In early 2021, Chaffey launched monthly, paid, three-day/twelve-hour POCR Academies for faculty in order to scale POCR and increase course quality and student success and retention. In each monthly POCR Academy, a small group of faculty have the opportunity to learn about and practice applying the CVC rubric to their own course materials, with mentorship and support from colleagues. The goals for these academies have been to familiarize faculty with the rubric and local POCR processes, encourage them to align their courses, increase overall course quality, familiarize them with the resources on campus for both students and faculty, and give faculty a supportive environment in which they might work towards improving their courses. Although the number of faculty with aligned courses remains small at our college, there have been a number of positive outcomes and participation in the academies remains high.
The goals for this session would be to share how we secured institutional support for POCR Academies, review how we promote and lead POCR Academies, share positive outcomes and challenges, and discuss ways in which other institutions might use this model to achieve similar positive outcomes. We will share our resources and leave time for Q and A.