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Center for Teaching @ NVCC: NVCC CFT Programs and Events for February 2021

Monday, Feb. 1 at 12:30-2 PM   Comparative Suffering and Finding Meaning

The pandemic has brought about the idea that we are all in this together, a universal experience.  However, we have each had our own individual experiences. Understanding how our suffering is our own and that comparing ourselves to others prevents us from finding "meaning" will be the focus of this event, led by Professor Christine Cocchiola.

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Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 3-4 PM   Digging Deeper with OER

This program will outline strategies for searching, evaluating, and implementing OER. The presenter will cover such resources as Creative Commons, digital reserves from the Library, open textbook options, OER repositories, and low-cost courseware. Hosted by Jenna Stebbins, Librarian and OER Library Liaison. Note: please email Jenna Stebbins to share which disciplines you would like featured in her presentation:

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Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 12:30 PM  Lunch and Learn: “Zip Code Destiny: The Persistent Power of Place and Education”

Only about 7.5% of children of relatively low income will have the chance to reach the top fifth of the US income bracket, and if those children grow up in a rural area, their likelihood of reaching the top fifth is at least twice as opposed to children in urban cities. What factors are strong predictors of upward mobility? And yes, race and education are CERTAINLY part of this discussion. Join Ruth Urbina-Lilback and listen to this podcast where researcher Raj Chetty reviews what studies have found around the prospects of economic upward mobility in the US. If you are not able to join us, feel free to listen to it when it works for you:  Hidden Brain: Zip Code Destiny

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