SBCTC Awarded 2015 Open Research Award for Open Education Excellence

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has been awarded the 2015 Open Research Award for Open Education Excellence, presented by the Open Education Consortium.

The report, authored by Boyoung Chae, Policy Associate, eLearning and Open Education, and Mark Jenkins, Director of eLearning and Open Education, is titled: “Qualitative Investigation of Faculty Open Educational Resource Usage in the Washington Community and Technical College System: Models for Support and Implementation.

To see the official announcement, please visit the Open Education Consortium website.

SBCTC is extremely grateful to the 50 faculty members who participated in the interviews, as well as to the 770 faculty members who responded to the earlier survey—the results of which led directly to the current study.

We are proud to be part of a system of institutions and educators committed to increasing access to high quality education for everyone!

Share the Canvas Love! Present on March 27th at Mini Canvas-Con

South Puget Sound Community College
is looking for

Presenters
for a one-day Canvas conference

Friday, March 27th, 2015

9:00AM – 3:00 PM (with a nice break for lunch)

Working Workshop Categories

  • Basic Canvas
  • Student engagement with Canvas
  • Best practices using Canvas
  • Canvas + (extra goodies you can add to Canvas)

To share the Canvas love, please complete this Google form

Questions?  Contact Kathy Brooks & Rick McKinnon

Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) at Olympic College

Olympic College
invites faculty to join
Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)

February 19th to March 3rd, 2015

Facilitators: Kathy Bright and Laurie Adamson
Fee: $25/person, billed directly from QM to your institution.

eLearning Directors in the CTC system: Register interested faculty directly by logging into MY QM, choosing the “Higher Education” tab, then “Workshop – Register” on the left, and “Dedicated Training”.  If you are registering others, select [Group Reg].

Contact
Kathy Bright
kbright@olympic.edu
ELearning Faculty Support
Olympic College | Haselwood Library Rm 18
Ph: (360) 475-7772 | Fax: (360) 475-7775

Review of Open Educational Resources (OER) Research Studies

Join the
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
for a free, open webinar
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 10 am (PST).

Click here to log in to the webinar
Dial-in if needed: 1-913-312-3202, passcode: 943818

Featured speakers

Boyoung ChaeBoyoung Chae,
Policy Associate, eLearning and Open Education, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges released a report last month on use of open educational resources based on interviews with 60 faculty in Washington’s community and technical college system which was built upon a previous state-wide survey with 770 faculty.  Faculty were queried about

  1. how and why they chose to use OER
  2. six benefits (including student savings)
  3. six challenges of using OER
  4. nine supports from college and statewide stakeholders that could help them to expand their OER use

John Hilton III, Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture, OER Researcher, Brigham Young University.

This presentation synthesizes the results of eight different peer-reviewed studies that examine

  1. the perceptions students and instructors of OER that replaced traditional textbooks
  2. the potential influence of OER on student learning outcomes, and
  3. the cost-savings resulting from OER.

Suggested paths forward to expand the pool of academic peer reviewed research on (1) the perceptions students and instructors have of OER, (2) the potential influence of OER on student learning outcomes, and (3) the cost-savings resulting from OER.

Advancing Low Impact Development (LID) Education in Your Institution

Veda InternationalWhat: Forum Discussion
Who: Community and technical college administrators, staff, and instructors/professors throughout Washington State
When: March 16, 2015 at 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: South Seattle Community College, Olympic Hall
RSVP: http://bpt.me/1220352

Forum Goals
The Washington Department of Ecology, in partnership with consultants, has designed and is implementing the Statewide Low Impact Development (LID) Training Program from September 2014 through June 2015. The Statewide LID Training Program offers free LID courses on a wide range of topics. To ensure that LID education continues beyond 2015, the state is recruiting technical and community colleges to build LID education programs as part of the institution’s program offerings. The forum provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about the role they can play in advancing LID knowledge in the state.

