Professional Development

The Effective Teaching & Learning Department facilitates a variety of face-to-face professional development (PD) sessions. We are happy to provide a variety of these sessions web-based, in addition to some exclusively web-based PD sessions.

AIM Professional Development

AIM Professional Development
There are three tiers of professional development for each domain of AIM; Quality Teaching & Learning (LCI), Assessment, and Curriculum Development. Facilitators should save the following files to a flash drive. Further instructions on how to use the files, and facilitate AIM PD, are located in the “Notes” of each PowerPoint file.

Quality Teaching & Learning (LCI)


Face-to-Face Version
Web-Based Version
Supporting Documents (to be used with Face-to-Face or Web-Based versions)

Assessment
 

Face-to-Face Version
Web-Based Version
Supporting Documents (to be used with Face-to-Face or Web-Based versions)

Curriculum Development
 

Face-to-Face Version
Web-Based Version
Supporting Documents (to be used with Face-to-Face or Web-Based versions)

Blackboard Professional Requirements

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Meeting Our Mission, Fulfilling Our Guiding Principles

 

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Classroom-based PD

Facilitator Resources

Facilitator Resources
Here you will find resources to facilitate professional development sessions on your campus.

Professional Development Forms

Professional Development Forms

System Program Workshop Materials

SMART Board Professional Development

SMART Board Professional Development
Facilitators should save the following files to a flash drive. Further instructions on how to use these files, and facilitate SMART Board PD are located in the first file, the SMART Board Professional Development Facilitation Guide.

Robert Payne is the System Smartboard Educator. Please contact him if you have questions about how to effectively use Smartboards in the classroom to support your instruction: robert.payne@baker.edu

UbD Professional Development

UbD Professional Development
Facilitators should save the following files to a flash drive. Further instructions on how to use the files and facilitate UbD PD are located in the “Notes” of the UbD Professional Development PowerPoint file.

The purpose of the UbD Blackboard Roadmap Professional Development web-based session is to assist Baker College instructors who will be teaching a UbD-designed course for the first time.

Each campus has UbD Champions for guiding you through the UbD process. Contact your campus's UbD Champion for more information: UbD Champion List

Web-based Professional Development for New Faculty

Web-based Professional Development for New Faculty
New faculty are required to complete the following Web-based professional development (PD) sessions:

  • Anatomy of a Syllabus
  • Baker and Our Students
  • Instructional Technology (IT) Overview
Before beginning a session, make sure you have a high speed Internet connection and speakers. For optimal viewing, a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 is strongly recommended. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these presentations. Upon completion of the last section/session of each PD, you will need to confirm your results, and enter your Baker User ID and Baker e-mail address. You can print your certification via the “print your certificate” link, and your certificate will also be e-mailed to your Baker e-mail address.

Anatomy of a Syllabus
This session (approximately 30 min.) explains how to develop your course syllabus.

Baker and Our Students
This two-part session (approximately 55 min. total) explains the Baker College student population, working with adult learners, and available resources.

Instructional Technology (IT) Overview (approximately 75 min. total)
This series of web-based session explains the Baker College computer technology, including where to find course resources, submitting attendance and grades, etc. The 's running time is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes.

PILOT First Year Faculty Experience (FYFE)-New Faculty for CA, JK and OW

These sessions are designed to be taken in order.
Please note: If you are having issues viewing these sessions please right click the session, select Save Target As (or Save Link As), and save the file to your Desktop. Then double click the file on your desktop. This will open file directly on your computer. These sessions will also NOT work in Chrome so please use Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari if you are using a Mac.
  1. It's All About Student Success: Fulfilling the Baker College Mission This session summarizes the significance of the Baker College Mission, our Eleven Guiding Principles, and the goal the Academic Improvement Model (AIM) initiative. Baker College's Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs), as they relate to 21st Century skills are discussed along with the purpose and goals of the Faculty Growth and Evaluation Process. Additionally, this session points to the relationship among each other and point to how these guide our academic processes and initiatives.
  2. The Basics: Computer Resources and Syllabus Creation at Baker College This session provides a brief overview of computer resources available to instructors as they embark on teaching at Baker College. This overview includes: Email, Blackboard, submitting grades and attendance via the web, creating a syllabus, and the various policies and procedures connected. Discussion regarding Syllabus Creation includes Standard Policies that automatically appear on the Syllabus, the Baker College Standard Grading Scale, Grading Definitions, as well as, Instructor Developed Policies.
  3. First Day Reflections This session explores how to navigate the first day of class. This includes how to create a positive learning environment through setting the tone and how to continue to motivate your students. Becoming a reflective practioner is explored along with an introduction to the Quality Teaching Faculty Implementation Form.
    Documents to print prior to this session
  4. Lesson Planning: How to Hit Your Teaching and Learning Target This session uses the Baker College Lesson Plan Template to assist instructors with how to prepare a lesson plan. Instructors will be able to practice using the components involved in lesson planning by following the example of MED106(Asepsis). New faculty will be given the opportunity to apply this knowledge to their course(s). Topics included are: Bloom's Taxonomy, Rigor and Relevance, how to plot Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), what the Rigor and Relevance quadrants mean, and how to use the Rigor and Relevance Framework to develop assessments.
    Documents to print prior to this session
  5. As a Continous Quality Improvement (CQI) institution, we are committed to offering our faculty professional development opportunities that enhance their growth and development as an instructor.When you have completed all four of these sessions, click the following link and complete the survey regarding your experience with these four modules. Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated as we continue to support our faculty.

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