Teaching and Learning Institute: Professional Development

Robust professional development has been critical to supporting and sustaining Bunker Hill Community College's student success initiatives. The Teaching and Learrning Institute (TLI) is a comprehensive professional development program intended to engage the prior understandings and experience of faculty, foster a culture of inquiry and evidence, develop a deeper foundation of the study of teaching and learning, and reinforce pedagogies and practices that foster student success.

Led by an advisory board of faculty and staff across all disciplines, the TLI  is focused on facilitating a college‐wide dialogue and fostering proven practices in teaching, learning and student development. The TLI Advisory Board is made up of 21 members ‐ 10 Full-time Faculty, 2 Adjunct Faculty, 5 Professional Staff, 3 Administrators and 1 Student Representative (BHCC Student Trustee). Membership on the Board involves participation in 3 meetings per semester and involvement in TLI core activities.

The Advisory Board met three times in fall 2015 to provide the necessary leadership and oversight for developing and drafting the center’s mission statement and activities. There was over 95% attendance at each board meeting.

Fall 2015 accomplishments included collaboration on the creation of the following mission statement for the group: "Grounded in research, collaboration and innovation, the BHCC TLI is focused on the development, implementation and dissemination of learner­-centered pedagogies and practices that support successful learning environments."

In spring 2016, TLI sponsored two workshops on "Best Practices at BHCC Satellites and CBO Locations – Lessons Learned."  The first workshop in January 2016focuses on the teaching and learning process in our high school, dual enrollment and community based settings, and the pedagogical approaches that foster innovation and creativity in these settings.  The second workshop continued this conversation with reflection on lessons learned over the spring, challenges to teaching at external locations and recommendations to faculty and the college to support the success of students who will enroll at these locations.

In collaboration with the Learning Community Think Tank and the Office of Learning Communities, the TLI co-sponsored "Collective Impact for Student Success: Honoring the BHCC Student Experience”at the Chelsea Campus in May 2016. The program brought together 74 faculty and staff over two days to engage in workshops and conversations that showcases a range of initiative and practices in and outside of the classroom that are contributing to student success.

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