The Kentucky Community & Technical College System and Bowling Green Technical College Welcomes You To New Faculty Seminar
Overview History Concepts Philosophy Challenges Focus Mission
History European Industrial Revolution Agriculture Based Education Morrill Act Teacher Education First Community College Late 18th Early 19th Century 1800s 1862 1880 1901
Community & Technical College Beginnings Joliet Junior College founded 1901
History Smith Hughes Act Truman Report GI Bill AACC 1917 1944 1947 1921
Early Concepts • Smith-Hughes Act 1917 • Provided Federal funding for vocational education • Promoted segregated curriculum • AACC (formerly AAJC) 1921 • Strengthened junior colleges • Depression of the1930’s • CC responded to unemployment • GI Bill 1944 • Increased educational options • Truman Commission Report 1947 • Recognized the need for community-based colleges
History Brown Vs. BOE Little Rock Arkansas Perkins Act Civil Rights Act DOE Created 1954 1957 1963 1964 1979
Early Concepts • 1950 National Science Foundation 1951 • Science & technology • 1954 Brown v. Board of Education • Desegregation • 1955 Little Rock, Arkansas • 1957 Sputnik • Space age and satellite technology
Community/Technical College Beginnings • 1963 Perkins Act • Integrated programs • Competency-based applied learning • Higher order reasoning • Problem solving skills • Occupational-specific skills Carl D. Perkins U.S. House of Representatives - KY
“Indeed the community college seemed to be the Ellis Island of higher education.” George Vaughan
Creation of KCTCS • May 1997 HB1 – KY Postsecondary Education Improvement Act • July 1997 – The Governor appointed 8 Regents to the KCTCS Board • October 1997 – 6 Regents elected from college faculty, staff and students
Creation of KCTCS • January 1998 – University of KY transfers 13 community colleges to KCTCS • July 1998 – KY TECH (state government) transfers 15 technical postsecondary schools to KCTCS • Dec. 1998 – KCTCS Board of Regents hires Dr. Michael B. McCall, founding president of KCTCS
Creation of KCTCS • 1998 - SACS approves substantive change • 1999 - Board of Regents approves consolidation • 2003 - 5th Anniversary of KCTCS • 2004 – LCC joins KCTCS
Creation of KCTCS District structure – merger of 29 colleges to 16 districts
In the beginning……… • Western Trade School - 1939
BOWLING GREEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE July 2005 – Bowling Green Technical College welcomed Dr. Nathan Hodges as it’s new President/CEO
Philosophy of the Community & Technical College • Continuous improvement • Development of the whole student • Emphasis on teaching and learning • Access • Responsiveness
Learning Styles “ I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” Albert Einstein
Learning Styles 3 Basic Types Visual Auditory Tactile or Kinesthetic
Visual Learners • Learn best when information is presented visually and in a written format. • Examples: Using the board, overheads, video, PowerPoint, handouts, outlines, Internet, demonstrations, charts, diagrams, and web enhanced courses
Auditory Learners • Learn best when information is presented orally. • Examples: Lectures, class discussions, detailed explanations, oral presentation, taped lectures, learning communities/study groups, and oral summaries or chapter reviews
Tactile or Kinesthetic Learners • Learn best when information is presented by doing. • Examples: Lab settings, in-class demonstrations, field work such as clinical, internships, co-ops, group projects, interactive CD’s
Four Dimensions of Learning Styles • Cognitive • Communication • Relational Styles • Motivational Styles
Levels of Cognitive Learning Memorization Understanding Application
Memorization • Involves rote learning. • The learner encodes facts of an association between a stimulus and a response.
Understanding • Meaningful learning. • Relates new ideas to prior knowledge.
Application • Transfer learning. • Identify commonalities.
Characteristics of Effective Teaching “ To teach well is to make a difference in all the lives you touch.” Donna Bulger
Four Areas of Competence for Effective Teaching • Understanding of human behavior; • Attitude that promotes learning and relationships; • Knowledge of the subject area; • Acquired teaching skills that facilitate learning.
Three Skills for Effective Teaching • Identify learner outcomes • Facilitate the lesson • Assess outcomes
Characteristics of an Effective Teacher • Demonstrates knowledge of the subject area. • Is enthusiastic! • Has well planned lessons. • Uses teaching aids effectively. • Uses a variety of instructional aids. • Is concerned for the students’ progress.
More Characteristics of an Effective Teacher • Interacts with the students. • Provides constructive feedback. • Respects the students. • Uses probing questions. • Provides praise. • Establishes eye contact with all students. • Is fair to all students.
More Characteristics • Discusses viewpoints other than their own. • Use humor effectively. • Enjoys teaching! • Smiles! • Speaks in an expressive way. • Answers students questions.
Still More Characteristics • Talks with students . • Reminds students of assignment and test dates. • Provides test reviews and gives examples. • Acknowledges diversity in learners and their cultures. • Provides intellectual challenge. • Makes the learning experience memorable.
Modeling Appropriate Behavior “Teachers affect eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.” Henry Brooks Adams
Appropriate Professional Behavior • Behaves ethically. • Works effectively. • Maintains positive professional attitude. • Responds appropriately to stress! • Meets professional responsibilities. • Wears appropriate attire for the profession.
Appropriate Student/Teacher Relationships • Refrain from getting too close. • Refrain from touching. • Turn down requests from students to attend off-campus parties.
How to Keep Yourself in the Classroom and Out of the Courtroom • Never invite a student to your home. • Never engage in physical relationships with students. • Never tell inappropriate jokes, make inappropriate comments, display inappropriate pictures, or make inappropriate gestures in class.
“Professionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it.”Frank Tyger
KCTCS “Consensual Relationships Policy” Consensual relationships between instructor and student or supervisor and employee are discouraged. (188.8.131.52) http://www.kctcs.edu/employee/policies/volumeII/volII3-3-1.pdf
KCTCS is committed to providing a work environment that is pleasant and professional.
What do faculty need to know? • Where to find it: • http://www.kctcs.edu/student/code.htm • What does it cover? • How do I use it? • Whom to refer to for questions.
Article I: What does it say? • Students have rights: • Student publications. • Provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. • http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html