Teaching & Learning Workshops

In these workshops, faculty explore teaching strategies to enhance student learning, create a welcoming classroom environment, and support the success of all our community college students. Our goal is for these workshops to be a space where faculty can engage in dialogue, explore diverse perspectives, and gain new insights in teaching and learning.

We encourage faculty to come to these workshops in person in the Professional Development Center, TB225D, Taylorsville Redwood Campus. A virtual option will also be available.

To register for professional development, go to the SLCC Registration System found under the Employee Tab in your MySLCC portal. In the registration system you will select Faculty Development as the department. Registration Tutorial Video.

How to Run a Faculty Learning Community

Thursday, September 22, 2:30-4 p.m.

Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) are a great way for faculty to connect with each other and discuss relevant topics in their academic disciplines and higher education. Often these learning communities revolve around a book or other resource to focus the topic and discussion. In this workshop, Faculty Development will model how to run an effective FLC, using our fall semester book, Radical Hope by Kevin Gannon. We encourage you to take these FLC techniques with you back to your department and run an FLC of your own. Please come to the Professional Development Center, TB225D, and pick up your copy of Radical Hope, or request it via campus mail. Not a problem if you are not able to read the book before the workshop! Kevin Gannon will be speaking at SLCC on Friday, October 28.

Foundations of Inclusive Teaching Course Discussion

Tuesday, November 15, 2:30-4 p.m.

This workshop is a discussion for faculty who have completed the Foundations of Inclusive Teaching Course.

This self-paced online course introduces instructors to key concepts and principles for equitable and inclusive teaching. Participants explore strategies for reducing inequities in higher education that create barriers to learning for community college students. The course includes definitions, short readings, videos, reflective questions, teaching strategies, and other resources. Participants will complete a series of self-paced learning activities, record their teaching ideas in a notebook or teaching journal, and complete a formal reflection. Instructors who successfully complete all required activities receive a Foundations of Inclusive Teaching credential with a digital badge.

Designing Effective Course Learning Outcomes

Wednesday, December 7, 2:30-4 p.m.

Faculty Development and the Office of Learning Outcomes Assessment, with guidance from the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (SLOA) faculty senate committee, created this workshop to support faculty in designing effective learning outcomes for their courses. We will discuss the purpose of providing clear learning outcomes, and the importance of connecting them to course assignments and assessments. Faculty will have the opportunity to assess the learning outcomes in their current courses and make adjustments as necessary based on our discussion. If possible, bring a course syllabus with you to review during the workshop.

Save the Dates for our Spring Semester Teaching & Learning Workshops
Thursdays, 2:30-4 p.m.

  • February 16: Indigenous Cultural Hindrances in Higher Education
  • March 23: Academic Freedom, Free Speech & Classroom Climate
  • April 20: Annual Syllabus Tune-up