Teaching and Learning Center

 

Mission

The mission of the San Antonio College Teaching and Learning Center is to support staff and faculty to achieve and maintain teaching excellence as professional educators committed to student success in learning.

Purpose

The purpose of the Teaching and Learning Center is to serve as a resource for staff and faculty to advance student-centered equitable learning at San Antonio College.

 

 

Teaching & Learning Events

   


 
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TEACHING & LEARNING EVENTS (click for full details)

  • Raza Reflections, Reckonings, and Resilience
    Hosted by SAC Raza Heritage Month Committee
    September 15 - October 20
    You're invited to a variety of performances, presentations, and more. Click HERE for links.

  • When the Flame Goes Out: Self-Care to Combat Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
    Hosted by Trellis Company and Trellis Foundation
    September 24 @ 12:00 PM CT
    Discover how feelings of burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue can appear in your life and how you can combat them with self-care. Register now!

  • QMConnectLX ONLINE CONFERENCE Bring Quality Into Focus
    October 22-23 & 26-28, 2020
    Limited scholarships available! Contact your department chair if interested. Click HERE for event details.

  • Embracing Adaptability in Learning Communities During Uncertain Times
    Co-hosted by NLCC Consortium, LCA, and the Washington Center via Zoom
    October 23 & 24
    Register HERE Deadline: Friday, October 1
  • “I Got You”: Supporting Students and Colleagues During Collective Trauma
    Hosted by Trellis Company and Trellis Foundation
    October 27 @ 12:00 PM CT
    Learn more about supporting students and colleagues of color through recent collective trauma. Register now!
  • Beyond Book Clubs and Lip Service: Actionable Allyship in the Workplace
    Hosted by Trellis Company and Trellis Foundation
    November 19 @ 12:00 PM CT
    Join us to discuss how racism appears in professional settings and what actionable allyship looks like. Register now!
  • Towards Healing: Community Meditation and Trauma-Conscious Yoga
    Hosted by Trellis Company and Trellis Foundation
    December 15 @ 12:00 PM CT
    In the final part of our webinar series, be prepared to meditate, breathe, and move with us during an interactive yoga session! Register now!

Pedagogical Professional Development Opportunities

 

ACUE Resources for Faculty

 

Equity in the Classroom

 

High Impact Practices HIPs

 

 

   

 

Online & Remote Teaching Resources

 

 

2020 Educause Horizon Report

 

Best Practices: Online Pedagogy by Harvard

 

Creating Videos and PowerPoints

 

 

Online Teaching Certification

 

Quality Matters at SAC

 

Remote Ready Tips

 

 

Security Awareness Training

 

Teaching with Tech Repository

 

Zoom Virtual Background

 

 

   

 

Faculty Support Initiatives

 

 

ACD Faculty Development

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

 

Faculty OER Resources

 

 

Learning
Assessment

 

Learning Communities 

 

Library Common Read

 

 

Quality Enhancement Plan

 

SAC
SCORES

 

Workforce Education Course Manual

 

News
Making Equity an Action at San Antonio College San Antonio College (SAC) was recently named one of the 2020 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (MPPWCC) by NISOD and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The commitment to equity that earned them this recognition is embodied by their Director of Student Success for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence, Mona Aldana-Ramirez
 

SAC Joins OpenStax Network to Provide Free and Flexible Textbook Use San Antonio College is one of 12 schools chosen to participate in the 2020-2021 OpenStax Institutional Partnership Network. As a participant in the network’s first-year program SAC will work to build and execute a strategy that will encourage greater use of free, flexible textbooks among its faculty and students.

How Community Colleges Are Serving the Most Vulnerable Two-year colleges worked quickly to help students get through the pandemic, pivoting to drive-through food banks and community partnerships.

 

Wise Women are Flawsome 💕Spoiler alert, no one leads a perfect life, especially now, so shift expectations and purposely reject a crisis mentality. Instead, use this time to examine your wisdom and flaws. 

 

Wondering how to accommodate remote learners into your face to face classroom this fall? Try the "Buddy"​ Protocol There are many benefits to providing a “buddy system” for remote learners.


Grading in a Pandemic (Still) Colleges adopted an array of flexible assessment policies because of COVID-19 last spring. Many are reverting to their normal practices this fall -- though the term will be anything but.



Inside HigherEd SAC News

SAC Resources 

San Antonio College Emergency PlanAlamo Colleges District Employee ResourcesEmotional Wellness Toolkit

Coping with Stress

We have had a lot of ups and downs in the last few months. Such change and uncertainty can create stress and, as a result, we may suffer more headaches, have trouble sleeping and struggle with depression. However, if you take steps to stay healthy, you’ll be better equipped to manage stress.

Try these tips for coping with stress: 

  • Eat well. When you eat healthy foods, you get the nutrition and energy you need to feel good physically, which can help you feel good mentally and emotionally.
  • Get adequate sleep. When at rest, your brain helps you process new experiences and challenges.
  • Relax through movement. Since change and stress go hand in hand, practice relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, progressive muscle relaxation, nature walking or other stress-reducing tactics.

 

 

 

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The Trellis Company and Trellis Foundation invite to you register for our new series, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. This new series addresses the urgent need for self-care and wellness among professionals of color at higher education institutions and community-based organizations. We’ll provide tools and best practices for fostering mental and emotional stability, work-life balance, and allyship in the workplace.

Who should attend?

Although this series focuses primarily on supporting professionals of color who work at institutions of higher education and in community-based organizations, all those who support students through the college journey are encouraged to attend.

Details and Registration

Separate registrations are required for each webinar.

Part One | When the Flame Goes Out: Self-Care to Combat Compassion Fatigue and Burnout | September 24 @ 12:00 PM CT
Discover how feelings of burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue can appear in your life and how you can combat them with self-care. Register now!

Part Two | “I Got You”: Supporting Students and Colleagues During Collective Trauma | October 27 @ 12:00 PM CT
Learn more about supporting students and colleagues of color through recent collective trauma. Register now!

Part Three | Beyond Book Clubs and Lip Service: Actionable Allyship in the Workplace | November 19 @ 12:00 PM CT
Join us to discuss how racism appears in professional settings and what actionable allyship looks like. Register now!

Part Four | Towards Healing: Community Meditation and Trauma-Conscious Yoga | December 15 @ 12:00 PM CT
In the final part of our webinar series, be prepared to meditate, breathe, and move with us during an interactive yoga session! Register now!

This series is made possible by the collaboration between Trellis Company and Trellis Foundation. See more about this series and other webinars here. If you have any questions about the webinar series, please contact Sana Meghani at Trellis.

 


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Teaching & Learning Resources

 

LEAP Texas

 

AACU  

 

NILOA

 

Historians

 

 

Pedagogical Trends

 

The links below will re-direct you to pages or downloadable documents wtih the most recent trends in pedagogy.

11 Top Trends in Higher Education A perspective on the higher education landscape

2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report™ Anticipating the future of Teaching and Learning 


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