Prepared and submitted by Gina Pancerella-Willis, CTL Campus Leader

May 12, 2006

Executive Summary The Coon Rapids Campus CTL leader is a member of the “Energy Pool,” which consists of part and full time faculty, some of whom are elected members of the Faculty Development Committee, and others who volunteer. The Campus CTL leader works primarily with the Chair of the Faculty Development Committee to coordinate professional development programs and opportunities for faculty and occasionally staff and students, on campus. The primary Energy Pool activity is called “College Hour.” This is held during the academic year, most Wednesdays of the month, from 2-3pm-a time when classes and meetings are not scheduled. College Hour events are advertised on print flyers circulated to all staff and faculty mailboxes, in the weekly College Bulletin (published by the College President‟s office), on e-mail Monday and Wednesday preceding the College Hour, and on the Faculty Development website ( Energy Pool also suggests activities to Administration for our Faculty Development Days held at the start of Fall and Spring Semesters. This year, like last, we collected evaluations for most College Hours (see results below) and for most Faculty Development Day sessions. I assisted Joan McKearnan at a presentation at one of our two January Faculty Development Day sessions. Entitled Innovative Teaching Exercise, it was based on an activity one of our faculty participated in at a recent “Great Teachers” conference. Faculty were asked to bring 2 of the following 3 activities they do in their classrooms: Innovation Paper (think of things which could be readily adapted to other courses or disciplines); Instructional Problem (problem you have in the classroom for which other faculty could help develop solutions); First Class Day Activity Paper or Demo (bring a paper to share or describe an activity or demo you do). Faculty shared best practices in small interdisciplinary groups based on one of the categories above. Then, they moved to another group to nd discuss the 2 item they brought for discussion. Faculty were asked to record their ideas on a flipchart. At the conclusion of both sessions, faculty had an opportunity to view all recorded ideas, as they were posted around the cafeteria for the entire day. Hard copies of sample papers/assignments were retained in a “Learning Repository” and are now available to all faculty in the library‟s Faculty Resource Room. We continued our Teaching Circles this year. There were three Circles this year - Tegrity, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning. The Critical Thinking Circle discussed several books, such as Richard Paul‟s Critical Thinking book. The Active Learning Circle (7 members) discussed Chapter 6 “Lecturing Creatively,” from Stephen D. Brookfield‟s book The Skillful Teacher and focused on the following issues: problems with students attending class unprepared; distributing handouts at the beginning rather then the end of class; pop quizzes; peer evaluation with a rubric; overuse of group activities; effectiveness of using PowerPoint; students leaving with a question-either instructor-initiated or student-directed-at the end of class. The Tegrity Circle (8 members) included faculty and staff who learned Tegrity in-depth and supported each other in creating and refining Tegrity presentations. I was honored to be asked to present at the CTL Fall Leaders Workshop on September 29-30, 2005 on ARCC‟s professional development initiatives, and ask for other leaders‟ suggestions in dealing with our challenges. I presented 2 breakout sessions on the following topics: College Hour (History, Administrative Support, Recurring College Hours, Energy Pool, and Evaluations); New FaculTea; New Faculty Orientation (as it is now, and plans to improve it); Semester Forums for New Faculty; Mentoring; and Overcoming Isolation of Adjunct Faculty. Faculty Development Chair, Dr. Joan McKearnan, and Vice President of Educational Services, Dr. Susan Tarnowski led several new initiatives for faculty this year, including a revised orientation for new faculty and the creation of “Faculty Orientation Forums.” The orientation for new faculty was held on August 16, 2005. Feedback was solicited from attendees and included comments: “would be helpful to send the faculty and student handbooks in advance of orientation;” “wish orientation was earlier in the summer;” “add a campus tour;” “have copies of MSCF contracts.” Four Faculty Orientation Forums were held this year; descriptions and summary of assessments for them are outlined below. Faculty Development/Energy Pool participants Faculty Development Chair: Joan McKearnan (Biology) Faculty Development Committee: Elaine Beaudreau-Patton (Counseling), Jennifer Braido (Biology), Lisa Lentner (Physical Therapist Assistant), Liz Nist (English), Haven Stephens (English/Study Skills) Energy Pool: Todd Pointer (Psychology), Barb Schewe (Mathematics), Gordy Wax (Philosophy) CTL Leader: Gina Pancerella-Willis (Library)

