Wednesday, April 27, 2016

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/25/2016)

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: Is Your Syllabus Sending the Wrong Message?
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of April 25th is Is Your Syllabus Sending the Wrong Message? 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 spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at

2016 Issue of The Edge
The 2016 issue of The Edge (the 25th edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Newsletter) is now available at: You can also find it as a link from the college's web site under Faculty and Staff > Professional Development > Technology Across the Curriculum and in Pipeline under My Northshore > Faculty Resources > Technology Across the Curriculum.

In this issue, you will hear about the TAC projects of 29 faculty in their own words. Also in this issue, Andrea Milligan, Director of Instructional Technology and Design, and Lance Eaton, Coordinator of Instructional Design, have contributed two articles, one on the Teaching and Learning Online TAC training program for faculty developing online and hybrid courses, and another entitled “Blackboard Learn Tool Spotlight.” That article describes two features on Blackboard Learn that may be new to faculty: SafeAssign, a tool to help prevent plagiarism, and Rubrics, an assessment tool. Finally, in this issue Terri Whitney describes the upcoming installment of a NSCC Literary Websites computer kiosk at the Lynn Museum which will feature three literary websites developed at NSCC, two with TAC grants.

Share your Teaching Strategies
Send an email with your teaching strategies, best practices, or resources to and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop.

We hope you have enjoyed 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