Tuesday, November 11, 2014

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Profession​al Developmen​t eNewslette​r (11/10/201​4)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice.

20 Minute Online Professional Development: How Can I Make My Course Content More Accessible?
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of November 10th is How Can I Make My Course Content More Accessible?

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at http://www.facultyfocus.com/20-minute-mentor/how-can-i-make-my-course-content-more-accessible/.

The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week.  For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the email version of iDevelop or the Bulletin notice.

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  1. Liberal Studies Lecture Series (LS)2: History Professor Larry Davis will present on "'Lost Generation' Found: Terror on the Battlefields of World War I, 1914-1918. One hundred years ago, Europe blew itself apart in what proved to be one of the most devastating wars in human history. Tour the battlefields of France and Belgium with Professor of History Dr. Lawrence Davis and witness the terrible cost of the war then and now.
    When: Thursday, November 13th from 11:00am-12:15pm in the Lynn Campus Gym (Also, teleconferenced in DS 119)
  2. One of the gold standards for assessment of Student Learning Outcomes--the Lumina Foundation Degree Qualification Profile--has just been refreshed and revised. A "Lumina DQP 2.0" is online, and is soliciting faculty feedback about the content of its newest draft. What a fantastic way to share professional feedback, and to see what's new in the world of academic competencies. Visit http://www.luminafoundation.org/dqp/ to learn more.
Share your Teaching Strategies
In what ways are you ensuring that your course materials are more accessible to students? How are you utilizing universal design for learning principles in your classes? What questions do you still have about making your course content more accessible? Please send your teaching strategies or questions to itd@northshore.edu and we will share/answer them in upcoming issues of iDevelop

Resources
iDevelop is being brought to you by Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.  If you have any professional development events, best practices, resources or tips to share with other faculty, please send them our way.  Also, we would love your input on this eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment