Thursday, May 4, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (5/1/2017)

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 May 1st is How Can I Identify and Overcome Obstacles to Change? 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
  • Beyond the "A" Word: Assessment that Empowers Faculty to Take Risks with Pedagogical Innovation. This webinar, presented by AAC&U, provides practical techniques, strategies, and use cases that demonstrate an approach to assessing student learning that promotes innovation and enables creative practices for marrying teaching and learning with authentic assessment. The PowerPoint slides and recording from this webinar are now available at We are members of AAC&U but you will be asked to create an account if you do not already have one to view the webinar.
2017 Issue of The Edge
The 2017 issue of The Edge (the 26th edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Newsletter) is now available at: In this issue, you will hear about the TAC projects of 32 faculty in their own words. Also in this issue, Andrea Milligan, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, has contributed two articles, one on hybrid courses at NSCC and another that describes two new tools within Blackboard Learn to record attendance and manage several course tools. Finally, in this issue, there is an article on a STEM online course development project for a new certificate program.
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