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Dealing with Trauma

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

In the wake of Boston Marathon tragedy,  some of these resources may be helpful for discussions in classes or offices.  The American Psychological Association provides a series of helpful strategies on a number of topics and is easily searchable.  The APA has several suggestions for Managing Traumatic  Stress.  Other sources, such as Massachusetts Government help…


Social Media and The Law

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other forms of social media continue to evolve.  A recent article describes some concerns for labor law and social media. Other organizations provide some  governance resources and guidelines for company and educational institutional use as well as personal use. Other colleges, including NECC and the CA  community college system offer helpful…


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…


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…


Gleanings from the killings in Arizona

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

 Jared L. Loughner was a student. Officials at  Pima Community College carefully documented the possibility of  mental illness, possibility of the influence of drugs and the  series of bizarre classroom disruptions.  The case file released and published in the NY Times, provides a ‘case’ study for faculty, administrators, student development counselors and community college crisis teams.  The…


Student Development and Safety resources GCC

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

CoCurricular Activities: Seeking input for activities. Make a suggestion for an event that matches your course.  Both the diversity standing committee and student development have funds to bring speakers/panels/workshops to campus. The goal is to align programs with general education abilities and the principles of education to enhance learning that happens inside the classroom. We are…


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