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Professional Development


The program is scheduled for two delivery methods each May and takes approximately 30 – 35 hours to complete.  A week-long boot camp style session and a separate, your-paced, online version are offered.  Completion of the program and capstone project earns NMC’s Online Teaching Certificate and makes faculty eligible to teach online courses.  Adjuncts completing the program and a capstone project are eligible for a $400 stipend.  Read more…


Course Development Institute

An opportunity to work on developing a new course or to refresh an old course.  Held in May, this workshop-style week provides faculty with time and support to create a framework for their course to be delivered in the fall.  Come when you can.  Stay for as long as you’d like.  Read more…


Higher Education Teaching Series

This is a CIE-sponsored training program for new faculty, adjunct and regular, who have little or no formal teacher training or teaching experience. The self-paced program allows instructors to study, investigate, reflect, and discuss important aspects of teaching NMC’s students.  Read more…


Sharing Showcase

Celebrating best practices of NMC faculty and staff.  A wall of short videos on topics including Active Learning & Student Engagement, Building Community, Course Development & Assessment, Engaging Local Resources, and Service Learning.  Check it out…

High Impact Course Design

Moodle Shell Examples

Active Learning

Innovative Strategies

Experiential Learning Cycle (Kolb, 1984)

Experiential Learning

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Writing Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are the primary skills, behaviors, abilities, expertise, and proficiencies the learner will “own” at the end of the course.  While the learner will need a certain level of knowledge or information in order to achieve the outcome, the emphasis in identifying the outcomes is on what the learner will be able to do with that knowledge or information at the end of the course that they couldn’t do before.  

General Education Rubrics

Assessment Results