During the Spring 2017 semester, our Counseling Division held a retreat with all our residential and adjunct faculty. At our retreat, we provided a catered lunch and shared best practices from our CPD 150 courses. We discussed our OER Canvas curriculum for our CPD 150 classes. We have five modules in Canvas for our CPD 150 courses: College Resources, Time and Planning, Personal Development, Study Skills, and College and Careers. We divided our division faculty into five groups, and assigned each group a module from Canvas. Each group evaluated their module, and shared the positives and negatives for their module.
From this practice, we learned we need to revise our OER curriculum in Canvas. Currently, our residential faculty is working on improving the OER curriculum.
We plan to hold this counseling retreat once every academic year. At our next retreat, we will give a survey to our division faculty. We will measure curriculum improvement and division social cohesion through our survey. We hypothesize that we will receive positive outcomes in both areas.