Wednesday, October 5, 2016

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (10/3/2016)

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 Instructional Technology and Design (ITD) and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA).
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20 Minute Online Professional Development: How Can I Design Critical Thinking Into My Courses?
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 October 3rd is How Can I Design Critical Thinking Into My Courses? 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 Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop. 

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

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Special Library Exhibit. The Library is proud to share with the entire NSCC community a traveling exhibit, “For All The People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform”, presented by the National Libraries of Medicine. The exhibit will be in the Danvers Library from September 26th to November 5th. Health care reform has been a contentious political issue in the United States for more than a hundred years, and is as important as ever in upcoming Presidential election. From the beginning of the 20th century to today, citizens have made their voices heard in these debates. “For All the People” tells the lesser-known story of how movements of ordinary people helped shape the changing American health care system. If you are interested in curricular or Teach-In tie-ins, please contact the Library Director, Rex Krajewski. More information on this exhibit can be found at
  • Presidential Election Teach-In. Originating from faculty across the state, NSCC will be joining other campuses including five other community colleges in this valuable teaching and learning opportunity. Faculty will be including such topics as: History of Presidential Elections, The Electoral Process, Current Political and Social Issues, and Connection to Local Politics. Interested in participating? Would like ideas or resources? Please contact Cate Kaluzny. 
  • Special Library Display for Presidential Election. Between October 3rd and November 8th, the library will present physical and virtual displays containing Library and other information resources about the upcoming General Election that support the Presidential Election Teach-In, the Forum on Tolerance, and faculty teaching. Contact Torrey Dukes or Sarah Tremblay in the Library to suggest additions to the display and/or the Library collection.
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If you have any teaching resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to and we will share them in the upcomimg issues of iDevelop.

We hope you enjoy this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Instructional Technology and Design and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment