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 8 Tips for Addressing Accessibility

An webinar offered through Quality Matters.
The session will look at eight steps you can take toward making your digital content accessible for all users. High-level topics will be discussed, as well as nuts and bolts ideas such as heading levels, alt text, descriptive links, captioning/transcripts, and specific examples. Your takeaways will be both a greater awareness of accessibility issues and a number of practical resources.

No pre-registration is required.

 Accessibility and Universal Design Series

As we innovate to incorporate web-based media into our online and face-to-face courses, we must be diligent to ensure that accessibility remains a top priority. Faculty members are encouraged to design accessible courses from the outset. This series of sessions will provide direct hands-on experience in understanding accessibility guidelines and implementing accessible online course materials.

The series will repeat each month. Each date includes the topic covered.

This session includes Zoom conferencing connection. Contact Sarah Boldt prior to the session to receive login information.

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

 Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR); 1 Day Face-to-Face Session

This is the same as the two-week online course except offered in a face-to-face setting in one full day!

Learn the underlying principles behind the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Learn about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course. In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement. The APPQMR is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Only Hawkeye Community College registrations are accepted here. If you are from another college please contact your Quality Matters Coordinator to register on the Quality Matters website.

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

 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. There are two 2-hour sessions for each offering.

Registering for the October 3 session automatically enrolls you in the October 24 session.

Registering for the February 13 session automatically enrolls you in the March 6 session.

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

 Gradebook Rx

Get your gradebook working for you not against you. This session will provide guidance and answer any questions you are having with the gradebook from how to set it up, what do all the symbols mean, and what settings will work best for you and your course. In addition, we will cover tips and tricks to make sure what you are providing to the students is what they are seeing as their grade. Come ask your questions, get clarification on your settings and interact with others on their best practices for the gradebook.

This session includes Zoom conferencing connection. Contact Sarah Boldt prior to the session to receive login information.

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

 History and Philosophy of the Community College

This series of eight 2-hour 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 course fulfills one of the requirements for Hawkeye's two-year faculty induction program.

Your January 30 registration automatically enrolls you for that session and the following 3:00-5:00pm sessions: February 6 & 20, March 20, April 3, 10 & 17, May 1.

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

 Strategies for Effective Online Learning

Hawkeye Community College is committed to providing a quality experience for the online student and recognizes that course development and delivery requires a level of organization and preparedness different than the traditional classroom. For online instructors, and increasingly for face-to-face instructors supplementing their courses with online resources, it is important to pay careful attention to course organization and design that improves student engagement, learning, and retention. During this short course, participants will experience online learning from the student perspective and examine learner-centered practices for designing virtual environments.

This workshop is open to all faculty and fulfills one of the requirements for Hawkeye's two-year faculty induction program. The workshop is moderated online/asynchronously for three weeks. No face-to-face meetings are required.

Register for the February 7 session to take this online February 7-February 28.

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

 Tips and Tricks for Advising: Part 1

Learn about helpful tools, resources and guides for advising, such as My Advisees, Enrollment Reports, Assessment Guides, and more! Here is what some faculty had to say about this course after attending this training in August:

“The session offered a cross-functional representation of the many support resources available to assist with student advising. I would recommend this course for those that have advised students for many years or for those that are simply interested in learning more about advising.” Mark Ryan

“When I started advising students years ago, we didn’t have the tools/documents that we now have; times change! I am glad to have access to these advising tools/documents with just a few clicks of a mouse. The advising session provided me with some ‘A-Ha’ moments and will make advising easier for me and my students.” Beth Sindt

“There are numerous reports under the MyHawkeye links, and this session help provide tips to find the reports useful for academic advising, including a report to show students who have not registered for the next term.” Sharon Buss

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

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