Professional Development

The Tennessee Board of Regents and Northeast State recognize the need for the continued professional growth and development of faculty and staff. 

This continued growth and development is necessary to: 

 

  • meet the changing needs and expectations of students,
  • include new developments in academic and professional disciplines,
  • reflect new instructional, public service, and research strategies and techniques,
  • encourage and promote staff productivity.

 

The College plans and implements a structured and coordinated professional development program established to achieve a variety of predetermined institutional objectives.  

 


 

   FACULTY AND STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
 


March 5: “Can’t Focus? Stressed? Study Skills Seminar” 

Sponsored by Academic Affairs/Evening-Distance Education/College Access

Facilitated by Dr. Chris Dula

Associate Professor of Psychology at ETSU

3:30 – 4:30pm, Auditorium

Contact Susan Prohaska for more information at x5517


A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR ALL FACULTY  

“EXCEL-ing at D2L: Creating A Better Gradebook with Excel” 

 A Center for Teaching Excellence / Professional Development Workshop 

Facilitated By 

KAREN NUNAN 
  Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science  

Friday, March 6, 2015 

 Humanities Building H248  

Two Sessions From Which To Choose 

Morning (10:00 a.m.) 

Afternoon (1:00 p.m.) 

Join Karen as she shares some very  efficient ways to creatively organize your gradebook  

 

Topics include: 
 

Downloading D2L grades to Excel 
Formatting headings 
Sorting by more than one column 
Printing titles on every page 
Deleting and hiding rows 
Inserting page breaks 
Using Find and Replace to delete data 
Merge and Center information
Adding borders and shading 
Converting numerical grades to letter grades  

 

PLEASE RSVP JIM KELLY INDICATING YOUR PREFERRED SESSION TIME 

jpkelly@northeaststate.edu 



  THE NORTHEAST STATE SPRING 2015    

 COOPERATIVE LEARNING INSTITUTE  

(Hosted by your Center For Teaching Excellence and STEPsAhead) 

For the past two years, several of your colleagues have learned how 

to implement the principles of Cooperative Learning in their classes and meetings, 

and have revised their ideas about how group learning can work to 

create exciting, meaningful, and productive learning environments 

 

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO SEE WHAT ALL THE EXCITEMENT IS ABOUT 

 
Facilitated by Dr. Rick Merritt and Dawn Dabney, Sponsored by your Center for Teaching Excellence and STEPs Ahead. Learn how to engage students and co-workers in dynamic group activities that redefine how groups interact and learn together – forget all the negative things you have heard about cooperative or collaborative learning, and prepare for an attitude-changing experience! 

 
Four Friday sessions (you need to make a commitment to attend all four)
Session 1: February 13
Session 2: February 20
Session 3: March 20
Session 4: April 10


 The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. ~ Pearl S. Buck