TCC Institutes

2014-2015 STEM/Applied STEM Institute for Faculty: Course Redesign for Active & Collaborative Learning

Supported by the Xerox STEM Grant Project

The Institute, hosted on MCC’s Brighton campus during August 4-8, 2014, was 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 coaches, faculty members learned new techniques, effective implementation strategies, solutions to common problems, and various assessment methods. By the end of the week, they successfully redesigned 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 2014 semester, we continued 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

2014-2015 Institute Brochure

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We are working to secure funding for a 2015-2016 Institute.  Please contact Neeta Primo ( for more information on this program or future programs.