ctl: News

CTL logo on green circle background
November 23, 2021

We are always working on adding material to the collection, to be sure we are serving your needs! And we have recently ordered several new books on different aspects of teaching, to help make your job easier.

And I know the first thing every thinks is: No! I already have so much to do! I’...

Center for Teaching and Learning logo
November 17, 2021

By Caitlin Hickcox

How can we make our classrooms more learner-friendly? Many instructors don’t often think of the answer to this question during the course of a busy semester. But sometimes, the way we’ve always done things isn’t working for our learners anymore. How do you make your...

Center for Teaching and Learning logo
November 12, 2021

By Caitlin Hickcox

There are many supports available for students on campus, but are you familiar with all of them? What can faculty do for students who confide in you about their struggles with academics, food insecurity, finances, mental health, or child care?  This week, the CTL sat...

Center for Teaching and Learning logo
November 5, 2021

By Caitlin Hickcox

Imagine this: you come to class in the first week and all of your students already have the textbook! No one needs to wait for a paycheck to get the course materials.  Students are happy and appreciative that they could save $100 or more on...

Center for Teaching and Learning logo
October 29, 2021

By Caitlin Hickcox

The applications are now open for the Spring 2022 cohort of the Equity by Design Faculty Academy. This is the second time SCTCC is offering the EbDFA and this time, SCTCC Faculty Fellows will be facilitating the new cohorts.

The purpose of the Equity by Design...

Pencil with shavings on notebook
October 15, 2021

By Dr. Mary Wilkins-Jordan
Librarian

Whether you are an instructor working on writing up material for yourself, or a student strengthen their writing skills – it’s tough.

Facing that blank page, and coming up with the words and ideas you need and...

Microphone on stage
October 7, 2021

By Dr. Mary Wilkins-Jordan, Librarian

Many people are nervous about speaking in front of groups. Everyone can get better at this! Some people are born feeling at ease in a group; some are born shaking in their boots at the idea of public speaking. But everyone can improve...

podcast microphone
September 28, 2021

Teaching is Hard; Get Some Help From Podcasts
By Mary Wilkins-Jordan, Librarian

Teaching is tough for everyone. Some days it’s great; some days the tech breaks, the students forget everything in the syllabus, and it’s just all too frustrating.

Even in the...

Center for Teaching and Learning logo
September 23, 2021

By Caitlin Hickox
English for Speakers of Other Languages and Writing Instructor
Center for Teaching and Learning Coordinator

With the return to more in-person classes this fall, we’re all seeing more students face-to-face, observing behaviors and...

Center for Teaching and Learning logo
September 16, 2021

A conversation about Equity and Inclusion with Jen Evens – Cultural Fluency Leadership Council Co-Chair 

Jen Evens is a biology faculty who also serves as the Cultural Fluency Leadership Council Co-Chair. She recently led a summer faculty book group on the book ...

Center for Teaching and Learning logo
September 10, 2021

An Interview with Susan Engel 

Please explain Universal Design for Learning for someone who is not familiar with it. 

Universal Design for Learning – or UDL, as it’s often called – is a framework (or a teaching approach) that helps minimize...

Center for Teaching and Learning logo
September 1, 2021

We all know the past 2 years have been anything but ordinary, but did you know SCTCC welcomed many new instructors to its ranks during the Pandemic?  We may be just getting used to seeing some new faces on campus now that more of us are back to teaching in person, and you might be marveling at...

CTL logo on green circle background
August 26, 2021

By Caitlin Hickox
Center for Teaching and Learning Coordinator

SCTCC’s Center for Teaching and Learning is a new opportunity for all of us to grow in our professional lives.  While SCTCC has had a CTL in the past, the organization of our new CTL is going to be different...