NCC Holds Inaugural Professional Peer Academy
Nash Community College hosted its inaugural Professional Peer Academy Conference Monday, October 9, 2017 in the Business and Industry Center. Sixty-five faculty and administrators attended representing 14 North Carolina colleges. The conference theme was “Teaching Beyond the Content”.
Guests visited Rocky Mount Mills for a pre-conference social held Sunday, October 8 in the NCC 360° Brewing Classroom. On Monday, Dave Pearce presented the keynote address: “Student Success: What’s Important?” Pearce has nearly 40 years of experience as an educator and administrator in the North Vancouver School District. He is author of Instruction Matters: One Step at a Time chronicling the seven-year process of North Vancouver School District’s system-wide implementation of instructional change. Most recently, he has focused on the organization and implementation of a leadership series for administrators, senior management and future leaders in the K-12 and higher education systems, and is known for his presentations on the practical design of instructional strategies for all learners. In addition, the conference featured more than a dozen peer-led breakout sessions focusing on instructional strategies for today’s learners. Conference attendees reported networking, compelling content and engaging presentations among the best aspects of the Peer Academy.
NCC is certified as one of only two National Demonstration Sites for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Higher Education (AHE). As an AVID campus, Nash Community College is a pacesetter implementing research-based instructional strategies to engage students and prepare them for success.