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The mission of the Division of Teaching and Learning Innovation is to support faculty in creating rigorous, equitable, engaging learning experiences for all BCC students.

The primary areas of work are:

  • Academic technology, with an emphasis on high-quality online and hybrid course development;
  • Facilitating ongoing in-house professional learning opportunities for faculty;
  • Assisting in funding external faculty professional development experiences;
  • Supporting classroom-based assessment; and
  • Facilitating new faculty orientation and onboarding.
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Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Email: tli@berkshirecc.edu

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Campus Life Spotlight: Teaching & Learning Innovation

"More than anything, no matter what course or instructor or modality, I want every BCC student to always know that they are valued, and wanted, and are very much at the center of everything we do,” Lauren Goodman said.

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The division accomplishes its mission through the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI), a dynamic group of staff and faculty who focus on the areas above and, most importantly, serve as an ongoing resource available to every faculty member at BCC.

  • Lauren Foss Goodman, Dean of Teaching and Learning Innovation

    Lauren Foss GoodmanLauren Foss Goodman  is committed to continual improvement, and to helping faculty find creative solutions to meet their teaching and learning needs. She believes deeply in the mission of BCC and the ongoing work of creating an environment where all students are supported in achieving their goals. Lauren's areas of expertise are in online and hybrid course design; equity-minded teaching practices, including accessibility in digital spaces; Moodle use and administration; and classroom-based assessment practices. No question is ever too big or to small!

    Lauren has worked initially as the Director of Teaching and Learning (2015 – 2019) and then Dean of Teaching and Learning Innovation (2019 – present).

  • Tattiya Maruco, Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Design

    Tattiya MarucoTattiya Maruco is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Design. Tattiya is dedicated to collaborating with faculty to provide high-quality evidence-based learning experiences that center student learning, especially in online and hybrid environments.  She can help with online/hybrid course design and delivery; incorporating tech tools into your face-to-face courses; inclusive pedagogy; and is eager to brainstorm creative solutions to any teaching challenge. Tattiya firmly believes there is a tool or technique to assist with any onsite or online issue and is committed to working with you to find the solution!

    Tattiya’s position is new to BCC (created in December 2019), and she has been adjunct faculty in Psychology and Communications at BCC since 2018. 

  • Janet Collins, Moodle Administrator

    Janet CollinsJanet Collins serves as the Moodle Administrator and Administrative Assistant to the Division of Teaching and Learning Innovation. Janet enjoys helping faculty learn to use Moodle to conduct fully online and hybrid courses, and to enhance face-to-face courses.  She can help you learn the basics of Moodle, or train you on more advanced Moodle tools to increase engagement in your online course space.  Whether it’s creating your first discussion forum, setting up your gradebook, making a quiz or figuring out why something isn’t behaving as it should, Janet is always available to help with Moodle.

    Janet has worked at BCC for since 1982 and is an expert in Moodle, BCC’s Learning Management System, and all its “quirks.”

  • Stacy Evans, Faculty Lead

    Stacy EvansStacy Evans, Professor of Sociology, is a senior faculty member and is the inaugural Faculty Lead for the CTLI. As Faculty Lead, Stacy supports all areas of the Division’s mission, and brings the unique and essential perspective of a veteran faculty member.

    Stacy is dedicated to helping you solve your thorniest classroom issues and get your students to perform at their best. She provides consulting on all aspects of teaching, from assessment of student work, to teaching techniques (active learning, discussion, lecture organization, etc.), to course evaluation. She can also assist you in finding general and discipline related research on verified practices that will improve student success in your courses. You define your goals - she will help you find ways to achieve them.

Faculty Mentors for the 2020-2021 Hybrid/Online Course Development Workshop:

  • Gina Foley, Associate Professor of Life Sciences
  • Chris Laney, Professor of History
  • Nell McCabe, Associate Professor of English

 

Spring 2021 Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Pam Coley McCann, Associate Professor in Human Services

 

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