District Workshops


Faculty Development Day at NSC Was


But DON’T worry if you missed it, we've posted the PowerPoint slides below AND we hope to have another FDD event at Central and South during Spring quarter.  We will post specifics when they become available.  However, if you have ideas or topics you would like to learn more about please let us know. 




Faculty Development Day Workshop Materials:

11:00 – 11:55 am: How to Integrate International Students into your Classroom to Benefit ALL Students by Ryan Packard and Arlette Fellores

  • Effectively integrating international students into the classroom can significantly enhance the learning environment for all students.  A recent study in the Journal of International Students highlights the impacts international students have on their American classmates.  The survey results show that graduates who reported more interaction with international students developed more varied skills. These students have “the ability to question their own beliefs and values; acquire new skills and knowledge independently; formulate creative ideas; integrate ideas and information; achieve quantitative abilities; understand the role of science and technology in society; and gain in-depth knowledge in a specific field.  Attend this workshop to learn specific strategies that will help benefit all students. 

12:00 – 12:55 pm: Students without Boundaries: Managing and responding to disruptive students in the classroom by Al Souma  

  • What defines a disruptive student or a student without boundaries?  Do you know why students are disruptive or how to handle a disruptive student?  Can you remove a disruptive student from your class or work area?   When is it time to report a disruptive student?  Do you know how to report a disruptive student?  What is the student conduct code?  It is important to be aware of the proper way to handle student disruptions and conduct code violations.  Attend this workshop to learn more.
  • PowerPoint Presentation: Managing and Responding to Disruptive Students

1:00 – 1:55 pm: Generational Differences – How to make them work for you in the classroom by Ginlin Woo and Jeff Birdsall

  • Community college instructors often grapple with generational differences in their classrooms.  Problems can arise from differing mindsets and communication styles of students born in different eras. The frictions may be aggravated by new technology and work patterns that mix students of different ages in ever-changing teams. The key is to be able to effectively address and take advantage of the differences in values and expectations of each generation without engaging in blanket stereotypes.  Attend this workshop to learn more about making generational differences work for you.

2:00 – 2:55 pm: Helping Veterans Succeed led by Greg Tessensohn 

  • As David Vacchi, a retired US Army lieutenant colonel and doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, notes;  “Student veterans are a subpopulation that is more diverse than the greater undergraduate population and may require varied levels of support to be successful in college. While some veterans may need more support than others, once a veteran feels validated in a class, degree program, college context, or as a member of a community, the natural talents of any veteran will sustain them through to degree completion.”  Attend this workshop to learn more about returning veterans and specific strategies you can use to help them succeed.


3:00 – 3:55 pm: Civility On Campus – Where is it? led by Mike Hickey 

  • What is incivility?  Broadly defined, classroom incivility is any action that interferes with a harmonious and cooperative learning atmosphere in the classroom. Uncivil student behavior not only disrupts and negatively effects the overall learning environment for students but also contributes to instructors' stress and discontent. However, incivility is not limited to the classroom, it exists on our campus and in society and we know it when we see it, hear it, read it, and/or experience it.  If you’re concerned about incivility in your classroom, on your campus, or even among your colleagues, join the discussion and learn about ways to help effectively combat incivility.

Please refer to the Conferences & Events page for additional opportunities and information. 






See the

Teaching and Learning Center Calendar 


for the schedule of all workshops available