From Faculty: Posts On Teaching & Learning

By Mary Mullalond, English/Writing Department Are you… Incorporating new material into a course? Curious about students’ view of a course? Revising a course at any level? New faculty to Washtenaw Community College? Then take advantage of FPD’s Student Feedback service! Student Feedback is available to any faculty who wish to assess their teaching and student …

By Kristy Norris, Behavioral Sciences On November 24th, 2015 the Faculty Professional Development committee had the honor of hosting a luncheon to honor 66 esteemed faculty members that were recognized by their peers as a mentor. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a mentor as someone who is “a trusted counselor or guide” and it is inspirational …

By Bethany Kennedy, Director of Access Services Do you want your students to find and use quality resources for their projects and research? Encourage your students to attend one of the upcoming library workshops. The Bailey Library has developed a one hour library orientation workshop that is available to all students for Winter 2016. The …

By Mary Mullalond, Chair of Faculty Professional Development and Co-Advisor to Out-Space As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a [student’s] life miserable or joyous. I can be tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. –Hiam Ginott What would happen to you if your …

By Victor Liu, Dean of Learning Resources The Bailey Library has installed a display of open-source textbooks in various subject areas. Authored by college instructors, published by Rice University/OpenStax College, and licensed through the Creative Commons, these so-called open-education-resource (OER) textbooks are free in electronic format for educational use. The print format is usually priced …