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Winter Workshop

Winter Workshop is also coming! Join us on zoom to hear from Dr. Matt Reed about trends in higher education, what is likely to come, and how faculty can prepare and adapt to those changes. This zoom-only webinar will be Tuesday, January 17th from 9-12

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Caring Campus

Another round of Caring Campus is coming during the January break! Join our 6 faculty leads on the Knight Campus, room 6068, January 18th and 19th from 12-4 each day. Start with lunch, and end with information about how to make students feel more welcome on campus without having to change your course content! We know that feeling like they belong is an important predictor of student persistence in college. 

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Teaching Tips

Ever get stuck when writing a recommendation letter for a student? This is an area of faculty life we rarely get any training for, so you are not alone. Click here to read Mohammed Albakry's recommendations on writing recommendation letters, on Inside Higher Ed! (You can create a free profile to read more articles and get their newsletters.)

This blog post from Academic Impressions has some practical tips for coping with The Struggle of the past two years. I particularly liked the part about how to identify your joy at work and go after it. (You already have access to Academic Impressions from CCRI. Type your campus email address in the login window, wait a beat, and then click the blue "Log in using your Community College of Rhode Island Credentials" button.)


Disaggregated Data Requests

In February 2022, I (Rachel) was able to see my course data for General Psychology (a course I have taught many times here at CCRI) disaggregated by race and ethnicity. The results were surprising and difficult for me to face. Despite that, I’m very glad that I did it, and I’m looking forward to trying some new strategies in my courses to try to close the equity gaps I found.

If you’d like to check out your own course data, request a meeting here to get started.

This is a confidential process and is for your professional development only. Results are not shared with chairs, deans, or the VPAA.


Miss an event?

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The Spring Symposium recording is now available to CCRI Community members! 


CTE Knights

Earn points for taking part in professional development activities and applying the content to your classes.

The CTE Knights Certificates recognize faculty participation in, and application of, a variety of professional development activities. To earn the CTE Knight: Gold Level Certificate, faculty must accumulate 70 points in an academic year and have presented in at least one. To earn the CTE Knight: Green Level Certificate, faculty must collect 35 points in an academic year.

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The Center for Teaching Excellence is a collaborative, faculty-led community that supports continuous development and champions high-impact, equitable teaching and learning practices for our diverse student body.

We Listen and Learn
We Respond and Lead
We Recognize and Reward

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