Upcoming Faculty & Staff Professional Development Opportunities

Coming soon.

Also check out the Upcoming Training Events from ConnSCU Commons.

MxCC’s Center for Teaching

Valuable Resources

  • 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

20-Minute Mentor Commons

  • 20-Minute Mentor offers on-line, on demand workshops on a range of topics including specific teaching and learning strategies, assessment and learning goals, classroom management, legal concerns, service learning, working with students with disabilities, student engagement, and teaching online.  You can search the database of programs for areas of particular interest, view these videos any time you like, from a computer, tablet, or even smartphone.  Each workshop includes a full transcript, Powerpoint slides, and other supplemental materials.   As the title suggests, each program is 20 minutes or less in length.
  • Activating your 20 Minute Mentor Commons subscription
    1. Go to www.mentorcommons.com
    2. If you have a current account on the Magna Publications website, login using your email address and password.  If you do not have a current account with Magna Publications, fill in all the fields under New Subscribers and click Create Account (NOTE: a verification email will be sent to the email address used to register. Click the link in the email to validate your account. This must be done within 48 hours or your account will not be created). Once your account has been validated, you will be directed to your account page.  Login using your email address and password
    3. In the box, enter your group’s Authorization Code: {contact Patty Raymond for code} and click Activate. Please note: entering the Authorization Code is done only once.
  • Access your 20 Minute Mentor Commons subscription
    1. Go to www.mentorcommons.com
    2. Click “Log in” at the top and enter your email address & password
    3. This will bring you right to the 20 Minute Mentor Commons page


Page last updated: 2014-01-21