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LSC-North Harris Adjunct Center for Excellence

Our Mission

The mission of the Adjunct Center for Excellence is to provide adjunct faculty with information, direction, and support needed to maximize student learning and success. It will be a place to meet, collaborate and connect with the LSC-North Harris community.      

Adjunct Center For Excellence Hours of Operation

August 12 - December 18 , 2019

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Services

  • Formal and informal professional development
  • Referral to resources
  • Technology assistance
  • Student conference rooms
  • Quiet room for grading and reading
  • Computer workstations
  • Sound room for creating audio and visual media for instruction
  • Copier, printer, fax and related supplies
  • Lounge area for relaxation
  • Daily-use lockers
  • Dining tables, refrigerator, microwave and coffee service

Title V Professional Development Opportunities

Adjunct Boot Camp

Sessions will be offered with topics applicable to the beginning of the semester and open computer labs staffed by technology professionals to assist with online classes, iStar Faculty Center, and uploading Syllabi and Vitae. To learn more about the LSC-North Harris Adjunct Boot Camp program visit the the Title V MATCH Inititiaves  page.

Faculty Institute

Provides development and training to full-time and adjunct faculty on yearly themes chosen and best practices discussed, studied and implemented in the classroom.  Faculty Institute is normally offered at the start of Fall and Spring semesters during the first week when faculty return. To learn more about the LSC-North Harris Faculty Institute program visit the the Title V MATCH Inititiaves page.

Mentoring Program

The Faculty Mentoring program provides an opportunity to gain new insight into our teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. The two faculty members (mentor and mentee) agree to visit each other’s class over the course of a semester and then meet late in the semester to discuss what they have learned from their observations.  By allowing faculty to be “learners” again in a colleague’s class, Faculty Mentoring program can open up unique spaces for reflection and conversation about teaching. To learn more about the program or join, visit the LSC-North Harris Mentoring Program page .

Teaching Squares

The Teaching Squares program provides an opportunity to gain new insight into our teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. The four faculty members agree to visit each other’s classes over the course of a semester and then meet late in the semester to discuss what they have learned from their observations.  By allowing faculty to be “learners” again in a colleague’s class, Teaching Squares can open up unique spaces for reflection and conversation about teaching. To learn more about the LSC-North Harris Teaching Squares program visit the the Title V MATCH Inititiaves, page.

Professional Development Online Resources

Faculty Focus Newsletter 

Features articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom, both face-to-face and online. Access the Faculty Focus Newsletter.

Faculty Online Teaching Certification

LSC-Online provides Online Teaching Certification Courses as a resource for faculty covering best practices of online teaching. The topics covered in the courses include student engagement, student interaction, student contact, faculty contact, community building, common social media tools, Learning Management System (LMS) tools, online tutoring, online proctoring, design for accessibility, copyright, online resources, SoftChalk, Civitas Learning Illume and Inspire, Cisco WebEx, and open educational resources. Completion of the certification courses is supported system-wide and required before a faculty member teaches an online or hybrid class for the LSCS. Access and learn about the Faculty Online Teaching Certification.

Lynda.com for Lone Star College Employees

Lynda.com is an online video library of courses to help you learn software, creative and business skills. Courses for all levels cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies and more. Watch and learn from top experts who are passionate about teaching. Access for Lone Star College employees Lynda.com.

To learn how to use this resource, watch this video on How to Use Lynda.com

Faculty Matters Newsletter

A monthly newsletter published once per month by the Faculty and Staff Center.  Articles are written by LSC-North Harris faculty.  You will find articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom, campus resources, and personal growth. Access Faculty Matters.

Technology Help

Workshops are offered throughout the semester on D2L, iStar Faculty Center, instructional software, using media equipment, and ideas to improve student learning. The Faculty and Staff Center sends out email notifications advertising workshops directly to your inbox.


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