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Nicolet instructors participate in professional development activities

Oct. 23, 2014

Effective teaching requires regular professional development. Nicolet College faculty members regularly participate in activities to expand their knowledge in their fields of expertise and improve classroom teaching effectiveness. Instructors who recently participated in professional development activities include:

IT Instructors advance credentials

IT instructor Ethan Blue began coursework for a Doctor of Business Administration in Applied Computer Science degree from Northcentral University. Blue also recently published a book titled Citizen 2.0, a light-hearted read that uses personal stories to discuss issues such as online citizenship, globalization, personal branding and online etiquette.

IT Instructor Scott Biscobing completed a 40-hour course on Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Baumgartner invited to write national registry exams

Dana Baumgartner, Emergency Medical Services and Fire Safety specialist was part of the team that wrote new exam questions for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

This national accrediting organization administers numerous exams in the emergency response field. Many states, including Wisconsin, require individuals to pass these exams before they will be granted a license to work in the field.

Baumgartner was selected by the national organization to write exam questions as the result of the significant increase in test scores by Nicolet students since she took over the program.

Labs joins Wisconsin HOPE Project

Nursing Instructor Jennifer Labs joined the Wisconsin HOPE Lab project operated by the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Education.

As a faculty advisor for the project, Labs has recruited Nicolet Nursing students to survey local residents to help determine why many students attend Wisconsin colleges and universities but never graduate.

Data collected during the one-year project will used to determine ways to increase postsecondary graduation rates.