RUTLAND-More than 100 faculty members from the Community College of Vermont's (CCV) 12 statewide locations gathered June 17-18 for the college's third annual CCV Faculty Institute.
This year, the two-day professional development conference focused on strategies to enhance communication between faculty and students and ways to inspire students to persist despite challenges encountered.
Keynote speaker at the conference included John Yaeger. His "Cultivating SMART Strengths for Student Success" presentaion described how to help students capitalize on their assets in college by learning SMART Strengths.
Yeager is director of the Center for Character Excellence and the chairman of wellness education at the Culver Academies. He was on faculty at Boston University and an associate scholar in BU's Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character.
CCV faculty, who were joined by instructors from Vermont Adult learning, chose from a variety of workshops on diverse topics around the dynamics of teaching and learning.