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Faculty Showcase

2021 Virtual Faculty Showcase: ELEVATE & CELEBRATE MC 
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MC’s Faculty Showcase provides full and part-time faculty with an opportunity to learn from each other though the demonstration and exploration of promising teaching practices with colleagues across disciplines. 

This year’s theme, ELEVATE & CELEBRATE MC, will showcase how faculty and instructors are bringing innovation to the classroom to enhance teaching as we continue to transform MC into a post-pandemic institution. 

With so much to share, the 2021 Virtual Faculty Showcase: ELEVATE & CELEBRATE MC will take place between from November 29 through December 2, 2021, offering multiple opportunities to connect, reflect, and grow together!


Faculty Showcase Schedule
Faculty Showcase 2021 - Panel Discussion, 10:00-11:00 am

Join a group of award-winning MC faculty members as they discuss how each has restored, evolved, and transformed over the past year in support of student success.

Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply sound principles of teaching, learning, advocacy, and reflection.
  • Adopt insights from the panel to improve their teaching practice.
  • Assess how their practice has evolved, restored, and transformed.
  • Determine how they can also extend collaboration to colleagues and the MC community.

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Faculty Showcase 2021 – Presentation: Gadis Effendi

Presentation. Presenter: Gadis Effendi, 2:00-3:00 pm

Learn about the exciting work of Dr. Gadis Effendi.  Dr. Effendi has over 20 years of experience supporting various social change issues with communities, the private sector, and government institutions in Indonesia and other developing countries in Asia. Dr. Effendi teaches philosophy, sociology, and social justice issues. In this session, Dr. Effendi will discuss critical and social justice pedagogies at community college that addresses how professors apply theories in practice. Inspired by Paul Freire (1970), Dr. Effendi will talk about teaching students to develop critical conscientization and engage educative praxes that incorporate theory, action, and reflection. During the pandemic, most students at Montgomery College faced incredible challenges just to continue coming to class. Yet, they have remarkable awareness and insight into the social world. Dr. Effendi saw the need to empower students about how society and institutions impact them. She will give examples of her students’ research. Through participatory action research on social infrastructure, students learn to use their lived experiences to empower themselves and exhibit social justice orientation and sociological imagination. 

Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • First, apply sound principles of teaching critical and social justice pedagogies.
  • Learn examples from students’ research using lived experiences to empower themselves.
  • Finally, assess how their practice has evolved, restored, and transformed.

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Designing Inclusive Course Materials

Presenter: Katherine Hubley, 1:00-2:00 pm 

Learn about the exciting work of Professor Katherine Hubley, multimedia designer, web designer, art director and entrepreneur. She has worked in graphic design and communication arts since 2000.  Her current work focuses on leveraging multimedia for inclusive online class environments, responsive design, motion graphics and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Attend this session to hear how Professor Hubley applied visual design principles with principles learned in ELITE’s Social Justice: Creating an Inclusive Curriculum Summer 2021 Learning Pathway to create a more inclusive and user-friendly environment for her students this semester.  

Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on visual and technological strategies for inclusive course materials  
  • Apply inclusive syllabus design techniques 

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Exploring Decolonization at MC: Curriculum Planning and Design

Presenter: Katya Salmi, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

What does it mean to decolonize higher education? MC has been awarded a Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) grant to unpack this topic through a series of six workshops. Faculty and staff are invited to participate in any of the workshops and contribute ideas for what decolonization could look like at MC. Each session will explore a different theme, and ideas will be captured in a Pressbook for publication on M.O.S.T. Commons. Attendees will receive special acknowledgment for their contributions in the Pressbook.

Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate current aspects of curriculum planning and design from a decolonial vantage point
  • Outline ideal curriculum processes that promote inclusivity

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ELEVATE MC – Week Recap Video
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