Academy News

Teaching Online Successfully

Registration is now open for Teaching Online Successfully for Summer 2017! This course prepares and supports faculty who are designing and teaching an online course for the first time. This course will be delivered in an online format with 2 to 3 Blackboard...

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Growing Online Learning Conference

There is still time to register for the FREE web-based conference for Illinois community colleges next week, March 28-30. The theme of ILCCO's Growing Online Learning Conference this year is Transitioning to OER and Harper professor Dave Braunschweig (Computer...

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OER: What’s the Big Deal?

The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has been rapidly gaining momentum, as faculty across the country discover the plethora of free, high-quality resources available to them online. Whether OER materials are used to supplement existing course content, or are...

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Miracle in the Andes

Read Around the World: Faculty World Book Seminar Miracle in the Andes Join us as Read Around the World, the Harper Faculty World Book Seminar, read’s Nando Parrado’s Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home. You may be familiar with Piers...

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Physics and Police Work Collide (in a good way)

Officer Myles Greenberg of the Harper College Police Department and Instructor Raeghan Graessle (who was recently awarded tenure) teamed up to teach physics from a different vantage point. The story begins 20 years ago... In 1997, while a police officer in Elk Grove...

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#LangTechFest and Faculty Language Training

This professional development event for language faculty focuses on new trends in language learning technology. Faculty will learn about the capabilities of the language lab technology and test out features that will be useful for their classes. Faculty will also...

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Community Resources for Students

Has a student confided in you about a social service need that Harper does not currently provide? A committee comprised of Health and Psychological Services, Student Development, Women's Program, Marketing and Adult Education pulled together this list of resources for...

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Reflection Room Now Open on Campus

Did you know that Harper College has a space on campus designated for individual reflection, prayer, or a quiet place to think? The Reflection Room is a space for individuals of all religious faiths and non-religious beliefs to experience a place for peace, prayer,...

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Accreditation: In the Words of a Student

Accreditation matters. It means students' grades will transfer, it means they can apply for federal financial aid, it means that companies will recognize students' credentials and so much more. The Higher Learning Commission will be visiting Harper next spring, March...

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