will include Great Books and Great Decisions discussion groups, brown bag meetings for new faculty and adjunct faculty, and Canvas Training. Additionally, FEC may authorize blanket prior authorization for activities related to outcomes assessment, program review, curriculum, library liaison meetings, Canvas, pedagogy workshops/discussions, and governance committees. Such authorization will be determined after the first FEC meeting of the 2016-17 academic year and will be published on this site.
FEC calendar events will be announced by email prior to each month and posted to the COS Active Calendar .
Faculty Enrichment Plan for the 2016-17 Academic Year
The FEC plan provides an overview of workshop topics for each academic year. It is developed from faculty feedback gathered at Spring Convocation of each academic year. For more information, contact the FEC Chair, Dr. Joseph Teller.
Faculty have expressed interest in developing and attending workshops and seminars related to the following topics:
- Using technology in the classroom
- Using social media as a pedagogical tool
- Working with underprepared learners
- Conducting and enhancing class discussions
- Using the interactive white board
- Active lectures
- Student learning outcomes: assessment and pedagogical issues
Faculty members interested in developing and conducting any FLEX workshops related to the above topics should contact the FEC chair for approval and scheduling. Note that when a faculty member conducts a FLEX activity or workshop, every hour of the activity counts as two hours toward that faculty member's total FLEX requirement.
The following Title 5 language governs COS’s FLEX plan and program:
Title 5 55730
A district conducting an approved flexible calendar shall do all of the following to ensure effective use of resources during flex days:
(a) conduct and annually update a survey of the most critical staff. student, and instructional improvement needs in the district;
(b) develop and carry out a plan of activities to address the critical needs;
(c) maintain records on the description. type and number of activities scheduled and the number of district employees and students participating in these activities;
(d) evaluate annually the effectiveness of conducted activities and update the plan to reflect needed changes;
(e) appoint and hold regular meetings of an advisory committee composed of faculty, students, administrators and other interested persons to make recommendations on staff, student, and instructional improvement activities; and
(f) provide, upon request of the Chancellor, copies of documents and information specified in Subsections (a) through (d), inclusive.