Professional Development

12 Apr, 2017

Technology in the Classroom? Instructional Technology Certification Program Increases Engagement

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Volume XXXIX, No. 13 | April 13, 2017 Technology in the Classroom? Instructional Technology Certification Program Increases Engagement When I began teaching, which was initially in K-12, my school was not rich in resources. More times than not, I had to purchase copies of handouts for my English classes, and occasionally also purchase [...]

8 Feb, 2017

Tale of Two Department Chairs

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Volume XXXIX, No. 4 | February 9, 2017 Tale of Two Department Chairs When you think of the job title “Department Chair” what comes to mind? Roles and responsibilities are ever-changing in higher education. The division or department chair position at community and technical colleges has morphed into a myriad of roles, including business [...]

29 Sep, 2016

Blogging for Beginners: Recording a Semester of Teaching Online

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 21 | September 29, 2016 Blogging for Beginners: Recording a Semester of Teaching Online In creating a daily digital diary, I documented what it was like to teach a fully online teaching load. I blogged for 116 days during the 16-week spring 2016 semester, recording the challenges, successes, and unpredictable events [...]

1 Sep, 2016

A Tale of Two Division Chairs

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 17 | September 1, 2016 A Tale of Two Division Chairs When you think of the job title “Division Chair,” what comes to mind? Roles and responsibilities are ever-changing in higher education. The division or department chair position at community and technical colleges has morphed into a myriad of [...]

25 Mar, 2016

Seven Years a Teacher: Five Lessons Learned as a Two-Year College Instructor

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 9 | March 25, 2016 Seven Years a Teacher: Five Lessons Learned as a Two-Year College Instructor Frederick Douglass is attributed with the following quote: “Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” With this quote in mind, I would like to introduce you to a story about progress achieved [...]

13 Nov, 2015

We Teach Much More Than Our Disciplines

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Volume XXXVII, No. 27 | November 13, 2015 We Teach Much More Than Our Disciplines More than two decades ago, a teaching and learning colleague of mine passed along a lasting nugget of wisdom. On that particular day, we shared some of the daily struggles and challenges our students faced. While we both [...]

16 Oct, 2015

Large Scale Faculty Development: A Taxonomy of Faculty Perspectives on Teaching Men of Color

By |2017-06-16T01:19:39+00:00October 16th, 2015|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVII, No. 23 | October 16, 2015 Large Scale Faculty Development: A Taxonomy of Faculty Perspectives on Teaching Men of Color Enhancing success and learning outcomes for students who have been historically underrepresented and underserved in education remains a key challenge facing America's community colleges. While many states have taken up the [...]

13 May, 2015

No Professional Development Funds: What to Do While Doing Without

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Volume XXXVII, No. 8 | March 13, 2015 No Professional Development Funds: What to Do While Doing Without Yikes! I’m ready to travel to my favorite conference, but some unwelcome (and unsurprising) news interrupts my plans: no professional development travel funds are available unless the requested travel is “mission critical.” Recent years of [...]

2 May, 2014

If You Feed Them, They Will Come: Ten Commandments of Successful Professional Enrichment

By |2017-06-19T14:28:37+00:00May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVI, No. 15 | May 2, 2014 If You Feed Them, They Will Come: Ten Commandments of Successful Professional Enrichment Phase I: Professional Development Two years ago Nash Community College embarked on a campuswide, strategic professional development plan via AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination). This comprehensive professional development included instructional activities [...]

12 Apr, 2013

Adjuncts as Effective Community College Team Members

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Volume XXXV, No. 12 | April 12, 2013 Adjuncts as Effective Community College Team Members Many community colleges have a large adjunct faculty to full-time faculty ratio, with adjunct faculty members teaching critical-to-retention (high-demand and/or high-failure) courses. A simple, inexpensive plan to include, prepare, develop, and recognize adjunct faculty members can remedy [...]