Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Day

Adjunct Faculty Support Services and the Center for Teaching and Learning, supported by the Competency Based Education department, proudly offer the Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Day on Thursday, August 22.


5:00 - 6:00 PM Dinner and Keynote address 12-172
6:00 - 6:15 PM Break  
6:15 - 8:15 PM Breakout Sessions (choose one) shown below

A $50 stipend will be paid for attending this evening conference. That amount will not count towards your payload hours for summer or fall.

Registration is now open. Please call the office if you have questions at 937-512-3115.

*Note: Space is limited to 120 adjunct faculty. Adding your name to a wait list does not register you for the event. Please register for breakout sessions where space is available to ensure you are registered for this conference.

Dinner and Keynote

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Christi Amato, Interim Dean of eLearning

Christi has dedicated more than ten years at Sinclair to increasing student access via technology-enabled programs, accelerating completion of college credentials, and redefining student experiences utilizing innovative practices in pedagogy and technology. In her 11 years in the eLearning division, Christi has led initiatives related to military student programming, online student case management and retention, and competency-based education. Additionally, Christi serves as co-director of the ODHE Innovations grant, furthering pioneering work in CBE at Sinclair. She is also co-chair of the Ohio CBE Network, a coalition in partnership with the Department of Higher Education, OACC, and IUC. This committee brings together 25 Ohio colleges and universities working to advance best practices in CBE and technology-driven education. Christi has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, and a master’s degree in Public Administration. She is currently working toward a doctorate in Organizational Leadership. 

eLearn Advanced Tools

6:15 - 8:15 PM

As we start the 5th year of using eLearn, many faculty are looking to move beyond the basics into the advanced tools. Come learn about eLearn tools that support targeted and timely communication, content releases, student support, and more.  Bring your challenges and we will problem-solve to find creative ways to meet your eLearning needs!

Online/Hybrid at Sinclair

6:15 - 8:15 PM

It’s no secret that today’s students demand online and hybrid courses at an alarming rate. Sinclair has not only embraced this challenge, but stands as a leader in courses of both modalities. This workshop will feature Sinclair faculty who both teach and develop courses in hybrid and online formats sharing their perspective and wisdom on each. An instructional designer will also provide a brief unpacking of how courses are designed in these modalities at Sinclair and your role as faculty in delivering such courses.
Participants will be enrolled in the “Hybrid Faculty Community” to access information as a resource following the workshop.

eLearn Basics

6:15 - 8:15 PM

This introduction to eLearn, Sinclair's learning management system, powered by D2L, will provide users with an overview of the key components required to successfully teach and manage a course. The workshop will highlight terminology, general navigation, basic tools, and communication.  Learn the skills you need to teach, manage, and assess your students with eLearn.

CBE at Sinclair

6:15 - 8:15 PM

Come learn what to expect from a Competency-Based Education (CBE) course at Sinclair. This session will introduce the modality, compare and contrast CBE with online courses, explain expectations of students and faculty, and highlight the unique aspects of the flex-paced classroom environment.  Attendees will have the opportunity to see inside current CBE courses, and be equipped with the top tips for teaching CBE successfully.  Registered attendees will be enrolled into the “CBE Faculty Community” in eLearn, and are highly encouraged to explore this resource before the session.