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					Organized for Learning
    NCACCIA Presentation
      November 2001
      Myra B. Johnson
        Beginnings

 SACS
 Pew Roundtables

 James Anderson - Diversity
           SACS
   Analysis of Strengths and
    Weaknesses
   Spirit of Introspection
   Focus on Direction
PEW Higher Education
Roundtable

   Best Practices for Academic
    Restructuring
   Preliminary List of Issues
   Emerging Issues
   Identification of Challenges/Issues
    Facing Isothermal
    PEW Summary

 Student-Centered Vision
 Training/Development

 Curriculum/Continuing Ed. Linkages

 Strategy for Change

 Broad-based Participation in Planning
Responding to PEW
   Follow-up Roundtables
       What have we been doing?
       What do we need to change?
   Findings at Heart of College Plan
   College Goals Focus on
    Learning/Student Centered Concept
Anderson’s Visit

   Challenges:
     Desire to be Cutting-Edge Institution?
     Willing to do What it Takes?




   85% Respond Positively
Other events
 President’s Article
 Faculty/Student Expectations

 Definition of Learner Centered

  College
 “Learning” versus “Learner”
    Learning College Structure
   Faculty Attend Retreat with NC State
   Committee Facilitates Active Learning
    Workshop
   Initial Learning Committee Formed
   Team for Advancement of Learning
    College (TALC) Formed
                TALC Logo




   Share a Common Direction
   Stay in Formation; Accept and Give Help
   Interdependent; Take Turns Sharing
    Leadership;
   Make Sure Our “Honking” is Encouraging
Original TALC Structure
   Leadership Team
   Taskforces
     Professional Development- Faculty
     Professional Development – Staff

     Technology

     Cooperative Learning
TALC Leadership Team

 GOAL: Keep Learning at
  Forefront of our Mission
 Steering Committee

 Membership

 Activities
Technology Taskforce
   Purpose: To Formulate a Vision for
    Technology and Recommend a
    Strategic Plan for Incorporating the
    Vision
   Redesigned College Website
   Two New Technology Positions
   New IST Department Created
         (Mission fulfilled –Taskforce dissolved)
Professional Development –
Faculty Taskforce
 Purpose: To Explore and
  Determine Professional
  Development Activities for Faculty
 Past Activities

 Scheduled Activities
Professional Development –
Staff Taskforce
 Purpose: To Explore and
  Determine Professional
  Development Activities for Staff
 Activities to Date

 Future Opportunities
Cooperative Learning
Taskforce
   Purpose: To Steer Efforts to Train Faculty in
    Cooperative Learning
   How?
      Share Techniques

      Demonstrate Techniques in Classes

      Provide Ongoing Avenues for Improvement

      Facilitate Workshops
Additional TALC Taskforces
   Learning Communities
   Learning Strategies
   Assessment
   Enhancing Systems and Processes
   Institutional Effectiveness
Learning Communities
Taskforce
   Purpose: To Implement the
    “Learning Communities” Concept
     First Community – Fall 2000
     Second Community – Fall 2001

       (Plans to Continue this Group Spring
        2002)
Learning Strategies Taskforce
(Recently formed by merging CL and LC taskforces)

   Purpose:
     To Continue Efforts in Cooperative

      Learning (CL) and Learning
      Communities (LC);
     To Explore Additional Strategies for

      Improving Learning
Assessment Taskforce
   Purpose: To Establish a Comprehensive
    Assessment Initiative
   How?
     Research

     Development of Plan

     Directing and Implementing plan

     Ongoing Assessment Training
Enhancing Systems and
Processes Taskforce (ESP)
   Purpose: To Analyze College Processes
    from a Learning Perspective
   How?
      Review all Institutional Processes and

       Procedures
      Identify Barriers to Learning

      Recommend Changes
Institutional Effectiveness
Taskforce
   Purpose: Increase Awareness and
    Involvement in Planning & Evaluation
   How?
      Review of 1998-99 Internal SACS Audit

      Conduct New Audit Based on Revised

       SACS Criteria
Current TALC Structure
   TALC Leadership Team
   Taskforces:
       Professional Development – Faculty
       Professional Development – Staff
       Assessment
       Learning Strategies
       Enhancing Systems and Processes
       Institutional Effectiveness
Our Engaged Campus
 Voluntary
 Level of Campus Involvement

   100% Faculty

   Over 55% Staff
Our Engaged Campus
HOW?
  Ongoing Activities

  Constant Evaluation of Efforts

  Positive Results

  Empowerment
Benefits
   Enriched Professional Development
   Compelling Vision
   Clarification of Values
   Clear Expectations
   Organizational Umbrella
   Technology
Benefits (cont.)
   Sense of Empowerment
   Broad-based Involvement
   Willingness to Take Risks

    An Ongoing Journey
    Reflections

   What elements are applicable to your institution?
   What characteristics are worth stealing?
   What is your reaction to flattening of the organization
    and the administration’s role in our Learning College
    efforts?
   What similar issues are facing your institution?
   What role does learning play in driving your
    institution?
Organized for Learning
   Myra B. Johnson, Chair, TALC
   Isothermal Community College

				
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