Important New Resources for Peer Groups
Approved Peer Groups
|Administration of Justice||John Wiltemail@example.com|
|ASL & Interpreter Education||Paula Debesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communications Studies & Theatre||Kerrigan Sullivanemail@example.com|
|Developmental Education||Rick Dollieslagerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Distance Education||Donna Levyemail@example.com|
|Early Childhood Development||Kim Gregoryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Emergency Medical Services Programs||Bill Akersemail@example.com|
|Engineering & Applied Technology||Michael Uenkingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|English & English as a Second Language||Art Schuhartemail@example.com|
|Global Studies||Sharon Burnham||Sburnham@jtcc.edu|
|Information Systems Technology||Joan Tuckfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Learning Assistance Professionals||Jenny Kosteremail@example.com|
|Learning Resources||Cherie Carlfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mathematics & Computer Science / VMATYC.org||Michael Kirby||
|Nursing & Allied Health||Susan Hunteremail@example.com|
|Physical Education||Brian Clark|
|Student Development Services||Harriette Arringtonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Teacher Education||Lakeesha Easterling||
|World Languages (formerly Foreign Language)||Martha Davisemail@example.com|
Connect with a Peer Group
Faculty can connect with a peer group in one of two ways: 1) get enrolled in the peer group’s Blackboard site by the leaders – see names and emails above, or 2) have leaders request the OPD to enroll faculty who teach certain courses. It’s important for faculty to be enrolled in the Blackboard site to learn about peer group events and participate in the planning and life of the group.
Other Peer Group Applicants
What about the groups not approved? Several were encouraged to revise and resubmit at the next application date, February 1, 2012. Some fell outside of the teaching/learning/student success mission of the peer group program. And one group was encouraged to partner with a larger group.
All authors of the applications have received a personalized letter to share with their colleagues. All Blackboard sites will remain up and running for collaborative work among group members, regardless of the decision rendered. Peer group planners will be encouraged to include sessions targeted for specific populations (such as adjunct faculty).
Apply to Become a Peer Group
Review the information on the Professional Development Peer Group Information and Application page. Additional important information can be found the Peer Group Manual 1.0 and Tips for a Successful Peer Group Application. It’s important to understand the more targeted teaching and learning focus of the new peer group program.
Need assistance? Feel free to contact your college’s Professional Development Committee member or contact Michael Weisbrod, Coordinator of Professional Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Group Meeting Announcements
Vendor Participation Fee: $400.00
Check registration pages for deadlines.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Opening Buffet Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Concurrent Session No. 1
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Afternoon Refreshment Break & Hotel Check-In
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Concurrent Session No. 2
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session No. 3
***Dinner on Own***
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast with Keynote Speaker (if applicable)
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Wrap-up and Planning Meeting
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session No. 4
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Morning Refreshment Break & Hotel Check-Out
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session No. 5
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