From Faculty: Posts On Teaching & Learning

Through the Computer Screen: Being the Student in Waiting

By: Kristy Norris, Behavioral Sciences I’ve spent a lot of time lately contemplating my role as an instructor of online courses here at WCC. I’ve been teaching online courses for several years now. Let’s face it, they are convenient and flexible for our schedules! That flexibility is handy when you have a four and six …

Bystander Intervention Training, Reflections

by Maryam Barrie, English/Writing On the Friday of winter break, the 24th of February, the English Department hosted a thought provoking Bystander Intervention Training offered by Ann Arbor’s Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ) in the Writing Center (LA355). Given that many people may not have been able to attend who were interested, I …

by Heather Zettelmaier, English/Writing (ESL) I didn’t know what to expect. There was no outrage. There was no panic. There was, as usual, a lot of silence, and twenty sets of eyes on me. In my English as a Second Language classroom during the week following January 27, 2017, I braced myself for an underlying …

By Victor Liu, Dean of Learning Resources and Chair of Strategic Priority Three In Winter semester 2016, with the assistance of Institutional Research, the joint faculty-and-staff team responsible for Strategic Priority Three—“Increasing Institutional Agility and Responsiveness to External Needs, Forces & Trends”—conducted an online survey on the faculty needs for a Center for Teaching and …