List of Activities and Programming

Fall Devel. day – August 18, 2005

Large Group Session for Faculty Professional Development: a Continuing Journey – Dr. Stewart Ross

Evaluation Summary of assessments
52 responses, most agree, some neutral, some disagree. Comments: “kickin!;” “found things to use in my classes;” “heard all this before;” “active learning and lecturing are not opposites;” “great as usual;” “would have been appropriate for new teachers.” Suggestions for future Development Day activities: “same speaker;” “ice breaker/crossdivision/discipline meetings;” “attendance policies;” “how to do level appropriate research” 7 responses, most agree: “some of the material was rather basic;” “some great, useful ideas;” “would have been nice to have examples of several syllabi for different subjects.” None taken

Number Attending


Fall Devel. DayAugust 18, 2005 Fall Devel. DayAugust 19, 2005

Large Group Session for Faculty- Syllabus Development: Developing a Quality Syllabus and Course Design-Dr. Stewart Ross Breakout Session-Teaching Circles - led by Joan McKearnan. Joan introduced the Teaching Circles opportunity to interested faculty. From this session, 2 Circles – one on Critical Thinking and one on Active Learning – emerged. Other topics attendees were interested in, but no Circle was formed at this point, were: Classroom Discussion, Dee Fink, Book Discussions, and Innovative Evaluation Techniques of Student Learning Breakout Session-Assessment – facilitated by Assessment Coordinator and Psychology Professor Jim Biederman Breakout Session-CITE Update – led by CITE Coordinator, English Professor, and Faculty Development Committee member, Liz Nist Breakout Session-Student E-Mail – presented by Dean of Educational Services Karen Kraft and IT staff Josh Anderson



Fall Devel. DayAugust 19, 2005 Fall Devel. DayAugust 19, 2005 Fall Devel. DayAugust 19, 2005

Not available


5-6 responses, most agree : “in-classroom demonstrations on this;” “some great, useful ideas.”


Fall Devel. DayAugust 19, 2005

Breakout Session-Right to Know Training (mandatory for Science, Nursing, PTA, and Wellness faculty)

46 responses, most agree, some neutral. Comments: “Good Q & A session, straightforward and to the point;” “my computer station didn’t work;” “outstanding;” “hard to hear, see, confusing; need more info.;” “a handout would be great;” “very useful;” “suggestions of faculty were good.” “ Most relevant session I have been to during my duty day in years.” Not available



Fall Devel. DayAugust 19, 2005

HLC: the Production Year – Vice President of Educational Services Dr. Susan Tarnowski; Dean of Educational Services, Cynthia Weishapple; and HLC Self-Study Author and English Faculty, Kim Lynch

College HourAugust 24, 2005

College HourAugust 31, 2005

New FacultTea- Lisa Lentner hosted a welcome reception for new faculty. To encourage mingling, we utilized the “speed dating” model, where each new faculty was seated at a table, and the other attendees had a few minutes to get to know them, then move on to the next new person, and at the end report back to the group on interesting facts about our new colleagues Spotlight on Biology- Jen Braido hosted and some of her Biology colleagues presented an introduction to the Biology faculty and staff. They then led the group in several active learning activities such as extracting DNA from wheat germ, examining an animal heart, and using q-tips to extract microbes from body parts which we think are clean.

45 responses, some agree, some neutral, some disagree:“ Hard to digest pages and pages of writing in any meaningful way;” “good exercise;” “Kim is tops in presenting material;” “this HLC stuff is hard to get the mind around;” “too little time and direction for a huge task;” “lets’ work on assessment plans at future duty days.” Suggestions for future: “keynote motivational speakers and time in our offices;” “more time to look thru the outlines more thoroughly;” “focused activities;” “more work time” Action: The Energy Pool asked for time (possibly in the form of retreats) for faculty to work on HLC preparation, assessment, review of Common Course Outline’s, etc. None taken – Social event



8 responses, all agree. “This was great;” “Fun labs;” “hands-on experience was great.”

