Upcoming Online Workshops

Please click titles for links to registration and more information.

(To request a sign language interpreter call 918-595-7428, text 918-809-1864 or email rcdhh@tulsacc.edu. To request accommodations for other disabilities call 918-595-7115 or email eac@tulsacc.edu. Advance notice requested.)

Accessibility Fundamentals Workshop - Self-paced workshop

Please note:
  • Registration for the following workshops is now managed in Skillsoft and can be found on the Instructor-Led Training Session Schedule with a prefix of "Faculty PD"
      • If you have used Skillsoft before, use the password you have already created. If you have forgotten your password, you will need to request a new one.  The log-in information below applies only to those who are using Skillsoft for the first time.
      • If you have never used Skillsoft, follow the instructions below. Please note, the login process is slightly different for Full-Time Employees and Part-time Employees/Adjunct Faculty.
    • Login: Your TCC employee T# (include the T) (for both Full-time and Part-time/Adjunct Employees)
    • Password for First-Time Skillsoft Users ONLY:
      • Full-time Employees:  password1 (lower case)
      • Part-time/Adjunct Employees:  T# again (but with a lower-case t - this is case sensitive - ex: t20000002)
  • While registration is managed in Skillsoft, the actual workshops will take place via Blackboard.
  • You will receive communication about the workshop(s) you are enrolled in around the start date.
  • For more specific information on the workshops, or information on the differences, please contact cindy.shanks@tulsacc.edu or instructionaldesign@tulsacc.edu.

Online Teaching Fundamentals - Facilitated by EL Instructional Design and Faculty Development Fellows
This new course satisfies professional development requirements to teach online and to create course content; approximately 40 total hours of participant time.  A typical day will have two one-hour synchronous sessions at 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM.
  • Tentatively scheduled for October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; more information and registration coming soon.

TCC Course Developer Workshop - Facilitated by EL Instructional Design and Faculty Development Fellows
(Prerequisite: Online Instructor Certification or Teaching @ TCC workshop)
Teaching @ TCC Workshop  - Facilitated by EL Instructional Design Team
Develop strategies in the areas of syllabus development, course planning, lesson planning, backwards design, classroom management, and equitable teaching strategies. You'll also learn a little about some technical tools, including Blackboard. This workshop is required for all new-to-TCC adjunct and full-time instructors before a teaching assignment is possible. This course also certifies you to teach established course content with a content mentor. (Please note: it does NOT certify you to create your own online content.).

Other Professional Development Resources


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The Teaching Professor Virtual Conference

Registration Includes:

  • Conference plenary sessions
  • More than 50 concurrent sessions
  • Q&A for each session
  • Closed captioning
  • Downloadable conference handouts
  • Poster sessions
  • Conference app with handouts, presenter
    profiles, networking, and sponsors
  • Access begins Wednesday May 27 through September 30

Seven Ways You Need To Make Your Video Lectures Accessible:     
Click here to read the full article

Oklahoma ABLE Tech Webinar Series and TechAccess Oklahoma 2020

Oklahoma ABLE Tech Webinar Series Schedule:
  • Accessible PDF Forms, June 16

Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)

AHEAD is the leading professional membership association for individuals committed to equity for persons with disabilities in higher education. Free access to the fall webinar recordings will be provided and coordinated through the Accessibility Resources department. Information will be made available the week before the webinar and recordings of each webinar will be made available the following week. Please contact Lonni Williams or Rhonda Zimmerman for more information regarding these webinars or other accessibility resources. 

Metro Campus - 918-595-7115 (Voice)
Northeast Campus - 918-595-7428 (Voice), 918-809-1864 (Text)

League for Innovation

  • Innovation Library (articles)
  • League and Beyond (higher ed think tank hosting webinars and town halls)
  • Faculty Voices (online community of full- and part-time community college faculty)
  • Subscribe to League Connections, a monthly e-newsletter with links to many resources and articles from the League's publications. Examples of the June 2020 contents include the COVID-19 resources linked above. Instructions for subscribing are contained in the page linked above.

