Feb 09, 2016


Professional Development

Faculty Development and the School of Continuing Education are collaborating on a two-part series on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Non-traditional students return to the college classroom with a variety of experiences and knowledge. In order to facilitate critical thinking, faculty members must be prepared, and willing, to utilize those experiences. Prior learning assessment allows the student recognition for skills and knowledge learned outside of the traditional classroom.

Join this two-part series as we discuss various approaches for helping adult learners earn college credit for what they already know. The first session will focus on the the history of prior learning assessment, types of prior learning assessment, and the importance of encouraging students to utilize prior learning assessment options. This session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Martinsville Room, MLK Jr. Union.

The second session in the two-part series will focus on on the 10 Standards used by CAEL for the evaluation and transcripting of prior learning assessment as it pertains to portfolio evaluation. The second session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Booth Library E-Classroom.

Interested persons can register for these sessions here.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Faculty Development
Posted: Jan 21, 2016

The Office of Study Abroad has opened the proposal process for new faculty-led programs for 2017. New for this year is an online submission process. Visit our faculty-led proposal page (see here) to get started. If you have any questions, or want to discuss your ideas before beginning the official process, contact Kurt Olausen at 581-3390 or krolausen@eiu.edu.

KURT R. OLAUSEN, Office of Study Abroad
Posted: Jan 19, 2016

If you are working on an article, a book chapter, a grant report or any other writing project, please join us for Write-On-Site, which meets every Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Faculty Development Office, 1116 Booth Library (below north entrance).

What does it mean to “write-on-site"– Kerry Ann Rockquemore coined the term to describe people coming together to work on their particular projects for up to two hours at least once a week. Writing together in one place can provide the accountability of showing up, cultivate the sense that we are part of a community of writers and help create that energy buzz that comes from being around others who are doing the same thing. Please join us! Bring your laptop to the Faculty Development Office, check in, grab a cup of tea or coffee and start working.

Faculty Development supports your research. For further information, contact the Faculty Development Office at 581-7051.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Jan 06, 2016

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