Professional Development Institute

Give yourself the gift of professional development for the coming year!

Mark your calendar now and save the date for these upcoming courses:

  • Crucial Accountability – March 14-15, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. or May 30-31, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  Register online
  • Lean Champion Certification – February 13–July 24, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (2 days per month)  Register online
  • Managing Conflict – February 15, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register online
  • Getting More Done – April 29, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Register online

Click the “Register online” links for more details or to enroll in these course.

Note: These courses are open to all adjunct faculty, regular faculty, and regular staff.

For questions please contact Lori at or 995.1143.

Surveys, Surveys and more Surveys

Welcome back!  I hope that you had a great break. As we get back into the swing of things, I wanted to make you aware of a few surveys and evaluations that will be made available for you over the next several months. They are very different from another, so this is just a heads up of what you can expect:

Student Opinion Survey

NMC’s accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), wants student feedback about your experiences at NMC. We will be emailing a link to a select group of students enrolled in credit courses on Monday, January 21. Your anonymous responses will go directly to the HLC and neither the HLC nor NMC will have access to your identity. They will use the information that you share as part of their on-visit to our campus in March 2019. Questions? Please email

Learner Engagement Survey

On Monday, February 18, students will receive an email containing a link to the Learner Engagement Survey. This student satisfaction survey goes out to students enrolled in credit courses each year. It is a longer survey but your responses are confidential and very valuable in helping NMC in current and future planning. Questions? Please email

Course Evaluations

Course evaluations are ongoing throughout the semester.  Some of you enrolled in credit courses will receive course evaluation(s) beginning the end of January or the first week in February (depending on the length of your course). Most of you enrolled in credit courses will receive end-of-the-term course evaluations in late April. These end-of-the-term evaluations help your instructor plan for future courses as part of a continuous improvement effort. Thank you for taking the time to complete these evaluations- your responses are very helpful. Questions? Please email