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The mission of the Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence is to provide faculty with the instructional resources and support to explore and to implement innovative teaching practices. The Center provides consultation, programs, and training to support faculty in preparing our diverse student population to reach their academic goals.
The Center is a faculty-focused, collaborative endeavor that supports new methods of teaching and learning. These methods include creative approaches to faculty-student engagement, course design and implementation, and the seamless integration of technology into the academic environment.
Founded in 1989 under a Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant, the FRCAE funded projects that involved 250 faculty members. In 1993 when the grant ended, the College funded the Center and its present location is in the new Learning Commons D-106 Suite. The Center is staffed with a half-time Coordinator and a secretary. The Center’s Advisory Board has faculty members from each division and advises the Center staff on issues and activities.
What Is Zoom?
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform that can be used for video conferencing meetings, audio conferencing, webinars, meeting recordings, and live chat. A “Zoom Meeting” simply refers to a meeting that’s hosted using Zoom, and attendees (students) can join the meeting in-person, via webcam or video conferencing camera, or via phone.