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Professional Development and Learning Opportunities for CNM Faculty

Designing Learning Spaces for Optimal Student Engagement

Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Time: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Locations: Main Campus-SB116, JMMC-RB103, and Westside-WS II 216

In this live online seminar, we will discuss some of the principles that should be considered when designing learning spaces and share some examples of learning spaces designed at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore that embody these principles. Through these concrete examples, you will see how improvements can be made to not only increase collaboration and engagement in the classroom, but prepare students for similar work environments when they graduate.

LEARNING GOALS
Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the principles for designing a learning space
  • Identify factors that affect student learning in a learning space
  • Propose changes or improvements that can be made based on the learning space design principles

YOUR PRESENTER
Jason Lee, PhD
Senior Assistant Director, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Register

  1. Log in to MyCNM.
  2. Click on the Employee tab in the left-hand menu.
  3. Under the CNM Talent Management section, click Talent Management.
  4. Select Browse for Training.
  5. Under the Subject heading on the left of the screen, click on CTL Faculty Training.  Locate the session and campus you wish to attend, and then click on Request.

    This will register you for the session, and you will receive an email notification with a calendar invitation.  You will also receive a reminder two days prior to the event.

Looking for technology or other training?

See the Technology Service and Training Center page for a list of upcoming instructor-led training sessions.

Find information about additional training through Employee Training and CNM Talent Management at the Employee Training Department page.

Understanding Open Educational Resources (OER): A Powerful Solution for Both Faculty and Students

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus-SB116, JMMC-RB103, and Westside-WS II 216

The cost of textbooks has risen over 1000% since 1971. That's 3 times the rate of inflation! Some students have stopped purchasing required textbooks due to this ever-rising cost. However, there's a solution that can be found in Open Educational Resources (OER). In this live online seminar, we'll examine the research on OER usage in collegiate classes and their impact on student retention and success.

LEARNING GOALS
Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe research that demonstrates OER impact on student success and retention
  • Find high quality Open Educational Resources
  • Use OER effectively to impact student learning
  • Advocate for the use of OER as an alternative to high cost textbooks

YOUR PRESENTER
Oliver Dreon, PhD
Professor & Director, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Underprepared Students to Take Control of Their Learning by Developing Metacognitive Skills

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus-SB116, JMMC-RB103, and Westside-WS II 216

It’s become very apparent that many present-day students are coming into the college classroom without the skills they need in order to be successful in higher education. Metacognition has been strongly linked with improved GPAs, college readiness, and retention; however, faculty are often unaware of how to purposefully instill and foster these abilities in students. This live seminar will provide specific strategies to build these necessary competencies.

LEARNING GOALS
Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify key characteristics of metacognition
  • Link metacognition to the process of formative assessment
  • Recognize and explain the benefits of implementing metacognitive activities into curriculum
  • Integrate effective metacognitive practices into existing curriculum

YOUR PRESENTER
Cathy Box
Associate Professor and Director, Lubbock Christian University

Understanding Negative and Toxic Leadership and How to Overcome It

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus-SB116, JMMC-RB103, and Westside-WS II 216

For leaders and aspiring leaders who want to grow in their position and help others do the same, this live online seminar examines the negative or toxic attributes of leadership and will help you avoid these traits through a lens of “what not to do.”

LEARNING GOALS
Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Define toxic leadership
  • Identify behaviors and actions associated with toxic leadership
  • Learn how to improve leadership practice through discussing practical approaches to prevent and mitigate toxic leadership

YOUR PRESENTER
Stephanie Hinshaw, MBA
Senior Vice President, American College of Education

Title IX Procedures: Reviewing the Final Regulation and What Your Institution Needs to Do to Comply

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus-SB116, JMMC-RB103, and Westside-WS II 216

With anticipated announced changes to Title IX regulations and requirements in early 2020, this seminar will provide an overview of the new changes issues by the U.S Department of Education and how they impact your institution. Learn what you must do under the new Title IX rules to address sexual harassment and how to address sexual misconduct that does not fit under the revised rules.

(Please note: In order to maximize the benefits of this topical and crucial live seminar, registrants of this live seminar will be able to submit questions to our Editorial Director, Karin Van Voorhees, in advance in order to fully cover any questions that directly affect you, your position, and your institution. Questions can be emailed to Karin at Karin.VanVorhees@magnapubs.com)

LEARNING GOALS
Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to identify the specific changes needed to your institution's policies and procedures, organization, and culture under the new Title IX rules.

YOUR PRESENTER
Debbie Osgood
Partner, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd.

Practical Ways to Support First-Generation College Students in the College Classroom

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus-SB116, JMMC-RB103, and Westside-WS II 216

Over 40% of incoming first-year students at 4-year colleges and universities are first-generation college students. This percentage jumps to 70% for incoming first-year students at 2-year colleges. In this live seminar, you will learn about the challenges that exist for first-generation college students and the support structures that can help them succeed.

LEARNING GOALS
Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the profile of first-generation college students in the United States
  • Identify the challenges the disproportionately affect first-generation college students
  • Implement specific strategies to better support first-generation college students in the college classroom
  • Develop the necessary skills to identify future resources to continue supporting this student demographic

YOUR PRESENTER
Timothy Bussey, PhD
Assistant Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Kenyon College

Assessment Strategies for Mastery Learning in Large Session Classes

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus-SB116, JMMC-RB103, and Westside-WS II 216

For educators teaching large-session classes who are interested in implementing mastery learning but feel restricted by the instructor/student ratio, this online seminar offers strategies to implement mastery learning assessments in large enrollment classes.

LEARNING GOALS
Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Define mastery learning
  • Create clear mastery-based learning outcomes
  • Establish thresholds for desired mastery
  • Design assessments that target competency vs. factual knowledge
  • Analyze potential ways to implement mastery-based assessments in a typical large class

YOUR PRESENTER
Anthony R. Sweat, PhD
Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University

CNM Safe Zone Training

Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus, SB 102

The CNM Safe Zone Training is an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn about (and how to support) LGBTQ+ identities, issues, and people both inside and outside the classroom. Participants will learn LGBTQ+ vocabulary, increase awareness of gender & sexuality, LGBTQ+ identities and issues, learn best practices for making the campus a safer space, and learn how to be better allies both inside and outside the classroom. Participants will receive a CNM Safe Zone sticker for office display upon completion of this training. 

To pre-register, go to Employee Training and browse offerings under the Diversity & Equity tab. Faculty Contact: Brian Rasmussen, brasmussen@cnm.edu

Hidden Disabilities: Navigating the Need for Disability Support on Campus

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus-SB116, JMMC-RB103, and Westside-WS II 216

Cognitive disabilities are often “hidden”— if not disclosed by the student, then an educator may not be aware of the barriers to learning that exist. This online seminar addresses some of the most common eligible accommodations to assist students with disabilities and how to use these accommodations in the classroom.

LEARNING GOALS
Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the difference between the ADA and IDEA
  • Identify some of the most common accommodations in the college/university setting
  • Characterize what defines an otherwise qualified student in the college/university setting
  • Discern the difference between accommodations and modifications
  • Recognize the role of the Disability Resource Center on campus

YOUR PRESENTER
Dina Leland, MEd
Disability Specialist, University of Nevada and President, NV-AHEAD