Graduate Equivalency Courses (GECs)

Summer 2018

Teaching Online Successfully: Create
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: May 28, 2018 – June 10, 2018
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: Dominique Svarc, BUS/SS
  • Details: This two-week, online course prepares and supports faculty who are developing an online or blended course in Blackboard for the first time, and any faculty who have an interest in exploring best practices in online and blended course creation. Faculty will learn about critical components of quality course design, receive an introduction to the OSCQR rubric used at Harper for evaluating online and blended course quality, modify an existing course syllabus for use in an online or blended format, and build one complete course module and orientation module inside a provided model course shell in Blackboard.
  • View Syllabus
  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: May 14, 2018)
Teaching Online Successfully: Facilitate
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: June 18, 2018 – July 1, 2018
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: Dominique Svarc, BUS/SS
  • Details: This two-week, online course prepares and supports faculty who are teaching an online or blended course in Blackboard for the first time, and any faculty who have an interest in exploring best practices in online and blended course facilitation. Faculty will learn about critical components of effective course management and communication, develop a faculty schedule to aid in the management of their course, and enhance their course and syllabus using tools to encourage faculty-student and student-student interaction.
  • View Syllabus
  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: June 4, 2018)

Fall 2018

Creating an Accessible Learning Environment for Students with Disabilities
  • Format: Blended (online and face-to-face)
  • Dates: September 17, 2018 – November 9, 2018
  • Face-to-face meetings: Thursdays, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25, and November 8 (no meeting on November 1), 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., F315
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Pascuala Herrera, ADS and Student Development
  • Details: In this course, participants will have an opportunity to learn basic information about the ten most common visible and invisible disabilities, in order to evaluate a course or program and develop methods that make the learning environment inclusive and welcoming to all students, including students with disabilities. The course will utilize real case studies of current and past Harper students, in order to have an honest discussion about the challenges that students face when navigating an inaccessible learning environment. If you have any questions about the course, please contact Pascuala Herrera at pherrera@harpercollege.edu.
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  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: September 3, 2018)
Teaching Online Successfully: Create
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: September 3, 2018 – September 16, 2018
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Details: This two-week, online course prepares and supports faculty who are developing an online or blended course in Blackboard for the first time, and any faculty who have an interest in exploring best practices in online and blended course creation. Faculty will learn about critical components of quality course design, receive an introduction to the OSCQR rubric used at Harper for evaluating online and blended course quality, modify an existing course syllabus for use in an online or blended format, and build one complete course module and orientation module inside a provided model course shell in Blackboard.
  • View Syllabus
  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: August 20, 2018)
Teaching Online Successfully: Facilitate
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: September 24, 2018 – October 7, 2018
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Details: This two-week, online course prepares and supports faculty who are teaching an online or blended course in Blackboard for the first time, and any faculty who have an interest in exploring best practices in online and blended course facilitation. Faculty will learn about critical components of effective course management and communication, develop a faculty schedule to aid in the management of their course, and enhance their course and syllabus using tools to encourage faculty-student and student-student interaction.
  • View Syllabus
  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: September 10, 2018)
Teaching Online Successfully: Enhance
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: October 22, 2018 – November 4, 2018
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Details: This course provides faculty with tools and techniques to enhance their online course in ways that encourage student engagement. Faculty will explore basic screencasting/lecture capture tools and best practices, incorporate web-based tools into their course, use Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor for online exam proctoring, facilitate group work inside of Blackboard, and make online materials accessible for students and compliant with copyright guidelines.
  • View Syllabus
  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: October 8, 2018)

Spring 2019

Teaching Online Successfully: Create
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: January 28, 2019 – February 10, 2019
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Details: This two-week, online course prepares and supports faculty who are developing an online or blended course in Blackboard for the first time, and any faculty who have an interest in exploring best practices in online and blended course creation. Faculty will learn about critical components of quality course design, receive an introduction to the OSCQR rubric used at Harper for evaluating online and blended course quality, modify an existing course syllabus for use in an online or blended format, and build one complete course module and orientation module inside a provided model course shell in Blackboard.
  • View Syllabus
  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: January 14, 2019)
Teaching Online Successfully: Facilitate
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: February 18, 2019 – March 3, 2019
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Details: This two-week, online course prepares and supports faculty who are teaching an online or blended course in Blackboard for the first time, and any faculty who have an interest in exploring best practices in online and blended course facilitation. Faculty will learn about critical components of effective course management and communication, develop a faculty schedule to aid in the management of their course, and enhance their course and syllabus using tools to encourage faculty-student and student-student interaction.
  • View Syllabus
  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: February 4, 2019)
Teaching Online Successfully: Enhance
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: April 1, 2019 – April 14, 2019
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Details: This course provides faculty with tools and techniques to enhance their online course in ways that encourage student engagement. Faculty will explore basic screencasting/lecture capture tools and best practices, incorporate web-based tools into their course, use Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor for online exam proctoring, facilitate group work inside of Blackboard, and make online materials accessible for students and compliant with copyright guidelines.
  • View Syllabus
  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: March 18, 2019)

Summer 2019

Teaching Online Successfully: Create
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: June 3, 2019 – June 16, 2019
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Details: This two-week, online course prepares and supports faculty who are developing an online or blended course in Blackboard for the first time, and any faculty who have an interest in exploring best practices in online and blended course creation. Faculty will learn about critical components of quality course design, receive an introduction to the OSCQR rubric used at Harper for evaluating online and blended course quality, modify an existing course syllabus for use in an online or blended format, and build one complete course module and orientation module inside a provided model course shell in Blackboard.
  • View Syllabus
  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: May 20, 2019)
Teaching Online Successfully: Facilitate
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: July 1, 2019 – July 14, 2019
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Details: This two-week, online course prepares and supports faculty who are teaching an online or blended course in Blackboard for the first time, and any faculty who have an interest in exploring best practices in online and blended course facilitation. Faculty will learn about critical components of effective course management and communication, develop a faculty schedule to aid in the management of their course, and enhance their course and syllabus using tools to encourage faculty-student and student-student interaction.
  • View Syllabus
  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: June 17, 2019)
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What is a GEC?

A GEC is a graduate-level course on a particular topic or theme at a level of rigor equivalent to a graduate course in an accredited college or university. GECs address teaching and learning issues faced by full-time and adjunct faculty across many disciplines including liberal arts, social sciences, STEM, health and technical careers, counseling and advising. The credits from these courses are included in a faculty member’s application for tenure and promotion as professional development credits. They are also internal credits only and are not transferable to another institution. Full-time faculty and adjunct faculty can register for GEC courses.

For questions and more information about GECs, please contact the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.