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Civic Engagement and value of college education

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Civic engagement and value of a college education with liberal arts courses in increasingly important to employers.  A case for liberal arts degrees and courses suggests both may increase civic engagement after graduation. Additionally, employers want broadly educated college graduates a new survey reveals.   Using digital media in all courses with a focus on popular…


Liberal arts and workforce development

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The value of Liberal Arts and Workforce skills continues to be in the news.  Revisit previous post.  One recent article focused on false promises and splits that are emerging between those who can go to college for Liberal Arts and those who are expected to get “training’.  More recently,  helping students learn ‘soft skills to ‘know’…


Value of the liberal arts

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Recently as the emphasis to workforce development and ‘job’ skills training has escalated, more research and emphasis on the value of liberal arts is emerging as an important ‘work’ skill.  Habits of mind explores why students need to have these underlying traits:  “curiosity, open-mindedness, and intellectual courage, thoroughness, and humility.”   Another previous article explored that the Liberal Arts…


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…


Resources from Professional Day Fall 2012

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Carol Gray presented to our adjunct faculty orientation.  The presentation  [Welcome Adjunct Faculty! (online version)] provided tips for classroom activities, communication, contractual rights and obligations, and other resources. Teaching and Learning in Community was also presented at Faculty Opening Day by Mary Ellen Fydenkevez, Meredith Twombly and Kate Devlin.  The presentation  [Teaching in Communty_prof_half_day] presents ideas about how…


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…


How do we nurture student writers? 2/10/12

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Save the Date Friday, February 10, 2012  9:00 – 11:30 am  How do we nurture student writers?A Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop   Barbara Walvoord will lead a morning workshop for faculty that will focus on understanding how students’ writing develops and how faculty articulate their expectations for writing assignments beyond the completion of ENG Comp…


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…


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