Open Access Textbooks and Course Materials

by Lisa Sheldon
February 29, 2016

There is a national crisis in the cost of textbooks at US colleges and Universities. The average cost of textbooks is about $1200 for a full-time student per semester and is a significant barrier for many students. In some cases they skip the book, find other “alternative” resources or go into debt to get the […]

Teaching Outside Your Comfort Zone

by Lisa Sheldon
February 8, 2016
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It is taboo to talk about the fact that instructors’ knowledge in their disciplines may not be complete. There is an unwritten expectation that if you teach something, you know all there is about the topic. That is akin to asking a history instructor to know all of recorded history. Or, that an English professor […]

FITS Moodle Workshop

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January 13, 2016
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For anyone using Moodle, be it in a face-to-face, blended or fully-online courses. Possible session topics include: Course Design Using Universal Design Best Practices; Embedding Library Resources in (any) Moodle Course; VoiceThread Digital Storytelling to Engage Students Faculty will be compensated for attending the morning sessions. During lunch, we will all be engaged in roundtable discussions. If […]

Got TIME?

by Lisa Sheldon
October 20, 2015
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Got a minute, Professor? If you are like most college instructors, the to-do list is long and time is short. It can seem there is a never-ending flow of work to be completed which adds pressure and stress to an already challenging job. Balancing the demands of students in face-to-face and online classes takes dedication […]

How to prepare for a new semester: The GCC checklist

by Lisa Sheldon
August 15, 2015
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The beginning of the semester can be a busy time and questions often arise about teaching and college resources. This list of links and reminders is a starting point for your semester at GCC, but can also help you plan for important activities and deadlines. ♦ Print the academic calendar with holidays, professional dates and […]

GCC Staff Development Day

by Lisa Sheldon
April 17, 2015
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Supporting Our Students, Supporting Ourselves (No classes scheduled so all faculty and staff will be able to participate) The focus for this day will help us address how we deal with students in crisis, incidents of violence and bullying on college campuses as well as challenging behaviors in classrooms (both online and face to face), […]

The New Semester nearly here!

by Lisa Sheldon
January 19, 2015
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The beginning of the semester can be a busy time and questions often arise about teaching and college resources. This list of links and reminders is a starting point for your semester at GCC, but can also help you plan for important activities and deadlines. ♦ Prepare your syllabus. Email a copy of the syllabus […]