TLC: Spring 2023 Calendar

Events will be held in the TLC, Phillips (Building 3), room 3-125 or via Microsoft Teams. Select the title to access the Teams link. 

Adjunct faculty who attend two sessions during the Fall and Spring TLC calendar receive the Adjunct Teaching Institute Stipend of $50, contingent upon funding. Information will be provided during the session on how to get credit for attendance. Presentation evaluations are also available in the session description. We strongly encourage your feedback.

Each workshop refers to the associated goal in the College's Strategic Plan.

February   March   April   May   June

January

Thursday, January 5, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required (rescheduled)

Equitizing the Syllabus
Presented by Dr. Tanya Scott, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning; and Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, Teaching and Learning Coach

This workshop will differentiate between equality, diversity, equity, and justice as context to designing inclusive learning environments. It will provide an overview of culturally responsive teaching principles, as well as strategies for applying USC Rossier/Center for Urban Education’s six equity-minded principles to course syllabi. This workshop designed to help faculty equitize their communication in meaningful ways that better serve students in order to pursue equitable academic success inside the classroom.

Monday, January 9, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Starting the Semester Right
Presented by Dr. Chris A. O'Riordan-Adjah PE - Dean of Building, Engineering, and Skilled Trades

This presentation addresses the key preparation steps to prepare for your students effectively to start the semester. The preparation steps also focus on improving student learning outcomes as well as aligning with the core initiatives of college strategic plan.
Durham Tech Pathway to Student Success

Tuesday, January 10, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Equitizing the Syllabus
Presented by Dr. Tanya Scott, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning; and Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, Teaching and Learning Coach

This workshop will differentiate between equality, diversity, equity, and justice as context to designing inclusive learning environments. It will provide an overview of culturally responsive teaching principles, as well as strategies for applying USC Rossier/Center for Urban Education’s six equity-minded principles to course syllabi. This workshop designed to help faculty equitize their communication in meaningful ways that better serve students in order to pursue equitable academic success inside the classroom.

Thursday, January 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Equitizing the Syllabus
Presented by Dr. Tanya Scott, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning; and Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, Teaching and Learning Coach

This workshop will differentiate between equality, diversity, equity, and justice as context to designing inclusive learning environments. It will provide an overview of culturally responsive teaching principles, as well as strategies for applying USC Rossier/Center for Urban Education’s six equity-minded principles to course syllabi. This workshop designed to help faculty equitize their communication in meaningful ways that better serve students in order to pursue equitable academic success inside the classroom.

Friday, January 13, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Personally Connected Pedagogy Pt. 3
Presented by Dr. Sonny Kelly

The Institute for Personally Connected Pedagogy (IPCP) Is a four-part series for community college instructors, provided by Legacy Heirs Productions, Inc. The IPCP workshops are conducted by Dr. Sonny Kelly, an instructor of Communication at FTCC. IPCP Includes four interactive sessions wherein Dr. Kelly will engage participants with dynamic discussion, group activities, case studies, and relevant research in the fields of adult education, culturally relevant pedagogy, trauma-informed pedagogy, performance-based pedagogy, and inclusive pedagogical practices. ICPC presents relevant and poignant practices for enhancing teacher and student performance and interaction in face-to-face, online, and hybrid classrooms. The IPCP also presents data-informed strategies that have been proven to increase student retention and success rates for diverse student groups. Note: Participation in parts 1 or 2 are not required to engage in this session.

January 20 – February 24, 2023, Asynchronous Delivery, Registration required

New-to-Teaching CTE Instructors. Scheduled Cohort Section with Capstone Project.

Format: 5-week asynchronous course with weekly objectives/discussions and facilitated capstone project.  Completers earn a professional development badge and stipend.

Course topics include:

  • What Do I Need for the First Day of Class?
  • How Do I Create a Positive Classroom Climate?
  • How Can I Enrich the Learning Experience?
  • How Do I Know What They Know? Incorporating Authentic Assessment Practices

Capstone Project: Ready, Set, Go! Next Steps for Instruction (Week 5)
How to Register:  Click on the link to the enrollment form directly below the course dates on the Academy Course Schedule page.

Participation Details:  Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course assignments. Completers receive a $100 stipend, and a digital badge. (Course tuition is free.)  Further course information is found on the NC-NET – North Carolina Network for Excellence in Teaching (NC-NET) webpage.

Thursday, January 26, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Culturally Responsive Practices
Facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Whalen, Teaching and Learning Coach, Achieving the Dream

Culturally responsive practices emphasize the social capital and cultural knowledge that diverse students bring to their learning experience and prioritizes the message that everyone can learn and succeed. This is an asset-based model that enables us as educators to acknowledge, respect, and integrate the knowledge that students possess and have developed over their lifespan. Please join us as we explore ways to create instructional opportunities that value our students’ culture by using it as a resource.

