Courses and Workshops

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR); Online

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.

Hawkeye Community College's goal is for all instructors teaching an online and/or hybrid course to have Quality Matters training in either APPQMR or IYOC.
This workshop is for you if you are....

  • an instructor new to teaching an online or hybrid course
  • a new instructor to Hawkeye College without prior APPQMR and/or IYOC certification training within the last 5 years
  • a person wanting to learn more about Quality Matters and how it pertains to designing an online/hybrid course.

This workshop is moderated online/asynchronously for two weeks. (A minimum of 6 registrations are required for this 2-week 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 four 1 1/2-hour sessions for each offering.

Registering for the November 5, 2019 session automatically enrolls you in the November 12, 19 & 26 sessions.

Enrolling in the March 24, 2020 session automatically enrolls you in the March 31, April 7 & 14 sessions

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

Creating Rubrics

Feel like you don't know how to get started on creating a rubric as an assessment tool for a project or activity in a course? That is not uncommon. It can be hard to know what you want to assess. Bring your projects and activity ideas to this session and walk through step-by-step how to create a rubric for your course.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. 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. Effective strategies for teaching and learning online as well as virtual components for face-to-face courses will be covered. 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 held.

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

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