Cohort-based Programs

Cohort-based programs are professional development opportunities that consist of collaborative groups of faculty members working together for a common goal. These programs are designed for faculty members who are looking for an ongoing professional development opportunity and interested in working in multidisciplinary groups.  During the semester, members will meet 4-5 times to discuss current research, develop new strategies and techniques, and work together to improve teaching. Groups are faculty-driven and provide a supportive environment for exchanging ideas.

reflective practice Group


Reflective Practice Groups are a nationwide professional development model established to improve student learning and success by supporting educators reflecting on and improving their practice. A Reflective Practice Group helps you reflect critically about your teaching among friends. RPG’s are led by a trained facilitator and use structured protocols to look at curriculum, teaching dilemmas, student work, peer observations, and pivotal moments so that participants can provide each other with specific and actionable feedback.  

MCC will be offering several RPGs this year. Please contact the facilitators to sign up, all faculty and professional staff are welcome. In order to establish a trusting group where members can bring examples of real work, we ask that you commit to attending all meetings, for the whole time, during the semester. Please contact the facilitators by September 6 to join.

Fridays 9:30-11:30
9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/8
Brighton TCC 12-201
Facilitator: Gena Merliss, emerliss@monroecc.edu


Thursdays 4:00-5:30 Specifically for Adjunct faculty, but all are welcome
9/14, 10/12. 11/9, 12/14
Brighton TCC 12-201
Facilitators: Karen Coffey and Carlo Atene, kcoffey@monroecc.edu and catene@monroecc.edu


Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 Specifically for high school and college faculty
9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 1/24, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23
Brighton TCC 12-201
Facilitator: Angelique Johnston, ajohnston@monroecc.edu

More RPG Info

 

Faculty Inquiry Groups (FIGs)

A FIG is a group of faculty members from different disciplines that come together with the goal of exploring a specific pedagogical issue.  During the semester, members will meet regularly to discuss current research, develop new strategies and techniques, and work together to improve teaching.  FIGS are faculty-driven and provide a supportive environment for exchanging ideas.  If you are interested in forming a FIG, please contact the TCC.
Diversity FIG for Fall 2017

First Year Faculty Series

The First Year Faculty Series (FYFS) is a series of monthly seminars hosted by MCC’s Teaching & Creativity Center for first-year, full-time teaching faculty.  The goals of this series are to introduce new faculty to the MCC community, offer a supportive environment to help transition to new roles as faculty members, and provide professional development to support growth as teachers.  During the series, faculty members participate in workshops on a variety of topics related to our work inside the classroom.