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MOOCs, retention, and more challenges

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Recent stories about MOOCS and San Jose State were in the news.  San Jose State professors pushed back against EdX, one of the top three providers of MOOCS.  An open letter from Professors at San Jose State to Professor Michael Sandel to request he take a stand on how some public universities may use MOOCs…

Professional Development Spring 2013

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The professional development calendar of activities has many workshops, activities and resources for spring.  Updated List   Notice Important Dates for Spring 2013 2-5-13

Upcoming Professional Development

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

The Learning Assistance Association of New England [LAANE ]Conference at GCC on Friday October 26. All Day.  LAANE supports educators who are working with under-prepared, at-risk, and nontraditional students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.  The conference theme is “Student Success: There’s an App for That”  with keynote and break out sessions.   Contact Norman Beebe or…

Advising Conference at GCC June 15, 2012

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

For the 3rd ANNUAL MCCADA Conference  Free Conference Massachusetts Community College Advising Association Friday, June 15, 2012   8:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Greenfield Community College Submit a Proposal All advising-related topics considered.  Faculty & staff are encouraged to participate and share their best advising practices with colleagues from across the state.   Save the Date call for…

Graduation Rates or Not?

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The current national discussion on graduation rates from community colleges is on the national agenda.  Currently, both Inside Higher Education and the Chronicle of Higher Education have a series of related articles. The Chronicle has posted the rates of graduation on its website, state by state from the 2010 data.  Several articles have countered that…

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.  …

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…

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…

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