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How to Favorably Impress Your Instructor

At the last CIE 20 Minute Mentor, we watched a video on what to do when students push our buttons. The discussion that followed was, as always, engaging. I shared one of my strategies to (at least potentially) head off students from “pushing my buttons”. I have the following list posted within my syllabus, that […]

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Quick Reads

Wondering how to start each class off right? This article, “Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class,”  from the Chronicle makes a compelling argument that the first five minutes of class really matter and gives some suggestions for what you can do. This article from Scientific American, “A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes […]

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What is the Professional Development Institute?

If you’re an instructor here at NMC, you are probably pretty familiar with CIE, the Center for Instructional Excellence. You know that we organize the October Professional Development Day, host the Friday Forums and the 20 Minute Mentor Coffee Clubs, and work with EMT to offer Moodle and other technology-based workshops. What you may not […]

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Faculty Learning Communities Have Launched!

A number of FLCs got organized January 4th at the Mid-Year Conference, and they are taking off. A Faculty Learning Community is a group of faculty, staff, and/or other interested individuals who get together to investigate a question or pursue a topic of interest. They provide an opportunity for professional learning as well as a […]

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EvaluationKIT: Checking Course Evaluation Results & More

In the fall of 2015, NMC started using EvaluationKIT for end term course evaluations. The video below contains instructions for accessing EvalutionKIT, but there are many other useful features you may find interesting. Did you know that you can see how many students (and which students) responded to course evaluations even when the survey is still […]

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