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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…


Understanding Vets in Community Colleges

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Professional Development Day for GCC faculty and Staff, will be held on Friday April 12.  Agenda Staff Development Day April 12, 2013  Program will be in the GCC Dining Commons   8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  From military service to college campus life:   Reintegration challenges for returning veterans


Learning: Introverts and Group/Team Work

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Professional development opening day at GCC discussed group work expectations and introverts in the classroom.  Susan Cain, author of Quiet has a TED talk, to help us think about incorporating introverts in group activities.


Professional Development at GCC Fall 2012

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Professional Development:  See the list of exciting workshops and professional development activities for Fall 2012 at GCC.  Learn more about Moodle, Promoting Student Success, Colloborating classroom activities and student development and more.


Diversifying the Curriculum, Diversifying our Resources at BCC

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Berkshire Community College is inviting GCC faculty and staff to participate in their Vision Project sponsored professional development  program Diversifying the Curriculum,  Diversifying our Resources on August 20-21, 2012 at BCC.  There are 5 seats available for participants from other Western Mass community colleges.  Please contact  Dori Digenti at BCC  if you have questions and…


Advising Workshop at STCC

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

ACADEMIC ADVISING: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH SUMMIT  Academic Advising June Workshop at SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACADEMIC ADVISING STCC Friday, June 22, 2012  8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  For further information, contact Linda L. Meccouri, Ph.D. lmeccouri@stcc.edu


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…


NASPA Conference

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

CANCELLED.  Please contact Diane O’Hearn at: ohearnd@gcc.mass.edu NASPA Region 1 is co-sponsoring a Conference with Greenfield Community College.    Re-setting Perspectives: A Conference on Student Veterans, Women, and LGBT Students in Higher Education When: Saturday, April 28, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: Greenfield Community College Campus, Greenfield, MA Keynote: Genevieve Chase, Executive Director, American Women Veterans…


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…


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…


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