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Practices of Promise PEG BALACHOWSKI ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23,

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1 Practices of Promise PEG BALACHOWSKI ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

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3 #EvCCThisIsHowWePlay ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

4 Disturbing the Universe (O’Banion) “Doing more of the same will just get us more of the same.” “disruptive innovations” and “deeper engagement, scalable interventions” ◦ Community College Week Point of View October 2012 ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

5 Modeling Engagement (Nicholas Longo) “Faculty need to model the kind of engagement we want to see from our students.” Longo, N (2011). Re-Thinking Our Roles: Engaging Faculty for Student Engagement ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

6 Modeling Engagement Support for faculty engagement is from hire to retire. These practices support faculty efforts to increase student engagement and success. A vibrant culture of student engagement and success is really a large effort and involves many stakeholders (re: Strategic Plan). ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

7 Current Emphasis – Student Success What would it look like to have an initiative on faculty success? ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

8 Strategic Priorities Student Success Innovation and Leadership ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

9 Innovation and Leadership We infuse innovative learning and state-of-the-art pedagogy into all course offerings. Our infrastructure supports innovative instruction, prepares students for technologies of the future, and links education and training to high demand career paths. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

10 Practices Innovations Academy Annual Teaching and Learning Retreat New Faculty Teaching Academy Title III Associate Faculty Academy Student Success ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

11 Innovations Academy Annual Teaching and Learning Retreat New Faculty Teaching Academy Title III Associate Faculty Academy Student Success ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

12 Genesis of IA “We infuse innovative learning and state-of- the-art pedagogy—such as an emphasis on critical thinking and collaborative learning— into all course offerings.” ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

13 Innovations Academy One week (four days) in summer One coordinator, three facilitators (internal experts) Sixteen participants Taught exclusively by active learning Seed money from BOT, now institutionalized 4 IAs in 3 years ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

14 ASSESSMENT & REFLECTION Take one new technique from three workshops that you learned at the IA. Develop an activity for your classroom using each technique. Create a rubric. Assess how your change impacted student learning. Write your own reflection on all three of the activities, what you learned about your teaching practice. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

15 ASSESSMENT & REFLECTION Take one new technique from three workshops that you learned at the IA. Develop an activity for your classroom using each technique. Create a rubric. Assess how your change impacted student learning. Write a reflection on all three of the activities and what you learned about your teaching practice. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

16 Fall 2014 IA Faculty were required to visit a class of someone outside their discipline. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

17 FUNDING Coffee each morning and afternoon. Participants paid $1000 after reflection is submitted (and only then). TOTAL COST = $20K and change ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

18 RESULTS Priceless ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

19 Year 1 16 = 1296 ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

20 By Year 3 63 = 5103 ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

21 Innovations Academy Annual Teaching and Learning Retreat New Faculty Teaching Academy Title III Associate Faculty Academy Student Success ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

22 Nice campus … ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

23 But sometimes you just have to get away! ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

24 FIRST RETREATS (2003) Focus on building partnerships Individual courses & faculty Developing curriculum Budget of $2,500 ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

25 The Original Model Going to work after work Going to work after work More like a business meeting – what’s the purpose of a retreat? To advance! ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

26 Repeat the retreat? The challenges of keeping it fresh! Collaboration + Innovation = COLLABOVATIONCollaboration + Innovation = COLLABOVATION ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

27 MISSION STATEMENT The annual teaching and learning retreat provides opportunities to share BIG IDEAS & BEST PRACTICES BIG IDEAS & BEST PRACTICES by creating meaningful interaction among the campus community. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

28 It’s Midterm: Do Your Faculty Look This Relaxed? ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

29 Annual Teaching and Learning Retreat 2015 is the 13 th annual retreat Run on a shoestring by eLearning team New themes that have emerged: ◦ONE: The power of one idea ◦From One to Many – What Inspires You? ◦RED: From hot topics to cool ideas ◦What are you afraid of? ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

30 TAG LINE FOR 2015 Your greatest fear holds your biggest growth. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

31 Enlighten us, but make it quick. Enlighten us, but make it quick. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

32 ON A SHOESTRING Total Cost: < $3000 Covers lodging, food, materials for up to 70 people ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

33 Food: $ meals, mocktails, coffee, tea and snacks Lodging: $ Cabins, kitchen, and main hall use Supplies: $ Additional supplies, printing, welcome packages Total: $ ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

34 Food: $ meals, mocktails, coffee, tea and snacks Lodging: $ Cabins, kitchen, and main hall use Supplies: $ Additional supplies, printing, welcome packages Total: $ Priceless 70 employees renewing, re-energizing, and learning: Priceless ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

35 Attendance 65% Faculty 16% Classified 19% Exempt In % of attendees were first time retreaters ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

36 Synergy + shared brains = All lead to innovations and new possibilities! Magnified creativity & Multiple viewpoints Colleague Insights ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

37 We are all teachers. We are also all students. We learn from each other just as we teach each other. If we don’t come together, how will we continue to learn? Colleague Insights ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

