2016-2017 Academy Courses

Harriett SchloerPre-Course

Preparing to use Canvas
August 1-31

Harriett Schloer 
Academy Administrator

Course:  This course provides a complete introduction to the Canvas virtual classroom cloud-based system and all of its components.  In addition,students will create their own personal MyRotary on the Rotary web site and become familiar with the overall structure of the site and all of the primary components they will used throughout the DLA year.  Upon completing this course, students will be able to hit the ground running for Course #1:  Communications and get immediately down to business.

Webinar  There will be a pre-recorded video for this course that introduce students to Canvas and walk them through the step-by-step process of setting up their personal MyRotary account on the RI web site.

Assignment  The assigned tasks for the course will consist of the following: 

  • Becoming aware of the Academy Syllabus and Time Line/Checklist and how to use them
  • Responding to the Canvas discussion topic in the Canvas Discussion Forum
  • Completing a 5 question "exam" to learn how to take final exams in Canvas for the six regular courses

First Semester

Harriett SchloerCommunications
September 1-30
Instructor:

Harriett Schloer
Academy Administrator

Course:  This course provides an overview of the growth of Rotary’s use of electronic communications.  Students will learn how to use the latest iteration of the Rotary International web site.

Webinar  The course will begin with a 1-hour pre-recorded video.  The elements of the course will be explained, and there will be a complete tour of the RI web site, focusing on those specific areas that students will be using throughout the Academy year.

Assignment  The assigned tasks for the course will consist of the following:

  • A 25 question Web-Challenge. All of the answers to the challenge will be located only on the Rotary web site.  
  • Completion and submission of the provided Club Communications Survey
  • Completion and submission of a 1-year Club Communications Action Plan.
  • A final exam, taken in Canvas, will complete the course.

Membership
PDG Miie Yesner

October 1-31
Instructors:
PDG Mike Yesner
PDG Rodney Adams

Course:  The course covers membership recruitment, retention, and extension.  All of Rotary’s latest membership resources will be made available, as well as tools to help students analyze their club’s membership over the previous five years.  There will be an extensive focus on the landmark changes that were approved by the 2016 Council on Legislation and how they are intended to affect Rotary's growth in the future.

Webinar:  Check the course syllabus when it is released on October 1.

Assignment  The assigned tasks for the course will consist of the following:

  • Responding to 2 Discussion Topics related to membership using the Canvas discussion forum
  • Completion and submission of a Club Membership Survey
  • Completion and submission of a 1-year Club Membership Action Plan.
  • A final exam, taken in Canvas, will complete the course.

Debbie StaceyPublic Image
November 1-26
Instructor:
Debbie Stacy

Course:  The course covers the importance of developing Rotary’s Public Image in order to speak in "one voice" in all aspects of Rotary. Students will be given examples of the successful use of Public Relations to promote the work of their club and its public image which will help to grow membership.

Webinar:  Check the course Syllabus when it is released on November 1.

Assignment  The assigned tasks for the course will consist of:

  • Responding to 2-3 discussion topics related to Public Image by using the Canvas Discussion Group
  • Completion and submission of a survey for their club's public image status.
  • Using the results of the status, students will develop a 1-year Public Image Club Action Plan.
  • Submitting a club project using the RI Brand Center
  • A final exam, taken in Canvas, will complete the course.

The Academy will be closed from November 26 through January 1 for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years holidays.  Students can use this time to finish any uncompleted work and submit to the instructor(s) by January 10 to complete the Academy this year or be deferred to next year.

Second Semester

Youth Service
Nancy Keppel

January 1-31
Instructors:
Nancy Keppel
DGN Julie Clark

Course:   This course, covers Rotary’s four primary youth programs, how clubs can participate in them, and RI's requirements for working with youth.

Webinar: Check the course Syllabus when it is released on January 1.

Assignment  The assigned tasks for the course will consist of the following: 

  • Responding to 2 of 4 discussion topics related to Youth Services by using the Canvas Discussion Group
  • Completion and submission of a prepared survey for their club's Youth Services status.
  • Using the results of the survey, students will develop a 1-year Youth Services Club Action Plan.
  • A final exam, taken in Canvas, will complete the course.

Mary BishopRI Organization
February 1-28
Instructor:
Mary Bishop

Course:   This course covers the organizational structure of Rotary at the club, district, and international level.  A significant focus will be placed on the decisions and changes made by the 2016 Council on Legislation.

Webinar:  Check the Syllabus when it is released on February 1.

Assignment  The assigned tasks for the course will consist of the following:

  • Students will respond to 2 discussion topics related to RI Organization by using the Canvas Discussion Group

  • Complete a prepared survey analyzing their club organization and structure as recommended by RI

  • Using the results of the organization and structure survey, develop a 1 year Club Organization Action Plan.

  • A final exam, taken online on Canvas, will complete the course.


PDG Mike EricksonTRF - Part 1
March 1-21
Instructor:
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PDG Mike Erickson
District Rotary Foundation Chair

Course:  The final course in the Academy program covers The Rotary Foundation.  Due to the many components of TRF, the course covers six weeks and is taught in two parts.  Part 1 covers PolioPlus, the various educational programs of TRF, the Six Areas of Focus, the club and district MOU’s and the various ways of giving to the Foundation.  Part 2 covers the new Grant Model, project sustainability, District Grants and Global Grant

Webinar:  Check the Syllabus when it is released on March 1.

Assignment  There will be separate  assigned tasks for each part of this course which will consist of the following:

  • The Assignment for Part 1 will use the Canvas Discussion Group to respond to 4 discussion topics related to PolioPlus, Giving to TRF, the MOU’s, the Six Areas of Focus and the Programs of TRF.  

  • The Assignment for Part 2 will use the Canvas Discussion Group to respond to 3 discussion topics related to TRF Grants.  In addition, students will prepare and submit a District Grant based on a project of their own choosing (preferably one that their club will be submitting to the district).  A final exam covering the entire TRF course will be taken online on Hosted Test and will complete the course.

PDG Mike EricksonTRF - Part 2
Mar. 22 - Apr. 15
Instructor:
PDG Mike Erickson

Course:  Part 2 of the TRF Course covers the new Grant Model, project sustainability, District Grants and Global Grants.

Webinar:  Check the Syllabus when it is released on March 22

Assignment  The assigned tasks for the course will consist of the following:

  • Use the Canvas Discussion Group to respond to 2 discussion topics related to TRF Grants.  

  • In addition students will prepare and submit a District Grant based on a project of their own choosing (preferably one that their club will be submitting to the district).  

  • A final exam covering the entire TRF course will be taken on Canvas and will complete the course

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