St. Clair County Community College hosted a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) regional workshop titled “Another New Paradigm: The MillennialZ and Educational Technology” on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.
The workshop, which took place in the college’s Welcome Center, aimed to teach educators how to understand the differences between Gen Y and Gen Z students and develop technologies that increase student motivation and participation.
Fifteen SC4 faculty members attended the workshop thanks to grants and support from the SC4 Foundation and its J.B. Sperry Endowment Fund. In addition, the college funded 34 more staff and faculty members.
“We are grateful to the SC4 Foundation for its generosity and continued commitment to maximizing student success at SC4,” said SC4 Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Academic Services Julie Armstrong. “Faculty attendance at this workshop will benefit our students for years to come.”
The J.B. Sperry Endowment Fund was set up in 1961 by Clare Sperry, son of J.B. Sperry. The fund aims to provide faculty grants to help continuously enhance quality of education at the collegiate level. In the past five years alone, more than $15,000 has been granted from the fund to faculty members for purposeful study, which contributes to professional growth that greatly benefits SC4 students.
SC4 has been a NISOD member for more than 23 years. In addition to faculty resources and workshops, the college consistently engages in NISOD writing and graphic design competitions, with SC4 student designs winning three years in a row.