Faculty Development

Judith Littlejohn
Judith Littlejohn

Faculty Development takes place in person, via Zoom, through an LMS, or through web-based materials.

Additional Faculty Development Programs I have created and delivered include:

  • Blackboard Bytes” – weekly workshop for GCC faculty, Academic Year 2018-2019, GCC Batavia.
  • Growing Class Communities” – for SUNY English ALP Training held at Genesee Community College, May, 2018.
  • Created online asynchronous orientations for faculty (Online Instructor Orientation) and students (Online Student Success Orientation) including SCORM objects utilizing Respondus StudyMate, Adobe Captivate, and Camtasia.
  • Weekly Instructional Strategies Program (WISP) series, Genesee Community College, lead presenter, program developer, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017:
    • Formative Assessment
    • Aligning Learning Activities with Learning Outcomes
    • Peer Review
    • Differences between Teaching Online & Teaching Face-to-Face
    • Module Architecture, Navigation, and Overview
    • Creating Content – Readings, Videos, Learning Materials
    • Web-based Assessments
    • Embedding Instructional Support
    • Choosing and Using OERs
    • Accessibility “Top 10” Fixes (facilitated)
    • Creating Videos for Your Students
    • Rubrics – How to Develop and Use Them
    • Bb Blogs and Journals – Which to Use When & Why
    • Metacognition – Help Your Students Learn How to Learn
    • Setting Defaults in MS Word for Accessibility (facilitated)
    • Bb Gradebook (co-presented)
    • “Library 101: Faculty Edition” (facilitated)
    • Resources Roundtable (facilitated discussion)
    • Best Practices in Online Teaching (co-presented)
    • Improving: Course Navigation
    • Improving: Instructor Presence
    • Improving: Course Learning Outcome Alignment
    • Improving: Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Synchronous and Asynchronous training opportunities for faculty – from Technology to Pedagogy.

Responsive Course Design:

This workshop, developed after face-to-face instruction was replaced by remote instruction in Spring 2020, is offered synchronously in Zoom, asynchronously in Blackboard, and publicly. Take a look:

Responsive Course Design Workshop Overview

Workshops and Guides

  • Additional Faculty Development Resources I’ve created include:
  • “Keep on Teaching” step-by-step guide to setting up a course in Blackboard
  • Various Blackboard “How-to” guides
  • Start of Term checklists to ensure courses are ready for students
  • Instructor’s Course Reflection Form to track what changes we’d like to make before a course is taught again
  • Various Course Mapping and Alignment Mapping charts
  • Many PDFs of Best Practices guides

I also pitch in to help with SUNY’s Quality By Design course periodically:

Quality By Design Intro

Webinars

Hybrid Webinar