TCC Institutes

2015 STEM/Applied STEM Institute for Faculty: Course Redesign for Active & Collaborative Learning

Institute Brochure  (Please note the increased stipend payment!)

Institute Application  - After clicking on this link, the document will appear in DropBox.  Please click on the "Open" button in the top right corner to see the application in Word and then save it to your desktop.  If your computer asks, be sure to "Enable Content" or "Enable Editing."  Once you have it saved to your computer, you will be able to directly type into the form and check the boxes.  Then you can print it to submit to your department chair.  If you have any troubles, please email Neeta Primo at and I'll send you the file as an attachment.

The Institute, hosted on MCC’s Brighton campus during July 27-31, 2015, is a mix of interactive workshops and work time designed to help faculty members learn about and implement active and collaborative learning techniques. With the help of MCC faculty coaches, faculty members will learn new techniques, effective implementation strategies, solutions to common problems, and various assessment methods. By the end of the week, they successfully will redesign a chapter/lesson in their courses with active and collaborative techniques, creating a learner-centered classroom. After the week-long Institute, participants will have the knowledge, the skills, and the support to continue redesigning lessons in preparation for the upcoming semester.

During the Fall 2015 semester, we continue to support participants with a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) and additional time with a coach. The FLC will meet monthly to continue the cohort experience, giving participants an opportunity to share ideas, receive feedback, and support your colleagues. By the end of this experience, the STEM/Applied STEM Institute provides:

·         The research, the tools, and the guidance to use active and collaborative learning techniques

·         Dedicated time to focus on course planning and redesign with techniques that foster student engagement

·         The opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with others in STEM and Applied STEM disciplines

·         Coaching during and after the Institute to help implement effectively

Supported by the Xerox Foundation, Academic Services, and Title III: Building a Culture of Engagement & Success.