February

Wednesday, February 1, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Faculty Designed Activities and Resources through the Three C's: Connecting, Communicating, and Collaborating
Presented by Dr. Christopher A. O'Riordan-Adjah, Dean of Building, Engineering, and Skilled Trades

Instructors can connect, engage and build relationships through many ways and opportunities. This presentation will focus on the initial steps from internal to external bridging and collaboration.
Durham Tech Pathway to Academic Excellence

Wednesday, February 1, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., TLC 3-125 and Zoom, Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Quick and Easy Strategies Faculty Can Use to Improve Student Learning
Presented by Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Lilly Conference CEO on College and University Teaching and Learning

Research in educational and cognitive psychology demonstrates that when it comes to student learning, how we teach is often just as important, or even more important, than what we teach. Although not anyone’s goal, it is possible to teach in ways that make learning difficult. The good news is that it is also possible to teach in ways that make learning easier. In this webinar we will look at evidence-based strategies to improve our students’ learning. The best part is that the strategies presented will require little to no effort to employ, may be immediately put into practice, and hold the potential to effectively improve student learning in nearly every course.

Thursday, February 2, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Advising is Teaching: How to Craft an Advising Syllabus as a Faculty Advisor Part II
Presented by: Precious Harris, MSHS

Are you a faculty advisor who wants to streamline your advising process? If you are an instructor and faculty advisor who desires a more consistent approach to advising students, then this session is for you. In this Part II session, we will review the concept of learning-centered advising, and how crafting an advising syllabus helps bridge the gap between the students you teach, but also advise. During our session, we will collaborate to create an outline/draft of your advising syllabus using the four key components discussed in Part I.  By the end of this session, you will have constructed an outline of an advising syllabus that not only defines, but makes, builds and supports the connection between the faculty advisor and student.

Wednesday, February 8, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

ASAP - Apprenticeship Skills Achievement Program
Presented by Dr, Norman Collins, Sr. Apprenticeship Coordinator

An in-depth overview of Durham Tech's Apprenticeship program including how it works and how it benefits students, employers, Durham Tech and the community.
Durham Tech Pathway to Student Success

Thursday, February 9, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p,m., TLC 3-125 - Registration required

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use challenges. If you are interested in learning and helping others who experience mental health issues and ways to help them succeed and overcome obstacles, this training is designed with you in mind.
Registration is required to participate in the training. Once you have submitted your registration, Mr. Darius Whitney, Lead College Liaison, will be in contact with you for the next steps.

Friday, February 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., TLC 3-125 and Zoom, Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Personally Connected Pedagogy Part 4  
Presented by Dr. Sonny Kelly

The Institute for Personally Connected Pedagogy (IPCP) Is a four-part series for community college instructors, provided by Legacy Heirs Productions, Inc. The IPCP workshops are conducted by Dr. Sonny Kelly, an instructor of Communication at FTCC. IPCP Includes four interactive sessions wherein Dr. Kelly will engage participants with dynamic discussion, group activities, case studies, and relevant research in the fields of adult education, culturally relevant pedagogy, trauma-informed pedagogy, performance-based pedagogy, and inclusive pedagogical practices. ICPC presents relevant and poignant practices for enhancing teacher and student performance and interaction in face-to-face, online, and hybrid classrooms. The IPCP also presents data-informed strategies that have been proven to increase student retention and success rates for diverse student groups. Note: This is Part 4 of the series, but participation in Parts 1 through 3 are not required for engagement in this session.

Wednesday, February 15, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Accessibility Services Part 2
Presented by Dr. Samantheo Marcellus, Counseling Services Coordinator

Continued discussion on Accessibility services and accommodation in the classroom.
Durham Tech Pathway to Student Success

Thursday, February 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Accessibility Services – Instructor-Led Panel Discussion
Hear how fellow instructors are implementing accommodation plans and working with students on the spectrum.
Durham Tech Pathway to Student Success

Monday, February 20, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., TLC 3-125

Pronouns 101: It’s that Easy!
Presented by Jackie Ross, Coordinator, Assessment and Evaluation
This workshop will cover the what, how and why of personal pronouns. If you've ever had questions about how personal pronouns work, when to use them, when to ask someone about theirs please consider attending!
Durham Tech Pathway to Institutional Excellence

Thursday, February 23, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Understanding Organizational Development and Learning
Presented by Dr. Cathy James-Springer, Director, Organizational Development and Learning

This will be a series of three related presentations 1. Defining Organizational Development and Learning (ODL)- this first presentation will look at the definitions of ODL. Discuss the purpose of ODL and outline the perceptions of ODL at Durham Tech. 2. Findings of the needs assessment conducted at Durham Tech in relation to ODL. 3. Possibilities of ODL at Durham Tech and the expectations for the future. This session will explore the models used in ODL and how they can be adapted to Durham Tech based on the findings and expectations of the needs assessment.
Durham Tech Pathway to Institutional Excellence

March

Wednesday, March 1, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Dimensions of Wellness
Presented by Dr. Letitia Johnson-Arnold, Coordinator/Instructor, Community Health Worker

This session will define multiple dimensions of wellness and provide participants with tools to assess potential strengths and areas of improvement within each dimension.

