Orientation Program for New Part-time Faculty
Focus on Learning (Orientation Program for New Full-time Faculty)
Kaleidoscope 2007 - May 14 - 16
Cyber Connections Update
ABC - Aligning and Building Curriculum - Part II May 28 - 30
Academic Coordinators' Conference
This program is provided to part-time faculty who are new to teaching at Algonquin College or haven't taught at the College in the past 2 years.
Sessions start May 1.
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Focus on Learning is a two-part program offered to newly hired full-time faculty. Participants have the chance to learn with peers from Eastern Region colleges.
Focus on Learning Part II: June 4 - 6, 2007
Newly hired faculty who participated in Focus on Learning Part I last August will be gathering to complete the second part of the program.
Faculty hired to start teaching in the Fall will be participating in Focus on Learning Part I from August 13 - 17.
For more information about Focus on Learning, visit the web site:
Keynote Speaker information has been added. To view the profiles of this year's speakers, go to Conference Program and click on the hyperlinked speaker name.
Registration will begin in April. Watch myAlgonquin for details.
Faculty Cyber Connections is a program that includes four interactive learning modules that can be completed within 6 - 8 hours. These modules include
- Educating the Millennials: Connecting to Generation Y....Not.
- A Teaching Portfolio: Beginning the Journey
- Active and Collaborative Learning
- Setting the Stage for Teaching and Learning=Effective Lesson Planning
The last of four pilot modules is well underway.
Representatives from participating colleges will be surveying teachers who took part in this program in order to get their perspective on the experience and ideas for future directions.
For more information about Cyber Connections, visit the web site:
This Eastern Region curriculum development program helps participants to develop skills to take a leadership role in program review and new program development at their colleges.
It includes two residential components and interim activities that are supported through peer collaboration. The first residential session typically takes place in the Fall while residential session two occurs in the Spring.
This spring's Residential Session II is scheduled for May 28 - 30.
Faculty members with at least 3-5 years of college teaching experience who are comfortable with content. The attendee would be in a position to take the lead role in curriculum and program review after completion of this program.
"The ABC conference was really invigorating and challenged a lot of my assumptions. Some really basic questions blew my mind like how do I order my content and why? Houghton-Mifflin and Thompson Nelson (or text book publishers in general)had been determining the order and emphasis of my content in a way that I had not been challenging. By revisiting the learning outcomes and anchoring my approach there rather than on available resources, I felt more freedom and flexibility in my teaching plans rather than less."
Professor, Coordinator General Arts and Sciences
Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley (ACOV - Pembroke)
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The Academic Coordinators' Conference is an Eastern Region initiative designed to bring College Academic Coordinators together every two years to discuss, develop, and share skills related to the unique aspects of the Academic Coordinator role.
This year's inaugural conference will be held from May 9-11 in Picton, Ontario.