What's New at the CTC?
Writing to Learn
The CTC, with the support of the College administration, is bringing a special program to campus in Spring 2014. Writing to Learn is a two-day workshop developed at Bard College that supports the use of writing as a learning tool in all disciplines. The workshop will be coming to TC3 on January 16-17. Fifteen full-time faculty members, from across the curriculum, will be participating:Math/Science
- Kelly Wessell
- Mary Sheldon
- Mary Ellen Ensign
- Danielle Bethony
- Susan Cerretani
- Darlene Gold
- Robin Hinchcliff
- Rochelle Mike
- Anna Regula
- Jeanne Cameron
- Amber Gilweski
- Eric Sambolec
- Tina Stavenhagen-Helgren
- Karen Pastorello
- Kathy McDonough
Throughout the semester, participants will share what they have learned in several venues. We are planning a Conversation & Cuisine group that meets monthly, several mentorships, and presentations at Roundtables and Mid-Winter Day. The CTC Board is working out the details and will have more information for you when we return from winter break.
Monthly Reading & Discussion Group
Teachers talking together about teaching. Each month we read an article or book chapter about an aspect of teaching and get together for discussion. Fourth Wednesday of the month from 4-5:30 in the CTC.
Date Change for Next Meeting: Due to the Thanksgiving break, we will be meeting on December 11. Holiday refreshments! We will be reading a chapter from Bill Ayers' To Teach. Contact Barbara Kobritz for a copy of the reading.
CCCAT: Connecting, Collaborating and Celebrating the Art of Teaching
The second annual Connecting, Collaborating and Celebrating the Art of Teaching Conference will be held April 11, 2014 at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. The CTC will be soliciting proposals for breakout sessions early in the spring semester.
Every day at the CTC
The CTC door is always open. If you need some space to spread out and work, or if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing place to chat with colleagues between classes or over lunch, please make yourself at home.
We have three computers, a black and white printer, a color printer and a scanner to help with your work. We also have comfy sofas and chairs where you can read or chat, a microwave for heating your lunch, and some professional reading you might want to peruse. And check out our photo gallery, curated by TC3's own Harry Littell.
About the CTC
The mission of the College Teaching Center is to help educators share resources and experiences to enhance teaching and learning.
How do I contact the CTC?
What does the CTC do?
- Organizes and hosts roundtable discussions
- Sponsors and manages the Professional Development Mentoring Program
- Co-sponsors the Successful Teaching Conference and other conferences on campus
- Houses computers, printers and scanner for faculty use
- Houses publications on teaching and learning
- Provides information on upcoming conferences
- Provides orientation for adjunct faculty
- Provides a place and a space for faculty to converse and interact.
Where is the CTC?
The CTC is located in the Library on the second floor of the Baker Commons.
Who runs the CTC?
The CTC is managed by a Board of Directors, with both elected and appointed positions. Elections are held every May. Faculty and adjunct faculty members who are interested in serving should notify our current chair, Travis Vande Berg.
Each year the Board selects two paid coordinators, one faculty and one adjunct.
Current Board members:
2011 - 2014
- Travis Vande Berg – Chair
- Carol Sammis – Faculty
- Cornelia Rea –Faculty
- ThankGod Imo – Faculty
- Michele Whitecraft – Adjunct Faculty
2013 - 2016
- Kelly Wessell - Faculty
- Jeanne Cameron - Faculty
- Katrina Campbell - Faculty
- Nancy Estep – Adjunct Faculty
- Victoria Zeppelin – College Now/Tech. Prep External Representative
- Bob Yavits – Instructional Software Specialist
- Khaki Wunderlich – Dean of Organizational Success and Learning, non-voting
- Carl Penziul – Dean of Instruction, non-voting
Coordinators for 2013-2014