Wednesday, January 28, 2015

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (1/26/2015)

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. iDevelop is being brought to you by Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. 

20 Minute Online Professional Development: What Kinds of Questions Encourage Student Interaction?
The Monday Morning Mentor series, professional development in twenty minute snippets, kicks off the spring semester this week with What Kinds of Questions Encourage Student Interaction?

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.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at The spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at

Other Professional Development Opportunities
To stay current on professional development opportunities offered by Instructional Technology during the spring semester, be sure to:
  • Read the Learning, Education, Technology and Support (LETS) Blog at ITD’s goal with this blog is to provide an informative and useful resource for faculty and staff by highlighting events, spotlighting projects, and presenting current information around instructional technology while also providing a growing pool of resources, recommendations, tools, and materials for teaching and learning purposes.
  • "Like" the North Shore Community College Academic Technology Page on Facebook at On the Academic Technology Facebook page, AT provides information about upcoming professional development opportunities, links to interesting articles on integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment, and presents tips on using the various instructional technology resources.
Thank You!
The CTLA would like to acknowledge and thank the faculty members who contributed artifacts for NSCC's first time participating on the Massachusetts regional team as part of the AAC&U's multi-state assessment. As we noted in early fall, this assessment was a pilot to see if we could draw a meaningful sample of artifacts from all participating states. Thanks to the following folks, our work was a success!

THANK YOU to each and every one of you:
Patricia Adam, Bruce Ciaramella, Frank D'Agostino, Lance Eaton, Jennifer Harris, Billy Jackson, Joyce Jeong, Carlos Marin, Maureen Nardella, Mary Beth Nelson, Rachel Roesler, and Constantine Souris

Share your Teaching Strategies
How do you encourage student participation in your classes? What activities do you use in class to foster student to student interaction? Please send your teaching strategies to and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop.
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