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October 2014

GCC Fall Professional Day

October 1

           Wednesday, October 1   No day classes; evening classes meet as scheduled October 1, 2014 Professional Day 8:00 – 8:45          Continental Breakfast 9:00 – 11:30        Review and Updates:  Guidance relating to issues of harassment, assault, and mandatory reporting – Pete Sennett 12:00 – 12:45     Lunch  & Pie Bake Off Contest in the Dining Commons 1:00 – 2:15          Workshops 2:30 – 4:00          Time for committees, work groups, peer groups, departments/programs to meet if desired WORKSHOP TOPICS: Instructional Technology workshop – Topic…

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September 2014

5th Annual New England Conference for Student Success at UMass

September 19 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm

Teaching for Student Success The demand for technological competencies is expanding in higher education. From blended and fully on-line classes, to flipped classes, MOOCs and SPOCs, instructors have a variety of options to consider. As the impact of technology increases, however, it also invites us to reconsider past and current practices. How do we know what really works to enhance student learning while maximizing accessibility and affordability in higher education? Which technologies are demonstrated to be effective? Are recently identified “high impact practices”…

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August 2014

Spring Advising Day, Tuesday, April 2

August 28 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm

         Advisor Training in the morning. No day classes; evening classes meet as scheduled

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3rd Annual Adjunct Faculty Dinner and Workshop

August 26 @ 4:30am - 7:30pm
Cohn Family Dinning Commons

Co-sponsored by the Greenfield Community College Professional Association (GCCPA) and the College. This evening will be an opportunity for new and returning adjunct faculty to interact with each other and department chairs, program coordinators and grouping deans over a delicious, light Mediterranean dinner with wine, beer and other beverages served. Dinner will be followed by a short program in which we hope to engage all in a productive conversation about what it means to be a member of the GCC…

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July 2014

Call for Proposals: 2014 New England Conference for Student Success “Teaching for Student Success”

July 11

2014 New England Conference for Student Success “Teaching for Student Success” Call for Proposals The University of Massachusetts Amherst will host the fifth annual New England Conference for Student Success on Friday, September 19, 2014. The program committee invites instructors, student affairs staff, practitioners and scholars to submit proposals for conference sessions. All submissions should emphasize promising practices or programs aimed at fostering student success. This year’s theme, “Teaching for Student Success,” focuses on best practices in teaching and learning.…

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June 2014

NEFDC Spring Conference

June 6 @ 8:00am - 3:00pm
Roger Williams University, Bristol RI

NEFDC Spring Conference Moving from STEM to STEAM The keynote presenter will be Tom Pilecki, an innovator in Arts Education. Information on call for proposal will be available soon. Click here for conference details.

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Teaching and Assessing Quantitative Reasoning & Critical Thinking in Your Classroom

June 5 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm
C208 at GCC

Many of us are engaged in assessing core competencies/general education outcomes at the institution and program levels, but learning happens in each individual classroom. What does quantitative reasoning and critical thinking look like in YOUR course and in your assignments?  Where do we see evidence of our students’ growing skills in these areas?  How are these skills manifested differently in the various disciplines? Join your colleagues from HCC, BCC, GCC, STCC, MCLA, & Westfield for a half-day of both discipline-specific…

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Massachusetts Colleges Online: Conference at Bridgewater State University

June 4 @ 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bridgewater State University

10th Annual Conference on eLearning  Best Practices The Massachusetts Colleges Online Conference on eLearning: Sharing Best Practices allows attendees to explore, discuss, and understand how colleges and universities in Massachusetts are exploring online education to improve teaching, learning, interacting, and communicating with our students. The conference sessions address: • Increasing access to higher educational opportunities through online and blended learning • Managing the dramatic growth of online and blended programs in Massachusetts public higher education • Reaching students in new…

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Using Smartboards Workshop

June 3 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty have requested an opportunity for hands-on support with Smartboards. This workshop offers participants the chance to learn about the features and functions of Smartboards.  However, the majority of the time will be spent playing, thinking of ways to use this tool to support your teaching and students’ learning.  Participants will be assigned to a classroom with a Smartboard where they can take an idea for a class and explore. The workshop is limited to 10 people.  However, we will…

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May 2014

Professional Half-Day at GCC

May 28 @ 9:00am - 1:00pm

Year-end Assessment meetings for academic programs and departments

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