Faculty Professional Development Offerings from the Center for Teaching Excellence

Donuts and Distance Learning and Blackboard and Bagels 

Thursday, 11/15 from  10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 347 Main Building.  No registration required – details here.

Adding Video to Your Course     

Friday, 11/16 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM, 351 Main Building click for details and registration.

Webinar over Lunch: Making Your Self-Produced Videos Web Accessible

Tuesday, 11/20 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM  – Noon, 316 Main Building. LUNCH INCLUDED – you must pre-register, click for details and registration.

Blackboard Interactive Rubrics    (rescheduled from 11/9)

Friday, 11/30 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM, 351 Main Building  Details and registration


Blackboard Basics Online andBlackboard Grade Center Online are always open entry, open exit. Register via email to teachexcellence@grcc.edu

Blackboard Open Lab – No registration required

Mondays, 8:30 – 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, and Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, both in room 351 Main.


There is perpetual coffee, tea or a cool drink in 310 Main for faculty. We also usually have quiet space to grade, read or work in.  Drop in or call ahead to x2278 to see what’s available.

Land Crabs Hit the Ground for the first time ever in SICE

Introducing Freddie Lightbourn.

Born on the sun-drenched island of New Providence in the Bahamas, Chef Freddie Lighhtbourne began his career at the original Poop Deck Restaurant in Nassau, Bahamas.  He worked part-time on weekends and during local holidays until he finished high school, when he decided to take the restaurant business seriously and become part of the family-owned venture.  The Poop Deck Restaurant is situated on the deck of the Bahamas Yacht Haven and serves exceptional local Bahamian specialties.

Jay Smith, a long time friend and supporter of the SICE, along with Chef Angus Campbell have brought Chef Lightbourne state-side to showcase his expertise to our students throughout the entire week in CA 114.  He will be preparing a special presentation for 55 students on Friday in our new Amphitheater.

In these pictures, Chef Lightbourne is demonstrating the preparation of live land crabs and conch fritters to our students.

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Photo & Video: Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Ender

Dr. Ender answered questions about the Learning Corners, efforts toward helping disabled students succeed, and College Park Plaza Building renovations during a Coffee and Conversation session with faculty and staff on November 14, 2012.

Dr. Ender tried out a new format for Tuesday’s session, inviting questions through email before the talk as well as answering them from participants there.  Copy and paste this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Eub9Uzlw4 into your web browser to view the private video.

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