Knights of the Seminar Table (Training Course and Resources for Honors Faculty)

Facilitated By: Allen Culpepper

Meeting information: self-paced, fully online

Enrollment information: Available to all TCC Faculty on Blackboard

Description: Designed as a training course for faculty wishing to propose an Honors course, teaching an Honors course for the first time, or just needing a refresher on Honors policies and practices (but open to all TCC faculty), the self-paced course under Content in the Blackboard course site includes modules that cover Honors definitions, criteria, best practices, student information, proposing and scheduling Honors courses, teaching Honors, etc.  In addition to the training course, the site contains a resources from the National Collegiate Honors Council as well as resources related to the TCC Honors Program, Undergraduate Research, online teaching, and general pedagogical practices.  Faculty members are welcome to enroll to access the resources even if they don't need the training course.

For more information, please contact: T. Allen Culpepper, Ph.D., TCC Honors Program Coordinator, allen.culpepper@tulsacc.edu
Teaching Deaf Students Online: 
New 2-Hour Course Can Help Educator's Learn the Basics

With the rapid shift to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more essential than ever to expand your teaching toolbox to make online classes fully accessible - especially for students who are deaf or have diverse educational needs.

Teaching Deaf Students Online, a new self-paced professional development course, can help you adapt your online courses to ensure that they are accessible and inclusive.  It is now available in the free online learning library of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).

In just two hours, gain a basic understanding of accessible learning, increase your awareness of the challenges and barriers that deaf learners experience in online classrooms, and learn strategies to immediately implement in your teaching plans.  
Access at Home:

To watch previous workshops, click here.

Promotion in Rank to Associate Professor Opportunity

The Academy for Teaching Excellence, Division of Engaged Learning, and Office for Academic Affairs will host a series of workshops designed to support eligible faculty members with their application process for promotion in rank to Associate Professor.  The Promotion in Rank to Associate Professor application for 2020-2021 is due on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in iWebfolio.  The application process is now open.

Workshop Information:
  • Dates and Times: Thursday, November 5th, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00. a.m.
  • Hosted by: Dr. Lisa Gerow, Dr. Penny Stack, Mary Cantrell and Miguel Da Corte
  • Zoom Event Registration: Register here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This session will be fully recorded and made available via SharePoint.

An additional workshop will take place on January 15th at 9:30 a.m.  Registration and additional details coming soon.  Please contact academicaffairs@tulsacc.edu with any questions about this event.

To request a sign language interpreter, call 918-595-7428, text 918-809-1864, or email rcdhh@tulsacc.edu
To request accomodations for mobility issues or other disabilities, call 918-595-7115 or email ar@tulsacc.edu.

Advance Notice Requested.

Professors Mary Cantrell and Susan O’Neal have joined efforts to offer a Writing Workshop for eligible faculty who are applying for Promotion in Rank to Full Professor or who will be eligible to apply next year. Professors Cantrell and O’Neal are excited about this opportunity to continue supporting TCC’s Community of Practice through this workshop. This is a workshop with faculty and for faculty, and it is aimed at addressing any writing concerns you may have as you complete the reflective portions of your promotion application. Also, if you need some food-for-thought as you polish your Action Research article, you are encouraged to participate.
Workshop details:
  • When: November 5, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST
  • Where: via Zoom
  • Is registration required? Yes. Please follow this link to register: Click here.  Upon registration, you will receive the link to access the workshop.
This session will be fully recorded and shared with attendees a week after the event. This session will be fully recorded and shared with attendees a week after the event.
Please contact academicaffairs@tulsacc.edu with any questions you may have related to this workshop.

To request a sign language interpreter, call 918-595-7428 (Voice) or text 918-809-1864.

To request accommodations for other disabilities, call 918-595-7115 (Voice) or

Advance notice requested
Reach Higher Summit 2020:
Supporting Underserved Students by Strengthening Equity in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Regents' Reach Higher Adult Degree Completion Programs are highlighting efforts and strategies across the state that aim to advance educational equity in higher education with 9 webinars!  Experts in areas of diversity will be coming together to provide faculty and staff in the state of Oklahoma with advice on how to break down barriers and give students support.  For more information on all 9 webinars and registration, click here.

Promotion in Rank Workshops:
Action Research Process - Portfolios
Fall workshops will support the action research process.  Additionally, a representative from the Academic Affairs office will be on hand to address technical aspects of the portfolio and other information (beyond action research) required for promotion.

