Wednesday, November 16, 2016

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (11/14/2016)

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: What Ethical Issues Lurk in My Grading Policy?
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 14th is What Ethical Issues Lurk in My Grading Policy? 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
  • Technology Across the Curriculum Grants Due Tuesday, November 15th. 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
  • Liberal Studies Lecture Series. On Thursday, November 17th from 11:00am to 12:15pm, NSCC professors yusef Hayes and Troy Smith will present on “Malcom X: His Social and Spiritual Legacy – 50 Years On”. The lecture will take place in the Lynn Gym. Together they will examine both the social justice and spiritual legacies of Malcolm X, 50 years after his assassination and his lasting impression on Black America from spirituality to the Black Lives Matter Movement. This lecture offers a valuable opportunity to more fully understand Malcolm–the individual–who was both an advocate for human rights and a spiritual being.
  • The Hunting Ground. On November 15th and November 17th, NSCC will host a screening and discussion of the documentary, The Hunting Ground, as part of its Title IX educational programming efforts. The documentary takes a look into sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual violence on college campuses via expert insights and first-person testimonies. The film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families. Immediately following the movie, Dean Williamson will lead a brief discussion followed by a Q&A session. In case the film invokes strong emotional responses, NSCC Crisis Counselors will be on hand. The screenings will take place on both campuses: Tuesday, November 15th from 11:00am to 12:30pm in the Lynn McGee Gymnasium and Thursday, November 17th from 11:00am to 12:30pm in Danvers Math & Science Room 119.
Upcoming Webinars of Interest

NSCC and NCBI: Partners in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
North Shore Community College and the National Coalition Building Institute are in partnership to provide the college community with academic and life skill resources in diversity, equity, inclusion, and conflict resolution. The work in these areas is aligned with the college’s mission that fosters a “diverse, caring, and inclusive” community for our future workforce to make a difference in our ever-changing world. NCBI is here for the larger NSCC community but the primary focus of the work has been in the classroom. The primary goal is to create a culturally competent student who can engage with the world, working with our similarities to bridge our differences. In the classroom, the goals include:
  1. Identifying the information and misinformation that we learn about other groups.
  2. Identifying and expressing prides in the groups to which we personally belong.
  3. Leaning how groups, other than our own, get mistreated or oppressed.
  4. Learning how specifics incidents of discrimination affect us personally.
  5. Learning strategies for shifting the attitude of those who make prejudicial remarks or slurs.
The NCBI team on campus is composed of a small but effective group of faculty, staff, and sometimes students. Thus far this semester, the NCBI team has gone into 9 classrooms to provide diversity workshops. We are planning 5 more classroom sessions before the semester ends. If you’d like to utilize the expertise of the NCBI team in your classroom, please contact David Houle. We can make a difference in the world, one person at a time. 

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