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EDU250 Section 17000 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College Course DescriptionThe history, functions, organization and current issues in the community/junior college with emphasis on the Arizona community colleges. Includes focus on the design and practice of effective community college teaching and learning with special emphasis on the Maricopa County Community College District. Prerequisites: None. Note: The Maricopa County Community College District requires that faculty teaching in academic fields complete EDU250, Teaching & Learning in the Community Colleges, within two years of the date of hire. This course is intended for instructors seeking this community college certification or general development of instructional skills. Course Dates: Starts Monday, August 29, 2011 - Ends Friday, October 21, 2011 at Midnight. InstructorDeborah Krumtinger, M.Ed.Email: [email protected]: 623-845-3486 Office: OnlineOffice Hours are virtual. Call or email me. Course MaterialsThere is no required text for this course. The course materials are online in Blackboard. Course ObjectivesAfter completing this course, students will be able to:1.Explain the historical, social, and educational issues that contributed to the development and growth of the community college in America and specifically Arizona.2.Describe the Maricopa County Community College District system.3.Describe the characteristics of community college students, including special populations and changing demographics as they relate to the need to create and maintain environments that demonstrate equity and mutual respect for diversity.4.Demonstrate the principles and practices of effective teaching and learning.5.Explain the elements of course planning and design.6.Describe the elements and practices of learning-centered assessment, including The Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association (HLC-NCA) criteria. It is expected that students will complete the course competencies by also accomplishing the following college competencies:●The student will demonstrate the ability to write effectively as the means to higher order thinking and a more critical understanding of experience. In keeping with this goal, he or she will be able to follow directions, generate sufficient content, organize his or her thoughts coherently, adhere to the conventions of correct mechanics and sentence structure, and use correct terminology and rich vocabulary in the fulfillment at the college level of his or her writing assignments.●The student will demonstrate the ability to analyze information, evaluate material, use inference to draw conclusions, use deductive reasoning, and use inductive reasoning at a college level. Grading ProcedureYour grade in this course is based on your participation in the online discussions and the assignments yousuccessfully complete. There are 220 total points possible for the course:*9 Discussion Topics (15 points each) 135Assignments Course Syllabus – Due by 10/2 25 Design Test Questions – Due by 10/16 25 Course Assessment – Due by 10/21 25 Course Reflection – Due by 10/21 10 TOTAL POINTS 220*Discussion answers need to be posted by Thursday at midnight for that week and feedback to classmates posted by Sunday at midnight. Two points will be deducted for each missed posting deadline.Missed deadlines for the Course Syllabus, Design Test Questions and Course Assessment assignments will each result in a 5 point deduction. Grading ScaleA = 198-220B = 176-197C = 154-175D = 132-153 Exams - There are no required exams for this course. Extra Credit - Extra Credit is not available. PlagiarismEvery student is expected to produce his/her original independent work. Any student whose work indicates a violation of the MCCCD Academic Misconduct Policy (cheating, plagiarism) can expect penalties as specified in the Student Handbook. Disability StatementReasonable accommodations will be made for persons with documented disabilities. Prior to the start date of your course you should notify Disability Services (623-845-3080) and your instructor of any special needs.DisclaimerCourse content may vary from this outline to meet the needs of this particular group. Civility PolicyThe language of any communication between students and instructors or among students meeting electronically or in person shall maintain the level of formality appropriate to any college teaching/learning situation. Be polite. Dialogue on a friendly basis. NetiquettePractice good Netiquette by not using ALL CAPITALS or all bold letters. Be cautious with irony, humor, and satire. Do not jump to conclusions about others'


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