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This year, the CTL will be offering month-long online workshops covering a range of topics (see below). These workshops allow participants to access the materials from home and on their own schedule. Readings, resources, and assignments for reflection will be a large component. Participants will exchange ideas and feedback with one another and will be invited to come together for discussion and reflection. 

Additionally, the CTL provides support through a Faculty in Residence program. Throughout the year, a few faculty are selected to showcase their skills and talents in order to help other develop best practices in instruction and student support. 


Creating an Environment for Veteran Success

Online Workshop: As U.S. military forces continue to draw down in theater, the U.S. is beginning to see waves of veterans attending school. Olympic College, set in the middle of four Naval institutions, is no exception. In fact, it is one demographic that continues to increase in enrollment numbers while others are declining. Are you prepared to receive them in your classroom or work area? Attend this workshop to learn about military/veteran service, what it is like for veteran students on campus, and tips for how to successfully welcome veteran students into your classroom or work area.

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Related Face-to-Face Events

Nov 18: How To Accommodate Student Veterans with Disabilities

Tues, Nov 18 2:30 – 3:30pm, HSS 347

Veterans returning to higher education face cognitive and physical challenges. Ernetta Fox, director of Disability Services at the University of South Dakota, says making simple adjustments to the way you teach will make it easier for student veterans to succeed.

Nov 19: Going Beyond Veteran-Serving: Creating Veteran-Supportive Institutions of Higher Education 

Wed, Nov 19 12:30 – 2pm, HL 014

Join us in this webinar to explore models for program and system development that focus on easing the transition of Veterans onto college and university campuses. Learn about national and campus-specific best practices for creating Veteran-supportive campuses for improved student Veteran success in higher education.

Nov 24: What Learning Activities Help Student Veterans Succeed?

Mon, Nov 24 12:30 – 1:30pm, HL 015

Bruce Kelley, Ph.D. draws on principles of adult learning, research, and his own experience creating a program to help the university community better serve student veterans with disabilities.

Dec 1: How Do I Design Courses to Enhance Student Veterans’ Success?

Mon, Dec 1 3:30 – 4:30, HL 014

This informal conversation will provide an overview of designing courses with veterans in mind. Military service is a formidable educational experience. Bruce Kelley, Ph.D., shows you how to use course design to help student veterans make the most of it.


Surviving at OC

This workshop is a self-paced workshop, introducing new adjunct faculty to the “must know” information to survive your first week of teaching at Olympic College. Topics include: classroom technology, important syllabus statements, and where to go for help. 

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You are welcome to enroll in past workshops in order to access the course and resources. Please note that these workshops will not have active facilitators. 

OCTOBER 2014: Open Education Resources (OER)

Online Workshop: This workshop will explore the benefits and challenges of OER and teach participants how to find and credit open course content and resources that they incorporate into their classes. Fulltime faculty will receive 1 PDU for completion of this workshop.

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Have questions or comments?

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