Posted in November 2012

Focused Inquiry Group: ePortfolios

Fall 2012-Spring 2013 Lezlee Ware and Jessica Kaven & Topic: Demonstrating the connection within Social Science Learning Outcomes in relationship to Program Review. Issue: Creating an assessment plan for Social Science Majors. Question: How can we authentically assess student learning in the Social Sciences. Concern: Can a portfolio be an adequate tool for measuring learning outcomes? … Continue reading

turnitin Discover What Over 800,000 Educators Already Know Instructors at every level who use Turnitin as a teaching tool say the service is helping them get the results they want. An April 2010 survey of educators found that Turnitin helps instructors… • Prevent plagiarism (92% of respondents) • Discuss academic integrity with students (89% of … Continue reading

Speak the Language: How to drive value through your college ESL workforce programs

Speak the Language: How to drive value through your college ESL workforce programs The  Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education co-sponsored a free Webinar  on achieving successful workforce and academic outcomes through ESL workforce programs.  Please click at the link to access the webinar. DCIM: Making Power Manageable. A Framework for Building Immigrant Education Success and … Continue reading

ePortfolios, PLOs and Signature Assignments Workshop

ePortfolios, PLOs and Signature Assignments Workshop Saturday, November 3, 2012 Presented by Katie Schertle and Sarah Harmon Introduction to ePortfolios ILO PLO SLO Powerpoint   _____________________________________________________________________________________  What are ePortfolios? Portfolio: A collection of student work (assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, etc.) gathered in a folder and reviewed by both teacher and student as a means of assessing … Continue reading

Conversation with Colleagues: ePortfolios

Please join us for a follow-up discussion on ePortfolios on Nov 7 (3:30-4:30 pm) in the CIETL Center (9-154). Agenda Discussion about ePortfolios Training opportunities Next steps Notes from the  meeting on portfolios  11/7/12  Discussions about pedagogy  reflections on learning students as independent learners  policies on use of portfolios, college-wide for Programs, for ISLOs Discussion … Continue reading

Invitation sent to new employees-Jan 2013

Dear colleague, Welcome to Cañada College! We’re delighted that you will be working with us. To help you prepare for your work at Cañada, we would like to invite you to an orientation on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm in Bldg 9 Room 154 the Center for Innovation and Excellence … Continue reading

Resources for student publication projects

Here are a few resources to help you in your publication projects: Here are some helps for getting started in InDesign, as well as a Glossary of terms. InDesign Basics Glossary We have a template for making a book in InDesign–please contact Lisa Bickmore ( for further information and/or help in using the template. NEW! Chapbook … Continue reading