Wednesday, October 26, 2016

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (10/24/2016)

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 the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
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20 Minute Online Professional Development: How Can I Assess Critical Thinking with Objective Items?
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 24th is How Can I Assess Critical Thinking with Objective Items? 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 Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Forum on Tolerance: Political Tolerance in a Time of Intolerance. NSCC’s 37th Forum on Tolerance will take place on October 27th and October 28th. The October 27th event is a night forum in the Lynn gym from 6:00pm to 8:45pm and will feature Dr. Wayne Burton as the keynote speaker along with a panel discussion featuring NSCC professors and an elected official as well as student perspectives. The October 28th event is a Danvers day forum from 10:30am to 12:30pm in DB 119 and will feature NSCC professors and students as well as a MA representative. The Danvers event is aligned with the 50 minutes class period so please feel free to bring your classes. More information is available at
  • Technology Across the Curriculum Grants. The Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Committee invites all NSCC full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and professional teaching staff to submit applications to develop a TAC project in the spring of 2017 with implementation in the summer or fall of 2017. Fall application materials are now available and proposals are due by 11:59PM on Tuesday, November 15th. More information on the TAC Grants is available at
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development Opportunities
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,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation