Courses and Workshops

Assessment of Student Learning

Learn strategies to evidence learning and align course elements that promote achievement of student learning outcomes. Participants will explore classroom assessment techniques as they develop or refine their assessment plan for a course to support learning outcomes at the course, program, and institutional level.

This workshop is open to all faculty and fulfills one of the requirements for Hawkeye's two-year faculty induction program.

This workshop is comprised of three 1-hour meetings from 4:00-5:00pm.

Registering for the November 1 event automatically enrolls you for workshop dates November 1, 8, and 15.

Registering for the March 21 event automatically enrolls you for the workshop dates March 21, 28, and April 11.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas Basic Training

This two-hour session is intended for all faculty to meet the college requirement of using Canvas for all Hawkeye courses. Training will cover posting the syllabus, setting up the gradebook and grading methods, structuring the Canvas course, and implementing a few communication tools.

Sessions are offered face-to-face and/or via Zoom. Your registration confirmation email will include either the location for face-to-face sessions or the ZOOM link for virtual.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Canvas: New Features, Key Elements and the Basics

See some of the newest Canvas features demonstrated and learn about key timesaving features and essential course design elements you should be using to prepare your courses. We will also review best practices for preparing your course before the semester begins.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Select a session to register.

Faculty Orientation

New instructors are required to attend a teaching & learning orientation that includes:

  • Instructional Technology Resources
  • Overview of instructor expectations and professional development resources
  • Policies & procedures including overview of student and faculty handbooks.

Participants also need to register for a Canvas Basic Training session if this training has not been completed.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Google Sites for Quality Faculty Plan Portfolio

The college has adopted Google Sites for creating Quality Faculty Plan (QFP) portfolios as well as rank and title petitions. Faculty should attend this training to learn how to begin creating their QFP portfolio or how to migrate their existing paper-based QFP binder into an electronic portfolio in Google Sites. Participants will learn where to find the QFP template in Google Sites, how to begin adding items into their portfolio, and how to publish it for others to view.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Quality Matters Standard 1 Course Overview and Introduction

To develop or improve the design of an online or hybrid course any full-time or adjunct instructors can register to have their course reviewed by a certified Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer. Guided by the QM rubric and a course development checklist, instructors may submit their course for review of Quality Matters Standards 1-8. A certificate of completion will be issued for each standard reviewed which can be applied toward their Quality Faculty Plan portfolio.

For Standard 1 the following specific review standards will be evaluated:
1.1 Instructions make clear how to get started and where to find various course components.
1.2 Learners are introduced to the purpose and structure of the course.
1.3 Communication expectations for online discussions, email, and other forms of interaction are clearly stated.
1.4 Course and institutional policies with which the learner is expected to comply are clearly stated within the course, or a link to current policies is provided.
1.5 Minimum technology requirements for the course are clearly stated, and information on how to obtain the technologies is provided.
1.6 Computer skills and digital information literacy skills expected of the learner are clearly stated.
1.7 Expectations for prerequisite knowledge in the discipline and/or any required competencies are clearly stated.
1.8 The self-introduction by the instructor is professional and is available online.
1.9 Learners are asked to introduce themselves to the class.

To have a course reviewed anytime this fall, please select December 15, 2022 Fall Term Review.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Quality Matters Standard 2 Learning Objectives (Competencies)

To develop or improve the design of an online or hybrid course any full-time or adjunct instructors can register to have their course reviewed by a certified Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer. Guided by the QM rubric and a course development checklist, instructors may submit their course for review of Quality Matters Standards 1-8. A certificate of completion will be issued for each standard reviewed which can be applied toward their Quality Faculty Plan portfolio.

For Standard 2 the following specific review standards will be evaluated:
2.1 The course learning objectives, or course/program competencies, describe outcomes that are measurable.
2.2 The module/unit-level learning objectives or competencies describe outcomes that are measurable and consistent with the course-level objectives or competencies.
2.3 Learning objectives or competencies are stated clearly, are written from the learner’s perspective, and are prominently located in the course.
2.4 The relationship between learning objectives or competencies and learning activities is clearly stated.
2.5 The learning objectives or competencies are suited to the level of the course.

To have a course reviewed anytime this fall, please select December 15, 2022 Fall Term Review.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Quality Matters Standard 3 Assessment and Measurement

To develop or improve the design of an online or hybrid course any full-time or adjunct instructors can register to have their course reviewed by a certified Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer. Guided by the QM rubric and a course development checklist, instructors may submit their course for review of Quality Matters Standards 1-8. A certificate of completion will be issued for each standard reviewed which can be applied toward their Quality Faculty Plan portfolio.

For Standard 3 the following specific review standards will be evaluated:
3.1 The assessments measure the achievement of the stated learning objectives or competencies.
3.2 The course grading policy is stated clearly at the beginning of the course.
3.3 Specific and descriptive criteria are provided for the evaluation of learners’ work, and their connection to the course grading policy is clearly explained.
3.4 The assessments used are sequenced, varied, and suited to the level of the course.
3.5 The course provides learners with multiple opportunities to track their learning progress with timely feedback.

