The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

The Center’s mission is to enhance teaching effectiveness thereby improving student learning.

​Welcome to the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

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Dear Colleagues,
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) is dedicated to enhancing the professional and intellectual development of our faculty through a range of professional development opportunities, collaborations, and discussions. We endeavor to remain relevant and engaging in our offerings and promote a culturally responsive, inclusive, and diverse platform of teaching and learning opportunities.
CTLI is linked with other institutions of higher learning in the pursuit of best practices, sound guidance, and collaborative inquiry as we aspire to be dynamic in our growth and offerings. Moreover, the Center partners with internal divisions and programs across the College to enhance the student and faculty teaching and learning experience, and encourage a collegial and scholarly environment which advances the mission of Hudson County Community College.

Paula Roberson, Ed.D.
Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation




CTLI ACUE Application Interdisciplinary Research Grant Application ACUE Course Schedule 

CTLI Advisory Board




Paula Roberson ​Academic Affairs ​Director
​Sara Teichman Library Librarian
​Lori Byrd Nursing Affiliate Faculty
​Velino Joasil ​STEM Assistant Professor
​Jeanne Baptiste English/ESL Instructor
Kenny Fabara Acad. Dev. Support Services Coordinator
Audrey Lewis English/ESL Adjunct Representative
Raffi Manjikian STEM TFT
​Calli Martin ​COL ​Instructional Designer
Sharon Daughtry BCH Lecturer
Cathy Seidman Humanities Professor/Coordinator
Qamar Raza STEM Adjunct Representative
Carol Watchler Bayard Rustin Center for
Social Justice
​Community Outreach Coordinator
​Nancy Silvestro ​Passaic County Community College Executive Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
Susan Altman Middlesex County College Director, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
​Dr. Jessica Darkenwald-Decola ​Raritan Valley Community College Advisory Board Chair, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Monica Devanas
Chris Drue
Rutgers University, New Brunswick Director, Teaching Evaluation & Faculty Development; Associate Director of Teaching Evaluation
Center for Teaching Advancement & Assessment Research   
Katherine Stanton Princeton University Associate Dean, Office of the Dean of the College
Director, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
Nic Voge Princeton University Senior Associate Director
Sarah L. Schwarz Princeton University Associate Director, Teaching Initiatives & Programs for Graduate Students
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Professional Development Calendar Fall 2021

​Time: 11:00- Noon

Facilitator: ​S. Teichman

​Topic: No More Checklists: Effectively Evaluating Information Online

When you need to sort fact from fiction online, forget about long checklists that are outdated and ineffective.  This workshop will introduce easier, faster, and more effective skills and habits for evaluating information on the Internet for personal, civic, or academic purposes. We will discuss lateral reading, click restraint, the SIFT evaluation method, and the questions that guide professional fact checkers in critical analysis of sources. Participants will be able to employ these strategies when assessing the credibility of web-based information resources themselves and will have a better understanding of how to guide their students.

Zoom Meeting ID: 922 5879 8664

Passcode: 176931


Time: 11:00 – Noon

Facilitator: ​K. Galli

Topc: ​Teaching Asian American History as a Reparative Tool Against Bias and Discrimination Part 1

Every child of immigrants in America can thank Wong Kim Ark for his landmark case in the Supreme Court that played a role in the creation of the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees U.S. citizenship to every child born in America. This two-day workshop discusses how you can incorporate Asian American history into your course as a tool against bias and discrimination. From the Yellow Peril to the ruse of the Model Minority Myth, we will talk about how you can dismantle xenophobia and the false narratives about the building of America. Over the course of two sessions, we will discuss Asian American history and ways to incorporate it into our course, and then attendees will design a lesson for teaching against anti-Asian discrimination. Attendees who register early will receive digital access to the book The Chinese Exclusion Act and Angel Island.

Access code: 132 856 6548

Password: wNMGfPsC773


Time: 11:00 – Noon

Facilitator: ​K. Galli

Topic: Teaching Asian American History as a Reparative Tool Against Bias and Discrimination Part 2

See Part 1 information and link


Time: 11:00- Noon

Facilitator: J. Baptiste & J. Hobson

​Title: The Doctoral Journey: Maintaining Your Sanity

The doctoral journey is an exciting and empowering process. At times, however, it can become overwhelming, and even frustrating, when obstacles seem not only to mount and but also appear insurmountable. This workshop will provide you with professional and practical tips for dealing with your feelings of anxiety, doubt, and stagnation, and hopefully motivate you to complete the process. 

Participants will learn strategies to help them manage and overcome the stress of a doctoral program, so they can continue their research and writing to completion.

Meeting number (access code): 1321 78 0370
Meeting password: kxYkTHB53x7


Time: 4:00- 5:00 p.m.

​Facilitator: M. Whelpley

​Topic: Creating Open Pedagogy through the Usage of OER

This workshop will focus on the emerging field of Open Pedagogy and its connection with Open Educational Resources (OER). Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to define both OER and Open Pedagogy, as well as how the two are inter-related. Best practices for OER will be addressed, as well as ideas and examples of Open Pedagogical practices.

Meeting number: 132 194 4982
Password: oerhudson


Time; 11:00 – Noon 

Facilitators: P. Roberson & L. Bogart

Topic: Tools to Combat Plagiarism

The participant will be able to distinguish the differences in various types of plagiarism and their implications. Discover the tools that the Hudson County Community Libraries have as valuable resources for avoiding plagiarism.

