Tag Archives: IT faculty

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Inclusion Summit

One of the grant goals of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) is to “leverage best practices established by national leaders in recruitment, retention, and completion for under-represented” students.  To that end, the National CTC recently hosted a two-part webinar entitled “Inclusion Summit” that offered specific strategies, resources, and practices for working with under-represented populations.  […]

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IT Faculty Professional Development Opportunity

If you are a high school or community college STEM teacher, you may be aware of the “AP Computer Science Principles” exam (or dual cred) opportunity that became available in the last couple of years.  The “Beauty and Joy of Computing” (BJC) is a College Board-endorsed curriculum and professional development provider for the “AP Computer […]

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Preparing for the National Visiting Committee

It’s all about the “so what?” question. This week, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) will be hosting its annual grant review panel, called the National Visiting Committee (NVC).  Convening an NVC is a requirement of any National Science Foundation grant over $750,000.  The CTC’s NVC is an expert mix of community college educators, IT […]

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Measuring the CTC’s Community of Practice Engagement

Each spring, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) asks for impact data from the 69 colleges in its “Convergence College Network” (CCN) community of practice. This information forms an important part of the grant reporting that the CTC provides both to the National Science Foundation and to the annual National Visiting Committee review panel.  Out of […]

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Congratulations Dr. Ann Beheler

Some big congratulations to the National CTC’s Director Ann Beheler on Collin College’s decision to award her the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, which celebrates “outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.”  In addition to receiving a special certificate from Collin College President Dr. Neil Matkin at the spring All-College Day, […]

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Six Things We Heard at Innovations

Your National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) recently attended the League of Innovations’ annual conference in New York City.  CTC staff delivered three breakout presentations covering: * key strategies of its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) model that helps align curriculum to workforce needs. * an ambitious new NSF grant that updates IT skill standards […]

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LinkedIn’s Perspective on Soft Skills

  The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) each quarter convenes its Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) to discuss workplace trends and essential job skills that students need to know so they can get hired.  “Soft skills” is always a big discussion point.  The employers on the CTC’s BILT time and time again express the […]

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CCN Community Shares Best Practices

Four times a year, the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) convenes the Convergence College Network (CCN) – a community of 69 community colleges and universities from 27 states – to share best practices and resources.  These meetings usually run via Zoom web meeting.  But once a year, in conjunction with the annual Summer Working Connections […]

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Student Feature: David Atkinson – Tulsa Community College

At Tulsa Community College (TCC) there’s an array of opportunities in the field of information technology from Systems Support Technician to Networking and Cloud Computing. A student can explore the world of information technology in so many ways. The National Convergence Technology Center’s Convergence College Network (CCN) community is happy to showcase IT students by […]

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CCN Focus: Brian Nelson, Lansing Community College

As a part of the National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) featured blogs, we would like to introduce to you some of our professors and instructors in the Convergence College Network (CCN) community. The CCN is a select cohort of community colleges and universities from across the country that connects IT educators with a wealth of […]