Principles of Good Practice for Classroom Training
As the premier learning center for fair housing and civil rights issues, NFHTA provides a comprehensive curriculum taught by a faculty made up of some of the foremost industry experts who bring hands-on experiences to the classroom. NFHTA provides a five-week core curriculum covering the fair housing investigation process. Students who complete the core curriculum receive a certificate and are eligible to apply for the Certified Fair Housing Investigator designation. NFHTA also offers a variety of specialized courses.
NFHTA classroom courses:
- Provide an interactive learning experience.
- Encourage instructor-to-peer and peer-to-peer collaboration.
- Provide rigor of courses and quality of instruction.
- Provide current, relevant materials.
- Evaluate for effectiveness by assessing instructor performance and student learning outcomes.
- Contain appropriate tools that enhance the learning process, such as quizzes, scenarios, case studies, etc.
- Include visual, auditory, and kinesthetic exercises to accommodate different learning styles.
- Comply with accessibility standards.
- Have course materials ready for students no later than the first day of the course. This will include syllabus, course schedule, and all materials to be used by students for the course.
- Require students to actively participate in course activities, discussions, role-playing, etc.
- Include in the syllabus the criteria for attendance and assignment submission.
- Provide students with up-to-date grades.
- Respond to all student e-mails and questions within 48 hours.
- Ensure students are aware of the consequences of non-participation.
- Give timely assessments of students that are appropriate and responsive to the needs of the individual learner.
- Continually review and evaluate courses for content and effectiveness.
Attendance and Participation
Attendance and participation are vital to success in NFHTA training courses. NFHTA believes learning takes place in a cooperative environment with students and the instructor. NFHTA instructors plan a rich variety of interactive classroom learning techniques to help students master the course work. Students are expected to attend class and fully participate in these activities. In-class discussion may provide a classmate with the missing link for understanding.
Each instructor’s syllabus will explain when assignments are due.
Students are accountable for staying on track with the schedule outlined in the syllabus.
Students should immediately communicate with their instructor if an emergency may affect the ability to successfully complete the course.