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Becoming an Intentional Learning College F O C U S O N L E A R N I N G Slide 2 The successful community colleges in the 21 st century will be colleges where faculty members can demonstrate that their teaching strategies are in fact causing learning. -George A. Baker III Slide 3 I.Its a New Day for Teaching & Learning II.Learning is a Natural Function of the Brain III.Guiding Principals for a Learning College IV.Strategically Planning & Implementing Slide 4 I. Its a New Day for Teaching and Learning Access is not enough! Good Teaching is not enough! Good Intentions are not enough! Economy demands greater efficiency & accountability. Slide 5 Leaders are Anticipatory Thinkers Slide 6 Its a New Day for Teaching and Learning Todays colleges must learn to move from Teaching & Teachers to Learning & Learners. Community colleges exist to provide added value to students & their communities. We must measure that value via learning outcomes. Nothing affects our future like our ability to educate!~ Slide 7 Labor & Skills Gaps Labor Force Trends Greatest worker shortage in Americas history will return. 40-60% of jobs in 2015 dont exist today. 70% of recent high school graduates require remediation. Last chance for H. S. dropouts. Jobs of the future require higher skills & knowledge.~ Slide 8 Labor & Skills Gaps Community College Trends 66% of colleges expect higher turnover. 65% expect more FT faculty to retire than in the past 10 years. 97% expect a greater need for public service workers, i.e. nurses, teachers, police. 84% expect difficulty in recruiting leaders.~ -League for Innovation Slide 9 Change is at Hand! The time for fundamental change is when societys needs can no longer be met by the institutions that serve it. -Al Lorenzo Economy Globalization Technology Changing Demographics Curriculum & delivery must have a variety of options Students must get engaged. Pre and post assessments (We must measure what learning occurs)~ Slide 10 Change is at Hand! We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. Peter F. Drucker, Economist Slide 11 Change is at Hand! Students must leave colleges with a core set of workplace skills: 12. Experience work, internships, etc. 11. Academic & Technical Skills 10. Be Active Learners 9. Be Forward Thinking 8. Be Organized 7. Be Results Oriented 6. Be Service Oriented 5. Be a Problem Solver 4. Be a Team Player Slide 12 Change is at Hand! Students must leave colleges with a core set of workplace skills: 3. Strong Work Ethic 2. Good Communicator 1. Positive Attitude! 12 Laws for Becoming Indispensable - Zeiss Slide 13 II. Learning is Natural Function of the Brain Learning becomes easier as we learn. People have preferred learning styles. Past age 25, age has nothing to do with learning. Restructure pathways intentionally. Use it or lose it.~ Slide 14 Stress Test The picture that you will see has 2 almost identical dolphins in it. Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water. In spite of the fact that the dolphins are identical, a person under stress will find differences in the two dolphins. Look at the photograph and if you find more than one or two differences you are under great stress and may want to take a vacation. Slide 15 Slide 16 Perception Theory Slide 17 Contextual Learning Slide 18 Slide 19 III. Guiding Principles for a Learning College Learning must be the centerpiece of the college & its strategic plan. Everyone is responsible for learning! Learning is the goal for students, all employees, and the college itself.~ Slide 20 Guiding Principles for a Learning College Seven key elements in a learning organization: 1.The Learning College creates substantive change in individual learners. 2.The Learning College engages learners in the learning process as full partners who must assume primary responsibility for their own choices. 3.The Learning College creates and offers as many options for learning as possible. 4.The Learning College assists learners to form and participate in collaborative learning activities. Slide 21 Guiding Principles for a Learning College Seven key elements in a learning organization: 5.The Learning College defines the roles of learning facilitators in response to the needs of the learners. 6.The Learning College and its learning facilitators succeed only when improved and expanded learning can be documented for learners. 7.All Learning College employees identify their role in supporting learning.~ - Terry OBannion Slide 22 The Learning College asks Two Essential Questions: 1.How will any action or decision improve learning? 2.How do we know? (Director of Assessment)~ Slide 23 Core Learner Competencies Communication Critical Thinking Personal Growth & Responsibility Information Technology~ Slide 24 Learner Retention Rates 5% Lecture 10% Reading 20% Audio visual 30% Demonstrative 50% Discussion 75% Practice by doing 90% Teaching others~ Source: Jon Erlendron Slide 25 Learning-Centered Colleges give learning more attention and become more intentional in efforts to support learning. IV. Strategically Planning & Implementing Slide 26 Align College Values to Support Learning Slide 27 Learning- Central to the Strategic Plan Student College Goal 1: Student Success Employee College Goal 2: Professional Development College College Goal 2: Organizational Development Slide 28 CPCC Learning Activities Learning Dialogues: Cross-functional discussions with college personnel regarding the learning college concept. 400 participants 25 dialogues~ Slide 29 CPCC Learning Activities Title III - Improving Academic and Student Support Services for High Risk Students Enhancing learning outcomes for students by Helping students become more self-directed learners Implementing an Online Student Profile tracking system Improving instruction through targeted training Implementing Student Success Centers. Slide 30 CPCC Learning Activities Learning Leaders Awards Learning Fellows (Release time) Learning Communities Service Learning Technological support e.g. Smart Classrooms, student portal, online schedule, catalog & bookstore~ Slide 31 Slide 32 Slide 33 Other Learning College Initiatives CPCC Leadership Program Presidents Council Doctoral Support Group Presidents Entrepreneurial Council Revised Faculty Professional Development Plan focused on Learning New Faculty Orientation Adjunct Faculty Certification Learning College Steering Committee~ Slide 34 Keeping it Simple Strategically Four Levels of Separation & Support 1.College Goals 2.VP Unit Objectives 3.Department Action Plan 4.Personal Development Plan~ Slide 35 Measure and Report Goals Personal Development Plan Reviews Department Action Plans Unit Objectives Accomplishments Under Goals~ Slide 36 Power Point Presentation: Learning College Website: College