Your career at Madison College is important. The difference between where you are now and where you want to be is a shared responsibility between the employer and the employee.
Creating an effective professional development plan is key in determining what the steps are to achieve your professional dreams. Discussing this with your manager or supervisor will ensure a collaborative process.
What does Madison College provide its employees to advance their careers?
Specific to Faculty (all classes are open to all employees):
- Full Time Professional Development Funding
- Part Time Professional Development Funding
- Classes (Free) - Register via CETL
- Accelerated Teaching Methods (also meets faculty certification #52)
This course prepares educators to create a teaching and learning environment that utilizes accelerated teaching and training techniques, promotes active learning, and supports learners with a variety of learning preferences and needs, while fostering continuous improvement in teaching and learning.
- Ethics in Teaching
This workshop will introduce Madison College instructors to Ethics in Teaching, highlighting the need for Ethics in Teaching. The workshop will emphasize and explicate the following necessary pre-conditions for understanding the role that ethics plays in teaching: development of an ethical teacher, conduct of a teacher as in inter-professional conduct, conduct with students, and the characteristics of an ethical teacher.
- Faculty Mentoring Workshop
Veteran teachers stepping forward to mentor beginning colleagues need time, mindful preparation, and ongoing support to develop new skills and understandings that will enable them to become effective mentors of teachers new to the profession or to the college. Supporting new teachers is important work. Our expectations for mentors in this program are significant, extending well beyond orienting new faculty. This workshop will address new faculty needs, mentor roles, effective mentor-mentee relationships, and the Madison College New Faculty Mentoring Program objectives, expectations, and guidelines.
- Heart of Teaching
This seminar will be offered for teachers who want to explore the teacher part of themselves in the educational process. Often we discuss the “what” (content) and the “how” (pedagogy) of teaching. Here we will focus on the “who” teaches and “why” we teach, though, of course, the “what” and “how” will follow from these discussions. Activities include discussions, readings, videos, journaling, sharing practices, pursuing special interests. Meets once a month at participants’ homes starting in October.
- On Course Student Success Strategies
After the workshop, you’ll return to your classroom with dozens of learner-centered strategies for helping your students succeed in college and in life. These strategies represent the best ideas from innovators in higher education, psychology, business, sports, and personal effectiveness. You’ll also learn how to use the Seven Domains of Influence available to educators for providing true learner-centered educational experiences. On Course strategies appeal to a variety of learning styles, and they motivate students to take greater responsibility for their education and their lives. Not surprisingly, the strategies you’ll learn in this workshop have been shown to have a positive impact on student academic success and retention. If you want innovative strategies for empowering students (and yourself!) to achieve greater success--academic, personal, and professional--this is the workshop for you!