Faculty Orientation

Part-time faculty orientations typically take place on the first Friday of the month. Contact Mike Artus and Jacquie Coe for details.

Teaching Academy

Teaching Academy events are usually scheduled on the third Friday of the month at 11 a.m. during the academic year.

To watch videos of previous Teaching Academy presentations, see the TLC Event Archive.

For a searchable table of previous presentations by speaker, see the Speakers Board.

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2018-19 Academic Year

Date Event
October 19, 2018

Latinx Programs in Central Oregon

Science Building 190, Bend Campus at 11 am

Find out what is happening at Central Oregon Community College with Latinx youth. View the Student Voice Project, a collaborative presentation about the disparities Latinx youth are facing in education. Learn how you can be a change agent.

November 16, 2018

Sharing and Analyzing Our Favorite Classroom Activities

Science Building 190, Bend Campus at 11 am

Come join us for a fun discussion centered on sharing and learning from our favorite activities! First, Wendi Wampler will introduce a useful lens for analyzing centered around defining the content and non-content goals. Next, we will break into groups, discuss our activities, and brainstorm what non-concent goals we are attempting to achieve with them. Finally, we will share ideas and strategies as a group, and hopefully leave with new tools we can apply in the classroom!

January 18, 2019

Incivility in the Classroom: What It Is, What To Do

Science Building 190, Bend Campus at 11 am

This Teaching Academy will include a brief presentation followed by activities and discussion designed to help you become more aware of when students approach the boundaries of appropriate behavior and how to prevent or react productively to it.  This workshop is designed to help you feel equipped to know how to spot behavior early, before it becomes a crisis – and what resources are available to faculty to help you respond effectively to such behaviors.

February 15, 2019

Lies, Damned Lies, and News

Science Building 190, Bend Campus at 11 am

Reporting on Project Information Literacy’s 2018 national study of more than 5,000 students and their news engagement practices, we discuss what the findings mean for information literacy instruction. Actionable recommendations are offered for unravelling the complexities of the “post-truth problem,” specific to our time, technologies, and information habits of young news consumers.

March 15, 2019

Beyond Correspondence: the Importance of Regular and Substantive Interactions (RSI) in Online and Hybrid Instruction

Science Building 190, Bend Campus at 11 am

Distance education has always had an evolving definition: from correspondence courses, self-paced asynchronous learning, synchronous sessions, flipped and hybrid classrooms, and fully facilitated online courses, our idea of what it means to learn online is prone to change. But as a community college with federal funding, did you know there are guidelines and specifications that govern these definitions?  And more importantly, did you know meeting these requirements can have a direct impact on student aid?  Join the COCC eLearning team and special guest Paula Ascher from Columbia Gorge Community College in a session on Regular and Substantive Interactions (RSI) in your courses -  what it means, what it looks like in our courses, and how you can implement RSI best practices to improve your instruction.

April 19, 2019

Talk with Dawn Holland

Science Building 190, Bend Campus at 12 pm

Dawn Holland received the Women of the Year Award from the Bend Chamber for 2019. Dawn is the founder and director of DAWNS House, a sober living facility for women in recovery from drugs and alcohol. Her path establishing this non-profit organization has been long, selfless, and challenging. Part of Dawn’s journey brought her to COCC as a Business student to develop for business plan.  Please join us as Dawn shares her journey with us.

May 10, 2019

Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, and Academic Success

Science Building 220, Bend Campus at 11 am

The average community college student today must pay more than $1,400 a year for textbooks and course materials. At COCC, instructors saved students nearly $1M in textbook costs in 2017-18 by implementing Open Educational Resources (OERs). You can make the switch, too!

In this Teaching Academy, Amy Hofer from Open Oregon will present on college affordability and the basics of finding, using, and creating OERs. All participants will have the opportunity to earn a $200 stipend by reviewing a textbook from the Open Textbook Library, or a $300 stipend by reviewing open materials that fully replace a course textbook.