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ACCSC's Webinars provide an opportunity for the membership to hear updates regarding the Commission's recent initiatives and activities, as well as revisions to standards, policies, and procedures.

NOTE: Most of ACCSC's 2020 webinars and PDC Power Sessions moved to a new home on ACCSC's Online Training Center (OTC). Log on to view several PDC Power Sessions and webinars presented by ACCSC leadership and staff, along with other valuable trainings!

2020 Faculty Development Webinar Series

Sponsored by Cyanna Education Services


A Harder Look at Soft Skills
How Can Teachers Close the People and Communication Skills Gap in Students

Discover the importance of these two vital soft skills and how teachers can help close this soft skills gap and promote the growth of good people and better communication skills inside and outside the classroom.

Don't Quit, Have Grit
How to Develop Grit, Perseverance, and Resilience

Learn how to evaluate different strategies to implement to promote "grit" and analyze how "imposter syndrome" can affect student retention from orientation to graduation.

Isolation is Not an Option
Collaborate to Elevate Your Students and School

Discover how teams can collaborate to elevate the entire school, and learn more about proven strategies to improve team effectiveness to drive student, faculty, and staff success.

Organizing Your Teaching Tool Belt
Strategies to Easily Plan, Engage, and Assess your Students

During this webinar, participants will explore approaches in keeping essential teaching strategies organized and in reach, and will discover strategies in the planning, implementing, and reflecting stages to organize your best tool belt fit for the classroom.

NEW!  2019 ACCSC/Cyanna Faculty Development Webinar Series

Be sure to join ACCSC and Cyanna Education Services for a series of four FREE one-hour faculty development webinars scheduled to launch in February 2019

A Hard Look at Soft Skills: How to Implement Soft Skills Development

In this session, participants will discover methods to lay the foundation of soft skill coverage into the classroom to help build the essential interpersonal skills desired by employers and to help the students grow academically and professionally.


Beyond Knowledge: Investigating Qualities Students Prefer in Faculty

In this session, participants will have an opportunity to discover the top qualities students prefer in their teachers. This session will also provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on various methods to bring those characteristics and traits into the classroom.


Support the Vision to Avoid the Division: Building Teamwork Among All Faculty and Staff

In this session, participants will have the opportunity to discover methods to build strong teams where every single staff and faculty member shares the same goals and works collectively to integrate the admissions, academic, and career services departments to better serve the students.


The Many Hats of an Educator: Caring Beyond the Curriculum to Promote Student Success

In this session, participants will discover those "unseen roles" a faculty member may have in a student's life inside and outside of the classroom, and which ultimately may prove to be crucial in helping students to be successful.

2018 ACCSC/Cyanna
Faculty Development Webinar Series

Using Communication and Experiences to Meet Objectives in the Classroom

Part 1:  Understanding How to Work with A Diverse Group of Learners in the Classroom

During this webinar, participants will  learn about the fundamental and foundational elements that are key to developing a comprehensive communication strategy in the classroom, and how to ensure that as an educator, you are understood by a variety of learners.


Part II: All About Assessments:  Diversifying Assessments for Standardized Success

This webinar will provide participants with practical examples on how to develop and utilize an effective assessment strategy to enhance the learning process, and to strengthen student confidence and competence. This webinar will also provide participants with realistic solutions designed to support the creation and fostering of meaningful learning opportunities that ultimately are designed to help students be successful.


Part III:  Experiential Learning:  How to Create Meaningful Learning for Classroom and Post-Graduation Success
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

During this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to explore how experiential learning can be a powerful and transformative educational tool; how by effectively wielding experiential learning opportunities, a teacher can positively impact student learning and vocational competency; and how to leverage community resources to set up unique learning experiences and opportunities for students.


Part IV:  Empowering Students to Success in the Classroom

During this webinar, participants will learn more about effective intervention strategies designed to help institutions to establish a multi-channel communication strategy that involves the school's entire support system centered on individual student success.


ACCSC Best Practices Webinar:
Success Strategies for Degree Granting Institutions

This webinar provides practical guidance to ACCSC-accredited institutions that are either considering applying for degree authorization for the first time, or that are seeking to apply for a different degree level than what is currently offered at the institution. The webinar also outlines helpful hints and strategies designed to assist institutions to demonstrate to ACCSC the establishment of the enhanced infrastructure required to accommodate the addition of a degree program.

