Tuesday, November 25, 2014

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Profession​al Developmen​t eNewslette​r (11/24/201​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: What Are Five Tips for Writing Effective Learning Outcomes?
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 24th is What Are Five Tips for Writing Effective Learning Outcomes?

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at http://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/what-are-five-tips-for-writing-effective-learning-outcomes-3187-1.html.

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
  • A message about an exciting professional development opportunity from Andrea DeFusco-Sullivan: "Calling all NSCC faculty (full and part time). Bonnie Orcutt from the Department of Higher Education has asked me to pass this information along to North Shore faculty. The AAC&U is looking for faculty members from selected colleges to assess the work collected by the current Multi-State Collaborative Pilot Assessment of Critical Thinking, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning. No prior participation in pilots or other types of training is necessary. This would involve some significant commitments. First, the faculty person would need to commit to traveling to the AAC&U conference in Kansas City, Missouri from February 17-19th for training. Flights, accommodations, meals, and a stipend would be covered by the AAC&U. You would be joining your colleges from across the state and across the country in this training! The second part of the commitment involves the work of assessing the student artifacts; this would be done electronically, and could be done from home. Each faculty person will be asked to score about 135 artifacts, and would receive a stipend from the Gates Foundation. Right now, I'm just sending out feelers and asking who might be able to and interested in doing this. We can send two faculty members to the training, but I've been asked to submit four names in case a sudden life event prevents folks from going. Send an email to me if you're interested!"
Share your Teaching Strategies
Please send your teaching strategies or resources to itd@northshore.edu and we will share them in upcoming issues of iDevelop.
  • Creating a storyboard before sitting down to record a video for your classes is a great idea. Not only will it provide you with a road map of what you are going to say in the video and what will appear on the screen for students to see, it will also be a useful tool when it comes to ensuring that those videos are accessible for all your students. If you are interested in pursuing this further, please contact ITD at itd@northshore.edu. We are happy to assist you in developing your storyboard and creating your video.
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