The North Carolina Community College Association of Biology Instructors convened at Nash Community College earlier this semester during their eastern region meeting. The association seeks to improve biology instruction at two-year schools and to foster fellowship and communication among NC community college biology faculty.
NCC Anatomy and Physiology Instructor Nahel Awadallah hosted the visit and addressed members during the meeting. Following a welcome from NCC President Dr. Bill Carver, presentations were made by Awadallah and peers, Reggie Cobb and Rebecca Williams highlighting best practices for assessing and providing feedback, and enhancing instruction through the use of Google technology. Tanya McGhee, Senior Director of Engagement at NCBioNetwork, led a panel discussion.
The afternoon sessions included a Tree Campus USA and Bee Campus USA presentation by NCC Master Gardener, Ken White and AVID online instructional strategies by instructors Daniel Moore and Franchesca Battle.