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.

The Lash Center for Teaching and Learning Presents: Webinar Wednesdays

Please join us this spring for Webinar Wednesdays, a bi-monthly event in which we invite you to watch a webinar hosted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, followed by a facilitated discussion. The Webinars focus on any of Bristol’s priorities, including Equity, High Impact Practices, and Distance Learning. The sessions, along with the date and times of our event, are provided below. Please check here and the Professional Development Calendar for more information and links to the Registration pages. Our First Webinar Wednesday will be on March 24 at 12:30. You can Register HERE.

Designing High-Impact Practices for Equity and Impact in New Contexts

3/24/2021, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

High-impact practices are known to deepen learning and engagement and to promote student success, but how readily do they translate to new contexts? Can faculty design similarly impactful teaching and learning practices even as they adapt to the sudden and massive shift to virtual environments now underway? Join the conversation to share strategies for supporting student success and advancing equity in new contexts—during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Register HERE.

Building and Scaling an institutional HIPs Initiative

4/7/2021, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Building and scaling an institutional high-impact practices (HIPs) initiative at any institution is full of familiar challenges (gaining buy-in, supporting faculty, ensuring equity, assessing quality) as well as many that may be less familiar (addressing marketing needs, tracking experiences, etc.). This webinar will share Georgia College’s efforts to address these challenges through GC Journeys, a faculty-driven HIPs initiative. GC Journeys asks students to complete five high-impact practices during their undergraduate experience and maps their core curriculum to AAC&U’s Essential Learning Outcomes.

This webinar will also explore the scope of challenge and opportunity associated with launching ambitious, large-scale HIPs initiatives. The panel will share best practices to support such initiatives and include the voices of faculty who are leading these transformative experiences. 

Register HERE

Unite for Truth: Racial Healing and Transformation

4/21/21, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

In the midst of a tumultuous election year, another season of mounting racial and social injustices, and growing health disparities based on race, there continues to be a tremendous need for racial healing and transparent dialogues on campuses and in communities across our nation. As part of this year’s AAC&U Giving Tuesday Campaign titled “Unite for Truth!”, this webinar will highlight how TRHT Campus Centers across the country are leading efforts to dismantle the false belief in the hierarchy of human value inherent in our systems, structures, and policies to build equitable and just communities where all people have the opportunity to thrive.

Register HERE.

Let’s Start with “How Are You Doing?”: How Resilience and Hope Can Shape a New Normal for Learning and Teaching

5/5/21, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

The ongoing disruption of higher education has provoked significant anxiety in students and faculty. It has also presented new challenges and opportunities to support students’ and faculty members’ social-emotional learning and psychosocial needs. As campus leaders at all levels anticipate the implications of the “new normal” for the fall semester, how should they be thinking about the intersections of learning, well-being, and resilience? What are the mechanisms for encouraging hope and resilience inside and outside the classroom, and across stakeholders? This discussion-based webinar brings together national and international experts to explore ways campuses can support students and faculty not merely to survive in challenging times, but to thrive.

Register HERE.

Accessibility Academy

Bristol Community College is committed to making our courses and campus community inviting and rewarding for all our students. As part of this Commitment, Bristol is piloting a new Accessibility Academy. This program will consist of three online workshops and a Blackboard Academy space with reflection exercises, resources, and workshop recordings. All members of the Bristol community are welcome to join one or more workshops. Faculty and staff who complete the full program will receive a certificate and potential stipend. 

Daytime offerings: 2/23/2021, 3/24/2021, 4/28/2021 from 3 - 5 p.m.
Click here to register.
Click here for instructions on signing into the Blackboard Space.

Evening offerings: 2/25/2021, 3/25/2021, 4/29/2021 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Click here to register. 

Assessment Brown Bag Lunch Series

In these Brown Bag Sessions, faculty will learn tools and techniques that will enable them to more effectively use assessment to achieve their teaching goals. These workshops will give you information that you will be able to apply directly to your courses in order to create make them more engaging and transparent. You will also be able to gain a more accurate view of both your students’ progress in your classes and your own teaching effectiveness. 

Academic Series

Sponsored by the Department of Academic Innovation and Professional Development and facilitated by the Lash Center for Teaching and Learning, the Academic Series for the 2020-2021 academic year will focus on learning from Bristol champions of various HIPs. They will share their passion for each practice, lessons learned, and the outcomes of their work to date. Most importantly, however, they will help us to begin to think about ways we can incorporate these practices into every classroom.  We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity for professional development and reflective practice! 

Conversations by the (Virtual) Water Cooler 

The Lash Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to engage in a lively conversation by the virtual water cooler! This is a great place to connect, share with us your experience in engaging your students in your online classes, ask questions and learn helpful tips, tricks, and lessons learned from your fellow coworkers. Although we invite everyone to this reflective practice session, we have created this time and space with our adjunct colleagues in mind. We hope you will consider joining us for one (or more) of these sessions! 

Dual Enrollment Faculty Training

We welcome everyone who teaches dual enrollment students to join us for any of the training sessions offered. Dual Enrollment training will be delivered online with four synchronous meeting times: 2/23/2021, 3/23/2021, 4/20/2021, 5/11/2021 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. We have stipends available for all participants whose primary role at Bristol is adjunct faculty. Eligible adjunct faculty will be able to receive a $250.00 stipend after successful completion of this training, which includes mandatory attendance at all four online sessions listed above and after submitting a deliverable. Space is limited and we ask that you click here to register by 2/12/2021.

Proactive Advising Training

We welcome everyone who advises students to join us for Bristol’s proactive advising training. Training will be delivered online with three synchronous meeting times: 2/26/2021, 3/26/2021, and 4/23/2021 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Stipends are available for all participants whose workload includes advising students, and who have not yet completed proactive advising training. In this training, we will define what proactive advising is, present proactive tools and technologies, and advising the whole Bristol student. Eligible participants will be able to receive a $250.00 stipend after successful completion of this training, which includes mandatory attendance at all three online sessions listed above and after submitting an advising plan. Space is limited to 20 stipend-eligible participants, defined as faculty members with advising responsibilities. However, anyone is welcome to participate in the program without the expectation of a stipend. We ask that you register here by 2/19/2019



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