5th & Final IGNIS Webinar of 2018!

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Meeting Password: ignis
Thursday, May 31st from 2 – 3 PM
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Teaching Students to Communicate Professionally
(Regardless of your Discipline!)
Ellen Bremen
Professor of Communication Studies
Highline College

All are welcome to attend! Please share this webinar invitation with anyone & everyone that may be interested, inside or outside of Washington. The IGNIS webinars will be hosted in WebEx and will be live captioned. The webinars will also be recorded and the links will be posted to the ATL blog following each webinar.

There is no need to register or sign-up. Just click the “Join Us in WebEx” link above or below to join the webinar at the designated time. Please sign in early to avoid technical issues. Not sure if your computer meets the technical requirements, use this link to run a test meeting.

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Please visit the IGNIS menu on the ATL blog for the complete list of 2018 IGNIS webinar recordings.


Research Publications that Will be of INTEREST to YOU!

The SBCTC research department has produced some new research publications which are available on the website at the following links. Thank you to Devin Dupree and David Prince for the great work!

Role of Transfer: Class of 2016

The Role of Transfer study is an update to three previous studies on the graduating classes of 2001, 2006 and 2011. The report focuses exclusively on Washington’s public baccalaureate graduates including Community and Technical College applied bachelor’s degree programs.


Role of Psychology 100

The focus of this paper is a course that may be helpful to consider for its overall role in guiding students to degree completion: Introductory Psychology or Psychology 100. Our reason for focusing on Introductory Psychology is its commonality in both the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree and the Associate of Nursing Degree (ADN). The former is the largest degree that colleges award. The latter is the largest professional technical degree awarded and the third largest degree awarded overall.


First Year English: Key Data Points

Several researchers and national organizations have identified completion of first year English and math as key strategies for increasing college student success. This research brief provides a summary of key data points and poses lingering questions related to first year English in the Washington Community and Technical College system.


Do You Know An Amazing Leader?

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CTC Leadership Development Association
Award of Excellence in Leadership

This prestigious annual award honors an outstanding Washington community and technical college administrator or exempt employee who has made significant contributions to education and community.

Among criteria to be considered by the selection committee is demonstrated excellence in each of the following areas:

  • Leadership in the Washington community and technical college system for at least three years
    • Service to institution and profession
    • Evidence of accomplishments and involvements in the community
    • Evidence of supporting and fostering the aims of CTCLDA
    • Promoting professional growth and development
    • Professional standards, and
    • Advancement of the interests of Washington community and technical colleges

The award winner is recognized at the CTCLDA summer conference at The Davenport Hotel on August 16 & 17. In addition to an inscribed personal award, an award of $1,000 is presented in the award winner’s name to be used for exempt professional development at his/her institution.

Nomination Deadline: June 20, 2018
Contact Kati Hays for the form at chays@sbctc.edu
Executive Director, CTC Leadership Development Association

2018 ATL Conference Materials in a Canvas Shell!

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Bill Moore, Jackie Eppler-Clark, and Jen Whetham

On behalf of the Assessment, Teaching, and Learning (ATL) department at SBCTC . . .

Bill, Jackie, & Jen want to thank all the presenters and participants in our system who made the 2018 Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference such a success!

To quote the brilliant and inspirational Dr. Debra Jenkins, who shared the flame with us on the first day of the conference: “Students, your educators are ready!”

Save the Dates for Next Year!
May 1-3, 2019
The Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA
SBCTC Calendar

Many of you indicated that you would find great value and pleasure in access to the fabulous slide decks, handouts, and other artifacts presented at the conference.

2018 ATL Conference Materials: http://bit.ly/2I9nHAE
Enroll in the Canvas Shell: http://bit.ly/2K4wXGS 

Note: Jen will be updating this shell with materials from pre-conference workshops and concurrent sessions as she receives them from the presenters.  🙂

Your feedback matters to Jen!  Please take a few moments to fill out this brief survey and let her know some details of your experience at the conference.
2018 ATL Conference Survey: http://bit.ly/2InTNfI