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Mentors Make the Difference

Mentors Make the Difference

by Liz Alexander This week, we hear from Liz Alexander, who shares how mentoring has improved the experience of students in her program. Is there a way that you could incorporate mentoring into the student experience in your classes? The Austin chapter of AH&LA,...
Explaining Different Types of Course Formats

Explaining Different Types of Course Formats

by Lisa Perez-Nichols Several Fall Semesters ago, I had a brand new student at ACC register for my Distance Learning course only to reveal to me at the start that she had no idea that the class was online and/or at a distance. It then occurred to me that ACC does...
My YouTube Channel—Work in Progress

My YouTube Channel—Work in Progress

by Helena Kopecky This semester is only my fourth teaching at ACC. I have been learning a lot about my students and I have been thinking about the ways I can connect with them and help them learn. I started the semester open to new things. In the first class meeting,...
Ready, set, BLOG! (Our first post: AFTER the Exam)

Ready, set, BLOG! (Our first post: AFTER the Exam)

By Missi Patterson   Welcome to the FCTL Faculty Forum! This is the first post in what we hope will be a blog that is dedicated to sharing of best practices between faculty members at ACC. As our first foray into what is being called “Pajama Professional Development,”...