Community College of Rhode Island

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Contact Information

Knight Campus
Room 4560
(first floor of library)
Tel: 401-825-2478

Jeanne Mullaney
Assessment Coordinator

Michele Quaedvlieg
Website Content Manager

Wendy Aronoff
Program Coordinator

CITLA News & Events (updated April 2, 2014)

The Electronic Alternative to the Red Pen: Correcting Papers with MS Word's Reviewing   Toolbar

 Having students submit papers electronically saves both paper and time but challenges instructors to find a way to correct papers and send them back electronically. With some basic information, you can use the features of Microsoft Word's Reviewing Toolbar to insert comments and edit papers. Students can also use these same features as they peer edit. If you would like to learn more about MS Word Review, come to this hands-on workshop presented by Faculty Mentor Kathleen Beauchene on Tuesday, April 15, 12:00 – 12:50 PM on the Lincoln campus, Rm 2330. For further information about the workshop content, contact Kathleen, Register for the workshop on the Faculty Technology Development web page.

Brown Bag Lunch:  FLC

Have you ever seen notices about a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) forming and wondered what one does in an FLC?  An FLC forms a cross-disciplinary community that meets over a semester to explore individual interests regarding teaching and learning.  Please join Wendy Aronoff for an informational Brown Bag Lunch that describes CCRI’s FLC.   During this session you will have the opportunity to ask questions about how an FLC may benefit your work and hear from your colleagues about its benefits.  Please click here to register.

Brown Bag Lunch: Understanding and Supporting Our Student Veterans

Join Micaela Black Estrella, the VetSuccess On-campus Coordinator, for an informal discussion around the myths about student veterans versus the real issues that these students face and how we can better support them. Micaela will be on the Newport County Campus in room 233 from 12-1 on April 8, and on the Flanagan Campus in the rear of the faculty cafeteria from 12-1 on April 9.  Please click here to register.

Brown Bag Lunch:

To text or not to text? (with a book, not a phone):  That is the question!  Join us for a casual conversation about the misuse and nonuse of textbooks at CCRI. Eylana Goldman Goffe, professor in the biology department, will lead the discussion on Friday, April 4 at 12:30 in room 1134 on the Liston campus.  Please click here to RSVP.

CITLA Spring Book Club

This spring CITLA will host a book club to discuss Teaching First-Year College Students written by Erickson et al.  Published in 2006, the book draws on the research and theory of learning, but its emphasis is on the practical application of these insights in the classroom.  We’ll read and discuss the book in sections on the Lincoln and Warwick campuses.   Please see the schedule below and please plan to join us for one or all of the discussions.  Click here to register.

Lincoln Campus

Suzanne McCormack will lead the discussion in the Faculty Dining Room from 12:30 - 1:30pm

Tuesday, February 11 Part I: Understanding First-Year Students (Chapters 1-3)
DATE CHANGE: Thursday, March 27 Part 2: Effective Instruction for First-Year Students (Chapters 4-12)
Tuesday, April 22 Part 3: Opportunities and Challenges in First-Year Instruction (Chapters 13-16)

Warwick Campus

Jeanne Mullaney will lead the discussions in the CITLA Center (KC 4560) from 2:00-3:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 12 Part I: Understanding First-Year Students (Chapters 1-3)
Tuesday, March 18 Part 2: Effective Instruction for First-Year Students (Chapters 4-12)
Thursday, April 10 Part 3: Opportunities and Challenges in First-Year Instruction (Chapters 13-16)

SAVE THE DATE:  CITLA's 4th Annual Spring Symposium

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 9:30 - 2:30


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