Meeting number (access code): 1322 26 0038
Meeting password: 6wgTSVNym85 


Time: 11:00- Noon

Facilitator: ​K. Stith

​Topic: Know Your 4th Amendment Rights

Police-citizens encounters (motor vehicle or pedestrian stops) can be stressful and confusing.  By knowing your rights, you will be prepared to successfully address any situation. This is an interactive workshop that will educate staff on their rights and how to safeguard their freedoms. The presenter will also discuss police reform principles such as guardian mindset and procedural justice to mitigate bias policing.

Meeting number (access code): 1322 39 1118
Meeting password: dqEgJxcv423


Time: 11:00- Noon

Facilitators: P. Roberson & S. Daughtry

Topic: ACUE Informational and Recruiting Session

Participants will be informed of the benefits, structure, and professional development offered by the Association of College and University Educators.

Meeting number (access code): 1324 33 3108
Meeting password: WSr6gsvrb77 


Time: 1:00- 2:00 p.m.

Facilitator: S. Daughtry

Topic: Evidence Based Pedagogy and Practice in Higher Education

What kind of pedagogies and practices make a difference in fostering student learning from the ears of Achieving the Dream?

Build a resource team that includes faculty, advisers, librarians, and technology professionals.
Help students see that the skills they acquire will be used throughout college and life.

Friday, Nov 5, 2021 1:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting number: 132 551 2201

Password: UhJBefDq648


Time: 11:00 – Noon

Facilitator: L. Williams

Topic: How to Include Diversity in the Classroom

This workshop will show you the latest tips and strategies for including diversity in your classroom. We will discuss what you are currently doing and how to enhance your practices for making your classroom environment one that lives up to HCCC's diversity and inclusion goals.  Come prepared to learn, share, and discuss ways to make sure that all your students feel they are included in your classroom.

Meeting number: 132 469 9916

Password: 2aXFMKCsJ23


Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Facilitator: P. Moore

Topic: Post Pandemic Pedagogy

It is late November, and the great experiment in remote instruction is receding in our collective rearview mirror. We are once again teaching face-to-face, but not without making some revisions to instructional practices in response to the lessons learned during the lockdown. Please join myself and other interested parties for a late semester discussion of and a reflection on our evolving pedagogy.

Meeting number (access code): 132 851 4407

Meeting password: qXqy2kaK3p7


Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Facilitator: S. Daughtry

Topic: Supporting Student Success

Understanding and designing student success based on the teaching & learning toolkit of Achieving the Dream.

A review of the Guided Pathways Movement model.
Collaboration between faculty and student affairs professionals to cultivate learning and support student success.

Meeting number: 132 170 0389

Password: WpXNXRrS377


Time: 11:00 - Noon

Facilitator: J. Lowe

Topic: The Doctoral Journey: Applying Experiential Learning with Community College Scholars

When community college scholars participate in different experiential learning (EL) activities, they are most likely to persist and complete their college education.  College scholars have reported that they enjoy having different EL experiences aligned to their academic and vocational interests. 

Through this interactive workshop, participants will learn how the Educational Opportunity Fund program has created experiential learning opportunities for their scholars using David Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory to increase persistence and retention.   Participants will leave with a framework to implement experiential learning activities applicable in and outside the classroom. 

Meeting ID: 902 853 8484

Passcode:  477562


Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Schedule

​Facilitator Saturday Modules Time Total Hours  Phase
Sharon Daughtry October 2 1 & 2 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 5 1
​Patrick Moore October 9 3 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 3 1
Alexis Muniz October 9 4 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 2 1
Angela Pack October 16 5 & 6 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 5 2
Joseph Caniglia October 30 7 & 8 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 5 2
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Modules 1 and 2 Webex
Meeting number: 132 774 9454
Password: iQSxJDwM592

Modules 3 and 4 Webex
Meeting number: 132 133 4671
Password: uRtHGeve684

​Modules 5 and 6 Webex
Meeting number:132 803 0958
Password: 981287

Modules 7 and 8 Zoom
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Meeting ID: 894 6882 9272
Passcode: 0L7Vrr


Resource List

Cost, P. (2012). Building relationships in online classes by incorporating letter writing, buddy systems, and teaching and utilizing proper netiquette. National Social Science Journal, 38(2), 16–19.

Espitia Cruz, M. I., & Kwinta, A. (2013). "Buddy system": A pedagogical innovation to promote online interaction. PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 15, 207–221. 

Nilson, L. B., & Goodson, L. A. (2018). Online teaching at its best: Merging instructional design with teaching and learning research. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons.


Boettcher, J. V. (2006-2018). Library of eCoaching Tips Retrieved from


Boye, A. (2012). Note-taking in the 21st century: Tips for instructors and students. Retrieved from

Paul Blowers: "Virtual Office Hours with Paul Blowers: Have you received any pushback about the use of active learning practices from students who may be more familiar and comfortable with a lecture approach?" (Links to an external site.)

Paul Blowers: "Virtual Office Hours with Paul Blowers: How do you ensure students remain on task when you’re using technology for in-class activities?"

*If you have a valuable resource, please email it to so that we can share it with all faculty. New resources will be posted weekly


Additional Resources

Summer School for Protest- Article- New Yorker Magazine
A student writes about how the COVID-19 virus saves her life amid racial challenges in school.

Protester shot with a projectile while hands are up: CNN news clip

BLM may be the largest movement in history- NYT

Religious sermons and race relations- the Pew Research Center

Attitudes Toward Diversity in 11 Different Economies: Pew Research Center

The changing categories the US Census has used to name race- Pew Research Center



Contact Information

Paula Roberson, Ed.D.
Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation
70 Sip Avenue, 4th floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4775