Professional Development

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

Registering for the November 8 session automatically enrolls you in the November 22 session.

Registering for the February 14 session automatically enrolls you in the April 11 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

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

Canvas Next Semester Prep

A new semester is approaching! How do you transition your Canvas course? You will walk through the steps it takes to prepare your course for next semester. We will cover steps to take prior to transitioning, best ways to transition, best practices to consider for delivering your course, and do the process all at the same time.

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

Canvas Open Session

If you have previously attended a Canvas Basic or Basic +Content Orientation session, individual support is available during this timeframe for more specific assistance. Come and go for a time that is convenient to you. Although registrations are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome. If you have a specific topic to discuss, please email that information to Sarah Boldt prior to your attendance.

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

Difficult Conversations with Students: Resources and Reflection

What’s the most challenging conversation you’ve had with a student? What worked well? Join other faculty in positive, small-group discussions about case studies related to grading, attendance, disruptive behavior, and more in order to develop your own strategies for working with students. Each session will include a different case study so attend any or all of them. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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

Faculty Orientation

New fulltime and new adjunct instructors are required to attend an orientation that includes:

  • Canvas learning management system (LMS) training
  • Instructional technology resources
  • Startup tips and professional development support available
  • Overview of fulltime, adjunct, and student handbooks and policies/procedures
  • Receive identification badge and parking pass
Attendees also need to register for a Canvas Basic Training session if this training has not been complated.

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. Each offering is moderated online/asynchronously for three weeks. No face-to-face meetings are required.

Register for the September 21 session to take this September 21-October 12, 2016. Register for the February 8 session to take this February 8-March 1, 2017.

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

Syllabus Template Workshop

Learn how to download and use Hawkeye’s syllabus template available in CurricUNET. Participants will learn to download the syllabus template, add their course specific information, ensure consistent formatting, and publish the syllabus in their Canvas course.

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

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