Symposia Archives – 9/1/10

The Core Academic Skills and You!

Fall 2010 Teaching & Learning Symposium

Wednesday, 9/1/10
TC-103A, Haverhill Campus

Sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Center

This symposium will introduce you to NECC’s Core Academic Skills and ways you can help your students achieve proficiency in them. The college has articulated the following five core academic skills: Communication, Global Awareness, Information Literacy, Quantitative Reasoning, and Science and Technology. Now, we begin the work of thinking about how we can all help our students acquire these skills and become engaged learners all across the college.

Members of the “Engagement Across the Curriculum – A Collaborative Approach SFIG (Staff and Faculty Inquiry Group)” will share their work and explain how you can start thinking about your course and the skills. Members of the SFIG have been exploring ways to design and assess integrative assignments and activities that will allow our students to integrate and apply their learning.

In addition to exploring ways to create integrative assignments and activities within and across individual courses, NECC’s Core Academic Skills also provide us with the opportunity to examine core requirements for all of our degree programs. During the 2010-2011 academic year, we will be engaged in developing a framework for identifying how specific Core Academic Skills align with specific courses, and how we ensure that our students take courses that include each of the skills. Lane Glenn, Vice President of Academic Affairs, will join us for part of our symposium to talk briefly about this important initiative.

The symposium included:

  • a discussion of the Core Academic Skills,
  • a sharing of possible assignments and approaches,
  • an opportunity for you to begin to design an assignment for one of your classes.

Members of the SFIG include:

Melba Acevedo, Linda Desjardins, Joanna Fortna, Gerry Morin, Steve Slaner, Barbara Stachniewicz, Gail Stuart, Jim Sullivan, and Marcy Vozzella.

Program Details:

A continental breakfast was served at 8:30 and the program began at 9:00 a.m.


The deadline date to RSVP was Wednesday, August 25, 2010.