Register in advance for the meeting:
November 13th, 2:30pm - 4:00pn: Register here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

To request a sign language interpreter, call 918-595-7428, text 918-809-1864, or email rcdhh@tulsacc.edu
To request accomodations for mobility issues or other disabilities, call 918-595-7115 or email ar@tulsacc.edu.

Advance Notice Requested.
The Rise of Antisemitism in Turbulent Times
This 4 part series is a collaboration between The Jewish Federation of Tulsa, the UTD Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies and the American Jewish Committee (AJC).  

Pre-registration is required:
Register here

Thursday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m.
"What History can Teach Us: Patterns of Antisemitism"
Dr. David Patterson, UT Dallas
Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies

Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
"The Impact of Nationalism on Antisemitism: The Holocaust and Other Events"
Dr. Nils Roemer, UT Dallas
Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies

Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m.
"Antisemitism in the Digital Age: Current Trends of Antisemitism"
Holly Huffnagle, AJC
Director of Combating Antisemitism

Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m.
"Israel and Antisemitism: the BDS Movement"
Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC
Director of International Jewish Affairs 
Seffi Kogen, AJC
Global Director of Young Leadership
Learning Community Summit
October 23-24, 2020
"Embracing adaptability in learning communities during uncertain times"

The National Learning Communities Conference (NLCC) Consortium, along with the Learning Communities Association (LCA) and the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education, is pleased to announce a free virtual learning community (LC) summit to take place October 23-24, 2020.

The theme of the summit is Embracing Adaptability in Learning Communities During Uncertain Times and speakers include Larry Roper from Oregon State University, Jillian Kinzie from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, and Julia Metzker from the Washington Center.  The speakers will be joined by LC practitioners from across the country to share research and best practices for enhancing learning communities to meet today's challenges. 

The LC Summit is cosponsored by the Learning Communities Association, the National Learning Communities Conference, and the Washington Center.

2020 Assessment Institute

The 2020 Assessment Institute takes place October 25-28.  This institute is a widely respected conference that has been held annually for 20 years.  This year it will be held virtually and registration is free for all higher education professionals.  

Registration is open through October 12.
As our nation continues to acknowledge longstanding racial inequities, CCA is determined to help institutions and educators embrace the role that all of us can - and must - play in ensuring economic and racial justice.

Join us next week for "With Equity & Justice for All" - a virtual event bringing together CAEL, the National Governors Association, Strong Start to Finish, and many more, to discuss strategies to create more student-centered schools and bolster graduation rates:  We'll reveal the next evolution of our "Game Changers," share a new approach to data collection from the National Student Clearinghouse, and set aside time for interactive sessions with CCA staff, fellows, Alliance members, and special guests. 

Mark your calendars for October 26-30, and plan to be there as we engage our community in some of the most critical conversations we'll ever have - teeing up some of the biggest challenges we'll ever tackle.

Learn more about individual sessions and speakers, and bookmark this page for registration starting this week: Register here

Oklahoma OER Summit

Friday, October 30 (Virtual/Zoom)


Hosted by the Online Consortium of Oklahoma (OCO) and the Council for Online Learning Excellence (COLE).  Visit us at http://OCOlearnOK.org!

Join us for an interactive, one-day virtual summit to discuss OK Higher Ed's most pressing opportunities surrounding Open Educational Resources (OER). Highlights include discipline area breakout discussions and an unveiling of the new Pressbooks OER development system available to Online Consortium of Oklahoma (OCO) member institutions.

Session Schedule

  • 9-9:50 a.m. – Who, What, and Why (OER 101)
  • 9:50-10 a.m. – Mindfulness Activity led by ECU
  • 10-10:50 a.m. – How (Open Ed & Creative Commons Licensing)
  • 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Break for Lunch
  • 1-1:50 p.m. – Where, When (Creating and Implementing OER)
  • 1:50-2 p.m. – Mindfulness Activity led by UCO
  • 2-3 p.m. – Voices from the Field (Discipline Area Breakout Discussions)

Questions or Need to Request Accommodations?

Contact Brad Griffith at bgriffith@osrhe.edu no later than Friday, October 23 at 12:00 p.m.

To submit a proposal, click here.
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