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Please note the following:
· Faculty (full-time and adjunct) are allowed to enroll in up to 6 credits at PHCC per semester.
· Participation in any of these courses requires participants to complete and have approved the PHCC Continuous Learning Form (attached) prior to the beginning of the course.
· There are NO TUITION COSTS or MANDATORY FEES associated with these courses, so these should be left blank.
· While designed for professional development, these are one-credit courses which will include assignments, assessments, final grades, etc.
· Questions about courses, course content, meeting dates, meeting times, etc. should all be directed to the specific course instructor.
· Any alternative work schedules should be discussed with the immediate supervisor.
The five courses for fall 2015 are outlined below.
EDU 295-01 Topics in Mindfulness (67775)
This course is designed to introduce formal and informal mindful techniques that have been known to reduce stress, to help manage stress, and to increase focus and concentration. This course will also provide practical applications and theoretical readings related mindfulness designed to assist community college employees.
Instructor: Eric-Gene Shrewsbury
Start Date: This course has already started. Please contact Eric-Gene Shrewsbury to discuss late additions.
End Date: Dec 18
LGL 195-01 Topics in Estate Planning (68328)
This course will assist anyone who has assets, no matter how small, or those who want their medical wishes carried out. Life insurance policies may clearly assign the beneficiaries of that money, but they do not account for the other assets one may have including cash, home, real estate, car, bank accounts, valuable collections, and other belongings. This course will teach the basics of estate planning, wills, taxes, trusts, and conversations that must happen in order to execute end of life decisions. Participants will be given information on the particulars of estate planning such as how to take proper inventory of the assets currently in place, how to properly plan for the future distribution of assets, how to use a power of attorney, how to create a will, and how to create a living will. This course will also cover trusts and how best to incorporate charitable giving into one’s plan.
Thursdays 3-4:30 pm
Instructor: Jack Hanbury
Start Date: Sept 10
End Date: Nov 5
ITE 195-01 Topics in Excel for Educators (68319)
This course will introduce participants to the basics of Excel and the most utilized applications for the community college environment. Topics covered include creating and formatting excel worksheets using formulas and functions; enhancing, managing, and maintaining worksheets and workbooks; and, working with charts, inserting formulas, and enhancing excel worksheets and workbooks.
Mondays and Wednesdays 3-3:50pm
Instructor: Sandy Phillips
Start Date: Sept 14
End Date: Nov 2
ITE 295-01 Topics in Technology Tools for the Modern Classroom (69028)
This course will introduce participants to “Kewwwl Tools for the Modern Classroom.” It will cover tools associated with the internet, iPad, smartphones, apps, etc. and will assist instructors with immediately infusing the latest technology into their courses. Participants will explore not only the usefulness of technology but will also investigate ways of achieving student learning outcomes utilizing things that require little in the way of extra resources.
Select Fridays 1-2:50 pm (hybrid)
Instructor: Mark Nelson
State Date: Sept 18
End Date: Dec 4th
SDV 295-01 Topics in Strategic Leadership Development (TBA)
Strategic Leadership Development [“Strategic Leadership Cabinet”] focuses on the study of leadership principles and exemplary leadership styles, the application of leadership strategies, and the development of individual and collaborative leadership skills and competencies. Strategic Leadership Development is constructed to include mini-lectures, group projects, and community building exercises for participants to explore leadership in higher education.
Select Wednesdays 3-5pm
Instructor: Dr. Angeline Godwin
State Date: Sept 23
End Date: Dec 2
Note: Acceptance into this course is contingent upon participation in the PHCC Strategic Leadership Cabinet.
PHCC formed a DEI Marketing Committee, in August 2009 to create a plan to meet the expectation of the Gates Foundation and MDC that colleges have a very public face on the initiative. We followed a basic plan that you would use for any marketing plan. Because developmental education has such a negative image, we established an identity that gives it a positive spin: PHCC’s Progress Initiative. We then looked at various elements (music, logo, slogan, etc) that would help us get our point across to our target audiences. We introduced the campaign with a presentation that featured those elements at various campus meetings, which allowed us to educate faculty and staff about the DEI.
We then turned to the public. We officially launched our DEI – Progress Initiative on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 with an appearance by Byron Pitts, CBS Chief National Correspondent, and a Contributing Correspondent for 60 Minutes. Byron Pitts represents the ultimate success story for an at-risk student. Modeling is the most successful advertising technique. We are going to get much more than one day out of his visit. Between our own promotions, attention from the media and activities on campus, Byron Pitts’ image is going to be there for every student who feels disconnected or unworthy of college.
Why did we decide to forge ahead with our marketing campaign?
