The Center for Teaching and Learning is proud to announce:
Dr. Corey Seemiller received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Arizona State University, Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, and Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Arizona. She has worked as a leadership educator in higher education, K-12, non-profits, military, and in the community for more than 20 years.
Dr. Seemiller's newly released book, Generation Z Goes to College, offers insight on the post-Millennial cohort in higher education. She has written a number of articles and blogs about Generation Z and has been interviewed by news media, including NPR, about this generation. Dr. Seemiller has also published articles on civic engagement, competency development, assessing leadership learning, and leadership educator identity development. Her research has taken her around the world for speaking, facilitating, and consulting.
Dr. Seemiller served as the Co-Chair for the National Leadership Symposium two times and the Co-Chair of the inaugural Leadership Education Academy in 2015. She is an active member of the International Leadership Association and serves on the Board of Directors for Lead365, is an issue editor for New Directions for Student Leadership, and is the 2017 Co-Chair for the Leadership Education Academy. Dr. Seemiller also co-founded the Sonoran Center for Leadership Development, a 501(c)(3) organization in Tucson, Arizona, in 2008 to offer affordable and accessible leadership development training for individuals and groups in Southern Arizona. She has served as a Board member since its founding.
This session is designed to help those who will be sharing information about, or meeting with adjunct faculty to discuss, end of course student survey results. Topics will include: accurately interpreting results, creating cogent comparisons, helping discern if adjustments in teaching and learning are warranted, and dealing with anomalous comments. Sample results will be provided to aid discussion.
The chaplain will offer a short presentation on the work of the Multifaith Campus Ministry office. Afterward there will be time for discussion and conversation about how faculty share in the work of spiritual development in students.
How can I deliver a critical message and share my expertise while avoiding negative emotions and maintaining my relationship with the student? During this one hour session, participants will learn to apply the Debriefing with Good Judgment model to student assessment in a variety of disciplines. Faculty can use this model to provide effective feedback using rigorous reflection for simulation, psychomotor skills, presentations, projects, and on-site learning.
A significant part of academic success involves student behavior. Student behaviors demonstrating professionalism enhance academic learning and career preparation. The MBE (Minimum Behavioral Expectations) provide a clear framework for student development in this regard. Presenters will cover use of the MBE in the classroom and college-wide during this 1-hour session. Discussion will offer participants opportunities to convey experiences with students and address how application of the MBE can serve as an effective mentoring tool.
Information about mental health diagnoses and how students may present in the classroom. Discussion on strategies for helping students struggling with mental health symptoms. Resources on and off campus will be provided. Time will be available for questions.
Sinclair awards one-third of all certificates to incarcerated students. Pathways to a Better Tomorrow helps students succeed after release from prison. Participants will learn how the College is assisting ex-offenders and how faculty and staff can help by referring them to the appropriate resources. In addition, participants will gain compassion by hearing inmates’ stories and gain empathy for the human condition. Any faculty or staff will benefit from learning about the Returning Citizens program.
Listening is one of our most important communication skills. In fact, the International Day of Listening (IDL) is September 21, 2017. In this session, participants will be introduced to the six stages of the listening process and the potential pitfalls that occur along the way to understanding. The presenters will describe the four types of listening and provide a context for each type. Examples of classroom exercises used in the inaugural IDL will be shared. Participants will be encouraged to develop, refine and incorporate their own classroom activity to celebrate the International Day of Listening. After FFPDD, an on-going Discussion Forum and a one-time CTL Workshop will be offered to the participants in order to continue the development of these activities.
In this workshop, we will address the resources available to Sinclair students as part of Title IX and the faculty member’s role in supporting students. Many of our students experience dating violence, domestic violence, sexual violence, sexual assault, stalking or sexual harassment or they may be in a controlling relationship. Under Title IX, all of these violations are considered sexual misconduct. Students may experience these violations off-campus or they may even be affected on-campus. Often, students talk with faculty about these experiences with violence, making faculty the first people available to support these students. The workshop will detail the reporting process and obligation, the resources available to students through the Title IX process, and other ideas about how Title IX is a valuable resource to students.
