Free Community College-Focused Webinars

College of DuPage is an institutional member of community college-focused organization NISOD, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. What does that mean for you? FREE professional development webinars! August 23: Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness September 7: Social Presence in Online Learning: A Critical Literacy for Effective Online Experiences September 21: Elevating Your... Continue Reading →

2017-2018 Thematic Focus

It’s summer—a time not just to kick back and relax, but to be looking ahead to the Fall and beyond. The upcoming academic year will be full of many interesting events relevant to our Honors thematic focus theme: “Technology and Society”. We encourage all of you to integrate some aspect/s of the topic into your... Continue Reading →

Up Your Google Game – Google Scholar

An interactive Guide on the Side tutorial designed to familiarize you with Google Scholar including: Basic & Advanced search techniques Managing search results Finding full-text articles and more For this tutorial and others, visit the GotS page at

Can testing be … fun?

"Writing a good test is hard. I think it is reasonable to ask how we can make test-taking as interesting a learning experience as we try to make lectures, essay assignments, and other components of our courses. To do this, we need to interrogate the types of tests we took as students and learn from... Continue Reading →

Up Your Google Game – Advanced Search

Learn how to bend Google to your will using Advanced Search techniques. This Guide on the Side tutorial will walk you through everything you need to know to: discover Google home page features identify the parts of a search results page apply search term refinements and filters For this Guide on the Side tutorial and... Continue Reading →

Introducing: lolCATs

Finally: assessment has met its meme. This FPD column will feature CATs - Classroom Assessment Techniques - easy-to-implement tools and techniques you can employ in the classroom (face-to-face or online) to get a snapshot of student learning. We hope the lols encourage you to embrace assessment as something that you do for YOU.

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