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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
Location TBA

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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Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop: Getting the Most out of Writing Assignments:

May 27 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop: Getting the Most out of Writing Assignments: Tentative dates: May 27, 29, 30 (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) 9:00 – 12:00. Presenters: Scott Herstad and Cindy Snow. This is a repeat of a very successful 3 half-day workshop developed and presented last year by Scott and Mary Ellen Kelly. Faculty feedback indicated that participants liked the structure—three mornings allowing time to really work on an assignment with guidance from facilitators and colleagues.

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PARCC Meeting

May 1 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm
Kittredge Center, Room 303, Holyoke Community College,
303 Homestead Avenue Holyoke, MA 01040 United States

This is a follow-up discussion on the PARCC Initiative and related initiatives with area high school guidance counselors and college staff and representatives from the Department of Higher Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This meeting is sponsored and facilitated by the PARCC Campus Contact for the Western Massachusetts higher education institutions, with funding provided by the Department of Higher Education. It is follow up to a meeting last November at Greenfield Community College in which an…

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April 2014

FITS: Everything you wanted to know about cloud Storage

April 29 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm

FITS: Everything you wanted to know about cloud Storage, April 29th 1:00-2:00, location TBA Presenter: Caitlin Worth

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Using Real Time LMI in Decision Making Across the College – a workshop for administrators, research & career staff

April 29 @ 8:30am - 3:45pm
Mt. Wachusett Community College, Gardner Campus

Using Real Time LMI in Decision Making Across the College – a workshop for administrators, research & career staff Register online today! WHEN: Tuesday, April 29, 2014. 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM WHERE: Mt. Wachusett Community College, Gardner Campus 444 Green Street, Gardner MA (directions:   WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Community College Administrators; Institutional Research; Academic Planning; Project Managers; Advising staff; Career Counseling and Development and anyone interested in learning more about this powerful data.   WHY: Facilitated by Jobs…

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