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Online Summer Institute for Community Colleges

Community College faculty, staff and administrators are invited to participate in two-days of unique professional development activities. The Online Summer Institute for Community Colleges (OSICC) will be held completely over the Internet and offers brilliant keynote and featured speakers, and many opportunities for collaboration and networking.

New York, NY — Community College faculty, staff and administrators are invited to participate in two-days of unique professional development activities, June 25-26, 2009. The Online Summer Institute for Community Colleges (OSICC) will be held completely over the Internet and offers brilliant keynote and featured speakers, and many opportunities for collaboration and networking. CEU credits are available, as well. For more information and registration visit: www.onlinefacultyinstitute.org

Current economic and budgetary conditions are putting significant strain on community colleges in the area of faculty development. "When times are tight, funding for faculty development activities and travel to conferences are the first items cut," explained Judy Witt, Dean, School of Educational Leadership & Change at Fielding Graduate University, an OSICC sponsor. "Meanwhile, the need for faculty development is increasing, particularly as more faculty become involved with online teaching. OSICC delivers development activities in direct response to this pressing need."

Topics will include:

  • Faculty Development for Online Teaching -- What Works? Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt
  • The Rules of Engagement for Online Educators, Lorelei Rogers, Fielding Graduate University
  • Leading and Motivating Adjunct Faculty, Dr. Donetta Goodall, Lone Star College System
  • Your Next Student May be an Avatar, Jeremy Kemp, San Jose State University
  • Student Induction to e-Learning, Rob Abel, IMS Global Learning Consortium

For a complete program and registration visit: http://www.onlinefacultyinstitute.org

About Fielding Graduate University
Fielding Graduate University was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA. Fielding is a world leader in graduate-level distributed learning for adults. An accredited, non-profit graduate university, Fielding is a world leader in graduate-level distributed learning for adults and is dedicated to lifelong learning, social justice and change, as well as innovation in organizations, communities and society. For more information, visit online at www.fielding.edu. Fielding's School of Educational Leadership and Change attracts numerous community college faculty who are interested in earning a doctoral degree and offers a Community College Leadership and Change Concentration as well as concentrations in Leadership of Higher Education Systems and Media Studies, along with the academic certificate program, Teaching in the Virtual Classroom.

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June 02, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

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