Great Student Expectations: A Guide for Faculty

Students come to courses with certain baseline expectations of faculty. Chief among these according to Blue Ridge Community College are: Providing opportunities to learn Acting with professionalism Grading fairly and returning work promptly Being accessible to students Communicating in a timely and professional manner At the community college level, we must also be respectful of […]

Embrace Civility in the Classroom

Teaching is a demanding task. Challenges arise at every turn, which makes it an engaging and dynamic occupation. In addition to worrying about content and learning in our classrooms, we also need to be concerned with classroom dynamics and the erosion of civility. When it comes to promoting classroom etiquette and respect, instructors need to […]

Working with Student Veterans: Moving toward Success!

It is not just military service that sets student veterans apart from their classmates. According to a 2013 American Council on Education report, they are often the first members of their family to attend college and are often about a decade older than other students. They tend to study harder and are driven to succeed, […]

Mental Health Issues in College Students

As professors and educational professionals, we are expected to be experts in our discipline, but may lack the skills and knowledge to help students who struggle with mental and emotional health issues. This is not a new concern, but studies show that the number of college students with both diagnosed and undiagnosed mental illness is […]

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

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: http://mwcc.edu/about-mwcc/our-campuses/gardner/)   WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Community College Administrators; Institutional Research; […]

5th Annual New England Conference for Student Success at UMass

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 […]