Devan DePauw, Welding Instructor When it comes to leading the way in providing for the advancement of curriculum and program offerings to students, Devan DePauw in the welding department is really going the extra mile. With the initial acquisition of a welding simulator and Robotic Welding Machine, the bar was already set pretty high in… Continue Reading Faculty Spotlight: Devan DePauw
I love teaching–planning lessons, diving into my content, working with students–but I admit I’m less fond of grading, especially at the end of the semester. But now there’s an alternative to those long, lonely hours of grading —The Long Night of Grading brought to you by CIE, the Osterlin Library and Educational Media Technologies. On… Continue Reading Long Night of Grading
This year’s Mid-Year Opening Conference and Professional Development Day will be January 9. During the professional development portion of the day, we will continue our focus on developing course outcomes with the goal of finalizing all course outlines by January 13. All courses outlines will be due to area chairs on January 13, and those… Continue Reading January Professional Development Day
It’s the end of the semester–the time when students have a chance to show what they have learned all semester. But it’s also the time when we teachers can get a bit overwhelmed with the sheer amount of grading as well as the decisions that have to be made in creating and then assessing those… Continue Reading Friday Forum: What about Grading?
I just got back from a conference and the most powerful session I attended was entitled “The Role of Care in Faculty Development.” Based on the work of Nell Nodding, the session focused on how in addition to caring for our students, we have to care for each other as faculty. Not surprisingly, the presenters were… Continue Reading The Role of Caring