October 30, 2019, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will host an inaugural, credit-bearing regional seminar supporting faculty use of evidence-based teaching practices. “Engaging and Supporting Underprepared Students” is a collaboration of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), and will focus on advancing student and faculty success through quality instruction at community and technical colleges nationwide.
The seminar will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City. Laurie Pendleton, Executive Director of Assessment at ACUE, will facilitate the seminar.
“We were impressed with Hudson County Community College’s commitment to teaching excellence and faculty professional development,” said Dr. Edward Leach, NISOD’s executive director. “The seminar will equip faculty from the host institution, as well as their colleagues from neighboring colleges, with strategies proven to make a positive difference in student learning.”
Seminar participants will learn about and implement teaching practices aligned to ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework – a statement of the core instructional competencies every college educator should possess – which was independently validated and is endorsed by the American Council on Education. Faculty who satisfy the seminar requirements, which include implementing at least two evidence-based teaching practices and writing reflections about their experience, will earn credit toward a Certificate in Effective College Instruction, a highly-sought-after credential co-endorsed by ACUE and the American Council on Education.
“Each time we support professional development for faculty members we create opportunities for them to grow their student success toolkits. Promoting our faculty members’ growth leads to increased levels of excellence and impact on the community,” said Dr. Eric Friedman, Executive Vice President and Provost at HCCC.