The web site of the Center for Transformative Teaching has for some time featured a directory of our favorite blogs on topics related to teaching and learning. Now we can add our very own to the list!
Sustaining thoughtful conversations about teaching and learning is central to the Center’s purpose, a critical part of our commitment to facilitating professional growth and to fostering a supportive, collaborative campus climate. These conversations take many forms–informal chats over coffee and cookies, individual consultations, workshops and seminars, or even conferences–and bring together faculty and staff participants from across the college.
We all lead busy lives, though, and time often seems to be so limited a resource that attending every event we want to seems nearly impossible. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve heard some variation on the lament, “I’d love to attend a workshop, but I just don’t have the time!” By helping us share thoughts and spread ideas about innovative teaching practices, we hope the blog will allow us to extend conversation to all interested members of the EvCC community–and beyond–for those times when you can’t be there to participate in person.
In the weeks and months ahead we’ll be featuring a broad range of teaching and learning topics, from brief CTT updates to in-depth explorations of particular pedagogical methods to the innovative efforts of EvCC faculty. And if you have ideas for topics you’d like us to write about here, let us know.