Teaching and Learning

Adjunct Certification Training

Adjunct Certification Training (ACT) provides adjunct faculty with the tools and resources to assist them in becoming more effective educators in the classroom. Details on required and elective courses are available in the ACT Brochure and Schedule. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants per semester. Certification requires completion of the nine required modules and at least one elective module within a two-semester sequence, with the option to extend for one additional year. Upon completion of ACT, the adjunct will receive a one-time stipend of $800.

Upon completion of ACT, the adjunct instructor should be:

  • Cognizant of the college’s mission
  • Aware of policies and procedures of the academic branch
  • Comfortable in the college’s learning community
  • Equipped with more resources to enhance student learning in the classroom

All adjunct faculty members are encouraged to apply for ACT. Primary consideration will be given to adjunct faculty who have:

  • The recommendation of his/her academic director
  • Limited or no teaching experience

Adjunct Faculty Handbook

Click here to access.

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Individual Development Plan completion is voluntary; however, it may be an eligibility requirement for funding through the Staff & Organizational Development Office. We suggest completing your IDP online so that you may enter information and save it, at multiple sessions if you desire. Please note It is best to allow pop-ups while working with your IDP. (Note to Mac users: Firefox browser works better than Safari)

To complete your IDP online:

  1. Log into MyJCCC
  2. Select JCCC Applications located in the list in the gray box to the right
  3. Under the General arrow located on the left, Select Individual Dev. System
  4. You must PRINT your IDP, sign and date it. (Supervisor’s signature optional)

You may scan it as a pdf file and send it to staffdev.dept@jccc.edu or send the hard copy to Staff and Organizational Development, GEB 275, Campus Mail Box 43. It will be scanned electronically and then returned to you.

The League for Innovation iStream

The League’s Innovation Stream—more commonly known as iStream—is the League’s comprehensive, online resource bank in which faculty, staff, and administrators can find solutions for research and reference needs. An iStream subscription provides everyone at your college access to subscription-only professional resources, including:

  • Free webinars and learning programs
  • League books, monographs, articles, and reports, including all volumes of Leadership Abstracts and Learning Abstracts
  • Keynote and special session videos, and PowerPoint presentations from League conferences

iStream user accounts are available to all JCCC administration, faculty, and staff members. Users must have a valid institutional email address to activate an iStream account. Please click on the link below to create a user account or sign in.

https://www.league.org/istream

Kansas City Professional Development Council
Faculty Certification

KCPDC Faculty Certification is a program developed by the Kansas City Professional Development Council (KCPDC) to provide faculty with the tools and resources for becoming more effective in the classroom. Full-time and adjunct faculty who choose to complete the six core classes and an additional two elective offerings will receive a certificate for the successful completion of 24 hours of study.

Registration is FREE.

Further details are available on the KCPDC Faculty Development Program web page. You may also contact Farrell Hoy Jenab at extension 4756.

New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation (also known as LENS) is a year-long program that acquaints new full-time faculty with JCCC history, culture, procedures, and instructional issues. Facilitators are Luz Alvarez, David Krug, and Farrell Hoy Jenab.

Objectives

  • After completion of New Faculty Orientation, participants should have practical methods of:
  • Creating a positive learning environment
  • Developing learning outcomes and competencies
  • Selecting teaching and learning strategies
  • Enhancing teaching and learning using educational technologies
  • Developing classroom assessment for formative or summative purposes

In addition, the participants will be given opportunities to collaborate with each other in leading some of the activities and will share a strong sense of community with other first-year faculty members.

Obligations

  • Week-long training prior to fall semester
  • Additional meetings during the fall and spring semesters
Mentoring and Peer Review

The purpose of the JCCC mentoring and peer review program is to acquaint new faculty members with opportunities and resources for their first year. Please attend an orientation session to learn how to have a successful mentoring relationship with a new faculty member or contact Farrell Hoy Jenab for more information.

STARLINK

STARLINK provides professional development programming to colleges and universities via the Internet 24/7 and is available to all JCCC faculty and staff members. Please e-mail Farrell Hoy Jenab, Faculty Development Coordinator, at fjenab@jccc.edu or call ext 4756 to obtain login and password information. Topics are available online for two-week periods; then are available on a DVD that may be checked out from Farrell.