You're invited to join us for "Refresh," an asynchronous 4 week online course designed and facilitated by Mesa's Online Success Team (MOST). While in the shoes of an online student, you'll get a refresher on online course design including inclusive accessible content, effective assessment practices, and engaging student interaction techniques. This will be an opportunity for reflection, self-assessment, and idea sharing. The goal is for you to come away with new ideas to reinvigorate your online teaching and engage your online students.
If you missed the deadline this time, be on the lookout for our Include registration in spring 2024!
Additional ways you can connect with MOST:
📅Book an appointment w/ us!: MOST Appointment
💡 Get 3IDeas! Ask MOST Coaches for their ideas for improving your course design: Ask Most
(Wondering what MOST cohorts are like? Check out our recap videos of Refresh 22 and Include23.)
Facilitated asynchronous courses that put Mesa faculty in the shoes of online students. Eligible faculty get compensated for completion.💰
Friendly one-on-one support from Mesa online faculty. Stay tuned for asynchronous coaching options coming soon!
Course Check Up
Take the guesswork out of applying our faculty appraisal domains to online course design & facilitation
⭐MOST Course Checkup
Templates & support to design your online courses aligned to the CVC & Peralta rubrics.
- Flex #15294 @ anytime
New Classified Institute
In 2023-2024, Mesa began an annual New Classified Institute (NCI) to more intentionally introduce new classified professionals to the College's culture and practices and to co-create greater community, engagement, leadership, and college vision from the classified perspective. More
New Faculty Institute
Each Month, members of New Faculty Institute will meet in the LOFT to learn and discuss topics that will help prepare them for their new positions as tenure-track faculty. More
MESA Teaching Tree
There are awesome teaching ideas out there, but faculty often find it difficult to find teaching ideas and connect with colleagues. The FPLC has created this Teaching Tree to make it easier for Mesa College faculty to share and find good teaching ideas and resources. Welcome to the FPLC Teaching Tree!
FLEX WEEKPlease take the opportunity to review the various Professional Learning Activities available between August 14th and August 17th. The theme for this year is Equity in Action: Illuminated Paths. Schedule
Catalyst is Mesa's one-day teaching conference. It's an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues and have conversations about teaching before the semester begins. Hopefully it inspires faculty and energizes their teaching at the start of the semester.
- Learn More: Mesa Catalyst
loft faculty inquiry groups
- About: Course redesign projects for faculty by faculty
- Learn more: LOFT FIGs
- Compensation available.💰
MOSAIC 2.0 Completely Revised!
Mesa's Open Shared Accessible Inclusive Content - Design and create open content for your course.
- 8 week asynchronous course with OER Librarian and support from OER Ambassadors
- Compensation available.💰
CEER: Curriculum Equity & Excellence Review Institute
The Curriculum Equity and Excellence (CEER) Institute is for faculty – contract or adjunct – interested in reviewing instruction and curriculum through an equity lens to create greater success for all of our students. Topics include examining the cultural contexts that we bring to the classroom, using an equity lens to re-imagine classroom activities and assignments, and developing strategies to be responsive to students while maintaining academic excellence, amongst others.
Compensation is available 💰
ClassiCON Classified Professional Conference is a professional learning conference for classified professionals focused on job and workplace skills, professional development, team building, equity and personal development. More
Take the post ClassiCON 2023 Survey here!
Professional learning enables campus employees to develop the knowledge and skills to assist students to be successful in college and address students’ learning challenges. Effective professional learning enables teachers to improve their instruction, administrators to become better leaders, and staff to facilitate pathways toward student achievement.
Creating professional learning opportunities on diversity, learning styles, and innovative teaching techniques are important components in order for all campus employees to grow and develop in their profession.
Professional learning is most effective when it occurs in the context of our daily work. When campus employees arrange professional learning into their work schedules and are given flexibility to allow time for professional training, then personal and professional growth are genuinely supported.
Campus Employee Learning supports the mission of San Diego Mesa College through coordination of a variety of professional learning opportunities for all faculty, staff, and administrators to experience and enjoy in their roles as lifelong learners and educators.