Courses and Workshops

Adjunct Faculty Orientation

New adjunct faculty are required to attend an orientation that includes:

  • Startup tips and professional development support available
  • Overview of adjunct and student handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Receive photo identification badge and parking pass
For your convenience from 5:00-5:30 get your photo ID, fingerprinting, parking pass, and box dinner.

Attendees must also register for, or have previously completed, a Canvas Basic Training session.

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. (A minimum of 6 registrations are required for each session.)

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 9 session automatically enrolls you in the October 23 session.

Registering for the February 26 session automatically enrolls you in the March 12 session.

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. We can connect participants through ZOOM to join our session from a distance. Please contact Sarah Boldt, ext.1693, prior to the session if you are interested in this option.

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

Full-Time Faculty Orientation

New full-time faculty are required to attend orientation activities August 13 and 15 that includes:

  • Syllabus/course design training
  • Instructional Technology Resources
  • Overview of Faculty Induction & Mentoring and professional development resources
  • Policies & procedures including overview of student and faculty handbooks.
Attendees must also register for, or have previously completed, a Canvas Basic Training session.

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 1 registration automatically enrolls you for all eight 3:00-5:00pm sessions for spring. The session dates will be provided to enrollees in December.

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

Improving Your Online Course (IYOC); 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!

Apply the underlying principles of Quality Matters (QM) Rubric. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own online course and develop a course improvement plan.

The content is based on the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement so enrolling in the workshop with a pre-developed online course is required.

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. (A minimum of 6 registrations are required for each session.)

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 September 19 session to take this online September 19-October 10, 2018.

Register for the February 13 session to take this online February 13-March 6, 2019.

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 two 2-hour sessions for each offering.

Registering for the September 11 session automatically enrolls you in the September 25 session.

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

Brobst Center for Teaching and Learning Services

Tama Hall 110
319-296-4291
319-296-4018 (fax)
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Regular Hours

Mon–Fri 8:00am–4:30pm

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