22, including the College President

College HourSept. 7, 2005

College HourSept. 14, 2005

Reports on Conferences - Jen hosted this focus on conferences our colleagues have attended or presented at this past summer. The goal was to introduce faculty, especially new ones, to the variety of quality conferences-including CTLavailable to them, and to acknowledge faculty who have been honored as guest speakers at these conferences. Technology Update-Tips for Email Efficiency and an Introduction to Tegrity Liz Nist presented a two-part College Hour. Part 1 focused on Group Wise e-mail, including tips on using the subject line to improve efficiency, using “rules,” and the “file cabinet” tools to direct and sort one’s e-mail. Part 2 was a demonstration of the Tegrity Class Presentation System which the college recently purchased. Liz demonstrated how Tegrity facilitates improved on campus and online teaching and learning, and has potential use for developing training materials for staff.

11 responses, most agree, a few neutral: “Liked the highlighting of the CTL website best. I’ve never taken the time to do it before.”

Not recorded

7 responses, all agree: “Too bad we had technical problems; “Very informative and useful demonstration;” “Keep it up.”

Not recorded

College HourSept. 29, 2005

College Hour – October 5, 2005

Minnesota Author Series-Deborah Keenan-The English Division and the Faculty Development Committee cosponsored a 2-hour session with the Hamline University Professor of Graduate Liberal Studies and award winning author of 6 books of poetry. She read poems from her most recent book, Good Heart, answered questions from students and staff, and led a discussion about writing. Assessment and CCSSE – Jim Biederman, presented the results of the student engagement survey (CCSSE) conducted in Spring Semester 2005.

“Together we heard how experience and imagination become writing, poetry, and eventually a book.” Scott Stankey, ARCC English Faculty Videos and DVDs of the Keenan presentation are available in the library on reserve for students and staff to check out.


College HourOctober 12, 2005


ForumOctober 13, 2005, 4-5pm

College HourOctober 26, 2005

College HourNov. 2, 2005

Service Learning in the Classroom and Beyond- Joan hosted a panel of faculty who discussed internships for students, and other types of experiential learning as an educational tool. We also discussed how service-learning type activities may best be incorporated into courses. Privacy and Religious Issues – Karen Kraft and Andrea Roberge, Deans of Educational/Student Services, led this session for primarily new faculty, but also veteran faculty who needed a refresher. Topics covered included: FERPA, data privacy, dealing with parents who call about their children-your students, and religious accommodations. Classroom Dilemmas –Joan showed short video clips called “Critical Incidents” from the CTL office. These clips showed situations dealing with cultural diversity issues and how we can best address these issues in the classroom. The video clips were followed with discussions exploring options in handling these situations. Sabbatical Reports-Faculty on sabbatical during academic year 2004-2005 gave a summary of their educational, research, and other activities during their sabbatical. A handout which summarized the sabbaticals was distributed to attendees.

22 responses, all agree, except for 1 neutral: “Who will look at this data? How will the info. be used? Can it be incorporated at levels of planning, decision making?;” “Get this…into many peoples hands;” “Attendance reflected the interest in this topic; “Do a session on the faculty survey and the results of that survey.” ACTION: Energy Pool/Faculty Development Committee scheduled a College Hour on the Faculty Engagement Survey for April 5, 2006. 13 responses, all agree. “Excellent;” “Nice to hear about practical situations where service learning is taking place on our campus;” “Gave me great ideas, and most importantly, encouragement to have my students to more of this.” None taken




12 responses, all but 1 agree: “Good to show video and then discuss;” “Wish more faculty/staff were in attendance;” “More suggestions for how to actually incorporate these strategies;” “More role plays.”


7 responses, all agree, 1 neutral: “What a nice addition to sabbatical reports to hear about types of faculty development funds used.”


