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FALL 2017

  September 2017

Workshop

Advising 102: Advising in Practice

Description

CFE/Advising 102: Advising in Practice examines the essential policies, procedures, and institutional resources that impact advising at Reynolds. The session leads faculty through discussions about the nuances and challenges that often face advisors as they navigate issues of FERPA, academic and financial aid holds, student concerns, and other similar issues. The workshop also develops faculty skills in using the tools and resources within the Student Information System (SIS) and other college applications so that advisors are able to access information with ease, efficiency, and accuracy.  

Target Audience: Reynolds full-time faculty

Professional development credits provided. 
Facilitator(s) Sheila Watters, Associate Professor of Business and Faculty Coordinator of Advising
Date & Time

Tuesday, September 26, 2017*

Thursday, September 28, 2017; 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Location For September 28 workshop:  Room 412, Downtown Campus
Registration Information

*See Convocation Day Schedule for time, location, and registration information

For September 28 workshop:  Registration Form

 
Workshop

Faculty Lunch & Learn Series (Fall 2017; Session I): Facilitating Discussion

Description

Join Reynolds colleagues in a conversation about how to effectively promote discussion and engagement within your classes, both on-campus and online. Handouts and additional resources will be provided.

Target Audience: all Reynolds faculty, both full- and part-time

Lunch is provided for all registered participants

Facilitator

Ghazala Hashmi, Coordinator, Center for Faculty Engagement

Dates and Times

Downtown Campus:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017; 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Parham Road Campus: Wednesday, September 20, 2017; 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Goochland Campus, Wednesday, October 4, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Locations

Room 250, Downtown Campus

Room 220, Massey Library Technology Center, Parham Road Campus

Room 243, Goochland Campus

Registration Information Registration Form
 
Workshop

CFE 212: Writing in the Disciplines

Description

CFE 212: Writing in the Disciplines – Engaging Student Writers provides faculty of all disciplines with the resources and strategies they need to develop student skills in writing at the college-level. Participants have opportunities to evaluate best practices for introducing students to the writing process, guiding students to writing within the discipline, and using writing to support comprehension and retention of course material. CFE 212 provides faculty an overview of the common challenges facing student writers as they transition into college-level and academic, discipline-specific writing, and it introduces participants to instructional practices that help students develop effective writing skills.  

Target Audience: All Reynolds faculty; faculty outside of the English composition discipline are especially encouraged to apply

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitators

Beth Bensen, Professor and Program Head of English

William Ziegler, Associate Professor of English

Date and Time Tuesday, September 26; please see Convocation Day schedule for workshop time
Location Please see Convocation Day schedule for location
Registration Please register through Convocation Day registration site
  
Workshop

CFE Online 102: Rubrics, responses, and relevance

Description

CFE/Online 102: Rubrics, Reponses and Relevance emphasizes the established connections between meaningful feedback and student learning. Whether the feedback to student effort comes in the form of peer commentary, guided opportunities for self-assessment, or through instructor evaluation, purposeful responses can serve as essential points of initiation that lead to student learning. This workshop provides faculty with foundational knowledge in both the theory and the application of responding effectively to student work in the online classroom. The session also highlights the ways in which evaluation and assessment can be made more meaningful, relevant, and consciously embraced by the student. 

Target Audience: All Reynolds faculty

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitators

Ghazala Hashmi, Coordinator, Center for Faculty Engagement

Kathy Larue, Assistant Professor and Program Head of Early Childhood Education

Barbara Lytton, Associate Professor of English

Date and Time

Tuesday, September 26; please see Convocation Day schedule for workshop time

Location

Please see Convocation Day schedule for location

Registration

Please register through Convocation Day registration site

October 2017 

Workshop

OER 103: Using OER in Reynolds Courses

Description

OER 103 is a required workshop for faculty who plan to use an existing OER template developed by other faculty. The workshop provides participants with the following:  an introduction to OER; the development of Blackboard navigation skills; a demonstration of the customization features of the OER template; an introduction to creative commons licensing; guidance on issues of accessibility and ADA compliance concerns; and training on searching and embedding college database material within courses. This course offers brief presentations, augmented by a workshop in which faculty initiate the development of their own OER section(s). 

Target Audience: Faculty teaching the following courses:

ART 100, ART 101-102; BIO 101-102, BIO 106-107; ENF 3, ENG 111-112, HIS 121-122, MTH 163, 166, 170, 240; PSY 200; and SOC 200.

Professional development credits provided.

