Fall 2018 PLCs


Fall 2018 Professional Learning Communities
All staff and faculty welcome!

Implementing Asset-Based Equity in Your Practice
Infusing "Early Alert" into Learning Environments
Equity in Community Engagement: Identifying Barriers to Student Success

Implementing Asset-Based Equity in Your Practice

Facilitators: Libbi Miller, Education and Nicole Ryks, HHMI/HSI Inclusive Excellence Coordinator

Call for Participants Asset-Based Equity (sign into HSU Google to submit)

The Implementing Asset-Based Equity in Your Practice Professional Learning Community (PLC) will provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to analyze and enhance their practice from an equity-based lens. The PLC will be comprised of a group of cross-disciplinary faculty and staff members committed to increasing equity and social justice on campus. As part of this experience, faculty and staff will partner together to analyze a part of their practice through an equity-based lens, and build on their strengths, identify an element of their practice that they would like to redesign in order to incorporate an asset-based or equity-based framework, and apply an equity-based practice in their workspace. The PLC will meet across the 2018-2019 academic year. Five 90-minute sessions will be held in the fall, and three 90-minute sessions will be held in the spring. We encourage interested applicants to begin considering areas of their practice that they would like to enhance through an asset-based, equity approach.

Outcomes

  • Analyze a part of their practice through an equity-based lens and build on their strengths
  • Identify an element of their practice that they would like to redesign in order to incorporate an asset-based or equity based framework
  • Apply practice in their workspace
  • Analyze the impact of the practice

Expectations of Participants

  • Participate in 5-6, 90-minute PLC sessions during Fall 2018, and 2-3, 90-minute sessions in Spring 2019
  • Participate in the PLC pre and post surveys
  • Share plan with campus in an upcoming professional development event
Incentives
  • Participate in a community of learners/practitioners
  • Refreshments
  • Certificate of completion
  • Letter for your file
  • Opportunity to present to campus

Dates/Times

To be determined by participants' common schedule

Infusing "Early Alert" into Learning Environments

Facilitators: Tracy Smith, Retention Through Academic Mentoring (RAMP) and Ruth Saunders, Physics

Call for Participants Infusing Early Alert (sign into HSU Google to submit)

This staff and faculty professional learning community (PLC) will focus on creating a foundation upon which to build early alert best practices in and outside of classroom spaces. These practices help us identify not only students who could benefit from specific support, but we contend they also help us identify students with advanced potential. This PLC is designed to impact classroom spaces as well as spaces created for student leadership development. The PLC is intended to include staff and faculty who:

  • engage in daily work focused on first-year, first-time freshmen, second-year students and/or new transfer students, and;
  • will be able to implement action plans in the Spring 2019 semester at HSU.

This PLC will convene for eight sessions, beginning Friday, Sept 21, 2018 and ending Friday, Nov. 9  Each session will last 80 minutes. All required work for the PLC will take place during the sessions, and opportunities for optional work outside of the session will be offered. We will also schedule a follow-up meeting in February 2019 to share outcomes based on the work we do this fall. In order to minimize conflicts with most meetings and classes, we are choosing to use Fridays.

Outcomes

  • Define “caring” as measured by pre and post knowledge surveys
  • Apply an ethic of caring as a means to infusing an early alert system into respective learning environments
  • Create a peer-reviewed plan
  • List “The Big Six”Adapt practice toward minimizing/eliminating “The Big Six” as measured by pre and post knowledge surveys
Expectations of Participants
  • Participate in twelve hours of PLC support/inspiration over an eight week period
  • Exchange "Daily Dares" with colleagues
  • Creation of a plan for infusing early alert practices during the first 4-5 weeks of Spring 2019 semester
  • Participate in the PLC pre and post surveys
  • Share plan with campus in an upcoming professional development event
Incentives
  • Participate in a community of learners/practitioners
  • Refreshments
  • Certificate of completion
  • Letter for your file
  • Opportunity to present to campus

Dates/Times

To be determined by participants' common schedule

Equity in Community Engagement: Identifying Barriers to Student Success

Facilitators: Loren Collins, CCBL, Yvonne Doble, Social Work

Two identical sessions offered:

We invite faculty, staff and student support professionals to come share your knowledge and perspectives regarding barriers to equitable student participation in off-campus community engagement (such as: Service Learning, Volunteer Efforts, Academic and non-Internships, Service Projects, Practicum, and other community-based learning opportunities).  We will use a World Cafe format to explore ideas, resources, and experience around community engagement.

Purpose: Community-based learning activities are a high impact practice that are required by many programs at HSU for graduation.  The relationship between our HSU community and our surrounding, off-campus communities is a dynamic, changing and sometimes problematic context.  This affects different students in inequitable ways. To begin to address this inequity in a meaningful way we need to involve faculty, staff and student support professionals in identifying barriers to equitable student participation in off-campus community engagement (Service Learning, Volunteer Efforts, Academic and non-academic Internships, Service Projects, Practicum, and other community-based learning opportunities). The information shared will provide the foundation for a Professional Learning Community (PLC) style working group focused on addressing these barriers. This PLC will meet throughout Spring 2019.