The 20-Minute Mentor video series offered by Magna Publications, are video-based programs designed to answer a specific question related to teaching and learning. They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations designed to fit busy schedules. The Academy is partnering with Harper faculty to showcase a few of these videos in our second season of the Lunch & Learn series. Each one-hour (0.1 CEUs) session will provide an opportunity for attendees to watch one of the 20-minute videos as a group. Faculty leaders will then engage the group in discussion and brainstorming on how to apply what they saw in the video to their classrooms. While we can’t enjoy lunch together in person, feel free to enjoy your lunch during the session.

Lunch & Learn with the 20-Minute Mentor Series

Register for one or more Lunch & Learn sessions this semester (see schedule below or view a PDF version) or access the showcased videos on demand! You have access to the full library of 20-minute Mentor videos as a Harper faculty member (see here for activation instructions). You can access them anytime, and each video comes with a transcript, note-taking guide, and supplemental resources and ideas.

Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Series Schedule

September: How Can Online Instructors Better Manage Their Workload?

About 60-70% of faculty believe that teaching online courses is more work intensive than teaching face-to-face courses. Through watching this video, you’ll learn strategies to manage some of the factors that contribute to this, including course preparation before teaching, managing sometimes unwieldy online discussions, and even fielding student questions around the clock. The video presenter is Dr. Brian Udermann, Director of Online Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Our Harper faculty facilitator for September is Bill Clark, Professor, Mathematics. Come join Bill and the Academy for a great discussion.

  • Date: Monday, September 28, 2020
  • Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location: Webex
  • Facilitators: Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design Specialist; Bill Clark, Math; and Stephanie Whalen, Academy Chair
  • CEUs: 0.1 – After attending or viewing the recording, please complete this personal action plan by December 11, 2020 to receive CEUs.
  • Registration Required

Live captioning for this session is available by request by contacting the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.

October: What 5 Play-Based Activities Can I Use to Create an Active, Learning-Centered Class?

This informative program brings to life college classroom-tested games that work to build student rapport, inject new life into lecture-heavy teaching, and increase success rates among students. The video presenter is Dr. Susan Wehling, Professor of Spanish at Valdosta State University. Our Harper faculty facilitators for October are members of the Teaching With Games Community of Practice. Come join them and the Academy for a great discussion.  

  • Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 
  • Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location: Webex
  • Facilitators: Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design Specialist; Teaching With Games Community of Practice Members; and Stephanie Whalen, Academy Chair
  • CEUs: 0.1 – After attending or viewing the recording, please complete this personal action plan by December 11, 2020 to receive CEUs.
  • Registration Required

Live captioning for this session is available by request by contacting the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.

November: What Are the Secrets to Providing Highly Effective Feedback to Students?

Through watching this video, you’ll learn ways to give substantive feedback and recycle comments to save time and effort. You’ll see the type of questions that help or hinder student achievement and acquire tips to ignite students’ curiosity, respect their thinking, and stoke their engagement. The video presenter is Dr. John Orlando, Associate Director of Faculty Support, Northcentral University and Editor, Online Classroom. Our Harper faculty facilitator for November is Karen Patterson, Associate Professor, Art. Come join Karen and the Academy for a great discussion.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
  • Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location: Webex
  • Facilitators: Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design Specialist; Karen Patterson, Art; and Stephanie Whalen, Academy Chair
  • CEUs: 0.1 – After attending or viewing the recording, please complete this personal action plan by December 11, 2020 to receive CEUs.
  • Registration Required

Live captioning for this session is available by request by contacting the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.

December: How Can Preparing to Teach Online Improve My Face-To-Face Teaching?

Through watching this video, you’ll learn how the process of teaching online can improve your face-to-face teaching. The video presenter is Dr. Lolita Paff, Associate Professor of Business and Economics at Penn State Berks. Our Harper faculty facilitator for December is Ranjani Murali, Faculty Fellow, English. Come join Ranjani and the Academy for a great discussion.

  • Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
  • Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location: Webex
  • Facilitators: Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design Specialist; Ranjani Murali, English; and Stephanie Whalen, Academy Chair
  • CEUs: 0.1 – After attending or viewing the recording, please complete this personal action plan by December 11, 2020 to receive CEUs.
  • Registration Required

Live captioning for this session is available by request by contacting the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.

Live captioning for each session is available by request by contacting the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.

Questions? Please contact the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.