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Building Expertise: Sharing Reading Strategies to Boost Student Confidence and Success

Building Expertise: Sharing Reading Strategies to Boost Student Confidence and Success

Students enter the classroom with varying degrees of confidence in themselves as readers. When we share with students the many reading strategies we use in our own areas of content expertise, their reading comprehension and confidence increase. This leads to greater student success in understanding class texts and completing reading assignments. In this online workshop, ...

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Climate Justice in Action

Climate Justice in Action

Session dates and times will be determined based on participants’ schedules This asynchronous learning community will provide significant support to faculty who want to develop and implement a climate justice-focused student project, within a local community, in their course.   Student projects should be implemented in courses during the 2019 – 2020 academic year and ...

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Climate Justice Online Faculty Learning Community

Climate Justice Online Faculty Learning Community

This fully online, asynchronous Climate Justice Faculty Learning Community supports faculty as they develop a climate justice-focused lesson. The learning community will be modeled after a popular and successful in-person version offered in Fall 2018, and is designed to help participants hone their knowledge of climate justice issues and, with significant support, teach one lesson ...

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Creating Animated Videos – NEW

Creating Animated Videos - NEW

Want to engage students in the online environment right from the start? This workshop helps faculty make their own animated videos to use in Canvas courses! Participants will be using Powtoon to create, edit, publish and share a video – either a self-introduction, welcome, or tutorial video. This interactive and hands-on workshop will help you ...

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Digital Identities: Creating and Communicating the Online Self

Digital Identities: Creating and Communicating the Online Self

In Digital Identities, Rob Cover makes the audacious claim that for those living in the affluent West, the divide between online and on-ground selves has become so porous as to no longer exist. We now live between the virtual and the real to the extent that differentiating between the two no longer makes sense when ...

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Facilitating Student-Led Conferences – NEW

Facilitating Student-Led Conferences - NEW

Study and practice techniques for facilitating student-led conferences in any discipline! One complaint about student conferences is that they very often become meetings without reasons or agendas--wastes of instructor and student time. With highly structured student-led conferences, students present and critique their own strengths and weaknesses and potentials plans of action for building on and ...

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Faculty & Staff Choir

Faculty  & Staff Choir

This Fall Quarter, the BC Faculty and Staff Choir are back for another year of fun, learning and community building! We will learn new songs, expand our vocal range, and participate in fun activities such as going caroling around campus at the end of the quarter! We will be meeting in E126 (Choir Room across ...

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High 5

High 5

A Faculty Commons original, High 5 is a movement toward closing the student success gaps! Develop your teaching toolkit and share ideas with colleagues about how to implement 5 high-impact strategies proven to increase student retention rates because you and your students are connecting in meaningful ways. These practices are based on research literature from ...

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Language and Community: A Literary Discussion Group

Language and Community: A Literary Discussion Group

Facilitated by English faculty, Nan Ma, this literature reading group for faculty in any and all disciplines meets once a month for an hour to discuss short stories, poetry and essays that are chosen by group members. Some writers discussed in the past include Amy Hempel, Lydia Davis, Grace Paley, Ocean Vuong, Beidao, and Cesar ...

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My BC-SharePoint, OneDrive, Groups, and OneNote for Faculty!

My BC-SharePoint, OneDrive, Groups, and OneNote for Faculty!

Back by popular demand!   Come to one session or come to each in A109B MyBC-SharePoint—The Basics: Wednesday, October 16, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Introduction to My BC-SharePoint Permissions overview Understand when and why to use a SharePoint site MyBC-SharePoint—Libraries: Thursday, October 17, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Prerequisite: Familiar with MyBC SharePoint Create Views in ...

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Nuts and Bolts of College Instruction

Nuts and Bolts of College Instruction

What do we need to know and do to not only fulfill our job with our students but also develop confidence in our role? The Nuts and Bolts workshop strand engages faculty in discussions about the fundamentals of being a college instructor, while making practical applications to our instruction. Throughout these sessions we introduce evidence-based ...

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Online Teaching Squares

Online Teaching Squares

This workshop is for instructors who have taught online courses and completed CANVAS 101 training or its equivalent. Online Teaching Squares allows experienced faculty with intermediate to advanced levels of Canvas skills to gain new perspectives and insights into their online courses. To start, we will review basic online teaching best practices. Based on those ...

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Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower

Holding onto our humanity in the face of what may be coming as a result of the climate crisis will be a never-ending challenge, but also a determining factor in whether this crisis turns us toward one another or pits us against each other. The Parable of the Sower, set in California in the 2020s, ...

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Preparing for the First Week of Class with a UDL Approach

Preparing for the First Week of Class with a UDL Approach

Preparing for the First Week of Class is a workshop meant for new faculty and seasoned faculty. You might have learned about the concepts behind teaching with a universal design for learning (UDL). You may have even incorporated some of the elements into your day-to-day instruction. Now, in this workshop, with a review of UDL, ...

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Preparing for the Interview

Preparing for the Interview

This 2-session workshop focuses on preparing for a college faculty interview. You’ve made the first cut, and maybe even the second! Now you are called in for the interview. An interview for a full-time faculty position may include a variety of components: a campus tour, a meet and greet of potential colleagues, a timed question/answer ...

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Student Engagement Strand

Student Engagement Strand

No matter how long you’ve been teaching, this transformational offering is for you! Why? We know that an engaged student is much more likely to succeed in college. The Student Engagement Strand centers on active learning and community building in the classroom. The strand begins with an interactive investigation of the most current research on ...

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Teaching Square – An Opportunity to Observe and Reflect

Teaching Square – An Opportunity to Observe and Reflect

Registration closes on September 25 so the group can begin planning for the 3 meeting dates.  (If you teach online, please see the Online Teaching Square option on page 18) This quarter, you can join fellow faculty members to observe and share reflections with one another in this non-evaluative process called a ‘Teaching Square.’ A ...

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The Habits of Highly Effective Professionals: Connecting Through LinkedIn

The Habits of Highly Effective Professionals: Connecting   Through LinkedIn

Are you LinkedIn? Connected to other professionals in your field OR is your profile frozen in time? Come and see why LinkedIn is a powerful tool for higher education professionals. Please join us for an overview as we also provide one-on-one advice on your profile. Not just for job applications but to participate in groups, ...

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Updating Your Faculty CV

Updating Your Faculty CV

Is it time to update your CV? Are you confident you know the difference between a resume or CV? How do other college instructors structure their CV? Join current and former BC Center for Career Connections staff and your colleagues in this 2-session workshop designed to support your newest CV updates, whether you’re applying for ...

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Writing Your Diversity Statement

Writing Your Diversity Statement

Do you have a Diversity Statement? Could you articulate it in writing? What about in an in-person interview? A Diversity Statement is now  a requirement for any employment in higher education and being able to clearly articulate your commitment to diversity and equity is also important for promotional purposes. This workshop will focus on helping ...

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Writing Your Teaching Philosophy Statement

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy Statement

Do you have a teaching philosophy? What is it? Do your students know what it is? Could you articulate it in writing? What about in an in-person interview? A statement of teaching philosophy is often a requirement for tenure-track teaching jobs (and increasingly for adjunct teaching jobs as well) and being able to articulate your ...

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Last Updated April 5, 2019