What's New at the CTC?
Registration is now open for the second annual CCCAT Conference!
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 keynote speaker is Terry Doyle. Terry has presented over seventy-five workshops on teaching and learning topics at regional, national and international conferences and has worked with faculty at 120 different colleges and universities around the world. His presentations focus on ways faculty can apply new findings from neuroscience, biology and cognitive science in their teaching to improve students’ learning. He is the author of three books in the field of neuroscience and learning.
CCCAT also features breakout sessions led by community college faculty, focusing on practical ideas for teaching.
Information on the conference and program is now available. Registration for all participants from TC3 is paid for by the College.
Roundtables for Week of March 10
Monday, March 10
No Roundtable Today - We'll be at the International Women's Day Panel!
Wednesday, March 12 Noon CTC Board Room
A Learning Community for Biology and Recreation
Learn how students and instructors in the “Field Natural History”/“Outdoor Recreation Field Adventure” Learning Community have learned from each other in a field trip experiment, using traditional and digital methods of communication.       Presented by Fred Farah and Patrick Mercer
Writing to Learn
Writing to Learn activities continued at Mid-Winter Day with a two-hour session led by Jeanne Cameron. The only complaint we heard was that it wasn't long enough!
The feedback on all of the Writing to Learn activities we have sponsored so far has been very positive. Watch for more opportunities to participate in workshops.
Monthly Reading & Discussion Group
The monthly Reading & Discussion Group provides that much-sought-after opportunity: a chance to talk with other teachers about your shared experience. Each month we read an article or book chapter about some aspect of teaching and get together for discussion. Fourth Wednesday of the month from 4-5:30 in the CTC.
Next Meeting: March 26. Reading: Part 2 of Multiplication is for White People by Lisa Delpit. We will be reading one section of this book each month this semester. The Library has six nooks available with the book already downloaded.
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 annual Connecting, Collaborating and Celebrating the Art of Teaching conference
- Houses computers, printers and scanner for faculty use
- Houses publications on teaching and learning
- 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