Center for teaching excellence

Programs For Fall 2014

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers programs to support faculty who are new to teaching, new to teaching at San Juan College, or experienced teachers with innovative ideas at San Juan College.

Connect U. Connect U is a full day orientation to San Juan College for new adjunct faculty. It will be held on Saturday, August 2. There is also an online version of Connect U available for those faculty who are outside the Four Corners.

Adjunct Jump Start. Jump Start has two 4-hour open workshops between Connect U and the first day of classes. Adjunct faculty have access to computers, technical assistance, faculty mentors and a dedicated place and time to work on preparation for classes. August 7 and 13 from 2:00 – 6:00pm.

Adjunct Academy (for Adjunct Faculty teaching less than one year). Adjunct Academy is a program for new adjunct faculty which will guide participants in developing their own teaching philosophies and creating a collegial environment. Application required. Meets every third Tuesday beginning August 26 4:00 – 6:00pm.

1st Year Faculty Academy (for full time faculty in their first year at SJC). 1st Year Academy is a program for new SJC faculty which will guide participants in developing their own teaching philosophies and creating a collegial environment. Meets the first Wednesday of September, October, and November 26 4:00 – 6:00pm.

Learning Symposium. Join us for a Saturday morning of learning and networking. There will be three one hour breakout sessions each with four workshop choices. Registration required. Saturday, September 13. 8:00am – 12:30pm.

Reading Circle. This year’s selection is Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. Registration required and the book is provided. Every third Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00 beginning August 27.

San Juan Scholars. A series of presentations by faculty on their research, publishing, and subject matter interests. Multiple dates and times throughout the semester.

Monday Mentor. Brownbag lunches with video and discussion on teaching and learning topics. Every Monday 11:30 – 12:30 beginning August 25. Video links will also be sent to all faculty email each Monday morning.

Teaching Toolbox. Hands on workshops with topics that you can use in class the next day! Each session is offered two times, Monday at 2:30 and Thursday at 2:30. See the CTX Website for dates.

Tuesdays with TED. Brown bag lunches with a showing of TED Talk videos, followed by discussion time. Every other Tuesday 11:30 – 12:30 beginning on August 26.

Wrangling Tech’s Cause & Effect. Discussions on short readings and topics related to technology. Three topics each offered two times per semester.

Coffee and Conversation with Online Services. One hour session with the Online Services Manager to discuss teaching and learning in an online environment.

Contact Karen Acree at 566-3392 or for more information.