Communications instructor Nancy Parshall has had a big year: in the past twelve months she has had stories published in Dunes Review, Dime Show Review, Bear River Review, and KYSO Flash. And now, she’s been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Michigan Writers Cooperative Press chapbook competition in fiction for her short story collection Proud Flesh. Not… Continue Reading Faculty Spotlight: Nancy Parshall
Helping bring down the cost of college by choosing free or low-cost textbooks is one way faculty can lighten the load for students and keep them on the path to a degree. As the cost of textbooks has risen, students have coped by simply not purchasing them. Having every student in your classes arrive the… Continue Reading FOR FACULTY WORKING WITH OER
The 3rd annual Course Development Institute will take place this May 22nd – May 26th. This workshop style week is an opportunity for anyone to work on a new class or to refresh an old class. The week will include a mini-lesson each morning followed by a work session with support from your colleagues and… Continue Reading More NMC Seinfeld and Summer PD
Beginning this May, there will be several PD opportunities for faculty sponsored by EMT and CIE. The 7th annual NMC teachingSOLUTIONS program will hold a week-long boot camp style session and a separate, your-paced, online version beginning in May. Learn Moodle and earn your online teaching certificate. The boot camp will begin May 15th and run until… Continue Reading Seinfeld Does teachingSOLUTIONS
We’ve all seen it: when we return from spring break, fewer students are sitting in our classrooms. Those who are there are listless; it’s as if they’ve lost their motivation and focus. What’s an instructor to do? At the February Friday Forum, we discussed this very question: how can we keep students engaged for those last… Continue Reading How Do We Keep Students Engaged after Break?