Wednesday, September 23, 2015

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (9/21/2015)

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 Instructional Technology and Design (ITD) and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA).
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20 Minute Online Professional Development: What is the Best Way to Grade Participation?

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 September 21st is What is the Best Way to Grade Participation? 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.
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
  • Part Time Faculty Professional Development Program. All NSCC adjunct faculty are welcome to attend the first session of the Part Time Faculty Professional Development Program on Saturday, September 26th from 9:00am to 12:00pm in Danvers, MS106B. The topics are a general introduction to North Shore Community College as well as information on the many library resources available to faculty and students.
Share your Teaching Strategies

What does student participation look like in your class? How do you grade participation? Do students receive an overall participation grade at the end of the semester or do they receive individual grades for participation per class? Do you use a participation grading rubric? Send an email with your teaching strategies to and we will share them in the next few 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