Program

Teaching Excellence Train the Trainer Conference: The blended approach to supporting faculty.  June 0, 2009-June 12, 2009 Train the Trainer Conference description

Program Agenda

June 9 Day 1: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Registratiom – Tom Brown Pete Write Commons Center
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Welcome and TCU Center history
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch
3:15 pm – 6:00 pm
  • *What do Centers do?
  • * Identify needs and issues for your Center
    • Budget
    • Staffing
    • Areas of interest
      • eLearning
      • Classroom technology
      • Research
      • Assessment
    • Location
    • Chain of Command
    • Buy-in from faculty and administration
    • Look and feel of your Center
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner BLUU
June 10 Day 2: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:30 am Small group discussion or 1-2-1 discussion with CTE staff
8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Developing Training in Your Center
    • Growth
    • CMS
    • * Workshops/Planning
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Marketing your Center
    • Website
    • Brochure/Publications
    • Email flyers
    • Logo
    • Using faculty voice
    • Newsletter
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Lunch
  • Small group discussion or 1-2-1 discussion with CTE staff
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Keeping up with Trends
    • *Conferences
    • Publications
    • User groups
    • Helpdesk issues and solutions
    • Databases
    • Online forms
    • Training/Research
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Dinner
  • Tour of Center and Lab Tandy Board Room
June 11 Day 3: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm 
8:00 am – 8:30 am BreakfastSmall group discussion or 1-2-1 discussion with CTE staff
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Assessment: Faculty and Center
    • OSAT
    • IDA (Identify, Diagnosis, Adjust)
    • Enterprise Reporting
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Lunch
  • Small group discussion or 1-2-1 discussion with CTE staff
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm *Accreditation
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 6:00 pm *Writing Measurable Learning Outcomes
6:15 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner BLUU
June 12 Day 4: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
7:30 am – 8:00 am Small group discussion or 1-2-1 discussion with CTE staff
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Learning Outcomes Continued
  • Professional Development : How your center works with faculty
  • Grants
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break

Presenters

Dr. Jeff King is the Director of TCU’s Koehler Center for Teaching Excellence, coming to TCU from the position of Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Kaplan University. Jeff’s focus throughout his faculty development career has been on the shift from the teaching to the learning paradigm and the integral role learning outcomes play as a part of that process. He is currently the faculty development consultant working with two Arkansas colleges on a National Science Foundation grant targeting manufacturing and technology postsecondary education. Prior to that, Jeff has been faculty development consultant on a Title III, FIPSE, and another NSF grant. Along the way he has also served as Co-Director of a college Institutional Effectiveness Office while it prepared itself for SACS accreditation and the initial site visit (which resulted in accreditation). Regional accreditors’ shift to a strong focus on learning outcomes means Jeff’s background and experience mesh well with this workshop’s focus on success with college faculty and with college centers of teaching effectiveness.

Romana (Romy) Hughes is the Assistant Director of the Koehler Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas Christian University. Her primary duties are to support and research teaching strategies, promote teaching excellence, and manage TCU’s content management system. Romy also is an instructional designer and supports and implements new technologies in the classroom at TCU. Romy has numerous years teaching in higher education along with project management experience. She is a frequent presenter at higher education conferences and symposia on successful and innovative uses of technology to improve student learning. Romy earned her graduate degree from TCU and her undergraduate degree from Dallas Baptist University.

Mark White is the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Clarkson College, Nebraska. As an award-winning Teacher of the Year in the elementary grades, Mark has brought engaging active learning lesson design to collegiate lecture-based classrooms both online and face to face. White has developed and taught several online courses and spearheaded a number of hybrid models. Through multiple presentations, conferences, and workshops around the country, White promotes engaging learning models and technology integration to improve both online and face-to-face college classroom instruction.


Co-presenters

Kerrie Conover
Senior Instructional Designer – Graphics

Natasha Faidley
Project Coordinator

Sarah Sze
Webmaster

Cecilia Lunt
Administrative Assistant


Resources

Sample Faculty Development Center Web Sites:

Train the Trainer Resources: 


Lodging

Conference attendees have the option to stay on campus in TCU Conference Living Accomondations.

