Teaching Academy Sessions

Teaching Academy Sessions feature COCC colleagues sharing their classroom experiences and expertise. 
An optional "Almost Free Lunch" is served at each session for $3 (cash only). Vegetarian options are offered. 

Fall Term, 2015

  • Teaching Academy - TLC Doesn't Stand for Tender, Loving Care...Or Does It?
       Friday, October 16, 2015 @ 11 am - 12 pm
       Willie Hall, Bend
       Speakers: Andria Woodell, Psychology &  Kathy Smith, Math
    Now that the Teaching and learning Center has been established here on campus, members of the center will discuss its role in training and celebrating faculty:  Issues to be discussed include, teaching academies, the teaching commons, faculty orientations and faculty mentoring.

  • Teaching Academy - Innovative Use of Technology for Assessment in the Classroom
    Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 11 am - 12 pm
    Willie Hall, Bend
    Speaker: Tony Russell, Humanities

Winter Term 2016

  • Teaching Academy - Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching & Learning
    Friday, January 22, 2016 @ 11 am - 12 pm
    Willie Hall, Bend
    Speaker: Tina Hovekamp, Library

  • Teaching Externship to Mentor Early Career Instructors
    Friday, Feb 19, 2016 @ 11 am - 12 pm
    Willie Hall, Bend
    Speaker: Andria Woodell, Psychology
    Andria will discuss  a teaching externship program as a means of supporting first time instructors by connecting them to the campus and providing feedback on the classroom experience. Potential applications of this type of program will be discussed, to include meeting the challenge of hiring  part-time instructors with credentials, but no instructional background, and for current part-time instructors seeking more guidance in the classroom.

  • Micro-aggressions: What are they, and how do they impact student success?
    Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 11 -12 pm
    Redmond (RTEC 209)
    Speaker: Karen Roth, Director of Multicultural Activities
    Our recent Campus Climate Survey indicated that many of our students experience biases in and out of the classroom which have the potential to negatively impact their academic success.  This correlates with the research about the impact of micro-aggressions on college campuses.  This workshop, facilitated by Karen Roth, will summarize the results of the Campus Climate Survey, introduce the concept of micro-aggressions, and explore how instructors can create more respectful learning environments that support academic achievement.

Spring Term 2016

  • Challenges to Student Success for Undocumented Students

    Friday, April 15 @ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
    Wille Hall, Bend
    Speaker: Evelia Sandoval , Latino Student Program Coordinator

    Do you understand the unique challenges and barriers that undocumented students face?  What is the difference between DACA, the Dream Act, and Tuition Equity, and how do they impact our students at COCC?  This workshop is designed to help anyone who interacts with students on campus learn about some of the barriers and financial stresses that impede the access and completion rates for undocumented students.  We will also discuss resources and tips that will help advisors support undocumented students as they progress from admission to graduation.  

  • eLearning & Academic Technology in collaboration with TLC presenteLearning & Academic Technology Overview: Hands-on Workshop

    Friday, April 22 @ 9:00 a.m. - 11:00  a.m.
    RTEC 209 (in Redmond)
    Facilitated by Jessica Winans, Director, eLearning & Academic Technology

    Kaltura, Collaborate, Softchalk, Camtasia...? There are so many tools and technologies that it is easy to feel overwhelmed! In this session, we will introduce the tools supported by the eLearning department, including popular Blackboard tools, and discuss when and why to use different tools. The session will begin with a presentation that will address pedagogy, accessibility, student engagement, and use cases for tools and technologies. Participants will then have the opportunity to spend time trying different tools and technologies in the labs of the Redmond Technology Center.  

  • Teaching Academy - Save the date!
    Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 11 am - 12 pm

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