Prof. Development Workshops:

Help new students start strong by preparing them to better use library resources on your campus
When: February 7th 2012, 1:00pm-2:45pm
Where: Teaching Resource Center (L101)
Hosted by: Learning Resources Center
Contact: Deena Price at to register to attend this webinar in the TRC.
Many first-year programs incorporate information literacy peripherally; the highest impact, however, comes from making it an integral part of the first-year curriculum.
In this webcast our expert instructors will showcase how two institutions have developed successfully information literacy programs while providing information and advice on the following:
  • How to utilize librarians in curriculum planning
  • Creating research-based learning outcomes that address information literacy
  • Ways to develop authentic and engaging research experiences and assignments for first-year students
  • Fostering collaboration between librarians and first-year seminar faculty

 Assessment Simple and Doable:  Where We Go from Here

A Workshop by Barbara Walvoord, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Tuesday, January 17th from 11:00 to 2:00 in  Decker 201.
Lunch will be served!
Adjuncts Welcome!
Please RSVP to Deena Price
       by Friday, December 16th. 
The session will address student learning assessment in both academic and student affairs.  We will discuss where BCC has been on assessment, what its various constituencies require, and where it can go from here.  We will emphasize assessment processes that serve student learning, do not overload faculty, and protect academic freedom and student confidentiality. 
Dr. Walvoord has consulted or led workshops at more than 350 institutions of higher education throughout the U.S., on topics of assessment, teaching and learning, and writing across the curriculum.  She has authored several books on assessment, including Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education (Jossey-Bass Higher Education) with Trudy W. Banta (2010) and Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College (Jossey-Bass Higher Education) with Virginia Johnson Anderson (2009).