The Dean Shirley Anderson Conference 2015

Winter Conference on Teaching and Learning

Friday, January 30, 2015
Rock Creek Campus
The Collaborative Educator: Theories, Models, Skills

You’ve heard it. You’ve used it. You might like it. You might not. It’s a buzzword. “Collaboration.” In the increasingly networked and interdependent community of PCC, collaboration is essential. We serve on committees, have our students work in groups, and interact around cubicle walls. This conference will highlight what we are doing well, how we can improve our practice, and how collaboration can optimize the time and energy we pour into our work. Specifically, the conference will offer models and methods of collaboration - in both an ideal sense and in real world practices, inside and outside the classroom. Join your colleagues in exploring why to collaborate, how to collaborate, and with whom we are collaborating. The conference will highlight how collaboration benefits you, your students, and your colleagues.

Call for Presenters

The submission deadline is Thursday, November 6th, 2014. Please email proposals to Samm Erickson, SE TLC coordinator with the subject line Anderson Conference Proposal.

The Teaching Learning Center Coordinators are proud to announce this professional development opportunity focusing on collaboration. We are looking for PCC Faculty & Staff who would like to lead others as a workshop facilitator in any of the following categories—or propose another workshop that fits into the Conference theme. Those workshops might focus on:

  • Community-Based Learning and Collaboration (with other classes, with outside agencies, with other parts of PCC)
  • Learning Assessment and Collaboration
  • Getting students to collaborate effectively in/outside of class
  • Collaboration within your SAC or department
  • Collaborating with like-minded faculty outside your area
  • Collaboration for student success/retention/completion
  • Collaborating for accommodations
  • Faculty and student services collaboration
  • Best practices in collaboration
  • Difference between collaboration and “committee work”
  • Consensus-driven decision-making

Workshop Structure

Each workshop will be 30-60 minutes in length including an introduction led by the facilitator, followed by project time for faculty to interact. We are specifically seeking interactive workshops, modeling the best principles of andragogy; therefore we will not be able to accept formal lectures or similarly structured presentations.

Nominate yourself or another community member! SAC Chairs and FDCs— encourage the faculty you work with to make proposals. Please remind everyone again at the Fall SAC Day.