Workforce Development – The Link Between Jobs and Education

Monthly Archives: June 2012

Workforce Development – The Link Between Jobs and Education

Early next month, I will have the honor of joining the Texas Association of Community College’s (TACC)President’s Meeting in Galveston, TX.  I am looking forward to meeting the TACC presidents while learning more about the unique challenges Texans face when trying to balance work, family, and school.  Over the past 5 years, the economic climate has […]

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SmarterServices Sponsors WinShape Camp

We were so pleased to be a part of WinShape Camps last week in our local area.  Hosted by Hunter Hills Church in Prattville, Alabama, WinShape Camps are affiliated with Chick-Fil-A restaurants and provide a positive environment for children to learn new skills all over the country.  A week jam packed full of fun, friends, and adventures the kids had […]

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For the 2011-2012 academic year, Houston Community College implemented a new assessment tool of teaching and learning in collaboration with the University of North Texas and SmarterSurveys. Based on the UNT’s SETE (Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness), EGLS3 (Evaluation for Greater Learning Student Survey System), replaced a home-grown paper-based system. These researched-based questions relate to instruction and provide scores in three key areas. These scores are used to promote continual improvement of instruction through program-based and faculty-driven professional development. Institutional Research staff worked with HCC’s Faculty Senate, and other areas to plan, pilot, and implement this change in culture. To learn more about this initiative, the challenges, and successes, register for our webinar “A New Way to Evaluate Faculty; An IR-Faculty Senate Partnership” on Wednesday, June 27th, 1:00-2:00 pm CST.

For the 2011-2012 academic year, Houston Community College implemented a new assessment tool of teaching and learning in collaboration with the University of North Texas and SmarterSurveys. Based on the UNT’s SETE (Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness), EGLS3 (Evaluation for Greater Learning Student Survey System), replaced a home-grown paper-based system. These researched-based questions relate to instruction and provide scores in three key […]

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Friday Fun – Jason Fill – Staff Interview

  Question: What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited and why? Answer: Kauai, Hawaii.  I was only in 4th grade during that trip but spent 3 weeks on the island and it was a trip I will never forget. Question: What is your most embarrassing moment? Answer: Honestly, I cannot think of one. […]

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