Professional Development

The Foundations for Student Success (FSS) continues to partner with departments to provide meaningful professional development to enhance classroom instruction and student outcomes.

At the Course Design Institute (hosted by the CTL and co-sponsored by FSS and Early College) in May, Reading faculty responded to a call for culturally responsive pedagogies, and infused Tara Yosso’s Community Cultural wealth model into the course design.

Spring 2018: The FSS team collaborated with the Reading Department to create and present a series of comprehensive instructional sessions within the academic classroom environment focused on first year student development milestones in the areas of Career Exploration, Choosing a Major, and University Transfer. RDG 081 faculty integrated designated learning activities into classroom curriculum, and jointly the Reading faculty and FSS team created a program that provided more intensive interaction with existing curriculum and mastery of key concepts.

Summer 2018: RDG081 faculty, CTL staff, and FSS teamed up to transform RDG081 into a course contextualized with GPS and MCC’s 4C: Cultural and Global Engagement. Training was provided to instructors assigned to teach the course in the 2018-2019 academic year.