  CTE web site .

Submissions and questions should be sent to  bcconference@baker.edu .

Educational Technology
5th Annual Ed Tech Boot Camp

Are you interested in learning about Ed Tech tools to use in your classroom? How about discovering some things you can do in the new learning management system, Canvas?

On Friday, June 22nd, Baker College, in collaboration with the Genessee Intermediate School District, will be hosting the 5th Annual Ed Tech Boot Camp for Higher Ed and K-12 teachers, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Baker College of Flint Student Center.

If you are interested in participating, click on the link here .

Jewell Educational Fund (JEF) Grant
Would you like to receive money for an academic project?

Baker College is making $100,000 available through the JEF Grant fund each academic year. These grants support faculty scholarship, research, and projects that serve to enhance faculty members’ knowledge, teaching, and otherwise support faculty and student growth at Baker College.

Applications will be reviewed annually in November and May. For more information, visit the  CTE web site .

Applications and questions should be sent to  jef@baker.edu .
Canvas for Instructors
Are you ready to learn Canvas?

Come to a hands-on workshop! You may attend at any Baker campus location. Locate a session on the  CTE Calendar so you're ready for Fall courses.
Assessment Corner
Assessment Community Work Continues!

Remember that you can access all of the information you need for the Assessment Achievement Levels and the Annual Assessment Report by clicking here .

As we prepare for the second Assessment Community meetings this summer, be sure you are working with your group on the draft of your Annual Assessment report. Please be sure to complete the Assessment Community Progress Report survey that was sent a few weeks ago if you need assistance.
Baker College Professional Development Offerings
Quad Pod Event: Females Leading Through Inclusion, Networking and Tenacity
Luncheon, Networking and Discussion

Tuesday, April 24th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
University of Michigan - Flint Northbank Center Ballroom

Building on the success of the Flint Area Women’s Network event held in May 2016,
this even encourages individuals to network with colleagues from a wide variety of
job roles and institutions, promote collaborations, and enrich the experience of
women working in higher education in Genesee County. Download the flyer for more information. Register here for this event.
Upcoming Conferences
Lilly Conference  - Traverse City, MI
October 18, 2018- October 20, 2018

Baker Faculty are able to receive a 10% discount on registration. The mission of the Lilly Conferences is to provide a forum to share and model a scholarly approach to teaching and learning that reports quality student learning outcomes while promoting professional development of faculty.
eCornicopia: Teaching with Technology - Rochester, MI
Friday, June 22, 2018

Oakland University's e-Cornucopia is an annual one-day technology conference that explores online teaching and learning topics including pedagogy best practices, software, apps, engagement techniques and much more . Register here for this event.

The following Baker College sessions will be presented by Baker employees:

  • Live Links: Employing Emerging Design Applications in the Composition Classroom Erin Bell, English Instructor, Baker College of Allen Park
  • Planning for an engaging and dynamic classroom…can we compete with Google? Caryl Walling, Instructional Effectiveness Specialist, Baker College Online & Center for Graduate Studies

If you are presenting at this conference and would like your session added, please contact cte@baker.edu, with your information.
Center for Teaching Excellence

The Mission of the Center for Teaching Excellence is to create, identify, and provide support structures and processes to cultivate a professional learning environment where faculty take ownership and are positioned to direct their own professional learning relative to Baker’s Mission and institutional goals.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is a collaborative entity where the Associate Provost of Academics, System Faculty Development Specialist, and the individual campus Instructional Effectiveness Specialists (IESes) partner to design, develop, present, and facilitate professional development in order to support and coach faculty in their pursuit of quality teaching and learning.
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