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Students of Concern 7
This blog post was written by Samm Erickson, TLC Coordinator at the Southeast Campus. We had a workshop on Friday for the SE faculty about the new Student of Concern process at PCC, and I thought it was useful to provide a few takeaways from […] Posted April 29, 2015
Resource: Best Practices in Teaching and Learning 1
This is a guest post by Rock Creek Health Instructor Alissa Leavitt. Resource: A Brief Summary of the Best Practices in College Teaching I found this article while researching best teaching practices for a course that I’m taking at PSU. I enjoyed the article because it […] Posted April 17, 2015
New Study on Changing Faculty Roles 1
This is a guest blog post by History Instructor and EAC Chair Sylvia Gray.  Adapting by Design:  Creating Faculty Roles and Defining Faculty Work to Ensure an Intentional Future for Colleges and Universities  (scroll down for it; there is also an executive summary). Have you […] Posted April 17, 2015
Webinar Review: Active Learning
This is a guest post by PCC Instructor Fran Bozarth. Webinar Review: Active Learning: Innovative Strategies That Will Dramatically Improve Student Engagement I’m all about practicality when it comes to getting something out of a Webinar – after all, my time is pretty darned limited. […] Posted March 11, 2015
Celebrating Fair Use Week
This is a guest post by Rachel Bridgwater, Reference Librarian at the PCC Cascade Campus. It is a nice coincidence that I wrap up a month of copyright discussions in the TLCs during Fair Use Week, February 23-27. These conversations have tended to focus on […] Posted February 23, 2015
Creating and Distributing Your Syllabus
Last month the Rock Creek TLC hosted a syllabus construction workshop, presented by Stephanie Yorba (Spanish) and Morgan Lindberg (Japanese). The workshop made me rethink several areas of my syllabus and I wanted to pass along some information as we look towards winter term. Creating […] Posted December 19, 2014
Resources for Teaching About Ferguson 15
Many faculty members discuss current events in our classes in order to connect our curriculum to the “real world.” I teach US History, and connecting the past to the present is an essential skill for my students. As we begin the last week of the […] Posted November 26, 2014
Strategies for Retention in Online Classes 4
This post was written by Southeast TLC Coordinator Samm Erickson. On Tuesday, November 25th, I attended the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) for online instructors at the SE TLC. Our primary focus was on student retention, and the group seemed to come up with several useful […] Posted November 26, 2014
Summer Reading List 1
Putting together a summer reading list? The Chronicle of Higher Education recently posted a list of author James Lang’s Top 10 Books on Teaching. Good news! They are all available through the PCC library! All links below lead to the book in the PCC library catalog. 1. What the […] Posted June 13, 2014
Democracy at School: A Radical Experiment in Community Learning 6
The following is a guest blog post by Rock Creek Sociology Instructor Ben Cushing. You can contact Ben at loren.cushing@pcc.edu with any questions.   “…your footsteps are the road, and nothing more;… there is no road, the road is made by walking.” – Antonio Machado   […] Posted April 10, 2014