Field of Interests High Impact Practices Professional Development Series

The Field of Interests (FOI) High Impact Practices (HIPs) professional development series of workshops is designed to prep MCCCD for the implementation of the Field of Interest. Using AACU’s High Impact Practices as the framework, the workshop series is designed to give faculty and staff the professional development and opportunity needed to develop a plan for and ideas of how they can tailor their curriculum and practice to/within the FOI.

Series Dates

All sessions will be held at the South Mountain Community College on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Date Title Presenter
September 18, 2019

Overview of HIPS
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This will be the first in a series of workshops designed to prep MCCCD for the implementation of the Field of Interest. The instructional goal is to provide an overview of AACU's High Impact practices and the research that indicates they help students succeed. Using' AACU's High Impact Practices as the framework, the workshop series is designed to give faculty and staff the professional development and opportunity needed to develop a plan for and ideas of how they can tailor their curriculum and practice to/within the FOI.

Debbie Baker

September 25, 2019

Contextualization/ Collaborative Assignments
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This workshop will focus on contextualized courses and collaborative assignments. Faculty will learn the elements of contextualization and collaborative assignments. They will also learn the research that supports this HIP. This will be the third in a series of workshops designed to prep MCCCD for the implementation of the Field of Interest. Using AACU's High Impact Practices as the framework, the workshop series is designed to give faculty and staff the professional development and opportunity needed to develop a plan for and ideas of how they can tailor their curriculum and practice to/within the FOI.

Mary Zimmerer
October 2, 2019

Augmented Instruction
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This workshop is focused on supporting faculty and staff in their work with students outside the classroom. “Augmented” Instruction: Making the Most of Office Hours capitalizes on the opportunity for faculty and staff to bridge equity gaps and make interactions with students, such as during office hours, more effective. This workshop seeks to explain the differences between direct instruction (teaching) and supportive guidance (tutoring) and help the FOI teams plan for Augmented Instruction. Research has shown that when faculty and staff meet with students outside of regular instructional settings, faculty and staff gain insight into their institutional practices, students deepen their learning, and both parties build stronger connections.

This will be the third in a series of workshops designed to prep MCCCD for the implementation of the Field of Interest. Using AACU's High Impact Practices as the framework, the workshop series is designed to give faculty and staff the professional development and opportunity needed to develop a plan for and ideas of how they can tailor their curriculum and practice to/within the FOI.

Dan Lacapa
October 9, 2019

Learning Communities
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This workshop is focused on Learning Communities. This will be the second in a series of workshops designed to prep MCCCD for the implementation of the Fields of Interest. Using AACU's High Impact Practices as the framework, the workshop series is designed to give faculty and staff the professional development and opportunity needed to develop a plan for and ideas of how they can tailor their curriculum and practice to/within the FOI.

The key goals for learning communities are to encourage the integration of learning across courses and to involve students with “big questions” that matter beyond the classroom. Students take two or more linked courses as a group and work closely with one another and with their professors. Many learning communities explore a common topic and/or common readings through the lenses of different disciplines. Some deliberately link “liberal arts” and “professional courses”; others feature service learning.

David Finley
October 16, 2019

Common Intellectual Experiences
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The goal of this workshop is to provide an overview of Common Intellectual Experiences one of AAUPs HIPs and the research that indicates it helps students succeed. This will be the fifth in a series of workshops designed to prep MCCCD for the implementation of the Field of Interest. Using AACU's High Impact Practices as the framework, the workshop series is designed to give faculty and staff the professional development and opportunity needed to develop a plan for and ideas of how they can tailor their curriculum and practice to/within the FOI.

Sam Crandall

Need/Build Interest

  • Why? We need to create detailed two-year plans around the new FOI.
  • Why now? We are changing to meet student needs and to create marketing tools, advising tools, and other student-facing resources.
  • What happens if we don’t? Students will not receive an equitable experience because the FOIs will not have equal tools and resources. Transformation is moving ahead with advising and other changes. If we don’t create our two-year plans for our students, then our programs will not be advertised, resulting in lower enrollment.

Objective

  • Build foundational knowledge of AACU’s High Impact Practices in MCCCD employees
  • Create learning experiences for faculty and staff to cultivate skills needed to implement practices for students that have been shown to increase student completion and engagement.
  • Provide faculty coordinators and staff with the basic knowledge needed to create an offered an integrated educational experience that includes, but is not limited to, learning communities, contextualized courses, co-curricular activities, and targeted supplemental instruction

Outcomes

  • Each FOI team will create a two-year plan for students in their FOI that includes an integrated learning experience and curriculum

For more information contact: Yvette Espinosa, Biology Faculty and District Lead for FOI: yvette.espinosa@southmountaincc.edu, 602-243-8090