Kate Borelli

Making the Invisible Visible: Redesigning Interdisciplinary Tutoring in Two-Year Colleges

Authors : Kate Borelli

In 2020, Macomb Community College combined the college’s academic literacy and writing center and academic content tutoring center under one administrative team, allowing the college to reimagine tutoring services to better meet the needs of our students enrolled in remote, online, hybrid, and in-person courses. This shift—combined with the educational impacts we observed from COVID-19—encouraged us to apply what we had learned in working with students on reading and writing to other disciplines such as math, business, and physics and to develop new ways to support self-regulated learning across disciplines.

Achieving the Dream Webinar: Early Insights from the Postsecondary Teaching with Technology Collaborative. Friday, October 14, 2022

Authors : Kate Borelli

Join Achieving the Dream on Friday, October 14th, from 12:00-1:30pm EST, along with experts from SRI, the Community College Research Center, and participating colleges to learn about new approaches to improving student success in online STEM courses. We’ll learn about the role of self-directed learning skills and mindsets and about evidence for why and how self-directed learning works and hear about examples of this strategy in practice.

NISOD’s Fall Virtual Conference, October 19-21, 2022

Authors : Kate Borelli

Join us at NISOD’s Fall Virtual Conference for Supporting Student Learning in Online STEM Courses: Insights from the Postsecondary Teaching with Technology Collaborative. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 2:10-3:00 pm ET. Faculty, staff, and administrators are seeking ways to support students with the learning skills and mindsets needed to succeed online…

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference: Online. November 2-3, 2022

Authors : Kate Borelli

Join us for the online portion of the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, for Teaching with technology to support students? Skills for managing their learning on November 2, 11:45-12:20 EST. To succeed academically, college students must develop and apply strategies for managing their learning, such as goal setting, task planning, getting help, reflecting on progress, and adjusting their strategies.

AAC&U Conference on Transforming STEM Higher Education: Back to Broken? November 3-5, 2022

Authors : Kate Borelli

Join us for Transforming STEM Higher Education: Back to Broken, AAC&U’s Conference on accelerating undergraduate STEM education reform for Creative Strategies to Support Self-Directed Learning in Online Intro STEM Courses, Friday, November 4, 2022, 8:30-9:00 am EST. Researchers will report on findings from a study of the ways that instructors teaching online introductory STEM courses use instructional strategies and educational technology to help students develop self-directed learning (SDL) skills and mindsets like motivation, planning, help-seeking, and reflection.

How the Montgomery College Virtual Campus Is Bringing Support Services to Online Students

Authors : Kate Borelli

Montgomery College in Maryland serves 50,000 students on three campuses and has offered courses online for more than a decade. To reach their online students, the college created the Virtual Campus to bring comprehensive support services under one digital roof.

Advancing Strategic Change with High-Impact Professional Learning

Authors : Kate Borelli

Community colleges, HBCUs, and other broad access institutions face pressing challenges related to enrollments, equity, and preparing students for citizenship and meaningful careers. Faculty are key to solving all these challenges.

Developing an Equity Framework to Support Self-Regulated Learning in Broad-Access Postsecondary Institutions

Authors : Kate Borelli

When college students take courses online, technology is only one of many challenges that they must navigate to successfully engage in and complete a course.

Helping students attain skills that cannot be taught

Authors : Kate Borelli

Some skills can be learned and coached, but not taught. Instruction about skills like leadership, creativity, and self-directed learning reduces them to a formulaic recipe that the learner follows, without mastering the essential capabilities of recognizing the unique characteristics of a particular situation and of improvising an approach suited to the occasion.

Promising Instructional Initiatives and New Ed-Tech Features Set the Stage for Upcoming Studies with Collaborative Partner Colleges And Universities

Authors : Kate Borelli

In spring 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic compelled colleges and universities to quickly move their courses online—despite evidence that students are less likely to complete and get good grades in online courses as compared to in-person learning.