We all know that frequency and reach are two of the main components of any advertising campaign. By starting as soon as we had our identity (and our ‘opening act’) established, we’re better able to saturate our own faculty and staff through repeated activities (frequency). Most people on campus have seen our presentation at least once. Many have seen it multiple times. The posters, billboards and other ads promoting Pitts;were everywhere, reinforcing the initiative’s branding efforts.
Everyone likes something for free. By kicking this off with a celebrity and a huge event for the public, we took an opportunity to give the community something for free that serves us well in getting our message out there. It only creates a positive image for PH and the initiative. It is also part of the culture at PHCC to grab something and run with it. We tend to get excited about new projects that positively affect our students and our college. We like to make things fun, and frankly, we work pretty hard at that!
The Developmental Education department is located in the Learning Resources Center.
Developmental Education Faculty Members and office locations:
Bronte Miller, Room 113
David Dillard, Room 107A
Michelle Zollars, Room 112
Jandy Sharpe, Room 111
Mission:The Developmental Education Program provides the policies, procedures, instruction and support to underprepared college students, enabling them to become independent learners while acquiring the necessary skills to be successful in college-level courses and acheive their educational goals.
• To preserve and make possible educational opportunity for each postsecondary learner
• To develop in each learner the skills and attitudes necessary for the attainment of academic, career and life goals
• To ensure proper placement by assessing each learner's level of preparedness for college course work
• To maintain academic standards by enabling learners to acquire competencies needed for success in mainstream college courses
• To enhance the retention of student
*(adopted from the National Center for Developmental Education)
Studies conducted by the college clearly show that students completing the required developmental courses are retained at a higher level and perform in college level courses as well and in many cases better than non-developmental students.
Anyone who plans to enter a degree, diploma, or certificate program at Patrick Henry Community College is required to take the college placement test. If the student scores less than a certain "cut score" on the Placement Test, then he or she will need to enroll in the appropriate developmental studies course or courses. The Placement Test is given by Student Development Services staff often during the year (days, evenings and Saturdays). Prospective students can sign up for the Placement Test by calling (276)656-0325. Download the Placement Test student Guide for some test-taking tips and samples.
Accurate Course Placement
To ensure accurate course placement students are re-tested the first day of class in each of the developmental courses. If the student scores high enough then he/she is placed in the next appropriate course. Students are encouraged to review prior to the first day of class. Math students can find an exam review on the math lab web page for each of the developmental math courses.
Students scoring developmental in at least two areas such as English and Math should see a developmental advisor. Call (276)656-0227 for more information and/or to set up an appointment. Advisors include: Greg Hodges, Dean of Instructional Support Services (276) 656-0211; ; Bronte Miller (276) 656-0339 ; Jandy Sharpe (276) 656-0274 ; David Dillard (276) 656-0284 ; Angela Williams (276) 5498 ; Michelle Zollars (276) 656-0295 .
• Faculty specialists
• Small classes
• Individual attention
• Computer-Assisted Instruction
• Help for special needs students
• Individual assistance with transfer
• Close collaboration with math lab
• Close collaboration with writing center
Recipient of The John Champaign Memorial Award for Outstanding Developmental Education Program - 2007. This award is given by NADE - The National Association for Developmental Education. It is a national award.
Patrick Henry Community College is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and the recipient of a Developmental Education Initiative Grant through MDC, Inc. funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Achieving the Dream (AtD) Leader Colleges must demonstrate commitment to and progress on the four principles of Achieving the Dream: committed leadership, use of evidence to improve programs and services, broad engagement, and systemic institutional improvement. Leader colleges are expected to serve as mentors within the Achieving the Dream community of learners, as well as advocates for the principles of Achieving the Dream. The ultimate goal for Achieving the Dream is to improve student success. Central to the project are low-income students and students of color who have traditionally faced significant barriers to success.
PHCC began the Achieving the Dream journey in 2004 as one of 27 colleges in five states initially selected to participate. Today there are 102 community colleges in 22 states involved. The Lumina Foundation provided the funding for the initial group of colleges. Currently, thirteen prestigious partner organizations are actively involved to include: American Association of Community Colleges, The University of Texas Community College Leadership Program, The Community College Research Center, Jobs for the Future, Knowledge Works Foundation, Lumina Foundation, MDC, MDRC, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Public Agenda, Houston Endowment, Inc. The Heinz Endowments, College Spark and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded 15 of the original round one and round two colleges to participate in the Developmental Education Initiative (DEI). DEI or what PHCC refers to as its Progress Initiative centers on scaling the successful educational strategies piloted through Achieving the Dream.
PHCC developed and implemented strategies, based on data, to enhance student engagement and ultimately student success. The two-pronged approach focused on: Student Engagement Inside the Classroom and Student Engagement Outside the Classroom.
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