Thursday, December 15, 2016

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (12/12/2016)

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
The Monday Morning Mentor series, professional development in twenty minute snippets, will kick off the spring semester on January 23, 2017 with What is the Role of Communication in Teaching Excellence? More information will be available in an upcoming issue of iDevelop. The complete spring 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
Multi-State Collaborative NSCC is participating in the Multi-State Collaborative Refinement Year 2016-2017. What does this mean for faculty? See the attached document for more information and a FAQ regarding this. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact Cate Kaluzny.
Program/Department Learner Outcome Statements
For all those progressing through program review, there is a new emphasis on program/department learner outcome statements. A one-page description of strategies for developing these learner outcome statements is being distributed to current program review teams and will also be included here in iDevelop. Attached is the first strategy including using college mission, vision, and value statements as well as the Master Academic Plan as a basis for developing these learner outcome statements. Enjoy! For more information about learner outcome statements, contact Cate Kaluzny

Stay Updated on Professional Development
To stay current on professional development opportunities offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation over the winter break and during the spring semester, be sure to:
  • Read the Learning, Education, Technology and Support (LETS) Blog at CTLI’s goal with this blog is to provide an informative and useful resource for faculty and staff by highlighting events, spotlighting projects, and presenting current information around instructional technology while also providing a growing pool of resources, recommendations, tools, and materials for teaching and learning purposes.
  • "Like" the North Shore Community College CTLI Page on Facebook at On the CTLI Facebook page, AT provides information about upcoming professional development opportunities, links to interesting articles on integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment, and presents tips on using the various instructional technology resources.
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development OpportunitiesIf 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.

This will be the last issue of iDevelop for the fall semester. We will publish the first one of the spring semester on January 17, 2017. 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,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation