Success story: First EL Fellows selected
This month, as Experiential Learning expands at NMC, the community has an opportunity to take advantage of one of the most enduring EL projects, while five faculty members selected as the college’s first class of EL Fellows will substantially convert their courses to the high-impact instructional style’s principles in 2020.
EL principles include students working in teams, immersive experiences or project-based assignments, and flipped classrooms, with faculty offering guidance and help more than direct instruction. All of those are embedded in the community opportunity offered by NMC's Visual Communications department, which invites area non-profits to submit graphic design, art direction and new media projects by Jan. 6 for consideration as pro bono class projects during the spring semester.
Instructor Caroline Schaefer-Hills introduced the studio format to the class in 2002.
“It’s almost a mini-internship,” Schaefer-Hills said. “Our students are having real-world experiences and printed and produced pieces before they transfer.”
2019 projects included logos for the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce (right), Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network, and Wagbo Farm & Education Center. Past projects included the design for the local Bay Bucks currency, streetscape and signage for the city of Alden, and newsletters and brochures for TART Trails.
Schaefer-Hills is also one of the first EL fellows selected for 2020. The fellows project is one of the first initiatives of NMC’s Experiential Learning Institute, announced earlier this year. Read more »
26 nursing graduates receive pins
December graduates of NMC’s associate degree nursing (ADN) program received their nursing pins, the traditional symbol marking their transition into the profession, at a ceremony last week. Each graduate received their pin from a mentor he or she chose. Graduate Mikaela Bluck's next step is starting the NICU residency program at Munson Medical Center.
Marine Technology program gets grant
Next semester, students in NMC’s Marine Technology bachelor’s degree program will benefit from the purchase of new sonar equipment made possible by a $50,000 Consumers Energy Foundation grant the college accepted last week. Read more »