The student conduct process in higher education, while meant to help keep the institutional community safe, is by nature, a reactive process; a potential violation has to occur and then the process begins. Faculty members who attend this workshop will partake in an interactive presentation that will help them understand the conduct process and what they can do in order to be more proactive and help create a culture of civility here at Sinclair.
This presentation will focus on three components:
o The Conduct Process
o The Honor Code
o P.M. Forni’s “8 Rules for a Civil Life”
• Attendees will be able to describe Sinclair’s conduct process
• Attendees will be able to define civility
• Attendees will be able to identify the core concepts of Sinclair’s Honor Code.
• Attendees will be able to summarize P.M. Forni’s “8 Rules for a Civil Life”.
Exciting things are happening with tutoring at Sinclair! This 50 minute session will provide the opportunity to learn about the new Tutoring & Learning Center, services provided, and how to encourage student utilization. Discussion will allow participants to provide feedback about how the Tutoring & Learning Center can best support the classroom experience. Faculty members who want to learn more about connecting students to services that will help increase student success should attend this workshop.
Since 2014, dedicated faculty have been working to improve the success rates of African-American students, with the core belief that the goal can be achieved by infusing cultural competency and respect for diversity into our pedagogy and curriculum. After a literature review, focus group sessions, and faculty piloting, several specific strategies have emerged. By sharing both successes and lessons learned, this one-hour session will present RESPECT strategies and encourage faculty to try them in their own departments.
As of Summer 2017, the Developmental Math and Math Departments merged, and together they created specific and shortened pathways to college-level mathematics courses. This led rise to a new series of developmental math courses, MAT 100, MAT 200, and MAT 300. In this workshop, you will learn how the Math Academy will teach these courses, using computer-based instruction and tutoring.
During this workshop participants will learn an innovative way of getting to know students and of them getting to know you. You will learn how the perception you have of them and they of you can influence what the interaction may be like in the classroom the rest of the term. As can be seen from the previous statements, this is intended to benefit both the instructor and the students.
Discover what Career Communities are doing to help students explore career and transfer options.
Learn more about:
• Deciding Day
• Career focused student engagement
• Connecting students to career exploration resources, including the Career Connection website and career advisors
• Connection to Workforce Development
Student interaction can be enhanced using software outside of eLearn. This workshop will give you an overview of three different programs and their uses in the development of online study tools for your students. You will learn the differences between Soft Chalk, Study Mate and Captivate, as well as see samples of their capabilities in the classroom.
The presenters of this workshop will share the work they have done over the past 1 1/2 years to create Sinclair's new centralized complaint process, set to roll out at the start of fall term. Attendees will learn about the purpose of this process, about their role in the process, and how this process will affect and benefit all members of the Sinclair community. They will also be equipped with helpful information from Sinclair's Student Affairs division.
Join us to learn about ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL), Sinclair’s new college-wide Math placement assessment, which will launch September 4, 2017. Participants will be provided with an overview of ALEKS, its implementation, and its benefits to faculty, staff, and most importantly STUDENTS. This session is recommended for anyone who’s academic or student services program is impacted by student success in Mathematics.
Participants will learn how to use three Power Pose techniques to help ease anxiety during times of stress such as job interviews, important meetings, presentations, teaching classes, etc. We will discuss the Biology behind the techniques and then discuss ways to teach students how to use these Power Pose techniques in their classes and more importantly in their everyday lives.
The Realizing Ethnic Awareness and Cultural Heritage Across Dayton conference provides an integrated exploration of the similarities and the diversities of these cultures, by studying the arts and humanities, beliefs and traditions of these groups. Our goal is to promote cross-cultural understanding and education between the African American, Appalachian, Latino, Native American, and all other ethnic communities in the Miami Valley area.
