Workshop: Teaching in Higher Ed: A Strong Start

Course ID - CTD0450a

Short Title:  Teaching in H Ed: a

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:    Adjunct Faculty
Length of Workshop:     10 Hours
Prerequisite  access to a Web connected computer off campus

Teaching in Higher Ed is a three-module scenarios based online faculty development course focusing on the experiences of new faculty members in their first year teaching at a community college. All three modules address the fundamental question of what it takes to be an effective teacher. It is a foundational course for faculty members with strong content expertise but limited instructional experience. Module 1 , A Strong Start includes such topics as: creating an inclusive syllabus; knowing your students ; teaching and learning styles ; the critical first three weeks ; developmental advising ; the affective domain (motivation and resiliency), and mindset.

There will be a face-to-face orientation to the online program to get an overview of the program, to review the course syllabus, and to develop an understanding of the course assignments, deadlines, ongoing discussion threads and assessments. The actual course will be conducted online. At the end of the course, there will be a face-to-face debriefing session. 



As a result of successful completion of specified criteria the workshop, participants will:

  • Create an inclusive syllabus
  • Understand and use learning styles to assist in reaching all learners
  • Use effective strategies during the critical first three weeks of class
  • Informally utilize developmental advising strategies in class
  • Explain the importance of the affective domain (motivation and resiliency) in student learning
  • Explain the concept of mindset as it relates to the community college

In order to be selected to participate in this course, adjunct faculty:

  • Must have a Network Log In ID
  • Must have access to a computer and internet (on and off campus)
  • Must have a working e-mail address and/or other contact information
  • Must attend orientation and debriefing for the session in which participant is registered
  • Must be able to dedicate at least three hours a week to the course.   
  • Must be prepared to post and interact meaningfully online with other students from the course
  • Must complete all assignments by deadline date
  • Must be active in the course every week. If participant is inactive for a week without prior notification to and approval by the faculty, he/she will be dropped from the course



Reference # Campus/Room






See instructions below
Orientation:    09/10/12
                          Room 3404-11 - from  5:30pm - 7:30pm

Debriefing:     10/01/12   
                          Room 3404-11 - from  5:30pm - 7:30pm
 Roberta Neway




See instructions below
Orientation:    09/19/12
                          Room 6356 - from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Debriefing:     10/10/12
                          Room 6356 - from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
 Marcia Cassidy




See instructions below
Orientation:   10/20/12 
                          Room 2260-6 - from   Noon - 2:00pm

Debriefing:     11/10/12
                          Room 2260-6 - from   Noon - 2:00pm
 Sheryl Hartman

I have read all the requirements for this course and I agree to:

a) attend the orientation and debriefing meetings
b) dedicate, at least, three hours a week to this course
c) interact with the other participants via discussions
d) complete all assignments by deadline date

Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0450a
Course Title: Teaching in H Ed: a
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.