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Increase Online Program Graduation Rates

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus–SB116, Montoya–RB103, WestsideWS1 314A

Online enrollments are on the rise, even as overall enrollments decline. As an increasingly diverse student body flocks online to meet their educational goals, online completion rates are not yet on par with face-to-face classrooms and are more problematic for students outside of the historically traditional student demographic. This online seminar builds upon information presented in Online Course Design Strategies to Increase Student Completion Rates and extends this challenge to the program level.

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

  • Understand general online learning trends
  • Analyze various factors that impact online course completion
  • Apply practical and equity-based strategies to increase online completion rates
  • Create an online learning environment that encourages higher completion rates at the program level

YOUR PRESENTER
Miebeth Bustillo-Booth
Assistant Professor, Pierce College

CNM Safe Zone Training

Date: Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Locations: Montoya Campus, RBH 114

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: Sarah Morrison, smorrison18@cnm.edu

Applying Andragogy to Online Course Design to Increase Student Engagement and Success

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus–SB116, Montoya–RB103, WestsideWS1 314A

Naturally, adults and children learn in different ways. However, this truism does not necessarily translate when learners transition from secondary to postsecondary educational settings. It’s even more elusive in online learning environments as students are not immediately visible to their instructors. This seminar will first challenge you to “see” your students by understanding that the learning style and needs of historically traditional online students is different than what the current student population desires. Additionally, you will gain strategies to apply adult learner principles in online courses to enable high expectations and promote student success across diverse adult learners.

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

  • Identify the obstacles of higher-level learning
  • Analyze adult learning characteristics that inform equitable teaching strategies
  • Apply best practices in adult learning

HERE'S WHAT WE'LL COVER

  • Defining learning and the barriers of learning
  • Adult learner principles
  • Andragogic course analysis through an equity lens
  • Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) strategies
  • Collective teacher efficacy (CTE)

YOUR PRESENTER
Miebeth Bustillo-Booth
Assistant Professor, Pierce College

Transgender 101

Date: Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus–SB102

 Did you know that transgender folks are much more likely to experience homelessness, unemployment, discrimination and violence? Transgender 101 is an introduction to transgender people and issues, and will foster more understanding. Adrien Lawyer, Co-Director of the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, leads this basic training. The objective is to personalize transgender folks and to increase understanding while decreasing discrimination, fear, and hostility.

CNM Safe Zone Training

Date: Friday,Nov. 1, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus, TM 103

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: Liz Bennett, ebennett18@cnm.edu

Course Design for Faculty: Instructional Design Basics

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus–SB116, Montoya–RB103, WestsideWS1 314A

This Magna Online Seminar is perfect for those of you who  want a glimpse of course planning with a real-life instructional designer. This seminar will focus on the prep work that happens BEFORE the syllabus is given to students. Learn about course goals and how they should inform the assessments you design, and how those assessments should then inform the content you create and curate. Additionally, you'll gain insight on how all of those elements, together as a unit, should guide you as you write your course objectives.

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

  • Clearly articulate the learning goals developed for your students
  • Create objectives that reflect the student learning in the courses
  • Construct assessments that align to the course learning goals and objectives
  • Develop a course plan for your online, blended, or face-to-face course that includes topics, content, objectives, and assessments

YOUR PRESENTER
Kristin Ziska Strange
Curriculum and Learning Innovation Designer, University of Arizona

Inclusion and Interaction: Disabilities in the College Classroom

Date: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus–SB116, Montoya–RB103, WestsideWS1 314A

Creating accommodating, all-inclusive environments for all students should be a top priority for any educator. Fortunately, faculty can implement small, straightforward pedagogical changes to increase the inclusion of students with disabilities that often improve interaction between all enrolled students, improve the classroom experience, and make teaching more efficient and effective. These changes are in addition to what is more typical: honoring accommodations requests such as letters from a disability services office detailing the needed accommodations (e.g., presence of ASL/English interpreter in the classroom, extended time on a test, large-print handouts, digital version of slides) and then keeping the course as planned with minimal additional adaptation from the faculty member or class participants. This Magna Online Seminar will present additional, easy to implement strategies that improve inclusion and interaction of students with and without disabilities, as well as provide a framework for faculty to further develop their own strategies.

