Full-time faculty members’ development, implementation, and assessment of individual objectives that are related to the instructional student-centered best practice initiatives.

calendar of actions 

The following visually displays an overview of the flow of the research, training, implementation, assessment, and continuous improvement processes for the initiatives that are centered on each annual theme.  More detailed information is provided in the College’s STEP plan.

STEP: Strategies for Teaching Excellence Plan Overview 

  Self-regulated Learning 
(2010-11)
 
Active Learning 
(2011-12)
 
Collaborative/Cooperative Learning
(2012-13)
 
Higher order thinking 
(2013-14)
 
09S/
09U
 
  • CTE researches instructional best practices and related initiatives
 
     
09F 
  • Introduce self-regulated learning theme to faculty
  • Early implementers pilot/assess best practice initiatives
  • Approve the instructional best practices and related initiatives for full implementation
 
     
10S 
  • Re-introduce self-regulated learning theme to faculty and provide training
  • Each faculty member selects an initiative for implementation in one course section for fall and spring
  • Provide keynote speaker
 
  • CTE researches instructional best practices and related initiatives
 
   
10U       
10F 
  • Provide update and refresher training at convocation
  • Each full-time faculty member implements selected initiative in one course section per semester
  • Perform STEP mid-year assessment
  • Faculty/staff and students provide feedback as to usefulness of the initiative during fall and spring
 
  • Introduce active learning theme to faculty
  • Early implementers pilot/assess best practice initiatives
  • Approve the instructional best practices and related initiatives for full implementation
 
   
11S 
  • Re-introduce active learning theme to faculty and provide training
  • Each faculty member selects an initiative for implementation in one course section for fall and spring
  • Provide keynote speaker
 
  • CTE researches instructional best practices and related initiatives
 
 
11U 
  • Perform STEP year-end assessment
 
   
11F 
  • Communicate outcomes to college constituents during Fall Convocation
  • CTE act as a repository for self-regulated learning resources for future use
 
  • Provide update and refresher training at convocation
  • Each full-time faculty member implements selected initiative in one course section per semester
  • Perform STEP mid-year assessment
  • Faculty/staff and students provide feedback as to usefulness of the initiative during fall and spring
 
  • Introduce collaborative/ cooperative learning theme to faculty
  • Early implementers pilot/assess best practice initiatives
  • Approve the instructional best practices and related initiatives for full implementation
 
 
12S   
  • Re-introduce collaborative/ cooperative learning theme to faculty and provide training
  • Each faculty member selects an initiative for implementation in one course section for fall and spring
  • Provide keynote speaker
 
  • CTE researches instructional best practices and related initiatives
 
12U   
  • Perform STEP year-end assessment
 
 
12F   
  • Communicate outcomes to college constituents during Fall Convocation
  • CTE act as a repository for active learning resources for future use
 
  • Provide update and refresher training at convocation
  • Each full-time faculty member implements selected initiative in one course section per semester
  • Perform STEP mid-year assessment
  • Faculty/staff and students provide feedback as to usefulness of the initiative during fall and spring
 
  • Introduce higher order thinking theme to faculty
  • Early implementers pilot/assess best practice initiatives
  • Approve the instructional best practices and related initiatives for full implementation
 
13S     
  • Re-introduce higher order thinking theme to faculty and provide training
  • Each faculty member selects an initiative for implementation in one course section for fall and spring
  • Provide keynote speaker
 
13U     
  • Perform STEP year-end assessment
 
 
13F     
  • Communicate outcomes to college constituents during Fall Convocation
  • CTE act as a repository for collaborative/ cooperative learning resources for future use
 
  • Provide update and refresher training at convocation
  • Each full-time faculty member implements selected initiative in one course section per semester
  • Perform STEP mid-year assessment
  • Faculty/staff and students provide feedback as to usefulness of the initiative during fall and spring
 
14S       
14U       
  • Perform STEP year-end assessment
 
14F       
  • Communicate outcomes to college constituents during Fall Convocation
  • CTE act as a repository for higher order thinking resources for future use