Checking Out the ePortfolios of Others…

I really enjoyed seeing the ePortfolios of other students. I have been struggling with organising my web presence, both for this class, and the site that I am building as a training repository for our faculty at the college where I work. Seeing how others have organised their work has helped a lot. I have a lot of ideas. It’s interesting to see how differently everyone’s eP looks, even though we all have a similar goal. Continue reading


Why Blog About It?

Through this learning process, and as part of the DLL program, we are encouraged to blog. But why is blogging important for educators? Clearly we blog to share our knowledge and experiences. We blog to contribute to a network of resources from which other educators may benefit. But additionally, according to a blog post by Shelly Blake-Plock (2009), blogging, like the ePortfolio, helps the learner reflect on their growth and their situation. As educators, we reflect on our situations, we are able to see how we think. According to Blake-Plock, “to blog is to teach yourself what you think.” Continue reading

The Revised Plan for Part-Time Instructors…

Plan for a Network of Development and Support of Part-Time Instructors

Download the PDF! (proposed-plan-for-pt-instructor-support)

A Call to Action

Please check out my Call to Action here.

Overview of Existing Faculty Supports

Training and Professional Development

At Odessa College, professional development and training activities for faculty are scheduled annually before each full semester starts (Fall and Spring). During this time (Welcome Week), faculty are apprised of any legislative updates and policy changes with regard to higher education and processes that will affect instruction at Odessa College. Professional Development Week is offered midway through each regular semester, and provides opportunities for technology and instructional training workshops. Training activities include new technologies to facilitate and enhance instruction, professional development to provide pedagogical and andragogical strategies for all teaching modalities. Continue reading