To have a course reviewed anytime this fall, please select December 15, 2022 Fall Term Review.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Quality Matters Standard 4 Instructional Materials

To develop or improve the design of an online or hybrid course any full-time or adjunct instructors can register to have their course reviewed by a certified Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer. Guided by the QM rubric and a course development checklist, instructors may submit their course for review of Quality Matters Standards 1-8. A certificate of completion will be issued for each standard reviewed which can be applied toward their Quality Faculty Plan portfolio.

For Standard 4 the following specific review standards will be evaluated:
4.1 The instructional materials contribute to the achievement of the stated learning objectives or competencies.
4.2 The relationship between the use of instructional materials in the course and completing learning activities is clearly explained.
4.3 The course models the academic integrity expected of learners by providing both source references and permissions for use of instructional materials.
4.4 The instructional materials represent up-to-date theory and practice in the discipline.
4.5 A variety of instructional materials is used in the course.

To have a course reviewed anytime this fall, please select December 15, 2022 Fall Term Review.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Quality Matters Standard 5 Learning Activities and Learner Interaction

To develop or improve the design of an online or hybrid course any full-time or adjunct instructors can register to have their course reviewed by a certified Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer. Guided by the QM rubric and a course development checklist, instructors may submit their course for review of Quality Matters Standards 1-8. A certificate of completion will be issued for each standard reviewed which can be applied toward their Quality Faculty Plan portfolio.

For Standard 5 the following specific review standards will be evaluated:
5.1 The learning activities promote the achievement of the stated learning objectives or competencies.
5.2 Learning activities provide opportunities for interaction that support active learning.
5.3 The instructor’s plan for interacting with learners during the course is clearly stated.
5.4 The requirements for learner interaction are clearly stated.

To have a course reviewed anytime this fall, please select December 15, 2022 Fall Term Review.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Quality Matters Standard 6 Course Technology

To develop or improve the design of an online or hybrid course any full-time or adjunct instructors can register to have their course reviewed by a certified Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer. Guided by the QM rubric and a course development checklist, instructors may submit their course for review of Quality Matters Standards 1-8. A certificate of completion will be issued for each standard reviewed which can be applied toward their Quality Faculty Plan portfolio.

For Standard 6 the following specific review standards will be evaluated:
6.1 The tools used in the course support the learning objectives or competencies.
6.2 Course tools promote learner engagement and active learning.
6.3 A variety of technology is used in the course.
6.4 The course provides learners with information on protecting their data and privacy.

To have a course reviewed anytime this fall, please select December 15, 2022 Fall Term Review.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Quality Matters Standard 7 Learner Support

To develop or improve the design of an online or hybrid course any full-time or adjunct instructors can register to have their course reviewed by a certified Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer. Guided by the QM rubric and a course development checklist, instructors may submit their course for review of Quality Matters Standards 1-8. A certificate of completion will be issued for each standard reviewed which can be applied toward their Quality Faculty Plan portfolio.

For Standard 7 the following specific review standards will be evaluated:
7.1 The course instructions articulate or link to a clear description of the technical support offered and how to obtain it.
7.2 Course instructions articulate or link to the institution’s accessibility policies and services.
7.3 Course instructions articulate or link to the institution’s academic support services and resources that can help learners succeed in the course.
7.4 Course instructions articulate or link to the institution’s student services and resources that can help learners succeed.

To have a course reviewed anytime this fall, please select December 15, 2022 Fall Term Review.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Quality Matters Standard 8 Accessibility and Usability

To develop or improve the design of an online or hybrid course any full-time or adjunct instructors can register to have their course reviewed by a certified Quality Matters (QM) Peer Reviewer. Guided by the QM rubric and a course development checklist, instructors may submit their course for review of Quality Matters Standards 1-8. A certificate of completion will be issued for each standard reviewed which can be applied toward their Quality Faculty Plan portfolio.

For Standard 8 the following specific review standards will be evaluated:
8.1 Course navigation facilitates ease of use.
8.2 The course design facilitates readability.
8.3 The course provides accessible text and images in files, documents, LMS pages, and web pages to meet the needs of diverse learners.
8.4 The course provides alternative means of access to multimedia content in formats that meet the needs of diverse learners.
8.5 Course multimedia facilitate ease of use.
8.6 Vendor accessibility statements are provided for all technologies required in the course.

To have a course reviewed anytime this fall, please select December 15, 2022 Fall Term Review.

Pre-registration is required. Select a session to register.

Contact Information

Brobst Center for Teaching and Learning Services

Tama Hall 110
319-296-4291
319-296-4018 (fax)
Email the Brobst Center for Teaching and Learning Services

Regular Hours — Fall 2022

Mon–Friday 8:00am–4:30pm

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