Friday, April 14, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/10/2017)

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 will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of April 10th is How Can I Get Useful Feedback to Improve My Online Teaching? 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

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

  • Liberal Studies Lecture Series. In an age when globalism seems to be in jeopardy, we might ask ourselves, “What does it mean to be an American?” Since the mid-1890s, music has offered various answers to that question. Join Dr. Aaron Keebaugh as he presents this semester’s (LS)^2 presentation “Sounds of Power and Protest: Music and Nationalism in the U.S. in the 20th Century” on Thursday, April 20th from 11:00am to 12:15pm in the Lynn Gym. This presentation is also open to the public. Please contact Dr. Kara Kaufman or Dr. Cari Keebaugh for more information. 
  • Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts. As part of University of Michigan’s Teach-Out Series, join other participants from around the world to discuss a specific current issue. This online course will explore: “How can you distinguish between credible information and ‘fake news?’ Reliable information is at the heart of what makes an effective democracy, yet many people find it harder to differentiate trustworthy journalism from propaganda. Increasingly, inaccurate information is shared on social networks and amplified by a growing number of explicitly partisan news outlets. This Teach-Out will examine the processes that generate both accurate and inaccurate news stories and the factors that lead people to believe those stories. Participants will gain skills help them to distinguish fact from fiction.” Enroll at This free course starts April 21st and lasts a week.
  • MA CC Go Open Grant – Third Round of OER Proposals. This spring, NSCC faculty have the opportunity to apply for a grant to integrate OER into their courses as part of the MA CC Go Open Statewide Initiative. The third round of grant applications are due April 30th. Read more about this grant opportunity on our blog 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 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