College HourNov. 9, 2005


ForumNov. 10, 2005

Stress, Depression, and Suicide Prevention-Todd hosted Dr. Ralph Rickgarn, Psychology Faculty from Normandale Community College, who presented on “developing an awareness of the college student stressors, developing an understanding of how stress and depression interact, the warning signs of depression and/or suicide, and how to intervene with a student.” Student Issues – Two of our Deans, and two Counseling faculty led this information session primarily for new faculty on: disruptive students, substance abuse, sexual harassment, psychological and medical issues Energy Pool planned College Hours and came up with ideas for Professional Development Day activities for Spring Semester 2006. Light „Em Up: Adding Energy into the Classroom – Gina hosted Drs. Sharon Kabes and Tonya McCabe-Yerigan from Southwest Minnesota State University’s Dept. of Educator Development and Leadership who led an interactive, small group activity on effective teaching and learning techniques. Honored Faculty Melissa Mills: Confessions of a Medical Want-to-be – or – (I do have a “real” job)– Todd hosted Biology Professor and MSCF Chapter President Melissa Mills Generation Next Comes to College: Today‟s Postmodern Student – Dr. Mark Taylor- “overviews the characteristics of Generation Next and their place within the current generational cohorts, and presented suggestions for helping them be successful in postsecondary education.”

10 responses, most agree, 2 neutral: “Introduce each counselor;” “More on counselor expertise;” “Would be good for all campus.”


None taken


Spring Planning Session – Nov. 21, 2005 College HourNov. 30, 2005

10 responses, most agree, some neutral, 1 disagree: “Seemed too rushed-but we focused and it was quite productive;” “Would be interested in full presentation;” “Demonstrate practical application of some part of the principle of this workshop.” 14 responses, all agree: “Brilliant insights. Excellent idea to continue annually;” “Thanks for sharing your personal story.”


College Hour – Dec. 7, 2005 Spring Devel. Day-Jan. 5, 2006


Spring Devel. Day- Jan. 5, 2006

Large Group Session - HLC Update – Dr. Susan Tarnowski, Kim Lynch

Spring Devel. Day-Jan. 6, 2006

Breakout Session for Faculty and StaffSubstance Abuse among Student Populations led by Counselor Elaine Beaudreau-Patton

53 responses, 85+ % agree, 2-13% neutral, 1-4 % disagree: “Awesome content;” “Perhaps the delivery of info. could be less lecture and more active;” “Entertaining and inspirational;” “Was the best presentation I have attended at ARCC;” “Please provide healthy options such as fruit for breakfast; “Cynthia was the best part-so witty;” “As part-time nursing faculty, too many of these development days are for classroom and don’t apply;” “More time for professionals to prepare for classes-office hours;” “Have time devoted to dept. work on CCOs, assessment, and curriculum, instead of large college workshops.” 28-29 responses, most agree, some neutral, few disagree: “Sessions were helpful to me since I am new at ARCC, all the same I could not contribute much for lack of experience at the college;” “Could use more informal time with departments.” 13-14 responses, all agree: “Need a college wide plan for substance abuse;” “Excellent;” “Need crisis intervention plan and prevention.”




Spring Devel. Day – Jan. 6, 2006

Breakout Session for Faculty – Teaching Effectively with PowerPoint led by Speech Professor Thomas McCarthy

Spring Devel. Day-Jan. 6, 2006

Large Group Session for Faculty – Innovative Teaching Exercise facilitated by Joan with assistance from Gina (see description in Executive Summary section above)

Spring Devel. Day-Jan. 6, 2006

Large Group Session for Faculty – Building Inclusive Dialogue into Lesson Plans facilitated by Keith Brooks, Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

College HourJan. 11, 2006

National Book Month Celebration – “My Favorite Book and Why” – Patty WheelerAndrews, Reading Faculty, facilitated an opportunity for faculty to bring their favorite book and share why it was their favorite. For the rest of the month, these books were on display in the library, with a card explaining which faculty member recommended it and why. Test Construction & Reality – Gina hosted Psychology faculty Jim Biederman and Robin Raygor, who led a “discussion on how to make tests reliable, valid, and useful and explain why these characteristics are important in assessment.”

