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Self-Assessment Report

Tenure-Track Faculty Members

(Submit to your supervising administrator by June 1)

Name: Jenifer Wright      Academic Year:    2015-16  

1. PRIMARY AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: Briefly describe your primary area of responsibility this
past year in teaching, counseling, or library and information science.

     I was responsible for planning and implementing lessons for 7 different Education courses
throughout the year. This year I implemented the new Culture Project as a NAEYC key assessment
for EDUC 180 in addition to 2 other key assessments. I also wrote the first blended course shell for
EDUC 110 and succesfully implemented it in the spring semester.

2. COLLEGE SERVICE: List your major activities in the area of College, campus, and department
service (and optionally, related and relevant community service) in Table 2 below or briefly
summarize here.

     see table below

3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Briefly describe your major activities in the area of continued
professional development. (Details provided in Table 3 below.)

     By completing HACC 101 and HACC 102, I was able to learn more about my role as a full time
faculty member and understand my responsibilities beyond “showing up” and teaching.

Completing Evolution Blend in the fall allowed me to successfully build a blended course shell
and use it as the first model for EDUC 110. This shell can now be used for other instructors to teach
that course in a blended format. While teaching that course, I also piloted it (for the Education
program) as blended with a section in York that was facilitated by another instructor.

Attending HACC inservice programs regularly gave me futher information on college wide
assessments and allowed networking within and without my discipline. The workshops I attended led
me to valuable social media avenues that I have been exploring and ideas for improving syllabi.

Participating and collaborating as an instructor to write and implement the Backpack Initiative
proved valuable for me and for the students. They created early learning activities that will be in
circulation for HACCand community families/individuals through the library. This was a wonderful
way to put student efforts into real applications.

Joining a community advisory committee in Lancaster county has offered insight into the local
opportunities for high school students interested in Early Care/Early Childhood Education and gives
me opportunities for networking in my field.
Rejoining NAEYC keeps me on top of what's going on in the the area of Early Care on a national

Serving on a HACC search committee has given me insight and experience with how the search
process works.

4. ACADEMIC ADVISING/STUDENT SUCCESS: Briefly describe your role as an academic advisor

and your involvement with student success initiatives this year.

     I primarily advised students in the Associate Transfer program. Moving from transactional to
relational advising was a key college wide goal and I feel I did that for most of my advisees.

5. REFLECTIVE STATEMENT: Briefly describe your philosophy and practice of education, counseling,
or library and information science.

I believe that first and foremost our community college students need to feel safe, comfortable,
valued and respected in our classrooms. Once that environment is established, student attendance
and learning increases. From there, I believe in a constructive approach to teaching where I build
on students' prior knowldege and interests and act as their guide in helping them gain useful
information to apply in real world educational settings.

6. GOALS: Respond to the goals that you set in the beginning of the year.

     Teaching: successfully met goals 1 and 2, expanded goals in this area with the Blended course

Service: attended fall open house, wrote blended course, implemented backpack project with
library and Ed adjunct instructor Andrea Lown, only attended 1 faculty organization meeting...plan to
explore this goal in next year, along with serving on an LFA committee.

Professional Development: definitely expanded and utilized my knowledge of D2L, attended

college inservices with ideas to implement, explored and used google apps to include Google Slides,
Google Share, Google Docs, also expanded use of Youtube, TED talks, and other educational
websites for teachers (Google Earth, Appsforteachers). Would like to expand, explore and use other
technologies in future.

Academic Advising: did not use Starfish much at all, found email and face-to-face interactions
more popular and useful, met with most of student advisees. Would like to expand Starfish usage.

7. STUDENT EVALUATIONS: Interpret your student evaluation results.

Areas of strength: organization, enthusiam, learning, and group interaction. Will continue to model
these areas as I think these are good for my students to see.

Areas of need: breadth and individual rapport (not a bad rating, just a drop from fall to spring). I
had some challenging students in the spring in terms of motivation, sporadic attendance and completion
of assignments. I made some changes in how I accept late work and this didn't make a few students too
happy, but it really helped with grading at the end of the semester and pushed some students to priortize.

8. OTHER: Briefly describe any other relevant activities, including non-credit instruction, not
mentioned elsewhere in this form.

Other reflections and document/artifacts are included in my “physical” portfolio. I am

researching e-portfolios this summer so I can convert mine AND use it as a model for students.

Self-Assessment Report (Tabular Form)
Tenure-Track Faculty Members
(Submit to your supervising administrator by June 1)

Name:   Jennifer Wright    Academic Year:    2015-16  

1. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: List significant activities and accomplishments in the area of your
primary responsibility (teaching, counseling, or library and information science).

TABLE 1: Primary Responsibility Activities and Accomplishments/Course Taught


     Fall Semester 2015 taught new course to me (ED 210) in addition to 4

other Education courses: EDUC 120, 180, 220, 260

     Spring Semester 2016 planned, wrote and executed blended course shell
for ED 110, also taught this course with a York
section as the Instructor of record with a Facilitator
duringthe face-to-face sessions, taught 4 other
Education courses: EDUC 120, 140, 180, 260

     Fall and Spring semesters Served as academic advisor for 12-15 students in the
transfer Associates program   



2. COLLEGE SERVICE: List your service to the college under the following headings.

TABLE 2A: PARTICIPATION IN COLLEGE SERVICE: List College committees on which you served in the
past year; do not include department meetings, advisory committee meetings, or non-credit
courses for which you are paid.


     member Virtual Education full-time

Faculty Search Committee  

     participant Lancaster campus Fall Open


     leader and participant Library Backpack Initiative   

TABLE 2b: PROFESSIONAL SERVICE IN COMMUNITY (OPTIONAL): List professional service to the
community that is related to your profession. Be specific—include the name of the organization.


  ongoing         NAEYC: member

  began November 2015-current      Occupational Advisory Committee member

(for the CTE Early Care Program at JP McCaskey
High School)


3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: List professional development activities of the past year in the
following tables.

TABLE 3A: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Attendance at Conferences, Seminars, Workshops,

Meetings; include dates, name of conference, and location.


August, 2015 HACC inservice

January, 2016 HACC inservice








EDUCATION. Include specific
dates, title of course, grade,
CEU, or certification, &
institution or organization
offering such a course. OR
include other professional
development activities, i.e.,
self study.


    October-December, 2015      Evolution Blend    HACC Lancaster  

    August-December, 2015      HACC 101    HACC/college wide  

    January-May, 2016      HACC 102    HACC/college wide 

August, 2015 Title IX Training HACC/college wide 

October, 2015 Sexual Harassment Training HACC/college wide 

May, 2016 FERPA Training HACC/college wide