Thursday, March 2, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

The Importance of Faculty Professional Development: Evidence and Resources for Active Learning 
Presented by: Amanda Zekanis QEP Director/History Instructor, Johnston Community College

This presentation will discuss resources for faculty professional development and some of the classroom activities that can be implemented to engage students. The presentation will include data on the relationship between faculty professional development and student retention and success as well as resources for your own research and knowledge. This interactive session will also share some research-based activities to promote student-centered, active learning in your classroom.

Thursday, March 2, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Understanding Organizational Development and Learning  Part 2
Presented by Dr. Cathy James-Springer, Director, Organizational Development and Learning

This will be a series of three related presentations 1. Defining Organizational Development and Learning (ODL)- this first presentation will look at the definitions of ODL. Discuss the purpose of ODL and outline the perceptions of ODL at Durham Tech. 2. Findings of the needs assessment conducted at Durham Tech in relation to ODL. 3. Possibilities of ODL at Durham Tech and the expectations for the future. This session will explore the models used in ODL and how they can be adapted to Durham Tech based on the findings and expectations of the needs assessment.
Durham Tech Pathway to Institutional Excellence

Monday, March 6, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Reaching Out: Ways to Reach Students Based on their Personality Types - Introverts, Extroverts, and In-Between
Presented by Neha M Shah, Part-time Instructor, Human Resource Management - Hospitality, Introduction to Social Media, and Social Media for Marketing

A discussion about the challenges of online (and in-person) teaching (both pre- and post-pandemic) and reaching students. Ages, working students, personalities, and other factors impact a student's performance but also how they learn. We'll outline some student profiles (aforementioned--new, returning, working, parents, entrepreneur, etc.) and consider the personality type (introvert, extrovert, and in between) and approach ways to successfully reach them for their learning success.

Thursday, March 9, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Are you guilty of using implicit and explicit bias? Part 2
Presented by Dr. Brenda Williamson, Adjunct Instructor, Early Childhood Education

Participants in this session will extend a deeper dive from content shared in part 1 through having dialogue with students on bringing an awareness to implicit and explicit biases in different settings. Let’s move from a deficit-mindset to an equity mindset towards being agents of social justice change through ACTION.
Durham Tech Pathway to Institutional Excellence

Tuesday, March 14, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., TLC 3 – 125

Pie With a Side of Power BI: A Data-Driven Celebration of Pi Day
Presented by Data Team 5: Karin Abell, Director, ESL; DeLois Cue, Program Coordinator, Business and Entrepreneurship;  and Audrey Newman, Instructor, Math, College and Career Readiness

Learn about how Data Team 5 is using Power BI to make data discoveries about Basic Skills progress and enrollment. This in-person data demonstration will include pie for participants.
Durham Tech Pathway to Institutional Excellence

Tuesday, March 14, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Applying the Loss/Momentum Framework to the Classroom
Presented by Ed Bowling, Retired, Guildford Technical Community College

The loss/momentum framework (connection, entry, progress and completion) is a great structure thinking about and supporting the way students’ progress through college. It also can be used to help faculty think about the phases a student experiences going through a course, from connection to completion. Connecting those two us a great way for faculty to better understand broader success strategies, and to promote a shared language and framework.

Wednesday, March 15, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Accessibility Services Part 3
Presented by Dr. Samantheo Marcellus, Counseling Services Coordinator

Continued discussed on Accessibility services and accommodation in the classroom.
Durham Tech Pathway to Student Success

Thursday, March 16, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Understanding Organizational Development and Learning Part 3
Presented by Dr. Cathy James-Springer, Director, Organizational Development and Learning

This will be a series of three related presentations 1. Defining Organizational Development and Learning (ODL)- this first presentation will look at the definitions of ODL. Discuss the purpose of ODL and outline the perceptions of ODL at Durham Tech. 2. Findings of the needs assessment conducted at Durham Tech in relation to ODL. 3. Possibilities of ODL at Durham Tech and the expectations for the future. This session will explore the models used in ODL and how they can be adapted to Durham Tech based on the findings and expectations of the needs assessment.
Durham Tech Pathway to Institutional Excellence

Friday, March 17, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., TLC 3 – 125

Health Humanities at Durham Tech

     
Presented by Dr. Jason Moldoff, Faculty DEI Coach, TLC, and Instructor, Communications, Dr. David Long, Dean, Creative Arts Liberal Arts, Marissa Sullivan, Coordinator, Distance Learning/Instructor, Psychology, Lindsay Al-AlShibli, Instructor, English, Aaron Brooks, Instructor, Humanities, Janel Thompson, Chair/Instructor, English

Come hear about the ways 5 courses were infused with Health Humanities content. Faculty will present survey findings and examples of student work.