Facilitator(s)

Jane Rosecrans, Faculty Coordinator for OER at Reynolds and Professor of English

Josh Watson, Assistant Professor of English

Course Dates

Monday, October 2 - Monday, October 16

Location

OER 103 is an online course and is provided through Blackboard

Registration Information Registration
Workshop

Advising 102: Advising in Practice

Description

CFE/Advising 102: Advising in Practice examines the essential policies, procedures, and institutional resources that impact advising at Reynolds. The session leads faculty through discussions about the nuances and challenges that often face advisors as they navigate issues of FERPA, academic and financial aid holds, student concerns, and other similar issues. The workshop also develops faculty skills in using the tools and resources within the Student Information System (SIS) and other college applications so that advisors are able to access information with ease, efficiency, and accuracy.  

Target Audience: Reynolds full-time faculty

Professional development credits provided.
Facilitator(s) Sheila Watters, Associate Professor of Business and Faculty Coordinator of Advising
Date & Time Friday, October 6, 2017; 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Location Room 117, Massey LTC, Parham Road Campus
Registration Information Registration
  
Workshop

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop (APPQMR)

Description QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors. It is particularly helpful to those new to QM or those considering the adoption of a quality assurance process for online and blended learning.

In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement.

The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

This workshop requires approximately 7-8 hours per week of time commitment.

This workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Facilitator CJ Bracken, Assistant Coordinator, Center for Distance Learning
Workshop Delivery & Dates

The APPQMR workshop is delivered online.

Monday, October 16 - Monday, October 30

Registration Information

Registration

This workshop is limited to 10 participants. 

Registration must be submitted by Wednesday, October 11. Selected participants will be notified by October 13.

 
Workshop

Faculty Lunch & Learn Series (Fall 2017; Session II): Effective Design for Written Feedback for Students

Description

Join Reynolds colleagues in a conversation about how to provide effective written feedback for your students. Good design in written feedback promotes student learning and development. Handouts and additional resources will be provided.

Target Audience: all Reynolds faculty, both full- and part-time

Lunch is provided for all registered participants

Facilitator Ghazala Hashmi, Coordinator, Center for Faculty Engagement 
Dates & Times

Downtown Campus:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017; 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Parham Road Campus: Thursday, October 26, 2017; 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Goochland Campus, Wednesday, November 1, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

 
Locations

Room 250, Downtown Campus

Room 220, Massey Library Technology Center, Parham Road Campus

Room 243, Goochland Campus

 
Registration Information Registration Form
 
 Workshop

Advising 201: Advising the at-risk learner (A Master Advisor Academy Workshop)

Description

This first workshop of the Reynolds Master Advisors Academy examines the characteristics of at-risk learners and some of their unique advising needs. The workshop highlights current research on advising strategies that can be implemented to support the at-risk learner. Participants will gain a broader awareness of the at-risk learner profile and of the roles an advisor can assume in supporting the retention and progress of such students.

Target Audience: This workshop is open for all full-time faculty, staff, and administrators. It is required for individuals who are applying to serve as Master Advisors.

Professional development credits provided.
Facilitator(s) Sheila Watters, Associate Professor of Business and Faculty Coordinator of Advising
Date & Time Friday, October 27, 2017; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location Room 305, Downtown Campus
Registration Information Registration

 november 2017

Workshop

CFE 120: developing measurable learning objectives

Description

CFE 120: Developing Measurable Learning Objectives explores how to create objectives that are measurable, precise, and clear at both the course and module/unit level. Alignment between the module/unit level objectives and the course-level objectives is examined. Participants will be introduced to Bloom’s taxonomy, a useful resource for writing and developing objectives. In this active learning session, participants will analyze a course-level objective and the associated module/unit level objective(s) for a course that they are teaching and make revisions as necessary. (2 contact hours of Professional Development)   

Facilitator(s) CJ Bracken, Assistant Coordinator, Center for Distance Learning
Date & Time

Wednesday, November 15, 2017; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (DTC)

Thursday, November 16, 2017; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (PRC)

Locations

Downtown Campus: Room 353

Parham Road Campus: Room 220, Massey LTC

Registration Information

Registration

 
Workshop

Advising 202: value-added advising - fostering success skills  (A Master Advisor Academy Workshop)

Description  

This workshop is a part of the Reynolds Master Advisor Academy and emphasizes the strategies and tools that advisors can implement to foster and support academic success skills among students. The workshop examines college data points to identify critical stages of student challenge. It also brings into conversation current research and evidence of best practices.

Target Audience: This workshop is open for all full-time faculty, staff, and administrators. It is required for individuals who are applying to serve as Master Advisors.

Professional development credits provided.
Facilitator(s) Sheila Watters, Associate Professor of Business and Faculty Coordinator of Advising 
Date & Time Friday, November 10, 2017; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location Room 218, Massey LTC, Parham Road Campus
Registration Information Registration