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News & announcements from February 2012

Approaching MidSemester: A time for self reflection

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Asking ourselves how am I doing and collecting input from students remains an important part of the teaching and learning process.  Professors both institutionally and nationally use course midsemester feedback  assessments and forms from students to do midsemester course adjustments.   One short  article discusses  5 open ended questions to pose for students to answer anonymously.  …

Writing is an important job skill!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Writing across the curriculum a workshop was provided by Barbara Walvoord on 2/10/12.   Recent research  identifies that many younger students engage in patch writing and inserting chunks into their papers.  Getting students and ourselves to write more helps students think more clearly.  AACU cites the top ten skills that employees look for in  a candidate include the…

upcoming conferences

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Reading across the curriculum at  Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill , on May 21 st 2012.  See Flyer reading matters workshop info    If you are interested in attending, contact Judi at (413) 775-1387 or  greene-corveej@gcc.mass.edu  Complete the application:  reading matters workshop info . Call for proposals New England Faculty Development Conference, Making the Technology Transparent – The…


Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

GCC Workshop: How do we nurture student writers?  A Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop  Friday, February 10, 2012 9:00 – 11:30 am C208  Please rsvp to Evelyn Tillotson tillotsone@gcc.mass.edu Trauma and Learning Conference April 27 at Mass Bay CC.   Call Call for Proposals and Papers, and other information  Please note that the proposals deadline has been moved…

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