Durham Tech Pathway to Student Success

Monday, March 20, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., TLC 3 – 125

Instructor Evaluations and YOU!
Presented by Jackie Ross, Coordinator, Assessment and Evaluation

Instructor and Course Evaluations- Are they a college version of "Rate My Professor" or are they a valuable tool to help you improve your courses? This workshop will cover the ins and outs of evaluations and include a discussion session for how you can get the most out of evaluations. CE and CU instructors welcome!

Durham Tech Pathway to Institutional Excellence

Thursday, March 23, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

LGBTQ+ 102: Creating an Inclusive Environment for Transgender Students
Presented by Nick Barth, Director, Massage Therapy Program

This presentation will be open to all faculty and staff that would like to learn practical steps they can take to help ensure that our transgender students feel that their learning environment is safe and that Durham Tech faculty and staff are sensitive to their needs.
Durham Tech Pathway to Institutional Excellence

Friday, March 24, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Data Team 6, Linking Learning to the Labor Demand, Data Dive 3
Presented by Dr. Micara Lewis-Sessoms, Director, Work Based Education; Jessica Vaughn, Director/Instructor, Health Information Technology program; Dr. Virginia Wolfe, Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistance program

Team 6 is leading strategic efforts to establish access to graduates’ earnings premium data and data dives associated with work-based learning and licensure pass rate data. The team will share programmatic practices utilized across meta-majors to capture graduate placement data and needs and review how we are filling the “pipeline” to achieve the college’s strategic goal - to demonstrate positive economic impact within the College’s service area by achieving an 80 percent job placement rate with earnings that meet or exceed median earnings within the field by expanding and strengthening partnerships with educational providers, community-based organizations, and industry sectors within Durham and Orange counties.
Durham Tech Pathways to Academic Excellence

Wednesday, March 29, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

What is CCP and Dual Enrollment? What do the College Liaisons do?
Co-Presenters: Darius Whitney, Lead College Liaison and Tevin Jones, College Liaison

What is CCP and how does that differ from dual enrollment? What exactly do the college liaisons do? This presentation will cover the different types of dual enrollment students and where are coming from. It will also discuss who the college liaisons are and what exactly we do in the high schools and at Durham Tech.
Durham Tech Pathway to Student Success

Friday, March 31, 11:00 – 12:00 p.m., TLC 3 – 125

Keepers of the House Documentary and Discussion
Presented by Dr. Jason Moldoff

Duke Professor and Clinician Neil Prose will show his documentary about the lives of hospital workers, followed by a discussion.

Durham Tech Pathway to Student Success

April

Wednesday, April 5, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Central Hub Presentation - Registration required

Implementing Universal Design for Learning to Create Engaging and Accessible Online Learning Environments 
Presented by Dr. Tanya Scott, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning, Achieving the Dream

Learn how to integrate the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to create engaging and accessible online learning environments. This workshop will provide an overview of UDL, how it can be utilized to create engaging and responsive learning environments for all students, as well as principles and guidelines to help you design new courses or revise your existing ones.  We will also identify potential barriers to learning and identify UDL strategies to mitigate these barriers, while also discussing best practices for engaging and interacting with students in an inclusive learning environment. Participants may be asked to discuss and reflect upon their course and course materials, as well as participate in group work, during this workshop.

Thursday, April 13, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Wynn, 10–103

LGBTQ+ Lunch ‘n Learn
Presented by Bridget Bell, Instructor, English
Join us (in-person) during lunch (BYOL) for an interactive panel discussion about best practices for inclusion and making a positive difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ students. We will discuss current LGBTQ+ issues and opportunities for allyship and advocacy on campus. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions!
DurhamTech Pathway to Institutional Excellence

Wednesday, April 19, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Let's Talk About the Importance of Mentoring!
Presented by Dr. LaTonya Steele, Director/Instructor, Business Administration program

In this session, we will discuss the benefits of mentoring to the mentee, the mentor, and the organization.
Durham Tech Pathway to Student Success

Wednesday, April 19, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Accessibility Services Part 4
Presented by Dr. Samantheo Marcellus, Counseling Services Coordinator

Continued discussed on Accessibility services and accommodation in the classroom.
Durham Tech Pathway to Student Success

May

TBA

June

TBA