Disability Services respects and values the support and assistance provided by Sinclair’s faculty and staff. We appreciate your assistance with maintaining a balance between accommodating students with disabilities and preserving academic standards. Disability Services is offering an interactive workshop to collaborate with faculty and to ensure that all students receive equal access to classes, programs, and services.
The workshop participants will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the following topics:
• Disability Services process to obtain academic accommodations
• Student and faculty responsibilities with respect to academic accommodations
• Strategies for communicating and teaching students with disabilities
• How faculty can assist with ensuring all students have equal access in the classroom
• Benefits of utilizing assistive technology (Read&Write Gold)
• Why compliance with the ADA and 504 is an institutional responsibility
Time will be designated at the end to address specific questions regarding current or past circumstances in providing accommodations.
Dr. Seemiller will discuss more details about Generation Z students and techniques that may be helpful in your classes.
Be inspired by this fun, creative way to fulfill Global Citizenship and Cultural Diversity outcomes! Learn how to implement this (or expand a current assignment to include new possibilities!) Several options will be given, along with specific guidelines, support materials and how to tailor them to your own course. Students will have the opportunity to broaden their perspectives, engage in multicultural and interfaith dialogue and cultivate a greater understanding of their community and themselves.
Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, research-based rubric and course review process for the design of online, CBE and hybrid courses. Did you know that Sinclair is part of the Ohio QM Consortium of 60 higher education institutions who are utilizing QM for their eCourse design?
This session will explain the three core elements of QM – rubric, review process and training – and how the eLearning Division is working to provide Sinclair faculty with training and support to improve the quality of your eCourse designs.
Faculty will learn about the opiate crisis in Ohio, the warning signs of opiate abuse, how Sinclair responds to opiate cases, and local resources where faculty can refer students to.
Participants can expect to engage their thinking to help meet the challenge of how to prepare for an active killer event. This presentation will involve discussion regarding proactive ways of thinking and practical ways of applying different options in the event of this threat. The unfortunate reality is this is applicable to anyone and anywhere regardless of where you live or work.
Green Dot is a prevention program addressing personal, power-based violence (e.g. bullying, sexual assault, domestic, violence, stalking, etc). Green Dot equips students, faculty and staff to recognize warning signs, develop intervention options, and proactively change cultural norms. The Green Dot program is a first step in a long term, comprehensive primary prevention strategy on campus and within our community. As a nationally recognized program that is supported by rigorous research, the Green Dot program has reduced violence. Please help make our college a Green Dot campus. www.livethegreendot.com
IN THE DOOR: Academic departments that have implemented program-level student orientation sessions report positive results. Students can learn performance expectations, tips for academic success, how to access resources, tech readiness, career opportunities, and more, so they can start their first academic term prepared. OUT THE DOOR: How can academic departments connect students to their next steps – either for their career pursuits, or transfer for more higher education? This workshop will benefit department chairs, program managers, and faculty. The session will include departmental planning time.
Do you have specific questions about eLearn? Are you seeking specific training to build your course for next semester? This workshop will cater to all your eLearn needs. You will receive individualized training in this hands-on workshop.
Refuse to Be a Victim® is a national curriculum utilized for diverse audiences. The curriculum covers mental preparedness, self-defense, personal defense devices, psychology of criminals, and home, physical, cyber, automobile, and travel security.
As we cover the curriculum we will actively discuss how to incorporate concepts into your courses. Refuse To Be A Victim® program teaches the tips and techniques you need to be alerted to dangerous situations and to avoid becoming a victim.
Faculty attending this session will learn various features of Microsoft Outlook 2016 to improve organization and productivity. Get organized with network and personal e-mail folders. Use categories to track course, department, division, and college messages, meetings, and events - and learn to easily pull a list of your activities for the past year when you are preparing to write your Faculty Performance Review (FPR). You'll learn the basics of appointments and meeting scheduling, and managing multiple calendars, as well as creating contacts and groups.
