Fall 2017 Professional Development Day Nov. 7

Professional Development Day will be held tomorrow, and information about the day can be found online at www.llcc.edu/ProDevDay. On this site you will find the full schedule, session details and keynote speaker information for the luncheon and dinner.

Professional Development Day is a great opportunity to share ideas, learn something new or expand upon skills and talents you already have. It also provides excellent opportunities to interact with colleagues from other departments across campus. The Professional Development Day Committee has planned many activities and concurrent sessions throughout the day, with something for everyone.

This year’s afternoon concurrent sessions will focus on the college’s new Core Values: Access & Success, Diversity, Accountability, Progress, and Teaching and Learning (ADAPT). Our luncheon keynote presenters will be Charles Metz, LLCC alumnus, and Dr. Mike Ramm, LLCC chemistry professor. An ice cream social will round out the afternoon’s activities at 4 p.m. with fun and games for everyone.  At 5 p.m., we will have dinner and our evening keynote presentation by Beth Hoffmann, professor, communication and 2017 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award winner.

We have put together an app for Professional Development Day again this year. We encourage you to use the app rather than printing a schedule. In addition to viewing the schedule, the app allows you to create a customized schedule, view the session based on the ADAPT tracks, upload photos, and post and follow Twitter updates exclusive to our ProDevDay activities. Visit the LLCC ProDevDay App webpage to learn more and download the app.

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Fall 2017 Professional Development Day

Professional Development Day will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7.  Information about the day can be found online at www.llcc.edu/ProDevDay. On this site you will find the full schedule, session details and keynote speaker information for the luncheon and dinner.

Professional Development Day is a great opportunity to share ideas, learn something new or expand upon skills and talents you already have. It also provides excellent opportunities to interact with colleagues from other departments across campus. The Professional Development Day Committee has planned many activities and concurrent sessions throughout the day, with something for everyone.

This year’s afternoon concurrent sessions will focus on the college’s new Core Values: Access & Success, Diversity, Accountability, Progress, and Teaching and Learning (ADAPT). Our luncheon keynote presenters will be Charles Metz, LLCC alumnus, and Dr. Mike Ramm, LLCC chemistry professor. An ice cream social will round out the afternoon’s activities at 4 p.m. with fun and games for everyone.  At 5 p.m., we will have dinner and our evening keynote presentation by Beth Hoffmann, professor, communication and 2017 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award winner.

We have put together an app for Professional Development Day again this year. We encourage you to use the app rather than printing a schedule. In addition to viewing the schedule, the app allows you to create a customized schedule, view the session based on the ADAPT tracks, upload photos, and post and follow Twitter updates exclusive to our ProDevDay activities. Visit the LLCC ProDevDay App webpage to learn more and download the app.

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LLCC PD to host second “Coffee with a Cop” April 3

Officers from the LLCC Police Department and the LLCC community (students, faculty and staff) will come together Monday, April 3 in an informal, neutral space to discuss issues, build relationships, drink coffee and enjoy refreshments. The informal get-together runs from 5-7:30 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons, LLCC-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road. Everyone is invited to attend.

Coffee with a Cop” provides a unique opportunity for individuals to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building, and some individuals may feel that officers are unapproachable on campus. “Coffee with a Cop” is designed to break down barriers and allows for relaxed, one-on-one interactions.

“We hope that students, faculty and staff will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns or simply get to know our officers,” said LLCC Police Chief Brad Gentry.

“Coffee with a Cop” is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance relationships between police officers and individuals one cup of coffee at a time.

More information is available from LLCC Officer Lucas Ostendorf at 786.2278, lucas.ostendorf@llcc.edu.

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Today: Professional Development Day

Spring 2017 PDD Flyer

Morning: Departmental professional development activities

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: LEAGUE Kickoff Luncheon
Join the LLCC Foundation for their 2017 LEAGUE Kickoff Luncheon in the Student Union.

1-3 p.m.: Innovation Celebration
The Academic Innovation and eLearning department is hosting the Innovation Celebration in the A. Lincoln Commons. The Innovation Celebration is a series of poster sessions highlighting innovative instruction and student learning initiatives at LLCC. This event provides an opportunity to share ideas about teaching experiences, student engagement activities, and other innovative college initiatives in a casual atmosphere with colleagues across campus.