College HourJan. 25, 2006

29 responses, over 82% agree: “More suggestions on effective visuals and less emphasis on ineffective visuals would have been helpful;” “We are lucky to have such a talented member on our staff, Tom;” “Have an IT support person available at the start or in advance;” “These practical ideas are great.” 33 responses, most agree: “Very helpful for new staff;” “Wonderful to learn and share ideas;” “Discussing problems with other faculty in a small group was extremely helpful;” “Interpretation of an instructional problem paper was not clear;” “This was the best session of the 2 days…teacher discussion, practical activities, clear and abstract;” “Continue to do this sharing among our faculty-this campus has too much of a silo culture;” “Let’s recruit Deb Wingert to inspire us with her active learning techniques.” 23 responses, 57-86% agree, 3-5% neutral, 1-5% disagree: “Need better space with conversation and exchange in the future;” “More practical help for our classrooms;” “Informative;” “Muslim values in our culture would be a good topic to understand.” 11 responses, all agree: “very interesting to share reading pleasures;” “I learned so much about others and now there are many books on my reading list;” “very positive way to start the term;” “we should do this about every 4-5 years;” “I am ready to get a couple of these recommended books myself;” “great way to share a love of books, reading, and how these can change your life.” 17 responses, all agree: “repeat with workshops for faculty to analyze their tests;” “really got me thinking about my exams.” ACTION: Jim and Robin were videotaped, and a copy, along with 3 accompanying handouts, was made available in the library’s Faculty Resource Room for a one-week checkout. 20 responses, most agree: “Great idea; need more of these; “good to have conversation with Pat.”

Approx. 30

Approx. 75




College HourFeb. 1, 2006


ForumFebruary 7, 2006

President‟s Forum - Joan hosted President of the College Patrick Johns for a “Chat with Pat” – an opportunity for faculty and Pat to have a positive exchange of ideas about the college’s policy, procedures, and other activities around campus. Access Services and TRIO Programs – Joan facilitated this forum primarily for new faculty, but open to all. Scott Bay discussed Access Services and Cindy Nutter discussed TRIO programs.


None taken


College HourFeb. 8, 2006

College HourFeb. 15, 2006

College HourMarch 1, 2006

Center for Instructional Technology (CITE): Metnet Breeze – Liz hosted Jo Anne Wetherell-Moriarty from MetNet and Jack Nist from NHCC, who presented on “Macromedia’s Breeze, a server-based technology which allows users to quickly and easily create online based presentations and Web conferences. MnSCU has licensed Breeze for the state system.” Minnesota Author Series- Susan Power – Susan Power, award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction, read from her book Roofwalker, and answered questions from the audience. “Her writing combines creative storytelling and fresh observations about the lives of people living in 2 cultures. She is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Lakota tribe and has ancestors who led the Lakota people and those who were colonial leaders in New Hampshire. In addition to her law degree from Harvard Law School, she completed her Masters in Fine Arts at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Her fiction has won numerous awards and appeared in major national anthologies of excellent writing. She did a session for students from 1-2 p.m. and the College Hour for staff from 2-3 p.m. Her appearance was co-sponsored by the English Division and the Faculty Development Committee.” Sheryl Holt – ESL - Joan hosted Sheryl Holt from the University of Minnesota who led a discussion entitled “I don’t have time to teach ESL along with everything else.” She asked “What are your true thoughts, challenges, and objections to working with ESL students? As diverse populations grow in community colleges, teachers are increasingly being charged with the task of getting ESL students to an acceptable level of English along with teaching their content area. They are also being challenged to modify their own curriculums to meet the diverse needs of their students. This discussion gave teachers and staff a perspective and approaches to helping ESL students succeed.”

23 responses: “speaker assumed we knew more than we did at times;” “need more info.”; “would be helpful to walk through the steps needed to create a Breeze presentation;” “tool would be an exciting additional educational aid.”


None taken

80-100, including students

11 responses: “One of the best sessions;” “Wish I could have heard about your suggestions for rubrics (had to leave early);” “Great, practical ideas;” “Perfect timing for me in the ASC;” “More of the same for a wider audience;” “A follow-up with more classroom based strategies for courses across the curriculum.”


College HourMarch 15, 2006

Spotlight on Safety - Jen hosted Orrin Nyhus, ARCC Safety and Security Director, and George Knox, Security Officer, for this presentation on safety issues such as fire and weather drills, first aid kits, role of security officer, Emergency Response Plan, etc.

