Part-time Faculty Conference and Orientation

Fall 2022

Monday, August 15, 2022

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Founders Hall



5:00 – 5:30 pm            Check in and dinner

5:30 – 5:40 pm            Welcome and Updates

                                              Dr. Belinda Richardson, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs

5:40 – 6:00 pm            President’s Address  

                                              Dr. Nicholas Neupauer, BC3 President

6:00 – 6:45 pm            Windows, Mirrors, and Sliding Glass Doors:  The many ways students

                                              view themselves through the curriculum

6:45 – 7:05 pm            Blackboard Ultra:  Ed Tech’s Top 10 Helpful Hints

                                             BC3 Educational Technology team

7:05 – 7:10 pm            Announcements

7:15 – 8:00 pm            Breakout Sessions (four options)


Teaching with Open Educational Resources (OER)

Location:  BH 284

Presenters:  Gloria Sabatelli, Neil Foley, and Karie Muir

Are you interested in learning how instructors use Open Educational Resources (OER) in their teaching?  This session will include an introduction to OER, followed by a panel of faculty who will reflect on their OER journey and share tips for new users. Open Educational Resources are free, openly licensed, and open-access teaching materials. OER reduce financial access barriers to students by lowering the costs of textbooks and course supplies, helping to make higher education more equitable and accessible.


Digital Literacies: It’s a Plural Affair

Location:  BH 286

Presenters:  Julia Tulba, Dr. Diana Campbell, and Heather Darrington

The term "digital literacy" is a bit of a misnomer because it is not just one strategy for teaching and learning, but rather many. Digital literacies comprise everything from finding and analyzing digital texts to creating videos, websites, or social media posts and putting them into digital form. In this session, participants will learn how to effectively use digital literacy in the classroom to motivate students with meaningful, relevant projects. 


How to use ACE Student Resources and Advisement

Location:  BH 288

Presenters:  Dr. Natacia Owens and Elizabeth Bowser

Every student at BC3 is supported through multiple resources, but not every student knows what is available to them. In this session, we will explore the resources available to students through BC3’s Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE) and how faculty can engage at any step. In this session, participants will walk through student scenarios and become knowledgeable on how students can thrive using supports that are in place for academics and personal matters.


BC3 Faculty Orientation

Location:  BH 290

Presenters:  Sherri Mack and Paula Crider

New to BC3? Are you a returning faculty member with questions about BC3 processes or resources? Come find out more! Information will be shared on how to navigate the campus, e.g., email access, MyBC3, important contact information and resources, parking passes, HR information, and much more.


Any faculty with Regular Part-Time status must attend in order to maintain that status.


Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.