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Adjunct Orientation. Fall 2014. Department Vision. Graduates of the Oglala Lakota College Humanities and Social Science Department are able to reach their full potential as a result of their education which will ensure student success in: High-quality post-secondary rigor in instruction;

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department vision
Department Vision

Graduates of the Oglala Lakota College Humanities and Social Science Department are able to reach their full potential as a result of their education which will ensure student success in:

  • High-quality post-secondary rigor in instruction;
  • A supportive teaching and learning environment;
  • Learning opportunities that promote assessed acquisition of knowledge and skills for personal and professional development for local Oglala community leadership;
  • Partnerships among students, educators, and the Oglala community that support life and career success; and
  • Integral cultural aspects of Oglala Lakota Wolakolkiciyapi.
department mission
Department Mission

The Oglala Lakota College Humanities and Social Science Department will provide a well-rounded and rigorous education in the Arts, English, Social Sciences, and Communication for graduates to be successful in their local Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Oglala communities by:

  • Ensuring the steady progress of all students toward reaching their full potential;
  • Exposing students to Oglala and world cultures, art, histories, and literature while integrating cultural aspects of Oglala Lakota Wolakolkiciyapi;
  • Maintaining high expectations for students by way of updated assessment tools learned and utilized in the classroom;
  • Supporting higher education on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and amongst Oglala communities by providing high-quality intellectual rigor and Oglala community-based programming; and
  • Challenging students to develop ways of seeing and thinking about the world that go beyond everyday application.
department goals
Department Goals

The undergraduate degrees in the Humanities and Social Science Department require knowledge and awareness of the following:

  • High-quality post-secondary instruction that include forms of assessment testing and rubrics for students to meet learning criteria toward Baccalaureate and Associate Degree graduation;
  • A supportive teaching and learning environment to experience and then repeat regularly in their own professional, personal lives affiliated with the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Oglala communities;
  • Learning opportunities that promote acquisition of knowledge and skills for personal and professional development and for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Oglala community leadership; and
  • Partnerships among students, educators, professionals, and the community that support life and career success on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and amongst Oglala communities.
department programs
Department Programs
  • General Education Courses
  • AA Fine Art
  • BA English and Communication Studies
  • BA Social Science
course contact person
Course Contact Person
  • Each course in the Humanities and Social Science Department has a course master. The course master will provide a book, a syllabus, and will request assessment information from you, such as the ICAF and artifacts. Please work with that person!
contact info humanities and social science department chair kim bettelyoun kbettelyoun@olc edu
Contact InfoHumanities and Social Science Department ChairKim Bettelyoun------kbettelyoun@olc.edu
  • SpCm 103 Jean Reeves-------ijreeves@olc.edu
  • Engl 113 Sheila Rocha-------srocha@olc.edu
  • Engl 103 Paula Rooks-----------prooks@olc.edu
  • Lit 203 Judith Graham---------jgraham@olc.edu
  • Art and Hum classes Carolyne Landon-clandon@olc.edu
  • HISA/ Geog Kirk Costion ----kcostion@olc.edu
  • Pols and SoScLilias Jarding--------------ljarding@olc.edu
  • Psy Susanne Auer-------------sauer@olc.edu
syllabi
Syllabi
  • Contact Faculty will provide an electronic copy of syllabi. You will be receiving a letter outlining what can and cannot be changed in the syllabus.
  • You need to use the department approved syllabus, and you can’t use the department approved syllabus AND another syllabus. You can adapt some items in the department syllabus.
  • Items that cannot be changed:
    • Course Description, Goals, Objectives, Basic policies and first five weeks of content as well as text books. Also, the main content cannot be deleted. For example major essays, speeches or assignments need to remain on the schedule but can be assigned on different dates.
  • Items that can be changed:
    • Course schedule and some content AFTER the first five weeks.
  • Adjunct instructors will submit their modified syllabus back to the contact faculty by end of week one (1).
course assessment
Course Assessment

In order for institutional assessment to occur

all courses will require the submission of assessment materials:

*Individual Course Assessment Form

*Artifact collection

*Pre- and Post-Test Methodology

faculty observations evaluations
Faculty Observations/Evaluations
  • Might be Announced or Unannounced
  • Either a Faculty Member or the Chair will complete observations
  • Observations might not be for the full class period
  • Observation feedback will be provided later via email. You must respond to the email or the faculty/chair will visit your class a second time.
  • Faculty may request an additional observation
class time absences
Class Time/Absences
  • Facilitate all classes for three hours
    • Punctuality and completing class are essential
    • Avoid class cancellations
  • If you cancel class, contact the department chair (kbettelyoun@olc.edu) and the district staff as soon as possible
updated information
Updated Information
  • Please provide the department with the following:
    • CV or Resume
    • New Transcripts
    • Contact Information
writing rubric
Writing Rubric
  • Departmental writing rubric is to be used for all writing assignments
lakota perspective
Lakota Perspective
  • Follow the Lakota values:
    • Respect, generosity, wisdom, fortitude, bravery, humility
  • Practice listening and sharing (not authoritarian)
  • Use Lakota materials when possible
  • Bring Elder speakers and mentors to class when possible and when the topic fits class content.
  • Reading and writing assignments can incorporate Lakota Perspective
  • Use Treaty knowledge when appropriate and possible
working with district staff
Working with District Staff
  • Communicate with your district staff
    • Introduce yourself to staff if you are new.
    • Notify them about Cancellations
    • Notify them about Room changes
    • Ask for Equipment ahead of time
    • Learn about Emergency Practices at that center
    • Please use the Early Alert Form (Retention)
library
Library
  • Get a Library card
  • Learn to use databases or ask librarian to visit your class.
  • Librarian will visit classes upon request
grade entry
Grade Entry
  • Required to submit midterm grades in Jenzabar this semester (pass/fail)
  • Final grades must be submitted via the grade entry portal (not gradebook) in Jenzabar
  • Signed hard copies of final grades must be submitted to the registrar’s office.
moodle
Moodle
  • Beginning Fall 2014, all syllabi and Individual Course Assessment Forms (ICAF’s) will be submitted in Moodle.