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News & announcements from November 2011

Vision Project AMCOA CFP

Monday, November 28th, 2011

February Call for Proposals   Call for Proposals: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes Within and Across Disciplines  Deadline January 10, 2012.  The conference will be held  Thursday, February 9, 2012, UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center.  For further information, contact Judi  at(413) 775-1387 greene-corveej@gcc.mass.edu 


OWS and College Responsibilities

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

As the Occupy Wallstreet moves to Occupy Campuses, college faculty and administrative staff can learn lessons from recent weeks’ events.  By now most of us have seen a 2 minute or 8 minute video clip [and transcript] of the pepper spraying protesters at UC Davis.  Recent articles have urged colleges to move cautiously as students make…


The Liberal Arts and Employee Skills

Friday, November 18th, 2011

What do employers want from college grads?  Rob Jenkins  makes a case that the first two years of liberal arts are critical for employment and that many of college students do these courses at community colleges.  The suggestions are based on the annually updated research by National Association of College and Employers [NACE].  Employers want teachers to engage…


Creating learning environments: best practices

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Recently many of us received the NEA [National Education Association] union higher education newsletter, that focuses on the use of small groups.  Research suggests that small groups create community, collaborative learning and help retain students in college.  Many more resources on helping students learn are located at NEA higher education website.  Letting students take control…


Advisor Training at GCC November 2011

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Nuts & Bolts Of Academic Advising    November 3rd, 2:30pm – 4:00pm in Room C118A Banner Trainings                    Wednesday, November 2nd, 3:00 – 4:00pm Location TBA Monday, November 7th,  12 :00 – 1:00 pm  Location TBA Tuesday, November 8th, 9:00 – 10:00 am  Location TBA Advising and Banner Training at GCCNovember 2011


BCC Professional Development

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Berkshire Community College has offered us 4 seats in this workshop on November 15thform 2:30 – 4:30 pm on the BCC campus in Pittsfield :   “Creating Writing Assignments that Result in Student Papers YOU Will Want to Read” Incorporating a variety of formal and informal writing assignments in your course can promote student engagement, critical thinking…


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