Who Are We?
The Center for Teaching (CFT) was established in 1987 as a vehicle to promote teaching excellence through the sharing of ideas, the interaction of faculty members on each campus, and the creation of coordinated professional development opportunities for the Connecticut Community College system.
What is the CFT Committee?
The CFT Steering Committee includes three Presidents, three Academic Deans, and twelve college representatives, who also serve as their campus Teaching and Learning Consultant (TLC). The Committee identifies and responds to the needs of faculty and the community colleges system-wide. The CFT offers annual conferences, coordinated local programs addressing common themes, and intensive teaching workshops. All of these programs reflect a desire for inter-college collaboration and a need for shared resources, both creative and financial. For more information on the Steering Committee, contact CFT Coordinator Rebecca Loew at firstname.lastname@example.org.The Center for Teaching Committee on each campus responds to the needs and concerns of teachers. The local committee is aware of the unique culture of its campus, creating informal and formal opportunities for faculty to discuss issues of teaching and learning. These opportunities especially allow faculty to interact across disciplines and programs. For more information on your local committee, contact your TLC. Click here to view all the TLCs.
Meet MxCC’s Steering Committee
If you have ideas for the Center for Teaching @MxCC, or you would like to join the steering committee, feel free to contact any of the members or the CFT @MxCC coordinator Christine Witkowski.
What is a TLC?
A Teaching and Learning Representative (TLC) works in conjunction with individual college CFT committees and creates activities, programs, and projects to address the colleges identified professional development needs during the year. The TLCs from across the system meet regularly to share ideas and strategies.The TLC at Middlesex Community College is Christine Witkowski, Associate Professor of Environmental Science. Click here for bio and contact information.
Talking Teaching Discussion Series
Talking Teaching @MxCC is a series of roundtable conversations to reflect on our teaching and on our students’ learning experiences. For each conversation, five to six lead discussants from among our colleagues will share their experiences, innovations or questions to facilitate the collective exchange of ideas among attendees. No power point presentations! Just thoughtful discussion (and handouts when helpful). All are welcome; you can attend as a participant or volunteer to serve as a lead discussant. Food will be served!
FALL 2018 ROUNDTABLES:
Wed. 9/19 12:15 – 1:30 pm (lunch)
Sharing Teaching Innovations from Center for Teaching Events
Thurs. 10/11 8 – 9:15 am (breakfast)
Strategies for Improving Attendance & Retention in Your Classes
Tues. 11/13 5 – 6:15 pm (dinner)
Handling Challenges in the Classroom
Mon. 12/3 12:15-1:30 pm (lunch)
Building Connections with Students
CFT @MxCC Steering Committee Dates, 2018- 2019
12-2 pm (lunch); new members welcome
- September 21
- October 19
- November 16
- (No December or January Meeting)
- February 8
- March 22
- April 12
State CFT Programs, 2018- 2019
Last Friday of the month
- Spirit of Teaching: Sept 28th
- Pathways: October 26th/November 30th/February 22nd
- Schwab Leadership Institute:
- Conference: March 29th
- Workshop: June 7th
- Barnes: May 20th – 22nd
- Center for Teaching (CFT) site
- Information on system-wide CFT programs
- Information on local CFT committees and programs
- Higher Education professional organizations links
- Discipline-specific professional organizations sites
- Teaching resources sites
- Teaching resources at MxCC Library
- Professional Day 2016 Resources
All Applications For 2017-18 Funding This Year Are Due by TBA
- Funds may be requested for activities, programs, and events that promote teaching excellence through professional development on campus. These include but are not limited to inviting a speaker, purchasing materials to be used for professional development (such as copies of a book for a discussion series), or hosting a professional development activity.
- Part-time faculty are eligible to apply but should seek support from their chair or coordinator before applying.
- Applications will be considered as they are received. Click here to download the mini-grant application (application update in progress).
- Send completed application to MX-CFT@mxcc.edu.
Page last updated: 2018-09-18