Exhibits (InnovationCelebration2017map)

Accessibility Services Faculty Resource Guide • Assessment as Program Development: How Our Assessment Process Informs Curriculum and Instruction • Brainfuse HelpNow: Online Tutoring and More! • College for Kids Summer Tech Camps • Design, Develop, and Deliver Your Own eTextbook • Learn about Blackboard Community • Lightning Deaths and Injuries Over a 50 Year Span: Student Project • LLCC Anatomy Professors: The Real World • LLCC Bird Banding Station: Highlights of our First 9 Seasons • LLCC Food Pantry • Microsoft Office 365 – OneDrive • New eResources Available at LLCC Library • The Perfect Recipe: Special CAS 121 Section + Culinary Arts Students • Rap Poetry 101: Writing Rap Lyrics in ‘Introduction to Poetry’ • Reaching Out: Innovation at the Outreach Centers and in the Dual Credit Program • Sexual Violence Prevention and Education at LLCC • SoftChalk Cloud at LLCC • Springfield Parks Project: Student Project • STEAMSEAS Research Experience in Pacific Ocean: Student Presentation • Student Success Plan • Therapy Dogs • Using GIS to Understand Henry’s Appliance Repair Customer Base: Student Project

An ice cream social will also be held in the A. Lincoln Commons beginning at 1:30 p.m.

3:15-4:15 p.m.:  The New Look of Assessment – A Panel Discussion, Robert H. Stephens Room
Wondering about the new assessment process that was announced at Convocation?  Want to know more about the programs participating in the pilot and what they have accomplished so far?  In this session, members from the group piloting the new assessment process will be addressing these and other questions during their panel presentation. Find out what they have learned so far regarding assessment and their programs through the new process by engaging in a dialogue with current pilot members.

Evening Activities:

Instructional Department Meals and Meetings

 **Arts & Humanities Faculty will have their meal in MN2250 beginning at 5:00pm and the department meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the same room.

 **Math & Science Faculty will have their meal in MN2207 beginning at 5:00pm and the department meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the same room.

Social Science Faculty will be holding their evening activities in MN 2209. There will be a potluck beginning at 5 p.m. with the department meeting beginning at 6 p.m.

Business and Technology Faculty will have both their meal and meeting at 6 p.m. in WFCC 1156.

Medical Coding Faculty will have both their meal and meeting at 6 p.m. in Logan Hall 1114.

7-9 p.m.:  Assessment Workshop for Adjuncts,  MN2201
This workshop has been designed to assist adjunct faculty in their participation in the assessment process at LLCC. Participants will receive an assessment overview to gain an understanding of assessment as it occurs at LLCC and take part in a working session to complete various assessment activities, as time allows. Participants are asked to bring a syllabus with student learning outcomes, assignment instructions, assignments and/or tests, and data from completed tests and/or assignments that need to be analyzed.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY IS TODAY!

Professional Development Day is today, Tuesday, Nov. 1 and provides a great opportunity to share ideas, learn something new, expand upon your skills and talents, and interact with colleagues from other departments. Lunch will be provided in Cass Gym from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with keynote speaker Andrew Dewey, 2014 LLCC graduate and commencement speaker.

Visit the ProDevDay page for complete information on the day.

See the full schedule of sessions.

Download the app. The app is encouraged to replace a printed schedule and as a way to connect and share ideas through the use of the Twitter hashtag #prodevday.

Also, the United Way committee will have a table at lunch with five gift baskets on display. All donors to the LLCC employee United Way campaign will have their names in a drawing for a basket. You may also fill out your pledge form at the table or send to your group representative by Friday.

To check to see if there are still openings in the 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. “Finding Flexibility” sessions, go to the ProDevDay page and follow the link to the specific session you would like to attend and register online.

The Professional Development Day workgroup has worked hard to put together a great day for everyone at LLCC and they look forward to seeing you there.

Workgroup members:
Becky Parton – Dean, Academic Innovation & eLearning
Kim Elder- Employee Benefits & Retention Coordinator
Brittany Clark – Retention Specialist
Cynthia Maskey – Dean, Health Professions
Dean Butzow – Professor, Geography
Jason Dockter – Professor, English
Jennifer Stallman – Instructional Designer
Kari Mason – Director, LLCC Jacksonville
Leanne Roseberry – Library Acquisitions Specialist
Leslie Johnson – Assistant Vice President, Student Services
Nicole Ralph – Director, Employment & Benefits
Paula Luebbert – Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Government Training
Tricia Kujawa – Director, Institutional Effectiveness

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Update to Professional Development Day schedule

There has been a small change to Professional Development Day schedule. The Silkscreen and Textiles session has been moved to the morning and will run from  9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. This session will have a limited number of seats, so we ask that participants preregistration. Participants are also asked to bring their own black or navy blue t-shirt to the workshop.

