The Center for Teaching, Learning & Engagement invites faculty, staff and administrators to create blogs with a total of 6 pieces of writing, over the span of 6 weeks beginning Week 3 of the Spring Semester (around February 27th). These blog postings are about teaching, learning, and student success. What you write about specifically is up to you. You have free rein, but if you need some ideas:
Week 1 (Feb. 25th-March 1st):
- Inspiring stories: Who or what inspired you to be who you are today in relation to your work at GCC? How did it impact you?
- Keys to Success: What are the top five keys that are needed to become a successful faculty, staff, or student?
Week 2 (March 4th-8th):
- Inclusivity: Write about experiences where you feel like you have seen or demonstrated inclusivity on campus.Here is a definition of inclusivity if it is needed:
inclusivity– The practice or policy of including people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, such as those who have physical or mental disabilities and members of a minority group.
Source: English Oxford Dictionaries.com
Week 3 (March 18th-22nd):
- Assessment and Evaluation: How have you improved student learning or what are some ways you’ve improved your own work in your job with students or colleagues?
Week 4 (March 25th-29th):
- Dreams. What would you love to be able to do to improve yourself in relation to your job or to change your job? What are your dreams for improving your job, work/life balance and/or efficiency in your work?
Week 5 (April 1st-April 5th):
- Difficult Situations. How do you handle difficult situations in your job with colleagues or with students? What advice would you give to others?
Week 6 (April 8th-12th):
- Building Relationships. How do you build relationships with
faculty, staff, and students on campus? How important are these relationships to you?
Additional Prompts If Needed:
- If you could have dinner with one famous person (living/dead) who would it be? Explain why.
- If you were asked to go back to your high school to give a ten minute speech to the senior class about college, what would you talk about? Explain why.
- If you could be a fly on the wall on any place on campus, where would you want to be? Explain why.
- If you could offer one piece of advice for success to faculty, staff, or students what would it be? Explain your answer.
- What is one piece of advice you can offer faculty, staff, or students on how to overcome adversity? Explain your answer.
- If you could offer one piece of advice to faculty, staff, or students on how to maintain work/life balance, what would it be? Explain your answer.
TEACHING, LEARNING, STUDENT SUCCESS PROMPTS
- Past: Is there anyone in education you felt was exemplary in teaching, learning, or student success? Reflect on your experiences as a student. Consider elementary school through college.
- Present: What are the skills that are needed for the 21st-century faculty, staff, or student? Explain your answer.
- Future: What will teaching, learning, or student success look like 20 years from now? What are the skills that will be needed for the future?