Online Professional Development Training Resources
The training modules and Webinairs listed below are intended to provide College of Marin employees with access to a variety of online professional development opportunities. See access instructions in each section.
Veterans On Campus
Veterans on Campus is an interactive training module designed to help us learn how we can create a more supportive campus for student veterans. Topics covered include the value student veterans bring, obstacles they face, effective techniques for managing potentially sensitive topics, and best practices for connecting student veterans with appropriate support services. Veterans On Campus is being desseminated through the Chancellor's Office to all California Community Colleges. Feedback regarding the ease of use and quality of the materials has been consistently high. The training takes about a 1/2 hour and can be used to fulfill 1 hour of Flex/PD credit.
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Innovative Educators Webinairs
The titles listed below are archived sessions of Webinairs that were produced by Innovative Educators (www.innovativeeducators.com). Each Webinair contains a PowerPoint with an audio track. They will be available to COM employees until July 1, 2013.
To access the web links to the programs below click: Innovative Educators Webinairs.
Note: When you open this page, you'll be able to click on the title of each webinair to access the audio and powerpoint. PowerPoint and handouts for each session are also posted.
Driving Student Success Through a Culture of Evidence
Established via Legislative mandate, South Texas College opened its doors in 1993 and has grown from 1,038 to over 27,500 students in sixteen years. Serving a 95% Hispanic Student body, the College has taken bold steps to balance student access with student success. This session will focus on how an institution can positively impact student success by implementing a ‘culture of evidence’ to drive strategy development, assessment, and resource allocation/re-allocation. The session will demonstrate how one community college has utilized a culture of evidence to transform how the institution addresses student success issues.
The College Coach Approach: A Low Cost, High Impact Strategy for Student Success
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a unique repertoire of emotional skills and competencies that a person uses to navigate everyday challenges of life. EI skills can assist students in adapting to the demands and pressures of the college environment, promoting effective student learning, and contributing to college success. This session will highlight an innovative and collaborative approach that significantly contributes to student success and college retention. College employees (staff, faculty and administrators) utilize their leadership and EI skills to make a meaningful difference in the lives of college students. In their role as ‘College Coach’, they encourage students to develop those EI skills that are paramount for being academically successful. In doing so, college employees expand their own personal repertoire of EI skills which leads to personal and professional growth.
Increasing Online Student Engagement and Retention through the Online Human Touch
The long-term sustainability of online and blended programs is highly dependent upon student recruitment, engagement, and retention. With competing programs just one-click away, it is critical to develop strategies that connect non-traditional students to the institution from first point of contact during the recruitment process through matriculation, graduation, and then as active alumni. This webinar introduces the conceptual framework of Online Human Touch (OHT) and the importance of “bringing the campus” to students.
Staying Smart: Strategies for Moving Forward with Assessment
Assessment of student learning is not a fad and is not going away; it is central to the mission and purpose of higher education. Campuses are engaged in developing purposeful assessment cycles that inform and improve teaching and learning. Maintaining momentum with the assessment of student learning requires campuses to stay “SMART” - 1) Showcasing success; 2) Maintaining relationships; 3) Assessing, assessing, assessing; 4) Reporting; and 5) Training.
Academic Advising: The Future of Student Sucess
The well-publicized “completion agenda” for American higher education is driving institutions to become creative in increasing their retention and graduation rates. New course deliveries, sources of credit and students, degree programs and configurations, as well as policies are being developed in order to reach the 2020 and 2025 completion agendas of the Obama Administration and the Lumina Foundation, respectively.
Increasing First-Year Student Engagement, Learning and Success in Community Colleges
Community colleges are being challenged to play a key role in the national effort to double the number of college graduates in the next 10 years. The first year, indeed the first few weeks of the beginning semester of college, is a pivotal point in students’ academic careers. Students whose first experiences are positive are more likely to persist toward their goals, whether that is a certificate, an associate degree, or transferring to a four-year institution. This webinar will share some of the findings and recommendations from the monograph and set the stage for an on-going webinar series from Innovative Educators that will focus on increasing learning, engagement and success for the increasing numbers of Community College students.
To access the Webinair recording for any of the above titles click: Innovative Educators Webinairs
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Technical Contact: Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Staff Development Program Administrator, 415-485-9344
Content Responsible: Dr. Chialin Hsieh, Director of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness, 415-485-9545