The forum offers attendees opportunity to:

● Understand the role that community and technical colleges can play in advancing LID knowledge
● Understand the business case for offering LID trainings in terms of job opportunities for graduates
● Understand the financial mechanisms and incentives being offered by the state (and others) to build capacity to develop LID/stormwater education programs
● Access existing tools and curriculum to help design and deliver an LID program

For more information, please visit the Washington Stormwater Center or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact
Nhi Irwin
Veda Environmental
2211 Elliott Ave Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
P: 360.561.6970
nhi@vedaenv.com
http://www.VedaEnv.com
http://www.facebook.com
https://twitter.com/vedaenv

2015 IGNIS Webinar Schedule!

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Join Us in Collaborate

Thursday, February 5th, 2015, 2 pm
My Decade of Mistakes: Four Things I Did Wrong as an OL Teacher
Alyson Indrunas
eLearning Director, Everett
Click here for Recording and Materials

Thursday, February 19th, 2015, 2 pm
Position Stands
Janet Hinson, MS, CHES
Faculty, South Seattle

Thursday, March 19th, 2015, 2 pm
Universal Design for Learners
Al Souma
Counselor, Seattle Central

Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 2 pm
Reading Strategies for the Digital Age
Bellingham Technical College Faculty Learning Community

Thursday, May 7th, 2015, 2 pm
Quality Matters’ Principle of Alignment
Brenda Boyd
Director of Professional Development and Consulting at Quality Matters Program

Thursday, May 21st, 2015, 2 pm
Making Accessibility Accessible
Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist, University of Washington

My Decade of Mistakes: Blackboard Collaborate Recording and Materials

IGNIS Promo - My Decade of Mistakes - ALYSON INDRUNASThank you to Alyson Indrunas, eLearning Director at Everett Community College, for kicking off our 2015 IGNIS Webinar series with such passion and integrity.  Her presentation, My Decade of Mistakes– Four Things I Did Wrong as an Online Teacher, has received much praise from our record number (more than 70!) of attendees.

Leading from the Middle

The Association CTC

Second Annual Retreat
April 12-15 2015
Alderbrook Resort, Union, WA

Who Should Attend?
This intensive three-day retreat is intended for community and technical college employees who are seeking to improve their leadership skills.  Participants may be new to a leadership position (minimal or no prior leadership training), new to the Washington CTC system, or transitioning from a faculty to an administrative position.

Why Should You Attend?
You should strongly consider attending if you are interested in:

1. Networking with other system wide colleagues
2. Engaging in learning or refreshing your leadership and management skills
3. Adding to or increasing your administrative leadership skill set and knowledge
4. Engaging in meaningful ways with other attendees and facilitators from around the state

The serene setting and highly interactive sessions will provide participants the time and space necessary for deep learning and true integration of leadership principles in their current and future roles and responsibilities as leaders in higher education.

Key Content, Topics, and Principles
Sessions will cover the following topics in the context of three frameworks: the State Board and the legislative process, human resources, and inclusion.

  • Leadership Styles
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Participatory Governance
  • Evaluation Procedures
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Shared Governance at the System Level

Conference Facilitators

  • Ivan Gorne, Vice President, Student Services, Bates Technical College
  • Lesley Hogan, Executive Director, Human Resources, Renton Technical College
  • Darby Kaikkonen, Policy Research Associate, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Ata Karim, Vice President, Student Affairs, Bellevue College
  • Ron Leatherbarrow, Vice President for Instruction, Whatcom Community College
  • Luca Lewis, Dean for Student Success and Retention, Student Services Edmonds Community College
  • Katherine Mahoney, Program Administrator, Workforce Education, Washington State Board for Community and Technical College
  • Cynthia Requa, Director, Institutional Research, Green River Community College
  • Jennifer Whetham, Program Administrator, Faculty Development, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Cost and Application Information
$1200 per person—includes lodging, meals and all materials. Due to the nature of the retreat, participants are required to stay at the resort.

Application forms must be submitted electronically by March 23, 2015
Space is limited; applications will be reviewed by date received.

Access the application:
http://www.theassociationctc.org/?page_id=196

Contact
Kati Hays, Executive Director, The Association CTC
chays@columbiabasin.edu

[New Research Release]

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

is excited to release a new report on how faculty members use open educational resources:

Qualitative Investigation of Faculty Open Educational Resource Usage in the Washington Community and Technical College System: Models for Support and Implementation

Based on interviews with 60 faculty in Washington’s community and technical college system, and built upon a previous state-wide survey with 770 faculty, this study is meant to be shared widely.  Download the full report at http://goo.gl/dERBtX.

Please contact the authors of this paper, Boyoung Chae (bchae@sbctc.edu) and Mark Jenkins (mjenkins@sbctc.edu), with any questions.

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