for Teaching and Learning
We envision an inclusive environment where people are excited about continually improving teaching and learning.
The Center’s mission is to facilitate professional development (institution, professional and personal development) to improve teaching and learning by encouraging collaboration, inspiring innovation, and recognizing excellence at Leeward CC.
Leadership Development Program
Purpose: To prepare current faculty/staff for leadership positions at Leeward Community College.
When: Summer/Fall (overload for 9 month faculty)
Recruitment of participants in April/May. Program begins in June.
Power Mentoring Program
The purpose of this program is to provide faculty and lecturers with short-term, one-on-one assistance from selected Power Mentors to improve student learning and/or effectiveness on the job.
Power Mentor: Recommended faculty member who has consistently high student evaluations and is willing to mentor a colleague in identified areas. (See list of current Power Mentors.)
This program can provide you with student feedback during the semester (when changes can be made) to enhance the learning environment for students as well as to improve your teaching.
By participating in Teaching Squares you will have an opportunity to:
Hear what participants have said about Teaching Squares:
"The program is awesome—so much to learn from such great colleagues!"
Project Timeline The Teaching Squares project extends over a period of four to five weeks. During those weeks, you will contact your Square Partners, arrange classroom visits, provide copies of your course syllabus, observe and reflect, and share positive comments.
Teaching Squares enrich teaching and build community through a structured, non-threatening process of classroom observation and shared reflection.
“I love the positive, non-threatening evaluation of our colleagues’ classes. It’s a perfect way to get to know one another—sharing the common bond of teaching as a starting point.” –Quote from a past participant
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