Center for Teaching

Center for Teaching

Welcome to The Center for Teaching

NVCC's Center for Teaching is our institution's local resource offering professional development and support to NVCC faculty and staff related to teaching and learning. We offer interactive workshops, book clubs, "brown bags," "lunch and learns," panels, and roundtable discussions throughout the academic year. We are a part of the statewide Center for Teaching (CFT). The CFT was established in 1987 as a vehicle to promote teaching excellence through the sharing of ideas, the interaction of faculty members on individual campuses, and the creation of coordinated professional development opportunities for the Connecticut Community College system. Visit:

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for more Fall 2021 semester events! 

We are looking forward to a great semester of learning and sharing ideas.

Resource Links

Resource Links

On-Demand Workshops

CFT Blackboard Site
All who teach are automatically enrolled in the CFT Blackboard site which has many resources and archives of past events.  Log in through my.commnet.


Log in and look for NVCT_Teaching_and_Learning

CT Center For Teaching 
Find additional resources and events at the state level.

CT CFT website



We're here for you!
Contact us with questions and suggestions.


NVCC Center for Teaching Chair

Nikki McGary, Ph.D.


NVCC Teaching and Learning Consultant

Ruth Urbina-Lilback

CFT Newsletters 

Spring 2021

Fall 2020

CFT Committee

NVCC Center For Teaching Committee

Nikki McGary (CFT Chair)
Ruth Urbina-Lilback (Teaching & Learning Consultant)

Sandra Eddy (Professor, CIS, Business)
Althea Hayes (Assistant Professor, English)
Lou Lombard (Professor, English)
Mitch Holmes (Professor, Business)
Kim O’Donnell (Professor, Psychology)
Patti Pallis (Professor, English; Chair)
Steve Parlato (Professor, English)
Julia Petitfrere (Professor, English)
Carlos Plaza (Assistant Professor, Math)
Chris Rempfer (Assoc. Professor, English)
Kathy Taylor (Professor, Legal Studies)
Angela Tiru (Professor, Psychology) 

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