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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’…

Online Pedagogy

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

More emphasis about online pedagogy has been discussed more.  A relatively new online journal, Hybrid Pedagogy, focuses on teaching online, moving beyond the technical aspects of delivering online course content.  Connectivism and Connective Knowledge is an open online course that explores the concepts of connectivism and connective knowledge and explore their application as a framework…

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…

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…

GCC Professional Development

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Faculty Professional Development 1-23-12 Faculty Professional Development Half-day   Monday,  January 23rd, 2012  1:00 – 4:00 pm Beginning in the Sloan Theatre, the afternoon will begin with a presentation, Copyright Compliance Made Simple:  Six Rules for Course Design, by Linda Enghagen, J. D., Professor in the Isenberg School of Management, UMass, in the Sloan Theatre.  Light refreshments…

Value of Promoting Student Writing

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

As the semester winds down, and many faculty review student writings, it is important to remember that research shows that students who can write and speak articulately have better chances of being hired.  Firefighters who can write grants and speak publically, help promote safer communities.  A recent blog supported the national writing day and identified it…

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…

Assessment: National Resources

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Consultant Barbara Walvoord presented ideas for curriculum mapping at GCC.  [More to come] The American Association for Colleges and University [AACU] has developed many resources, under LEAP,  for promoting assessment at the institutional, departmental/program and individual course level.  LEAP [Liberal Education and America’s Promise]  developed essential learning outcomes and hosts updates, sample grading rubrics, how…

GCC Professional Development

Friday, October 7th, 2011

2012-2013 GCC Professional Development  Spring 2013 Updated List of professional development Spring 2013   Professional Development Workshop Flyer Spring 2013_Mar 8 Updated List of professional development Spring 2013   Updated  List   Notice Important Dates for Spring 2013 January 9th and January 23rd Faculty and Staff Professional Development Workshops See List: Faculty and Staff Professional Development January 2013…

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