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Spring 2011 faculty meeting LGST


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Spring 2011 faculty meeting LGST

  1. 1. Spring 2011 Faculty Meeting School of Undergraduate Studies March 19, 2011 Legal Studies Jaylene Sarracino, JD
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>New and Existing faculty members </li></ul><ul><li>Re-organization and Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Who we are TODAY </li></ul><ul><li>SEGUE – past, present, future </li></ul><ul><li>How to stay on board – Where you fit in </li></ul><ul><li>Our Students…maintaining UMUC’s the primary core value: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>STUDENTS FIRST </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>WHO ARE WE? </li></ul>
  4. 4. A team of highly motivated professionals who want to share our knowledge and skills with others.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Bill is the Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Jaylene is the Acting Academic Director for LGST & BUSL </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Blankenship and Adelaide Lagnese,12-month Faculty responsible for more administrative duties. Adelaide is also the program manager for the Business Law courses. </li></ul><ul><li>CCJS 9-month Faculty are Gayle Fisher-Stewart and Marc deSimone </li></ul><ul><li>BUSL 9-month Faculty are Maggie Cohen; Dave Dawson; Spring Walton </li></ul><ul><li>Course Chairs are Gayle, Ben Stevenson, Oliver Leigh, and Bob Bayer in CCJS; Wendy Karpel in LGST; and, Spring Walton and Maggie Cohen in BUSL/HRMN </li></ul><ul><li>Exam Chair for LGST101 is Rhonda Weaver </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Assessment Chairs (SAC’s) as assigned </li></ul><ul><li>Test Item Bank Chairs (SEC’s) as assigned </li></ul><ul><li>CCJS – 2380 </li></ul><ul><li>LGST – 1038 </li></ul><ul><li>BUSL – 900 +/- </li></ul><ul><li>CJMS – 103 </li></ul>SPRING 2010 – Re-cap
  6. 6. Stretched a little thin?
  7. 7. As of Spring 2011, we are: <ul><li>Legal Studies (BS and Paralegal Studies Cert) 70 active faculty members 60 sects. each Fall & Spring; 30 in Summer 1 Academic Director who reports to Asst. Dean of Business and Professional Programs 3 Course Chairs (Alice, Victoria, & Wendy) </li></ul><ul><li>Total Enrollments 2010 (cal.) were: +/- 2500 </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2011 are: 1022 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Peaceful Warriors Now we are…
  9. 9. SEGUE “ S upporting E ducational G oals for U ndergraduate E xcellence” Past~Present~Future
  10. 10. SEGUE Refresher <ul><li>UMUC’s major initiative to redesign the entire undergraduate curriculum by Fall, 2011 to be outcomes-based </li></ul><ul><li>All 3-credit courses, online,f2f, and hybrid will be 8 weeks in length (one-credit courses will be 4 weeks) </li></ul><ul><li>Programs systematically reviewed by external advisory groups and streamlined to reflect the goals of the program </li></ul><ul><li>All programs and courses redesigned to reflect new outcomes answering the question… </li></ul>
  11. 11. “ What should our students be able to do “out there” that we are responsible for “in here?”
  12. 13. LGST’s Program Outcome Guide or “POG”
  13. 14. Approach to redesign <ul><li>Team approach </li></ul><ul><li>Each course has new model syllabus, 8 week schedule, Course Outcome Guide (COG), and Teaching Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions in 999’s and Course Content Area </li></ul><ul><li>Regular updates over time </li></ul>
  14. 15. Progress to date…in LGST <ul><li>All but 5 face-to-face courses and all one-credit course have been redesigned using the COG process and have TEACHING GUIDES </li></ul><ul><li>One-credits will have shared outcomes and will be Cogged through a facilitated process with input from the Dean for Academic Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Fall schedule will have a smaller scope </li></ul>
  15. 16. Continuous Improvement Plan You are part of the
  16. 17. Fall 2011 – formats, etc. <ul><li>All 3 credit courses offered in 8 week format (online, f2f, hybrid) </li></ul><ul><li>All 1 credit online courses offered in 4 week format </li></ul><ul><li>Same format across all divisions worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Class size capped at 28 </li></ul>
  17. 18. Fall 2011 – Sessions
  18. 19. <ul><li>How do we stay on board? </li></ul>
  19. 20. Grace under Pressure
  20. 21. Summer 2011 – Transitioning in LGST <ul><li>Take the required WT (CTL201) training and new orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate ideas from the teaching guides - optional </li></ul><ul><li>Confer with Course Chairs and Lead Instructors (Coggers and others) </li></ul><ul><li>Re-vamp your teaching materials for an 8-week term </li></ul><ul><li>Field questions from students – website, department </li></ul><ul><li>Go with the Flow……………………………… </li></ul>What do I do?
  21. 22. Stay connected and give the new materials a chance <ul><ul><li>LGST999 updates (new link/new classroom) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email the Director for personal updates and to “check-in” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in touch with your students…continue to build a strong, compassionate, and relevant rapport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the appropriate adjustments to ensure outcomes are driving your learning plans and materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not unnecessarily make changes to the new materials until you have used them! </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Remember: Adult learners tend to be or perceive themselves as: </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomous and self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Accumulated life experience and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Goal-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Relevancy-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Practical </li></ul>Continue to build a strong, compassionate, and relevant rapport with your students Stay on Track…
  23. 24. Principles of Adult Learning <ul><li>Understanding the Adult Learner: </li></ul><ul><li>Social Relationships – meet others who are alike </li></ul><ul><li>External expectations – comply with expectations from a formal authority (boss, licensing board, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Welfare – serve the community – big picture </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Advancement – higher status on the job </li></ul><ul><li>Escape – relieve boredom </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive Interest – embrace “lifelong learning” </li></ul>
  24. 25. The Learning Model – what is meaningful for your students? <ul><li>Faculty Engagement – be a motivating presence </li></ul><ul><li>Student Collaboration – all for sharing of viewpoints and experience </li></ul><ul><li>Active Learning – application, reflection, connection </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent and Prompt Feedback – expectations, comments on performance and grades – appropriate value for time input </li></ul><ul><li>Time on Task – stage complicated assignments, be reasonable </li></ul><ul><li>High Expectations – challenge and motivate without crushing their desire to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for Diversity – includes learning styles – take students as them come and take them to where you want them to go </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>240-684-2805 </li></ul>