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

  • Differentiate how access and accommodation services are not sufficient for inclusion, or for interaction between students
  • Distinguish exemplar challenges, in a range of typical college classrooms and settings
  • Review pedagogical strategies to reduce challenges and increase interaction and inclusion for all students
  • Devise assessment options to gauge effectiveness of said strategies
  • Employ takeaways and apply this framework to your own courses

HERE'S WHAT WE'LL COVER

  • Access vs. inclusion of teaching spaces
  • Pedagogical challenges of co-enrollment of students with and without disabilities and why accommodation letters from disability services offices are not enough
  • Actionable, example strategies that lessen the challenges you face in the classroom
  • Considerations for fulfilling assessment
  • How to apply the provided strategies to your own course

YOUR PRESENTER
Sara Schley, PhD
Professor and Director, Rochester Institute of Technology

Online Learning That Sticks: Strategies to Shift to Student-Centered Learning

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus–SB116, Montoya–RB103, WestsideWS1 314A

You have the basics of teaching well in hand. Your students are successful. You feel comfortable with your content knowledge and teaching methods. So why would you change anything? This Magna Online Seminar invites you to peek behind the classroom doors and LMS screens of college and university instructors who win national teaching awards to find out what they do that is so different. We will take up three challenges, designed especially for already-excellent instructors:

  • Moving away from instructor-constructed interactions
  • Providing authentic experiences for learners
  • Shifting assessment to the learning process rather than what students produce at the end

All of these strategies share a grounding in the neuroscience of learning, greater learner engagement, and reduced instructor workload and will help you take your teaching to the next level.

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

  • Collaborate with learners to create learning processes together
  • Share authentic learning experiences that model real-world conditions for practitioners in the field represented by your courses
  • Assess learning through means beyond testing and project-writing

HERE'S WHAT WE'LL COVER

  • Threaded-pathway teaching practices
  • Collaborative learning design
  • Constructivist learning theory
  • Authentic learning design
  • Learning neuroscience

YOUR PRESENTER
Thomas Tobin, PhD 
Conference Program Chair, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Backward Design: Writing Learning Goals and Objectives

Date: Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus–SB116, Montoya–RB103, WestsideWS1 314A

Learning goals and objectives are where the real work of teaching is accomplished. Meaningful and measurable learning goals are tied to student success. When course goals aren't linked to the desired outcomes, then student success is greatly compromised. Learn how to target your teaching and make an impact on student learning by designing specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely goals before you assign that reading, assignment, project, or test. Discover what makes a SMART teaching goal and how to revise any goals that don't make the grade. Finally, this seminar will demonstrate how to purposely cater appropriate materials, activities, assignments, and assessments to best promote the achievement of your set goals.

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

  • Identify the "levels of learning" your course requires
  • Classify and refine the course outcomes/goals/objectives in your own program, course, or unit
  • Apply Bloom's Taxonomy to select appropriate verbs for developing goals and objectives
  • Compare and contrast poorly designed and well-designed goals and objectives
  • Evaluate ways to share course goals and objectives with learners

HERE'S WHAT WE'LL COVER

  • Outcomes, goals, and objectives
  • Levels of Learning
  • Using Bloom's Revised Taxonomy to construct learning objectives
  • Characteristics of well-designed learning objectives
  • The Extreme Goal Makeover
  • Beginning and ending your course with goals and objectives

YOUR PRESENTER
Vicki Caruana, PhD
Associate Professor, Mount Saint Mary College

CNM Safe Zone Training

Date: Friday, April 3, 2019
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