Whether you are a new adjunct or a seasoned professor, the Teaching and Learning Center has resources to help you in the classroom. Please check the TLC Calendar for additional sessions and opportunities.
Faculty Development Modules
Required for new faculty, this series of key topics and issues will have participants review and discuss online modules and meet with essential support personnel at the college. All faculty are welcome to participate. Enrollment opens early each fall semester.
Faculty Book Study
Faculty are invited to participate in a semester-long conversation and study. Members take turns facilitating the sessions.
Sign-up now to join one of our two book studies for Spring 2018:
- Beyond the Skills Gap: Preparing College Students for Life and Work by Matthew T. Hora et al.
- Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It by Ian Leslie
In Fall 2016 we read A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Dr. Ruby K. Payne, the keynote speaker at the January 2017 in-service.
Online Peer Review Program
Highly trained and experienced KCC faculty and staff will provide a detailed peer review of an online course by request. Participants are encouraged to complete the ION Overview of Online Instruction course which provides a foundation helpful for discussing and responding to peer review feedback.
This voluntary program attempts to improve teaching and build community through a structured, non-evaluative process of classroom observation and shared reflection. Will be offered February 2018.
Online professional development tools
Growing Online Learning Conference
Through KCC's membership with Illinois Community Colleges Online (ILCCO), faculty may attend this annual online conference at no expense. A variety of instructional technology topics will be presented. KCC faculty are invited to present.
Sign up for STARLINK, a premiere source of higher education professional development. As a KCC professor, you'll have access to more than 160 hours of high-quality material. Register Now and enjoy!
Teaching and Learning Center Blog
Brief posts could include instructional technology hints and tips, previews of new and emerging technology, and links to useful resources. Subscribe to the Teaching and Learning Center's blog to receive articles of interest.
Miner Memorial Library Publications
Search KCC's online library catalog for books and audio visual resources on a large variety of topics, such as instruction, classrooms, assessment, ethics and more.
Presentation equipment and classroom aids