ACTION: We videotaped Ms. Holt so that other faculty and staff could view her presentation. We also had copies of her handouts available. On a related note, I notified the campus that the library and the Academic Support Center had a collection of ESL materials available for students and faculty/staff, in addition to Sheryl’s materials. Ms. Holt recommended some useful books for faculty and students; I purchased them for the library out of the CTL budget. 8 responses, all agree: “Our campus has made significant progress in the past year to improve safety and security. Kudos to the admin. and staff for enhancing awareness for our staff and students;” “Good to do this at least once a year for updates.”


Faculty Orientation Forum-

March 21, 2006 College HourMarch 29, 2006

College HourApril 5, 2006 College HourApril 12, 2006

Assessment and Faculty Evaluation Process - Joan facilitated this forum primarily for new faculty, but all faculty welcome. Jim Biederman spoke on assessment, and Cynthia Weishapple spoke on Faculty Evaluation. Pilates – Barbara Sloboden - Gina hosted Barbara, part-time ARCC librarian and NETA-certified Pilates instructor, who led a Pilates exercise session. Pilates works several muscle groups simultaneously through smooth, continuous motion, with particular emphasis on strengthening and stabilizing the abdominal muscles (core). Faculty Engagement Survey – Lisa hosted Jim Biederman, who presented the results of an Assessment survey he conducted earlier in the semester. Golden Chalk Lecture – Bruce Homann – Gordy Wax hosted Golden Chalk Award Winner, History Professor, Dr. Bruce Homann, who presented his "Last Lecture.” The "Last Lecture" series is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa in which the previous year's recipient of the Golden Chalk Award is honored by being able to give a presentation as if it were their "Last Lecture". Dr. Homann had 2 themes for his lecture: "Nobody Expects the Scottish Inquisition! (and other tales...);” and "Cheese, please! The greatest wheel ever rolled."

None taken


8 responses, all agree: “Do this more often;” “Excellent way to relax….;” “Please have one every semester.” Several participants asked Barbara where she regularly taught classes. 10 responses: “Wish we could have PTA program assessment plan and data available to us as a showcase;” “Jim does a good job. He should be commended for his efforts and dedication to this cause.” 26 responses: “History is fun!;” “For a person who isn’t very fond of history, it was a good story;” “That’s so cheesy!;” “Always good to hear colleagues in their element;” “I like that B. Homann was drinking Mountain Dew;” “The lectures are great.” Suggestions: “More cheese;” “More interdisciplinary events-brainstorm paired courses;” “Have less cookies and more broccoli;” “Cheese tray.”



47, including students

Spring Poetry and Prose Reading – None taken 35 sponsored by The Creative Writing Club advised by Scott Wrobel, English Faculty. The latest edition of The Rapids Review, Coon Rapids Campus’ literary magazine, was released to the public and contributors read their selections for the audience. The winners of the Connecting with Art Contest: Firing the Imagination also read their works. College Faculty vs. Student Softball-annual event None taken – sporting event 20-30 Hourwhere faculty and staff take on the students May 3, in a challenging game. The winner is the 2006 students…again!! by a score of 28-10. Final Final Escape-held from 9am-2pm is an None taken, but we continue to get strong 60 and Escapeopportunity for faculty and staff to take a numbers – social event 58 Dec. 14, break from the stress of Finals Week. We 2005 and provide opportunities for conversation, May 10, board games, including an ongoing Jenga 2006 competition, and light refreshments. Summary of Faculty Development Leadership Category Activity Audience Outcomes Assess faculty needs for Evaluation sheet which was Faculty, staff, and Outlined above. professional distributed at most College administration development Hours and sessions during College HourApril 26, 2006

Collaborate with campus administration, staff and faculty to plan and deliver programs

Fall and Spring Professional Development Days 1) I assisted Joan McKearnan in presenting the Innovative Teaching Exercise during the Spring Development day on Friday, January 6, 2006 2) I distributed and collected evaluations at College Hours

1) Faculty

1) Outlined above.

