Calibrating faculty often feels like a never-ending cycle, both among clinical and non-clinical faculty. The combination of new faculty with experienced educators along with the non-uniformity in instruction and grading contributes to the frustration of both faculty and students. Faculty can negatively impact student learning when teaching practices do not align with student learning outcomes. This course is designed to equip faculty with the skills to identify calibration needs, and subsequently develop and implement a faculty calibration project. Optional resources will be shared in the LMS.
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017
Orientation & Outline of Expectations: April 4, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Live Adobe Connect Discussion Session: April 25, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The cost of $99 includes course materials, an asynchronous presentation of topic background information, a live interactive session between the instructor and participants, a forum with personal feedback from the instructor and discussion with fellow participants, and a certificate of completion. A recording of each live session will be archived and available for registrants to view at their convenience.
The computer hardware and software requirements are very basic. To participate, all you need is a PC, Mac or laptop and an Internet connection. Your telephone or cellphone can be used for full audio participation.
In addition, there are two Adobe plugins required to ensure optimal performance. The updated Adobe Flash Player can be downloaded for free by visiting: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. The updated Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free by visiting: https://get.adobe.com/reader/.
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AAL used Adobe Connect for our learning management system and online meetings. Adobe Connect system requirements are here:
You can test your hardware and software by clicking this link:
Long before the first online session of each course, you will have a chance to test your system to make sure it conforms to some minimal software requirements, and you'll be able to download any free software that your system needs. Technical assistance also will be available to you.
Marcia M. Ditmyer
Ph.D., M.S., M.B.A., M.C.H.E.S.