Silkscreen and Textiles (9:45 am – 11:15 am)
This workshop will explore the formulation of a digital design through the printing process with a finished product. The session will also include a discussion about the silkscreen courses at LLCC. Participants are asked to bring their own black or navy blue t-shirt. This session has a maximum capacity of 15.
Preregister at: https://goo.gl/bK7JS5
Thom Whalen, M.F.A, Professor, Art
MNRD 2204

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Professional Development Day schedule announced

The Professional Development Day Planning Committee is pleased to announce the final schedule for Professional Development Day on Tuesday, Nov. 1.  Details for the day can be found by clicking here.  You will find the full schedule, session information, luncheon keynote information, and, back by popular demand, a download for the Professional Development Day app for your smartphone.  You will find a wide variety of sessions this Professional Development Day. Please note that everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend any session on the schedule. While a session may appear to not be directly relevant to your work here at LLCC, it does not mean that you wouldn’t benefit from the presentation and discussion.  Please review all sessions carefully. If you see something that peaks your interest, attend that session! Simply learning more about how different areas of the college function can help each of us serve our students more effectively.

The committee looks forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, Nov. 1!

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Presenter submissions for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY due Monday

LLCC’s Fall Professional Development Day will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. It is a great opportunity to share ideas, support your colleagues, learn something new or expand upon skills and talents you already have. There will be activities and breakout sessions planned throughout the day with something for everyone.

The Professional Development Day work group is currently seeking proposals for presentations addressing a variety of topics, so please consider presenting a breakout session for your colleagues on that day. Sessions will be provided that focus on increased productivity, enhanced skills, innovative techniques in and out of the classroom, among other areas of development.  We will also be focusing on professional development impacting two specific goals – engaging students inside and outside of the classroom and working with diverse populations inside and outside of the classroom.

We know that faculty and staff have an abundance of knowledge and experience that may be beneficial to your colleagues, and we would love if you would share that with us!  If you or a team of individuals would like to present a session on Professional Development Day, please fill out the Call for Proposals formAll submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19.  The committee is excited to provide an opportunity for you to share your best practices, innovative techniques and knowledge/experience!

Please contact Becky Parton, rebecca.parton@llcc.edu if you have any questions.

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Seeking presenters for Professional Development Day

LLCC’s Fall Professional Development Day will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. It is a great opportunity to share ideas, support your colleagues, learn something new or expand upon skills and talents you already have. There will be activities and breakout sessions planned throughout the day with something for everyone.

The Professional Development Day work group is currently seeking proposals for presentations addressing a variety of topics, so please consider presenting a breakout session for your colleagues on that day. Sessions will be provided that focus on increased productivity, enhanced skills, innovative techniques in and out of the classroom, among other areas of development.  We will also be focusing on professional development impacting two specific goals – engaging students inside and outside of the classroom and working with diverse populations inside and outside of the classroom.

We know that faculty and staff have an abundance of knowledge and experience that may be beneficial to your colleagues, and we would love if you would share that with us!  If you or a team of individuals would like to present a session on Professional Development Day, please fill out the Call for Proposals formAll submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19.  The committee is excited to provide an opportunity for you to share your best practices, innovative techniques and knowledge/experience!

Please contact Becky Parton, rebecca.parton@llcc.edu if you have any questions.

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Professional Development Day Today; College Closed

View the Spring 2016 Professional Development Day Schedule for activities planned. If you have questions about your individual department plans, please contact your immediate supervisor.

Fire It Up LeagueBe sure to join the Foundation for the LEAGUE Backyard BBQ on from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Union!  All faculty, staff and retirees are invited for a free lunch, entertainment, games and prizes to kick off the 2016 annual giving campaign.

What is LEAGUE? LEAGUE is an acronym for Leaders Establishing Annual Gifts Underwriting Education and is the LLCC faculty and staff annual giving campaign for the benefit of our students and programs.  Funds raised support scholarships, grants and other educational programs at Lincoln Land.  Giving is easy through payroll deduction.  Make your contribution today at the BBQ or use the enrollment form and return to the LLCC Foundation.  Learn more in the LEAGUE News & Times!

Also, the Instructional Technology and Distance Education department will be hosting the Innovation Celebration tomorrow afternoon. The Innovation Celebration is a poster session highlighting innovative instruction, student learning initiatives and other innovative developments at LLCC.  See the exhibitor map.

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