2) College Hour attendees

2) Forwarded feedback to Faculty Development Committee and Energy Pool as a tool for them to use in planning future activities

Provide or coordinate support and resources to faculty and staff

Hosted the following College Hours: Light „Em Up; Pilates; and Test Construction & Reliability Continued to add titles to the faculty resource room, including videos and handouts from College Hours, and notified campus of resources via e-mail.

Faculty and staff

Coordinate & disseminate faculty development information and Promote campus and state-wide activities to faculty

Weekly or biweekly, I sent e-mails to faculty and occasionally others on CTL workshops, discipline activities, RSP call for proposals, other workshops or conferences of interest, etc. I posted the RSP conference announcement around campus, including on bulletin boards, and faculty secretary offices.

Faculty, and applicable staff and administrators

Attend CTL Campus Leaders Workshops and other conferences


Attended Fall CTL Leader Workshop; Presented at 2 breakout sessions at Fall CTL Leader Workshop; volunteered at RSP Conference Serving as member of Higher Learning Commission CoChair of Subcommittee for Criterion 4

Other CTL leaders

Faculty and staff

Received award at Fall 2005 CTL Leaders Workshop for Excellence in New Campus Leadership for 2004-2005

Timeline of Planned Activities - DRAFT Date Description Aug. 21- Fall Development Days–breakout sessions on ALEPH, the new library online catalog; funding 22, 2006 opportunities for faculty including Foundation grants, Strategic Initiative Proposal, Faculty Fellowship, Wellness Committee, Awards for Excellence, TAC, etc. Aug. 23 New FaculTea Most of the rest of the schedule is “to be determined” by 2006-2007 Faculty Aug. 30 Development/Energy Pool group Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 20 Nov. 29 Spring Professional Development Planning Dec. 6 Dec. 13 Final Escape, 9am-2pm

Conclusion We have had another successful year of professional development programming, making a real effort to respond to faculty requests for particular types of sessions, spotlighting our pool of talent here on campus, and bringing in guest speakers who will truly help us excel in teaching and learning. Our Energy Pool is undergoing big changes next year, with the election of a new Faculty Development Chair and the appointment of a new CTL campus leader, due to the fact that both Joan and Gina will be on sabbatical part or all of next year. Hopefully, several new initiatives, such as an expanded orientation for new faculty, and teaching circles, will continue and flourish. Many faculty have indicated on the feedback forms and during in-person discussions how useful it is to discuss best practices with their colleagues, and to have time to work on areas crucial to teaching and learning such as development/revision of Common Course Outlines, assessment, instructional technology, and practical strategies for serving an ever more diverse student body. I hope we will continue to do more of these activities using the team-based approach we have used in the past. Budget Date Event or item(s) Expense Balance August 2005 $1000.00 August 24, 2005 New FaculTea $ 82.22

September 23, 2005 3 Books for Faculty Resource Room: 1) Effective Teaching: a Guide for Community College Instructors; 2) Adjunct Faculty in Community Colleges; 3) In pursuit of excellence: the Community College of Denver $118.00 December 14, 2005 Final Escape $177.99

January 6, 2006 1 Book requested by Dean of Educational Services Mary Raeker-Rebek for Faculty Resource Room: What Works: Research-Based Practices in Developmental Education $32.99 March 6, 2006 3 ESL Books: 1) Top 20: Great Grammar for Great Writing; 2) The Essentials of English: a Writer‟s Handbook; 3) The Multicultural Classroom: Readings for Content-Area Teachers $104.47 February 17, 2006 1 Book requested by Assessment Coordinator Jim Biederman for Faculty Resource Room: Building a Scholarship of Assessment $ 31.50 May 2, 2006 6 Books for Faculty Resource Room: 1) African American Men in College; 2) Discussion as a Way of Teaching; 3) Faculty Priorities Reconsidered: Rewarding Multiple Forms of Scholarship; 4) Integrating Information Literacy into the Higher Education Curriculum: Practical Models for Transformation; 5) Sustaining and Improving Learning Communities; 6) Learning Communities: Reforming Undergraduate Education $198.90 May 10, 2006 Final Escape $198.00 $44.57

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