2019 – 2020Calendar Overview

Sep 14, 2019
Foundations of Teaching Excellence

Nov 9, 2019
Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence

Feb 8, 2020
Foundations of Teaching Excellence

2018 – 2019Faculty Development Program

Introducing the KCPDC Faculty Academy

KCPDC Faculty Academy is a one-day workshop with five built-in teaching and learning courses focusing on: quality course design, building a learner-centered syllabus, active learning strategies to engage students, effective grading strategies, and best practices for technology in the classroom.

Foundations of Teaching Excellence will be offered twice a year: September 14, 2019 and February 8, 2020. Faculty new to teaching or interested in a refresher course would benefit from the Foundational Academy.

Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence is available for mid-career to veteran faculty and will be scheduled for half a day on November 9, 2019.

There are now two options for faculty and staff interested in earning the Faculty Development Program (FDP) certificate:

  1. Attend one of the foundational level Faculty Academy sessions and the annual Enhancing Teaching and Learning (ETL) Conference
  2. Attend the advanced level Faculty Academy, one special topic, and the ETL Conference.

Registration

Advanced registration is required for all KCPDC events. Registration is FREE to employees of member institutions. Please contact your campus representative for registration.

Non-members are encouraged to enroll, on a space available basis. The cost for the attendance at KCPDC events is $150 for full day and $75 for half day session. For enrollment information, contact Clydia Case.


Foundations of Teaching Excellence
Presented by KCPDC

Date: Saturday September 14, 2019 & Saturday February 8, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Location: Johnson County Community College, CoLab, OCB 102
Contact your KCPDC representative to sign up

Description: A one-day workshop with five built-in teaching and learning courses focusing on: quality course design, building a learner-centered syllabus, active learning strategies to engage students, effective grading strategies, and best practices for technology in the classroom.

Schedule at a Glance

— Welcome —

Quality Course Design (Blended, Online, and Face to Face)

— Break —

Building a Learner-Centered Syllabus
Active Learning Strategies to Engage Students

— Lunch —

Effective Grading Strategies
Best Practices for Technology in the Classroom

— Closing —


Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence
Presented by KCPDC

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 9:00am – Noon
Location: Baker University, Overland Park, Room 101
Presenter: Dr. Royce Ann Collins, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Adult Learning and Leadership at Kansas State University Olathe

Contact your KCPDC representative to sign up

Description: Assessment impacts teaching practices and teaching practices impact assessment. Assessment is a feedback loop for the instructor and the program. This workshop will demonstrate how course objectives, learning activities, and outcomes assessment are intertwined. Participants will explore the active learning strategies to use to achieve the level of the learning outcomes. Course objectives set the bar; learning activities facilitate student growth to that bar; and outcomes assessment provides feedback. If instructors do not achieve the level of the learning outcome with their students, how can students achieve it on their own?

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Investigate how learning outcomes, course objectives, and assessments are intertwined
  • Connect the teaching techniques to different levels of assessments
  • Create an action plan for implementation into their course

Committed to providing professional development opportunities for the faculty and staff of its member institutions.