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.
Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation
Hawthorne Building, H-431A
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.
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.
Meghan Callaghan serves the as Dean of Teaching and Learning. Prior to BCC, she was at Bunker Hill Community College for the past 13 years where she wore a variety of hats. From coordinating the office of Community Engagement, expanding outcome and assessment work into the co-curricular, serving as MCCC union president, being a founding member of the Center of Equity and Cultural Wealth, and to most recently being the Associate Director Academic Innovations and Distance Education office. As Associate Director, she led the team responsible for developing web based courses, taught the Online 101 certification course required of all faculty wanting to teach asynchronous web courses, and BHCC’s OER initiative.
She received her Masters of Arts in Critical and Creative Thinking from UMASS Boston and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from Whitworth College in Spokane, WA.
Janet 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.”
Tattiya Maruco 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 firmly believes there is a tool or technique to assist with any onsite or online issue and am committed to working with faculty to find the solution!
Tattiya’s background is in Social Psychology (B.A., San Francisco State University, and M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison) and she has over 15 years of experience in project management and coordination in the education and research fields.
This position was new to BCC (created in December 2019), and she has been an adjunct faculty member in Psychology and Communications at BCC since 2018.
As Coordinator of Learning Experience Design, Matthew Martin enjoys working with faculty and staff to share ideas that make learning experiences -- online, hybrid, and in-person -- more inclusive and accessible. Matt can help faculty and staff learn to use educational technology, and also work collaboratively to harness technological tools (such as Zoom, Moodle, and other software) to achieve instructors’ pedagogical goals. In the spirit of accessibility, he is also a resource for finding ways to utilize open educational resources (OER). Additionally, Matt is passionate about incorporating recent research in cognitive science to improve student outcomes, keeping the learner’s perspective always at the forefront.
After a first year in a shared position with Greenfield Community College, Matt transitioned to working full-time at BCC in the spring of 2022. Matt’s prior experience in education includes over a decade of online teaching with the Virtual Virginia program.
Faculty Fellows for the Center of Teaching and Learning Innovation
- Pam Coley McCann, Associate Professor in Human Services (2022-2024)
- Stacy Evans, Professor of Sociology (Faculty Lead for the CTLI, 2019 - 2022)
Faculty Fellows for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Chuck Prescott, Professor of English (2022-2023)
- Pam Coley McCann, Associate Professor in Human Services (2021-2022)
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
Berkshire Community College is committed to ongoing faculty professional development. The following process and form applies to professional development funding requests for individual and small groups of faculty. If you have any questions about this process, please contact your Academic Division Dean and/or the Dean of Teaching & Learning Innovation.
- A faculty member (or small group) initiates a funding request in writing to their Division Dean (typically by email), and subsequently discusses this request to agree upon a project with their Dean.
- The faculty member completes the Professional Development Funding Request Form (note that this form also asks for the submission of an initial travel request form, where applicable, for the purpose of more precise budgeting).
- The Division of Teaching & Learning Innovation will work with the faculty member on any necessary logistics, including purchasing materials, reimbursing costs, registration, and developing a plan for sharing professional learning, when applicable.
- The faculty member (or small group) completes the professional development project/activity.
- The faculty member works with the Division of Teaching & Learning Innovation to facilitate sharing, with specific activities dependent on the project.