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CETL Courses

CETL Faculty Development

This course is delivered in a blended format to full-time faculty members within their initial year of appointment. This course provides an overview of SPC’s History, curriculum theory, adult learning theory, class and teaching management skills, differentiated instruction and out-of-class support, classroom assessment, disability resources, instructional strategies, diversity issues, teaching for critical thinking, academic and information literacy development, faculty service, community collaboration, and committees. This course is required for faculty members pursuing continuing contract. The course begins in August and concludes the following May. Upon completion, members will be awarded a certificate that will be included within a professional development portfolio. This course is offered via MyCourses and at various SPC campuses throughout the term. Please contact our team at cetl@spcollege.edu with any questions.

 

Excellence in Adjunct Instruction

The Excellence in Adjunct Instruction course is an online, self-paced course for adjunct faculty that is designed to provide the tools and techniques for teaching and managing classes effectively. This course should be completed within the first semester after initial teaching appointment. The course should take approximately six (6) hours to complete and will provide resources, activities, and strategies to increase student success at SPC. All information is stored and saved as instructors progress at their own pace via MyCourses. At the end of the course instructors will have an option to print and/or save a certificate of completion. Instructors are required to provide the certificate of completion to their Academic Chair, Dean, or Program Director. Please contact our team at cetl@spcollege.edu with any questions.

 

Success Strategies for Developmental Education Populations – Faculty

This course highlights Florida Sentate Bill 1720 which impacts how Florida College Systems identify, assess, and prepare students for college-level work. This legislation became effective on July 1, 2013. In order to respond to the new changes and enhance student success, a collaboration between faculty experts, academic leadership, SPC’s Professional Development team and the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning developed a course comprised of four distinct modules. These modules provide an overview of the new reform, highlight key factors that influence developmental student populations, strategies for embedding success strategies, and techniques for implementing effective strategies to enhance student success. This course is required for faculty members who teach developmental and/or Gateway courses such as: ACG 2021, BSC 2085, CGS 1070, CGS 1100, ENC 1101, MAC 1105, MAT 1033, SLS 1101, and STA 2023. This course is also open to other faculty members who wish to take the course electively. This course is self-paced and offered online via MyCourses. It should take approximately five (5) hours to complete. Instructors are required to provide the certificate of completion to their Academic Chair, Dean, or Program Director. Please contact our team at cetl@spcollege.edu with any questions.