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Submission Type

Panel Discussion

Abstract

Creating successful courses in higher education requires support from a variety of contributors with a wide range of perspectives and skill sets. In this session, two presenters will share their experience as Post-Baccalaureate Fellows. We will address the numerous opportunities for contribution as well as the unique challenges that come with occupying this necessarily ambiguous space. In the context of the Five College Consortium, the Post-Bacc position serves to give recent graduates experience in professional academic work settings, allowing us to pursue professional development opportunities, engage collaboratively with different groups of people, and contribute to the emerging fields of blended learning- from a course on media in cars to the Arabic language classroom. After briefly defining the unique nature of the position, we will address the variety of ways we interact with different constituents. First, we will discuss how we connect with faculty members and staff members on each grant-funded course development project we support. Then we will talk about how these connections that we have established and strengthened are used to identify and fill in gaps in project workflows. Next, we will delve into arguably one of the more important roles we play: creating sustainable structures so that the projects and connections we have made will remain long after our short-term grants and shorter-term positions end. As our conclusion, we’ll share some reflections on our time as Post-Baccs, particularly the ways in which the skills we are gaining from this position can be used in future positions, as well as feedback from students, faculty members, and staff members.

Session

Panel Discussion

Start Date

5-18-2016 3:30 PM

End Date

5-18-2016 4:45 PM

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May 18th, 3:30 PM May 18th, 4:45 PM

Post-Baccalaureate Support in Blended Learning: Using Our Experiences as Recent Graduates to Contribute to Change in Higher Education

Creating successful courses in higher education requires support from a variety of contributors with a wide range of perspectives and skill sets. In this session, two presenters will share their experience as Post-Baccalaureate Fellows. We will address the numerous opportunities for contribution as well as the unique challenges that come with occupying this necessarily ambiguous space. In the context of the Five College Consortium, the Post-Bacc position serves to give recent graduates experience in professional academic work settings, allowing us to pursue professional development opportunities, engage collaboratively with different groups of people, and contribute to the emerging fields of blended learning- from a course on media in cars to the Arabic language classroom. After briefly defining the unique nature of the position, we will address the variety of ways we interact with different constituents. First, we will discuss how we connect with faculty members and staff members on each grant-funded course development project we support. Then we will talk about how these connections that we have established and strengthened are used to identify and fill in gaps in project workflows. Next, we will delve into arguably one of the more important roles we play: creating sustainable structures so that the projects and connections we have made will remain long after our short-term grants and shorter-term positions end. As our conclusion, we’ll share some reflections on our time as Post-Baccs, particularly the ways in which the skills we are gaining from this position can be used in future positions, as well as feedback from students, faculty members, and staff members.