Graduate Equivalency Courses (GECs)

Summer 2020

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Teaching Online Successfully: Create
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: June 8, 2020 – June 21, 2020
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: Pardess Mitchell, Kinesiology & Health Education
  • 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.
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  • Fee: No cost
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Teaching Online Successfully: Facilitate (register by June 22)
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: July 6, 2020 – July 19, 2020
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: Cammy Wayne, Accounting
  • 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.
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  • Fee: No cost
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Teaching Online Successfully: Enhance (register by July 13)
  • Format: Online
  • Dates: July 20, 2020 – August 2, 2020
  • GECs: 1
  • Instructor: Stephanie Whalen, Academy Chair, English & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Details: This two-week, online 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.
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  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: July 13, 2020)
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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 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. All faculty can register for GEC courses.

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

GEC Archives

Summer 2017
  • Teaching Online Successfully
Summer 2018
  • Teaching Online Successfully: Create
  • Teaching Online Successfully: Facilitate
Summer 2019