Eye on the Prize: Staying Focused on Faculty Success

Eye on the Prize: Staying Focused on Faculty Success

Our journey continues exploring personalized professional development and designing the new MTP (Master Teacher Program).  In line with Kirkwood’s mission to provide quality education for students, the overarching goal of this design work is to improve the MTP by: Honoring prior experience and skills Increasing voice and choice Increasing focus on the twelve Kirkwood Faculty […]

Read More
Building Community through Design

Building Community through Design

As we continue exploring personalized professional development, we began to wonder, “What would it look like to apply this approach to the MTP (Master Teacher Program)?” We selected the Kirkwood faculty competency of Assessment and the KCELT Instructional Designers began designing a framework that would guide learners from introduction to mastery.  Then it was time […]

Read More
Mini Design Session Feedback

Mini Design Session Feedback

After the Personalized Professional Development Learning Institute in  August, the Design Team (KCELT, L&D, and educational consultant, Jim Stephens) got together to code and categorize the ideas from  designs, recordings, and participant feedback to move forward the future professional development here at Kirkwood. Based on the observations and notes during the institute, we realized a gap […]

Read More
Interior Design Students on Accelerated Pathway to Success

Interior Design Students on Accelerated Pathway to Success

“When we graduate from our two-year program, we’re actually coming out with the same types of projects that Iowa State [University] is doing, which makes our portfolios…just as good as a four-year colleges’,” states Kara Scherbring, one of Kirkwood’s interior design students in the video below, in which she and other students share their love […]

Read More
Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

This post was composed by Juanita Limas, instructor in the Math/Science Department.  The original presentation was composed as a reflection in the History of the Community College course. Click on the image to view the whole presentation. About Juanita Limas Juanita Limas is an instructor in the Math/Science department, teaching Human Anatomy & Physiology and […]

Read More
Top 10 Actions to Move Kirkwood Community College from Great to Greater

Top 10 Actions to Move Kirkwood Community College from Great to Greater

This post was composed by Darek Benesh, assistant professor of English.  The original document was written as a reflection in the History of the Community College course. About Darek Benesh Darek Benesh, an assistant professor of English, holds degrees in English Language and Literature and TESOL, with additional graduate work in Language, Literacy and Culture. […]

Read More