Faculty members, staff, and administrators charged with faculty development and/or outcomes assessment are invited to join us at the quarterly Assessment, Teaching, and Learning (ATL) retreats.
Whether you chair the outcomes assessment committee, direct a teaching and learning center, or offer adjuncts in your department professional learning opportunities...
If you in any way struggle with the enormous task of designing, implementing, and continuously improving professional learning opportunities for educators that promote and encourage student success...
These retreats are designed to support your professional development as a professional developer!
The people who attend these retreats hold different roles and different positions on their campus; attendance is not restricted to a single role (faculty, staff, administration, eLearning, etc.). No other convening in our system has such a diversity of members in terms of role. Due to this diversity, people who attend these retreats work at different levels of the organization and engage with different problems of practice.
- Local/Individual - "What does a new faculty member need to know and be able to do during the first year on our campus?"
- Collective - "What kinds of professional learning opportunities do faculty need for shared problems of practice in my campus context (i.e. closing equity gaps)?"
- System Level - "What are the system-level problems of practice that come up at council and commission meetings (such as IC, ATC, eLC) that could be addressed with faculty development?"
As a group, we work to collaboratively and creatively problem solve around these issues as they exist at these multiple levels and in different contexts.
There is growing recognition that assessment, teaching, and learning are the center of our big picture work: improving the quality of student learning is central to the success of our system goals of increasing completions, closing equity gaps, and guided pathways.
This group engages inquiry around a key question: What kinds of professional learning opportunities will support faculty as we work collectively towards these larger student success outcomes?
This group balances support for professional developers as they address needs specific to their context and advocacy work at the system level.
At the retreats, we
- research, develop, and collect promising practices in faculty professional development;
- provide different kinds of learning experiences (workgroups, mentoring, sessions) around these practices so you can take them back to your campus and employ them;
- work together so that no one organization must bear the burden of funding and developing faculty development programs alone.
Check out the ATL Winter Retreat Agenda.
Registration form for Feb. 8-9, 2018 ATL Retreat, Rainbow Lodge, North Bend.
Return completed form to Jackie Eppler-Clark by January 26, 2018.
ATL Quarterly Retreats 2018-2019
- Fall ATL Retreat: Nov. 1-2, 2018
- Winter ATL Retreat: March 7-8, 2019
- Summer 2019: Dates to be determined
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