Thursday, May 11, 2017

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (5/8/2017)

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 8th is How Can Student Learning Begin Before the First Day of Class? 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
  • 6th Annual MCC SoTL Get Inspired! Conference. NSCC faculty have been invited by Middlesex Community College to their Sixth Annual SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching & Learning) Get Inspired! Conference. This year, the keynote is Dr. Robert Goodman, Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 23rd from 8:30am-1:30pm in Lowell, MA. For more information and to register, please go to
Share Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, or Professional Development Opportunities
Do you communicate with your students before the first day of class? If so, how and why do you communicate with your students? What benefits do  you see? What tools do you use?

If you have any teaching strategies or 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 upcoming 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