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39 Innovations Academy Annual Teaching and Learning Retreat New Faculty Teaching Academy Title III Associate Faculty Academy Student Success ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

40 New Faculty Teaching Academy ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

41 MISSION STATEMENT The New Faculty Teaching Academy will serve as an agent for innovation and transformation, and will seek to foster excellence in teaching and learning practices. Toward this end, the Teaching Academy will be designed to provide opportunities for professional growth to new faculty. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

42 RATIONALE investment in retention, integration, and continual individual growth, Induction into the Academy is an investment in retention, integration, and continual individual growth, with the central goal of improving student learning. Mentoring relationships offer an opportunity for reciprocal growth and learning. A successful program is integral to the implementation of other campus initiatives. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

43 GOALS To purposefully welcome new faculty; To provide on-going support for the work of new faculty, including professional development; To increase institutional scholarship; To increase reflective practices. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

44 FOCUS ON THREE AREAS effectiveness and innovation Promoting teaching effectiveness and innovation, both in the traditional classroom and online/hybrid; teaching and leadership Facilitating academic paths to success in teaching and leadership, supporting new faculty in professional growth and development of exemplary teaching practices; Strengthening teaching Strengthening teaching and developing opportunities for leadership on campus and in our profession. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

45 GETTING TO KNOW THE CAMPUS - 2-DAY ORIENTATION ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

46 TIME (Oct 8, 2013) “What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.” Annie Murphy Paul ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

47 MONTHLY DISCUSSIONS Assessments (Formative & Summative) Rubrics Student Evaluations Course climate Mastery Best practices ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

48 EMPHASIS IS ON REFLECTION ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

49 METACOGNITION ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015 The gift that keeps on giving. Donna Wilson, Ph.D., in Edutopia

50 “The Boss of My Brain” Explicit instruction in metacognition puts students in charge of their learning – no matter who the students are. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

51 Innovations Academy Annual Teaching and Learning Retreat New Faculty Teaching Academy Title III Associate Faculty Academy Student Success ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

52 Associate Faculty Academy ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

53 TITLE III Retention Innovations to Strengthen Advising and Academic Programs ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

54 EvCC is committed to providing support and training for all new full-time and associate faculty so that they are able to: Develop and post to Canvas a course syllabus which includes EvCC established course objectives and outcomes Demonstrate in the syllabus the alignment of student learning objectives with assessment strategies using Quality Matters standards Engage students through use of a welcome message in the Canvas classroom ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

55 EvCC is committed to providing support and training for all new fulltime and associate faculty so that they are able to: Submit a BIT report to document student behavioral issues and concerns Provide feedback to students through use of the Canvas grade book Select objectives on the IDEA survey faculty information form based on established course outcomes Complete a written reflection and assessment of the Academy ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

56 1 QUARTER ACADEMY ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

57 MEETINGS Initial meeting and mid-quarter meeting F2F with mentors (mentors are from different department) Lunch provided; discussion appropriate to time of quarter: ◦Week 1 - Getting started ◦Week 5 - Student evaluations ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

58 ASSIGNMENTS Sample BIT report Syllabus in Canvas Welcome page in Canvas Grade book in Canvas Quality Matters (QM) “light”review Selecting IDEA Objectives (Student evaluations) ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

59 SUCCESS - FAILURES QUARTERENROLLEDCOMPLETEDREPEATS Fall Winter Spring Fall ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

60 OBSTACLES No shows Faculty overwhelmed first quarter Unfamiliarity with LMS Canvas Faculty who are strictly online/teach evenings/at different campus ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

61 COMMENTS It feels good to have a Mentor that you can go to in order to get answers to questions that come up during the quarter. As an Associate Faculty, you don’t always have access to another instructor. I am very thankful for this course. It showed me things that I was not able to learn in my department, specifically how to use canvas. This course helped me feel more confident and navigate my way. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

62 The Academy (mentors and meetings) helped me learned more about grading, grade book, engaging activities, teaching with the end in mind, plus-delta, and other elements that helped me serve our students better. I feel a lot more comfortable teaching the classes and serving students than before attending the academy. Sharing the similar situations with other associate faculty and getting advice from the mentors help me to raise my confidence to a comfortable level. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

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64 Next Steps – Big Ideas Clarifying observation vs. evaluation Classroom coaching institute Campus book club Re-branding Innovations Academy (adding IA for online instructors) ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

65 Next Steps Building on what we do well…but can do better. Roadblocks: ◦Participation ◦Money ◦Too many committees (no equity in work) ◦Too few tenured faculty ◦Too few tools ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

66 The silent majority I raise my hand for everything! Can’t get me to do anything. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

67 Hiring Procedures Hiring Committees Agreement on what we are looking for in our faculty Interviewing hints ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

68 Faculty Success = Student Success What would it look like to have an initiative on faculty success? Our students will only be successful if our faculty are successful. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

69 Faculty Success = Student Success What would it look like to have an initiative on faculty success? Our students will only be successful if our faculty are successful. ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015

70 Q & A ARTICULATION AND TRANSFER COUNCIL - JANUARY 23, 2015


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