Conference Registration Fee: $350.00
Housing (dorm suite with private room & bath) and meals (choice of menus, all you can eat) on the TCU campus: $250.00
Total cost for registration and staying on campus three nights plus all meals: $600.00

(If you choose not to stay on campus, numerous hotels are located near TCU with costs ranging from $75-$150/night; campus dining per-meal cost is $8)

Stay on TCU Campus:   Conference Costs with TCU Housing and Meals: $600.00

Includes:

  • TCU Conference Living Accomondations
  • Meals include all you can eat

Tuesday meals include: Dinner
Wednesday meals include:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Thursday meals include:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Friday meals include:Breakfast

TCU Area Hotels Rates are between $75.00 – $150.00. Contact the hotels for information on rates and availability.

COMFORT INN WEST
(817) 244-9446
Approximately 6 miles from TCU

EMBASSY SUITES DOWNTOWN
(817) 332-6900
Approximately 4 miles from TCU

FAIRFIELD INN
(817) 335-2000
Approximately 1 mile from TCU

HAMPTON INN
(817) 346-7845
Approximately 6 miles from TCU

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
817-292-4900
Approximately 6 miles from TCU

HOTEL TRINITY
817-534-4801
Approximately 5 miles from TCU

HOMESTEAD VILLAGE
(817) 338-4808
Approximately 1 mile from TCU
Offers daily and weekly rates

HYATT PLACE
(817) 361-9797
Approximately 6 miles from TCU

LA QUINTA INN
(817) 370-2700
Approximately 6 miles from TCU

MARRIOTT COURTYARD
(817) 335-1300
Approximately 1 mile from TCU

MARRIOTT COURTYARD BLACKSTONE
(817) 885-8700
Approximately 4 miles from TCU

MARRIOTT COURTYARD WEST/LANDS END
(817) 737-6923
Approximately 3 miles from TCU

RADISSON
(817) 293-3088
Approximately 6 miles from TCU

RENAISSANCE WORTHINGTON HOTEL
(817) 870-1000
Approximately 4 miles from TCU

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT
(817) 870-1011
Approximately 1 mile from TCU

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT
(817) 878-2554
Approximately 2 miles from TCU

THE STOCKYARDS HOTEL
(817) 625-6427
Approximately 6 miles from TCU


Travel

Flying and transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is 25 miles from TCU. Shuttle, train, taxicab and car rental services are available at the terminal.

Love Field is 35 miles from TCU. Shuttle, taxicab and car rental services are available at the terminal.

Airport Shuttle
Super Shuttle is available to or from the D/FW Airport. They may be reached by calling 800-BLUE-VAN or 817-329-2000. No reservations are required from the airport, however, for trips to the airport, reservations are necessary. Reservations from the airport can be made at the Super Shuttle phone in the terminal. Shuttles depart every 30 minutes (approximately) from D/FW Airport. Return arrangements must be made two hours prior to a desired pick-up time.

Rail Service 
The Trinity Rail Express links the D/FW Airport with Fort Worth’s T&P Station.

Taxis
Taxicab fare from downtown Fort Worth to the campus is about $10. Allow 45 minutes for the trip from D/FW Airport to TCU. The fare is approximately $30 one way.

Driving to TCU

TCU is located four miles southwest of downtown Fort Worth on University Drive.

From the D/FW Airport, follow the South airport exit. Take 360 South to Arlington. From 360 follow signs to I-30 West to Fort Worth. Travel through to Fort Worth (past Six Flags and the Ballpark). Travel through downtown and exit University Drive South. TCU is 2 miles from the Interstate.

From the north or south, take I-35 West to I-30 West. Travel through downtown and exit University Drive South. TCU is 2 miles from the Interstate.

From the west or east, exit I-30 to University Drive South. The campus is about 2 miles from the Interstate.

  • Turn right (west) on Bellaire Drive North.
  • Visitor parking is to the right (north) in the Tom Brown/Pete Wright apartments parking lot off of Bellaire Drive.
  • Additional parking is available on Stadium Drive by the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center. Continue west on Bellaire Drive North, turn right (north) onto Stadium Drive, and then left (west) at the three-way stop in front of the University Union. Parking will be in the lot on the right.

Registration

Start from January, 2009.
Registration is Closed for this Event
Conference Registration Fee: $350.00

Housing (dorm suite with private room & bath) and meals (choice of menus, all you can eat) on the TCU campus: $250.00

Total cost for registration and staying on campus three nights plus all meals: $600.00

(If you choose not to stay on campus, numerous hotels are located near TCU with costs ranging from $75-$150/night; campus dining per-meal cost is $8)


Maps

TCU Campus Maps