April 2008, Volume 9, Number 4
Getting Results: A Professional Development Course for
Community College Educators
How do you help adjunct faculty prepare for the classroom and engage students in their own learning process? Wish there was a flexible, reasonably priced system to support your faculty development program? Great news—there is!
Getting Results is a new online course designed for part-time, adjunct, and new or experienced faculty in two- and four-year colleges—particularly those teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Available for no charge, Getting Results is a six-module “teaching 101” course on how to work with postsecondary students in community colleges. It is available online 24/7, can be used for independent study, integrated into an existing program of face-to-face faculty development, and used with Blackboard or WebCT, as well as other course management systems.
Getting Results works!
Faculty members participating in an independent evaluation conducted at 13 community colleges across the United States found using Getting Results overwhelmingly positive. Dr. Jim Johnson, Dean of Engineering Technologies at Nashville State Community College reports, “We have been using Getting Results the last two years—it is an excellent tool that gets to the heart of effective teaching. Recently, one instructor told me she completely revised the way she teaches her courses in Technical Chemistry based on the information learned in the Getting Results classes and is receiving excellent results.”
The course is available free of charge from The League for Innovation in the Community College—a CD-ROM version that does not require internet access is also available for $29.
Getting Results was funded by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Division (ATE) program in the Division of Undergraduate Education under grant number 0402430 and produced by WGBH Educational Foundation in association with the League for Innovation in the Community College. Getting Results draws on research about best practices in adult learning. It was piloted at 13 community and technical colleges, and the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) at the University of Texas at Austin conducted a formative and summative evaluation.
For more information, visit http://www.league.org/gettingresults or contact Lisa Cerqueira at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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