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Building a Garden and Recognizing Neighbors
This is the 2012-13 Mentor-Mentee Project developed by Liz Maas, Math/Science faculty at Kirkwood’s Iowa City Campus. In the spring 2011 semester, as an adjunct, I started a small community garden at the Kirkwood Campus in Iowa City. Since space is limited at this campus I contacted the neighboring facility to the south, Oral B/Proctor […]
Exploring Text Choice for Community College Students
This is the 2012-13 Mentor-Mentee Project developed by Sara Kepros, reading instructor specialist at Learning Services. College professors have reason to be concerned about their students’ abilities to successfully comprehend their course texts. Students across the United States are leaving high school and entering college lacking the reading skills to succeed in their classes. In […]
Synthesizing & Implementing a Culture of Safety Among Ag Professionals
This is the 2012-13 Mentor-Mentee Project developed by Rhonda Clough, assistant professor in the Agriculture department, and Joshua Henik, instructor in the Agriculture department. Introduction Agricultural professions have traditionally had a high level of occupational hazards. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, identified the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry as having the most […]
Libguide: Women’s Studies
For her Mentor-Mentee project, Sue Miller worked with Renee Schlueter to construct a Libguide for class on Women and Work. Libguides are sets of web pages for research assitance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by librarians. You can access their Libguide at http://guides.kirkwood.edu/womenstudies. Beyond the Libguide, the project goals were to update the library […]
Interdisciplinary Views on Social Workers and Nurses’ Roles in Patient Care
Nicole Alsaker, Nursing department, worked with Jody Weigel on her Mentor-Mentee Project for the 2013-14 academic year. Their goal was to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and communication by 1) exploring the roles and responsibilities of nurses and social workers, and 2) examining how they can improve teamwork and professional relationships. Below are slides from Nicole’s PowerPoint […]
September 2014 Featured Professional Development Fellow: Brian Brownfield
Starting this month, KCELT is beginning a new monthly series featuring our Professional Development Fellows (PDFs), a group or fellowship of Kirkwood Community College faculty who advance Kirkwood’s mission, vision, principles, values, and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement descisions.. Our PDFs help more students learn and succeed through high quality professional development practices and personalized […]