ACCSC Webinar Series:  Conversation with the Executive Director
April 6, 2017

Webinar Topics:
  • ACCSC's 50th Anniversary
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Update on the Accrediting Commission's Strategic Plan
  • Increased Member Services and Support
  • 2017 Professional Development Conference

Webinar Recording

ACCSC Webinar Series:  Using Learning Styles to Meet Objectives in the Classroom

A four-part webinar series presented by Cyanna

Using Learning Styles to Meet Objectives in the Classroom is presented in an asynchronous fashion via four one-hour webinar sessions.  This webinar series covers  a diverse array of topics from basic theories to writing performance objectives, mapping learning activities, and assessments. Institutions are encouraged to maintain a copy of an instructor sign-in sheet for all faculty members who engage in any, or all of, the four modules and save a copy of the certificate from each module in each instructor's file.

Module I: Basic Learning Theories

During this webinar, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the principles of Behaviorism, Constructivism, as well as the Social Learning Theory. This webinar will focus on the background of these theories and discuss how faculty can effectively utilize them in the classroom. Participants will also be provided with examples of how to successfully implement these principles, as well as the steps to help create a more engaging educational experience.

Module Two:Writing Relevant Performance Objectives

This webinar focuses on how to properly write performance objectives as well as to how to address cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning styles when developing performance objectives. During the webinar, participants are provided with examples as the presenters break the process down into steps to help faculty to develop sound expectations for course and learners.

Module Three:Creating your Course: Mapping Activities to Objectives

This webinar provides participants with an opportunity to discuss how to plan, identify, and map activities to align with established performance objectives in order to ensure complete objective coverage through learning activities. This webinar will also help faculty to develop or revise a road map for course development, and to help create an objective-driven course, while diversifying activities in order to maintain a high-level of student engagement.

Module Four:All About Assessments

Building on the previous webinars, the final session will focus on building on the success of established or revised performance objectives and activities, and developing appropriate assessments that effectively evaluate objectives. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to determine and develop engaging assessments that go beyond basic simple answer and multiple choice styles.  Participants will learn how to begin to adapt some assessments to increase the engagement and performance of their learners while ensuring that objectives are being appropriately covered.

ACCSC Webinar Be Realistic, Be Ready: 
Success Strategies for Schools in the ACCSC-Accreditation Process

Learn about the most common findings of non-compliance during the accreditation process, as well as the strategies developed by high performing institutions to demonstrate compliance when responding to an on-site evaluation report.

ACCSC Webinar: 
Focusing on Successful Student Achievement

Blueprint for Success Webinar:  Preparing for the On-Site Evaluation

  • A live recording* of the March 3, 2016 Webinar is available here.
  • The slides from the webinar presentation are available here.
  • The Blueprint Series Publication is available here.

Topics include:

  • Identifying On-Site Evaluation Team Members
  • What to Expect During the Onsite Evaluation
  • Key Compliance Areas
*The Q and A session of the webinar is audio only (the video is not included in the recording).

Best Practices Webinar: Independent Third-Party Verification

  • A live recording of the  90-minute August 5, 2015 webinar is available here.
  • The slides from the webinar presentation are available here.

Topics Include:

  • Trends in Student Achievement Compliance Findings 
  • The Independent Third Party Verification Process
  • Independent Verification Results: A First Look at the Data
  • Best Practices / Lessons Learned

Preparing a Comprehensive Degree Application

February 9, 2015

During this webinar, ACCSC Commissioner Dr. Julie Basler discussed helpful tips and strategies for schools who are considering submitting a degree application or are in the process of preparing a degree application submission for Commission consideration.

Please click here for the presentation slides.

Preparing a Comprehensive Response for Commission Consideration
October 8, 2013

  • Click here to view the Slides from the webinar.
  • Click here to access the Blueprint for Success Brochure: Preparing a Comprehensive Response for Commission Consideration

Webinar Topics include:

  • An Accreditor's Perspective;
  • Keys to a Successful Response;
  • Effective Response Models;
  • Answering How and Why Questions;
  • Documentation Strategies; and
  • Case Studies: An Overview of Best Practices in Preparing a Response.