Need to find a new way to reach your students? Come learn what motivates your Millennial and Gen Z students. Learn how & why the flipped classroom and team based learning (TBL) gets them motivated & engaged. See the promising data that is showing a 5-7 % increase in test averages when using these two methodologies.
You will learn what the flipped classroom is, how to modify your curriculum to create a flipped class and create a dynamic social environment of group learning for the students. I will share my experience from start to finish of how to create the flipped classroom which includes ways to make your own videos, forming the groups & using high tech, low tech & no tech ways to create group work. The departments that have helped me through this process include the CTL, Multimedia Services, IT and RAR departments. Contact them to ask them to help you run your own data.
This session is designed for department chairs to learn about a wide range of tasks, tools, policies, and practices to help them lead their departments successfully.
For first year faculty only. Faculty will work on their course shells and explore various aspects of eLearn: syllabi, gradebook and the LOR. They will also create professional development goals and learn about student success initiatives at Sinclair.
Through interactive discussions, participants consider essential ethical concepts and how ethics can be integrated into the various disciplines and professions. Professors & Professionals will… 1) expand their understanding of personal & professional ethics, 2) identify ethical sources & authority, 3) understand & apply traditional ethical theories, 4) develop the basic skills necessary to integrate ethics into their disciplines, and 5) improve ethical decision-making & problem-solving skills by employing an ethical method.
If you attend this action-packed-do-not-miss workshop, you will learn about the responsibilities and benefits of having Honors students as a part of your class.
You can expect to develop new and innovative Honors projects for your students and will create a model Honors contract to use for your own courses. You will hear from talented students about their experiences in Honors classes and witness examples of projects from some of our amazing Sinclair Honors students.
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol or Sheltered instruction is a set of teaching strategies, designed for teachers of academic content, that lower the linguistic demand of the lesson without compromising the integrity or rigor of the subject matter. This workshop will introduce the teaching strategies, examples of their uses, and provide participants with tools that can be used in their classrooms. Bring content material to the workshop and leave with teaching materials and access to the SIOP eLearn shell.
Sinclair's Veteran Services will team up with retired Veteran Affairs expert, Bill Wall to discuss how to best support our veterans in the classroom. This session will focus on the military-to-civilian transition, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The goal of this session is to educate faculty and staff and provide best practices for supporting our military and veteran community.
Would you like students to schedule appointments with you using our online system? Appointment Manager syncs with your Sinclair Outlook calendar. No prerequisites for this workshop. In this 3-hour, fast-paced workshop you will set up your profile, schedule appointments, and you're ready to offer this to students immediately. Create custom questions to know what students want to discuss before their appointment.
This is a hands-on, experiential workshop particularly suited to the needs of any mathematics faculty, full-time or part-time, who plan to teach the newly formatted Quantitative Reasoning with Corequisite Booster course this fall or in the near future. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Sample lessons for both the main course and the booster will be taught, and in-class strategies for maximum student enrichment will be discussed. Online student preview and practice assignments will be explored, as well as available instructors' resources.
8:00 – 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast, Building 1, Atrium, Pick-Up Schedule, nametag, and notepads
9:00 – 9:30 AM Welcome and Introduction, Building 2, Blair Hall Theatre
9:30 - 10:30 AM Keynote address, Building 2, Blair Hall Theatre
10:45 – 11:45 AM Morning breakout sessions
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Lunch, Building 12, Great Hall
1:30 – 4:30 PM Afternoon breakout sessions
Entree: Light & Healthy Chicken
Vegetarian Entrée: Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
Wild Rice Pilaf, Sugar Snap Peas and Salad
Variety of Desserts
2017 PDD Planning Committee: Dair Arnold, Pam Callahan, Lisa Cook, Jennifer McDermott, John Parcell, Charles Richardson, Eric Smith, Tim Waggoner, Mary Wells and the CTL Staff