Faculty Academy

2017 Workshops/Seminars

Bloom’s Student Engagement Series
A new 8-week training series intended to provide faculty access to innovative professional development that emphasize active, collaborative and engaging teaching and learning strategies designed to enhance their skills as exemplary custodians of student success. The program will be comprised of 8 workshops that cover student engagement strategies based off of Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain for effective learning.

Classroom Management Series
This 6-part series is designed to help faculty implement classroom management strategies and techniques to help mitigate classroom disruptions and also ensure a safe environment where all students can have meaningful learning experiences.

DISC Ever wonder why…
The nationally accepted DISC professional assessment tool examines behavioral styles and preferences of individuals in their workplace environment. It measures “why people do what they do” in terms of behaviors, rather than personality or education. Prior to attending the workshop, you will need to take the DISC assessment, which will be sent to you by email after you have registered for the workshop. This informative and engaging workshop will help you to understand yourself better and how to understand your interactions with students, colleagues and others. Personal assessment consultations are available upon request.

Improving Student Success for Veterans
These workshops are led by the HCC Veterans Academy and are designed to equip faculty with knowledge about the challenges that Veteran students face and how to meet their needs in the classroom. Snacks will be served and a prize drawing will be held for all attending participants.

Navigating Sticky Situations
This workshop is designed to equip faculty to better respond to cross racial offenses that sometimes happen in the classroom. Faculty will examine case studies and discuss ways to approach uncomfortable topics that may arise while teaching or interacting with students.

StrengthsFinder
This training introduces faculty to the nationally-acclaimed Strengthsquest personality inventory and teach them about their personal strengths as professors. The participants will also learn how to use it with students. It will be offered twice this year.

Using Storytelling as a Teaching Strategy
The purpose of the workshop is to teach faculty how to use narrative techniques (storytelling) as a tool in the classroom to connect with students. It will be offered twice this year.

Z-Degree Workshops
Faculty attending will these workshops will learn about the benefits of open educational resources (OER) and low-cost resources and how to incorporate them into the classroom. These workshops will be led by Dr. Nathan Smith, the Z-Degree program coordinator for HCC. These workshops are designed for those who are new to OER and for faculty who already work with OER and are interested in developing an in-depth knowledge base.