LASH CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
The Lash Center for Teaching and Learning (LCTL) provides professional development opportunities and resources for Faculty and Professional Staff members. In addition, the center houses the Adjunct Faculty Center which provides office space, clerical assistance, and other resources for adjunct faculty.
For upcoming Professional Development offerings, see the Professional Development Calendar.
SAVE THE DATE:
Building a Culture of Evidence in Excellence through Assessment
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The Area of Academic Innovation and Professional Development welcomes you to join us as we celebrate, showcase, and reflect on classroom student achievement through competency attainment. Assessment Day is an opportunity to partner & collaborate with colleagues to create, engage, and support processes that allow you to pursue exciting and effective practices and pedagogy. The day provides workshops to support work in building thriving communities for deep learning & student success.
Assessment takes place across all areas of our college, both within the curriculum and in the co-curricular experience. The process (of assessment) is the practice and is embedded in our everyday work. Assessment Day is designed for us to learn from each other and about each other. We will also discover areas of collaboration and strategic alignment as we continue to strive for continuous ways to support the success of our students, each other, and the communities we serve. Members of the Bristol community who participate will increase their knowledge and begin to apply assessment strategies to inform their practices. The four competencies to be addressed are:
- Critical Thinking
- Human Expression
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
- As a result of attending at least (2) two workshops, participants will be able to list up to (3) three assessment concepts (SLOs, Curriculum Mapping, Rubric design) related to their work.
- As a result of attending at least (2) two workshops, participants will be able to apply at least (1) one concept towards a current or future assessment initiative (SLOs, curriculum mapping, rubric design, alignment, identify areas of assessment).
- As a result of attending at least (2) two workshops, participants will be able to develop (1) actionable step within their area that contributes to building a Culture of Evidence.
What to expect:
- Artifact collection, registration, and facilitation interest forms will be sent out shortly.
- Check Bristol Weekly and the Lash Website for more updates
What you can do:
As a staff member:
- Begin to develop a practice that will demonstrate the student experience occurring outside of the classroom that ties directly to the institution's strategic pillars and mission statement.
- Facilitate workshops related to assessment.
As a faculty member:
- Participate as a facilitator in the “coding and scoring” process to determine competency attainment with the submission of student artifacts. This role will guide the group towards narrative building given student achievement specific to the above-mentioned competencies. Training will be offered. If you are interested, Submit the Facilitator Interest Form HERE.
- Participate with other colleagues as a “norming and scoring” member.
- Facilitate workshops related to assessment/Program Review.
Custom Space & Workshop Proposal Submission:
Building a Culture of Evidence in Excellence through assessment is a process. A culture of evidence occurs when information is regularly collected for making decisions, including the commitment of resources. It requires all members of an educational community. Assessment is the most valid way of demonstrating the effectiveness of services, programs, and facilities.
It is evident that many at Bristol are already practicing aspects of assessment in some capacity. This is an opportunity to highlight some of the work you have been doing in terms of developing and measuring student learning outcomes, building curricular maps/rubrics, and creating innovative spaces for learning and competency attainment. Gathering data to build narratives that inform our work is important in building contemporary practices. This occurs both within the curriculum and in co-curricular experiences. We welcome those whose work reflects elements of assessment to submit a program idea for review.
Please note that Lash is making every effort to build resources to assist the community’s work in building a Culture of Evidence. Submissions must include a description of a “take-away” document that guides the practice being presented. After Assessment Day, this document will be uploaded via a website currently being developed to assist in ongoing assessment initiatives.
Lastly, space has been carved out to address customized Program Review work and CAS Functional Review (in addition to (3) three workshop sessions). In addition to submitting for a workshop, please use the below form to request use of time for department-specific work.
The Call for Program Workshops specifically addressing CAS review for both Academic and Student Affairs along with the integration of competencies is due October 18, 2021.
The Lash Center for Teaching and Learning will develop a program that will include feedback from last year’s Assessment Day as well as this year's Opening Day.
Please email Danielle (Dani) Licitra at Danielle.Licitra@Bristolcc.edu for additional information.
Academic Lecture Series
In this monthly series, Bristol Faculty members will present their research to their colleagues. Come learn about the great scholarship happening at Bristol.
All sessions take place from 3 - 4 p.m.
October 6: Farah Habib, “Finding My Voice: The Journey of an Imposter Ethnic.” Register Here.
November 10: Nicole Hall. Register Here.
December 1: David Graves. Register Here.
Bristol Community College is committed to making our courses and campus community inviting and rewarding for all of our students. As part of that mission, the Bristol Accessibility Academy hopes to help faculty and staff build the skills and knowledge needed to make classes and student interactions where every student can truly succeed. Participants who complete the three-session Accessibility Academy will receive a $200 stipend. There are three Accessibility Academy sessions, each of which will occur twice.
Register to participate above, then register below for the individual Zoom access:
Dual Enrollment Academy
Bristol Community College has seen significant growth in dual enrollment, especially through course offerings and certificate programs at area high schools. As this initiative grows there is a growing need for us to better understand this population and their unique needs. This training is developed for faculty teaching dual enrollment students to gain a better understanding of this population and what tools are available to support these students.
We welcome everyone who teaches dual enrollment students to join us for any of the training sessions offered. We have stipends available for all participants whose primary role at Bristol is adjunct faculty. Eligible adjunct faculty will be able to receive a $300.00 stipend after successful completion of this training, which includes mandatory attendance at all 5 online sessions listed below and after submitting a deliverable.
Dual Enrollment Academy is offered each semester. Training will be delivered online with five synchronous meeting times:
September 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
October 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
November 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
November 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
December 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.