ETC Faculty Development


Managing Student Behavior in the Postsecondary Classroom
Instructors analyze current behaviors confronted in and out of the classroom and learn new strategies to manage unprofessional behavior. Instructors are made aware that standard professional conduct is not immediately grasped by college students, and the end result of this session is a list of definable behaviors and why they are expected in the professional environment.

Improving Communication with the Millennials
Instructors identify effective communication skills needed to motivate this audience and analyze why their students have chosen to study in their industry. We also examine the research that identifies specific needs and learning preferences of this audience and how faculty can adjust to meet those needs and preferences. The end result is an explanation, in writing, how they will apply one or two strategies once they return to the classroom.

Using Film, Voice-over Recordings, and Screen Capture Software to Create Instructional Videos
Instructors learn how to use video clips to enliven their in-class lectures and provide their students with supplemental instructional materials. Using free and easy-to-use software and website, faculty exit this workshop with tools to reinforce curriculum concepts.

Learning Styles & Interactive Teaching Techniques: Making a Classroom in Motion
Instructors identify the different learning modalities and complete a Multiple Intelligences Survey for Adults. After reviewing film clips of effective and ineffective teaching strategies, the instructors take part in collaborative learning techniques that they can apply in their classrooms no matter what their disciplines.

Development of Critical Thinking Skills
Instructors examine what they currently do in the classroom to encourage critical thinking skills in the classroom. After observing via video and hands on examples of critical thinking exercises, they create their own exercises they can use to ensure higher level critical thinking amongst their students.

Zen & the Art of Grading Maintenance
Instructors examine the differences between assessment and formal evaluation. In addition to developing strategies to use assessment as a strategy to teach, the instructors create new evaluation strategies to effectively measure student learning outcomes. The emphasis of this workshop is on Rubric Development.

Development of Lesson Plans & Syllabi for Postsecondary Educators
Instructors are exposed to many different ways in which they can create lesson plans. Emphasis is placed on organization and time management of lectures/lessons. New instructors, especially, benefit from this workshop as they learn to structure the main objectives of each class meeting, leaving room for lecture, practice, and assessment.

The Impact of Faculty on Student Success
Instructors identify the demographics of their student body and examine how this data impacts student success and readiness. Once the data is reviewed, the group examines the benefits of the First Year Experience (FYE) courses that are instituted at many colleges and universities across the country. Since many proprietary schools don’t offer the FYE course, instructors learn how to incorporate parts of the FYE curriculum within their own classes, without sacrificing time devoted to their own curriculum.