Don't miss the Harper College 50th Anniversary Faculty Retreat! The program will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 16 and conclude at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 17. The committee is planning an afternoon of engagement around “Teaching Vulnerable Students in the 21st Century” utilizing Pecha Kucha presentations and various interactive discussion methods. Throughout the program, attendees will have opportunities to earn prizes by answering questions in the style of game shows from the 1960s to today.…Find out more »
Harper is offering workshops to engage colleagues in courageous conversations around concepts such as inclusive/exclusive behaviors, bias, privilege, and unintended impacts of our communication styles, to name a few. Please join your colleagues in creating a campus climate that recognizes differences and respects all members of our community. Continuing the conversation, Part 2 offers actionable items to further your diversity training. Completion of Part 1 is required for participation in Part 2. Space is limited so save your seat today. Register NowFind out more »
Graduate Equivalency Course (GEC) Format: Blended (online and face-to-face) Dates: February 21, 2018 – April 18, 2018 Face-to-face meetings: Wednesdays, February 21, March 7, March 21, April 11, and April 18 GECs: 3 Instructor: Dr. Durene Wheeler, Northeastern Illinois University Details: Critical pedagogy and social justice education are concepts, which compliment one another. Freire (1968) provided the blueprint in his groundbreaking work the Pedagogy of the Oppressed for learning and teaching practices to transform the role of teachers and students. Employing…Find out more »
A restful 30 minutes of peaceful silence for faculty, staff, and students. This drop-in sitting will include verbal instructions for those new to mindfulness. No registration required. Release time is available. Please check with your supervisor. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a term coined by scientist Jon Kabat-Zinn to describe a state of non-judgmental present awareness that can be calming to our body and mind. For more information, see this video. For additional information, contact Michele Decanio, ext. 6266.Find out more »
Graduate Equivalency Course (GEC) Format: Blended (online and face-to-face) Dates: March 1, 2018 – April 26, 2018 Face-to-face meetings: Thursdays, March 1, March 22, and April 26 GECs: 2 Instructor: Jeannine Lombardi, BUS/SS Details: This course is designed to help the faculty participant develop a personal pedagogical theory and practice. We will achieve this through reading, reflection, and discussion. Students will study pedagogical theories that range from Socrates to recent research on culturally responsive pedagogy, the neuroscience of learning, and…Find out more »
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Academy for Teaching Excellence Workshop Cancellation Policy
Occasionally, the Academy for Teaching Excellence may have to cancel a workshop due to circumstances beyond our control. With the exception of instructor illness and inclement weather, the decision to cancel a workshop will be made 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of the workshop. In the event of a cancellation, the Academy will make every effort to notify registered participants via their Harper College email account. If you have a concern about a workshop you have registered for being cancelled, please contact email@example.com or call 847.925.6174.