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News & announcements from March 2011

Entitled, rude and recalcitrant students?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Are today’s students more rude?  Can faculty evict disruptive students?  Do students have an inflated sense of entitlement?  How do faculty engage students to understand their responsibility to the classroom learning community, whether online or face to face and to the effort it takes to be an academically engaged student?  Several authors explore these issues.  Elayne…

To enroll late or not

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

For years, community colleges have examined whether  students should be permitted to enroll in courses late in the process, even after classes have begun.  Recently a community college,  San Jacinto College  in Texas, made the decision not to permit students to enroll once the course has begun.  Students will be permitted to enroll in late start and/or…

Spring 2011 Regional Conferences

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

GCC Professional Development grants must be submitted by 4/1/11 for activities from 9/1/10 and 6/5/11.  Submit form to Rita Hardiman:   pd_request_form_02282011 Southeastern MA Regional Readiness Conference “Pathways to College Readiness and College Success” April 13, 2011Indian Pond Country Club, Kingston, MA Over 300+ faculty, administrators, and policy-makers from both secondary and post-secondary education will…

After Tuscon: What can colleges do?

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

More recommendations for dealing with disruptive behavior are included in the  Prof Hacker column at the Chronicle of Higher Education who writes regularly on suggestions about how to deal with  the classroom bully and classroom disruptive behavior. Additional information has cautioned about campus security and mental health profiling.  Others  such as Professor Mary Hoeft, in an article…

Professional Development Spring 2011

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

GCC and Regional Opportunities Spring 2011 Graduate Certificate in College Teaching Program   is held at Worcester State.  The Colleges of Worcester Consortium’s Certificate in College Teaching program is to prepare graduate students, adjunct and full-time faculty who aspire to, or who are currently engaged in, a career in academia. Three courses will be offered online and/or…

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