Students

Faculty and Staff

Faculty Development Curricula

For complete information about these workshops, be sure to visit the Center for Faculty Engagement Course Descriptions.

Certification in Advising

Foundations of Advising

CFE/Advising 101: Advising is Teaching (2.5 contact hours of Professional Development)

This workshop introduces faculty to the concept of advising as a core component of teaching and learning within higher education. The course defines advising as a process that involves curriculum, pedagogy, and learning outcomes. Faculty are introduced to the pedagogical model of advising, basic best practices, and guided through the process of defining essential learning outcomes for students.

CFE/Advising 102: Advising in Practice (2 contact hours of Professional Development)

This workshop 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.  

Master Advisors

CFE/Advising 201: Advising the At-Risk Learner (2 contact hours of Professional Development)

This workshop examines the characteristics of high risk learners and some of their unique advising needs. Through current research and emphasis on collaboration and discussion among participants, the course emphasizes the exploration of the high risk learner profile within community college contexts, strategies for supporting such students through advising, and the roles and responsibilities of faculty advisors.    

CFE/Advising 202: Value-Added Advising: Fostering Success Skills (2 contact hours of Professional Development)

Advising 202 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.

 

Certification in Honors Teaching

Foundations of Honors

CFE/Honors 101: Honors at Reynolds (3 contact hours of Professional Development) 

This workshop examines the core definitions of honors within higher education. Participants focus on developing shared values and understandings of what is expected of honors students and honors faculty at Reynolds. The workshop also examines the distinct expectations, recommended activities, and critical assessment elements for both Honors Designated and Honors Contract courses. Participants will be asked to complete an activity for review following the end of the workshop.

CFE/Honors 102: Best Practices in Teaching and Learning within Honors at Reynolds (3 contact hours of Professional Development) 

This workshop targets the best practices of teaching and learning within an academically rigorous context in higher education. The workshop content focuses especially on the four pillars of Honors at Reynolds:  the development of students’ critical thinking skills, an introduction to interdisciplinary learning, the fostering of disciplinary undergraduate research, and the development of student engagement both within the classroom and with the broader communities beyond the classroom. Faculty participants will engage in the development of interdisciplinary approaches for their specific Honors courses. Participants will be asked to complete an activity for review following the end of the workshop. 

Pedagogy of Honors

CFE/Honors 201: Engaging the Honors Learner through Research (2 contact hours of Professional Development)

This workshopexplores resources and strategies that help to develop student engagement and spark student interest through undergraduate research activities. Integrating and promoting undergraduate research is integral to the Reynolds Honors Program; Honors 201 highlights theories and best practices for establishing foundational knowledge in academic research, guiding students through disciplinary research, supporting collaborative peer engagement, and promoting professional outcomes such as student presentations, poster sessions, and possible publications.

 

Certification in Teaching Online

forthcoming

 

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources at Reynolds

CFE/OER 101: Open Educational Resources Course Development (2 contact hours of Professional Development)

OER 101 is a required workshop for faculty who would like to develop an OER template for a specific course.  The course is designed for small groups of faculty who wish to create OER for a course they teach.  The workshop provides participants with the following:  an introduction to OER; discussion and hands-on experience locating OER for the targeted course; 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 work together to locate open materials.  This workshop is followed up by the faculty coordinator as the team works together to build the template.  Faculty are required to work with the course outcomes established for the targeted course.  

CFE/OER 102: Open Educational Resources for Program Heads (2 contact hours of Professional Development)

This workshop  introduces Program Heads to the value and purpose of Reynolds’ Open Educational Resources (OER) as instructional resources, and to the policy and procedures for implementing OER materials effectively within disciplinary programs.  The workshop guides participants into an understanding of OER, both as it is understood globally and at Reynolds.  Topics for discussion include the following: identifying academic quality in proposed OER materials; American copyright history and definitions; fair use guidelines; creative commons copyright; OER attributes within designated courses; procedural concerns such as section notes and course identification in SIS; and designations of Reynolds courses as OER compliant.

CFE/OER 103: Using OER in Reynolds Courses (2 contact hours of Professional Development)

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).  

 

Assessment of Student Learning

Foundations of Assessment

forthcoming