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Academic Affairs message

A message from Tom McDonnell

Tom McDonnell
I thought I would use my space for this issue of the TLC to talk about recognition and engagement. There are two opportunities that have to do with recognition and engagement, and I want to call your attention to those things. The first is the annual Excellence in Teaching Award (the recognition) and the second is an opportunity to serve the College as a member of the Academic Council (the engagement).

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Academic Affairs Day and Faculty Development Day

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Academic Affairs Day on March 2 and Faculty Development Day on March 3. These events will offer faculty an opportunity to network, celebrate achievements and learn.


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Excellence in Teaching Award nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Awards. The Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize full-time and adjunct faculty based on four criteria.



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Campus connections


Review of campus standard classrooms

During the winter and spring, the College will be reviewing/assessing room configuration and technology in non-lab standard classrooms.



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Faculty corner

Mini grants, big impact: How your gift to the MCC Foundation makes a difference for our students


In 2012, horticulture faculty member Kris Engler challenged her students to come up with a creative way to display plants in their classrooms for observation and care, especially during the winter months. Students researched and found a product called Woolly Pockets that would give students year-round access to greenery, flowers and herbs.




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Bridging Cultures Project

Participating in the American Historical Association and National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Project was a unique professional development opportunity for MCC history faculty Joy Schulz and Amy Forss.




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Academic advising

Vital functions of an academic advisor –all things transfer related

This is the third and final article in our series, vital functions of an academic advisor. In the first article, we highlighted the advisor function of being a resource for faculty.




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Records Department

Registrar Albertha Schmid shares important reminders.



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Important dates

Winter and Spring important dates


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