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Spring 2021 Course List: This course list identifies face-to-face classes that will be delivered via Zoom at their scheduled days and times through March 19. All other courses will run as scheduled at their designated days, times, and locations.

Extended hours: Many offices are open 8:00am–6:00pm weekdays through January 22. Offices with extended hours include Student Services, Business Office, Financial Aid, and Admissions.

Courses and Workshops

Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

Learn how to create an inviting and engaging learning environment to all the students with varied backgrounds, learning styles, and physical and cognitive abilities in the classroom.

Instructors will be able to evaluate a course they are currently teaching and will learn how to apply universal design principles, diversifying course materials and how to cultivate an inclusive online learning environment that will effectively impact student learning and performance.

This workshop is online for 2 weeks, open to all faculty, and fulfills one of the requirements for Hawkeye's two-year faculty induction program.

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

History and Philosophy of the Community College

This series of five 90-minute sessions is designed to examine the historical and philosophical roots of the community college movement as well as emergent trends affecting community colleges. Discussions will focus on the national, regional and local forces that shaped the community college movement and the complex trends challenging this uniquely American form of higher education.

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

Registering for the January 26 event automatically enrolls you in the February 16, March 9, March 30 and April 20, 2021 sessions.

Zoom will be used for the first 3 sessions transitioning to face-to-face for the March 30 & April 20 sessions.

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 within this term please select 12/17/20; for a Spring term course review please select 5/12/21.

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 within this term please select 12/17/20; for a Spring term course review please select 5/12/21.

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 within this term please select 12/17/20; for a Spring term course review please select 5/12/21.

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 within this term please select 12/17/20; for a Spring term course review please select 5/12/21.

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 within this term please select 12/17/20; for a Spring term course review please select 5/12/21.

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 within this term please select 12/17/20; for a Spring term course review please select 5/12/21.

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 within this term please select 12/17/20; for a Spring term course review please select 5/12/21.

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 within this term please select 12/17/20; for a Spring term course review please select 5/12/21.

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

Teaching for Learning @Hawkeye

Faculty explore how students learn as they compare and contrast cognitive learning theories that inform their individual teaching philosophy and provide rationale for the instructional strategies they choose to help students make sense of course content. Hawkeye’s Standards for a College Course, a Classroom, and for Teaching are used to encourage faculty to be reflective practitioners that intentionally design learning experiences for students.

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

There are three meeting for this workshop. Registering for the February 9 session automatically enrolls you in the March 23, and April 29, 2021 sessions.

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

Zoom Room Classroom System Training

Learning how to use Zoom in a classroom gives you an advantage in this time of social distancing. You will learn how to use the camera system in the classroom you will be teaching in this semester. Zoom is a simple cloud-based video conferencing tool that allows you to screen share your desktop, have chats and record your classroom sessions.

Due to the 10 participant maximum per session, pre-registration will guarantee your seat.

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

Brobst Center for Teaching and Learning Services

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319-296-4018 (fax)
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Mon–Fri 8:00am–4:30pm

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