Professional Development

LibGuides CMS

Western Dakota Technical Institute's Library Services
http://www.wdt.edu/library/
Within academic institutions' course management systems, resources and content-sharing are limited, resulting in a degree of siloing among and between campus entities. The LibGuides CMS tool allows flexible access to information; includes tools such as analytics, surveys/reports, and discussion posts to aid in evaluation and communication, and requires no special programming or HTML knowledge.

WDT LibGuides CMS allows WDT's library, librarians, and resources to have high visibility and versatility both on- and off-campus. We are a commuter college, are growing our online programs, and have a sizable adjunct faculty, so it is vital that our online presence be robust, which includes ease of navigation and access to high quality, concentrated resources. Instead of expecting students to meet us where we are, our intention is to meet them where they are. Our LibGuides contain resources that start at admissions (preparing for Accuplacer exams) to completion (career resources, preparing for certification exams) and span everything in between (financial and information literacy, successful study skills, as well as customized course- and program-specific resources. Collaboration is key to the success of our LibGuides. Faculty and departmental staff work with us in mission-driven initiatives as well as students suggesting content to improve their skills in everything from style formatting to anatomy drill and practice.

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Sheila Hansen

sheila.hansen@wdt.edu

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Faculty Handbook

Laramie County Community College (LCCC)
http://www.lccc.wy.edu/
We live in the information age yet communication challenges are consistently cited by CEOs as an organizational deficiency. LCCC needed a structure to assure that adjunct and full-time faculty have current and relevant information about expected practices. A handbook has served this need in the past, however printed documents quickly become outdated. An online handbook was envisioned as a singular, authoritative, up-to-date reference for all LCCC faculty that is easily maintainable.

The LCCC Faculty Handbook guides all faculty in carrying out the expected practices that pertain to the faculty role at the College. The Handbook was developed to replace the previous inconsistent practice of providing a printed manual that served as a general “how to” for classroom management but lacked the responsive, comprehensive, and collaborative structure to meet faculty’s needs. The Handbook is meant to provide timely assistance for the successful accomplishment of faculty responsibilities whether they are carried out by a long-term and full-time faculty member, or by a newly-hired adjunct faculty member with only superficial knowledge of the faculty role at LCCC.

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Kari Brown-Herbst

kherbst@lccc.wy.edu

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Training & Professional Development's Open Resources

CCCOnline
http://ccconline.org

Provide quality professional development to the member campuses and CCCOnline faculty freely on the web and help with versioning/revisions of materials in multiple training sections over time.

The sharing of our resources openly began in 2007 and has continued with the support of the CCCOnline and CCCS administration, collaboration with CCCOnline's ProfHelp, and feedback and materials creation by numerous faculty and staff with CCCOnline. Visit our Faculty Wiki from: http://faculty.ccconline.org

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Aarthi Ramesh

training@ccconline.org

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