Given the enthusiastic response to our Curricular Innovation Series, which launched summer 2022, we will be phasing out our Expert Speaker Series spring 2023. Topics we hoped to cover in our Expert Speaker Series will now be included as options in our Curricular Innovation Series.
Don't worry - the content below will still be available.
Our resident College expert, Felice Myers, demystifies the process of grant writing. Additional topics in this session include researching grants, tips for a successful grant proposal, and the reporting process.
On April 2, 2020 the Artists, Community and Teaching (ACT) program in collaboration with the Teaching/Learning Center invited Evelyn Kung, BCBA, Clinical Director at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, to present an online workshop at Otis College for faculty and staff (and ACT students) about teaching students on the Autism Spectrum.
General tips all faculty can employ to benefit all students that would also support college students on the autism spectrum:
Assistant Provost Joanne Mitchell and Faculty Members Emma Kemp and Rachel Roske lead a discussion on how they have navigated the new attendance policy as a means for improving classroom instruction and student outcomes. This is in keeping with the vision of the policy to increase students' agency and responsibility for their own academic performance.
Dr. Darren Grosch, Director of the International Students Program at Mt. San Antonio College, in this workshop focuses on best practices in teaching international students, promoting cultural consciousness, and engaged learning in our classrooms.
In this workshop, Natalie Salvador, Fashion Design Lecturer and Teaching/Learning Center Program Coordinator at Otis College, goes in depth in exploring motivation and how it impacts student classroom behavior. She provides helpful best practices for the classroom on how to foster student motivation.
Dr. Julie Spencer, Physician and Director of Otis College Student Health & Wellness Center, conducted a fall 2018 workshop targeted to faculty/instructors/staff at Otis College. In this workshop she discusses the basic neurobiology and developmental stage of the adolescent/young adult brain and how this basic knowledge will help faculty/instructors and staff learn to better communicate with students.
Dr. JoAnn Staten, Acting Assistant Chair for Liberal Arts and Sciences, conducted a Convocation workshop targeted to faculty/instructors/staff fall 2018 at Otis College. This workshop offers best practices for facilitating discussions on "hot-button" topics in ways that are inclusive and supportive, rather than divisive.