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Faculty Advisory Council

Faculty Advisory Council Update

Discussion of 2014 Workplan Topics

  1. Improve and identify best practices for general education and college student competence in key areas such as financial literacy, computer proficiency, critical thinking and communicating: Discussion included a history of State Regents policy on general education requirements and the process for making changes in policy or at the institution.
  2. Explore faculty workload impact on academic efficiency: Existing national and Oklahoma information was reviewed, and discussion included a need for tracking adjunct numbers, comparing among institutions and sharing best practices.
  3. Improve retention of college students and identify best practices in career advisement, student motivation, program changes, faculty development and enrollment management: Learned about best practices from practitioners and received update on the status of Summer Academies.
  4. Improve success of transfer students and identify best practices in efforts such as course equivalency, articulation, curriculum alignment, outcome assessments and feedback reports: Learned about issues that impact transfer students and examined some data.
  5. Explore success of concurrent students, especially in online courses: Discussion included a review of the TCC EXCELerate pilot program to reach more students.
  6. Support and provide advice on current State Regents initiatives, including Complete College America and the Online Education Task Force: Received updates on Complete College America progress and discussions in the task force.

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Oklahoma Information of Faculty Interest (external links, open in new window)
Impact of Educational Pursuits on Veterans (PPT, 1.2m)
Research on the Efficacy of Concealed Carry (PDF, 153k)
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The Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention
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Southern Regional Education Board
Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies
ACT College Readiness Report
ACT Policy Reports
Turn the Page: Making College Textbooks More Affordable - A Report of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
Texts in the 21st Century: Evolution of the Textbook
Yellow Ribbon Program, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Discussion Paper: Cost of Textbooks & Alternative Learning Resources (PDF, 120k)
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)
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     MERLOT Flier (PDF, 393k)
     Creative Commons Flier (PDF, 71k)
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Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning (V-PORTAL)
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