This workshop kept me on the edge of my seat for four consecutive days. It has really been an eye-opener for me as an instructor, and also helped me grow as a person. I can't thank you enough for your commitment to educators and students. --Robert Quinn, Faculty, Mathematics, Jamestown Community College, NY
I enjoyed the OC II Workshop and will strongly recommend it to my other OC
I trained colleagues! The overall content was
fantastic. The design team and outcomes presented will be templates for
our work both for professional development and in the classroom. --Melissa Komadina, Counselor, Skyline College, CA
You can earn 3.0 Graduate Credits for full participation in each On Course Workshop and completion of an online course after the workshop. These graduate credits are transferable to most master’s or doctoral programs. The online courses, TCHG 6530 (Strategies for Empowering Students to Become Active, Responsible Learners) or TCHG 6530 (Designing and Facilitating Professional Development Events That Promote Student Success), include assignments designed to support your effective implementation of student success strategies at your college or university. These courses are offered by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
For current tuition costs, click the "To Register" link at the top of each syllabus.
This is the best workshop on teaching and learning I've ever attended. --Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice-President of Instructional and Student Services, Chipola College, FL
SKIP DOWNING is an international consultant in the field of faculty development and student success strategies. His market-leading text, On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life (Wadsworth/Cengage Learning), is used in student success courses, FYE programs and college writing courses at more than 500 colleges and universities.
Dr. Downing has earned degrees from Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Santa Monica, and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds advanced degrees in both English and counseling psychology. He was Professor of English at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) for 32 years.
In addition to his role as an academic instructor, Downing created and coordinated BCCC's Student Success and Learning Community Programs. These programs teach students how to apply proven strategies of success to achieve their full potential in college and in life. The College Success Program resulted in a significant increase in both student academic success and retention. The
American Community College Trustees has recognized Dr. Downing as its Northeast
Region teacher of the year. He is a
recipient of the NISOD Community College Leadership Award for teaching
excellence, and he was named in USA Today
as one of the fifty best community college instructors in the United States and
than 20 years, Dr. Downing has made presentations at national conferences and
conducted faculty development workshops at colleges and universities in the
United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. His teaching, writing, and consulting are
all guided by his belief that the greatest mission of any educational
institution is empowering its students to live rich, personally fulfilling