It is critical for instructors to model professionalism to their students and all others with whom they work.  As role models for their professional area, instructors set the standard for the professional conduct that their students need to acquire. This group is for educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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Supporting Computer Literacy | Origin: ED205 | New comment by jen spector

The value of computer literacy begins young and is always evolving.  

Supporting Student Professional Growth | Origin: ED205 | New comment by jen spector

lifelong learning will enhance working in groups or teams.  

Teaching Personal Interaction | Origin: ED205 | New comment by jen spector

working in teams builds confidence and professionalism  

Writing Across the Curriculum | Origin: ED205 | New comment by jen spector

Writing can be improved with detailed rubrics.    

Teaching Professional Skill | Origin: ED205 | New comment by jen spector

students learn from engaging in activities    

Teaching Professional Skill | Origin: ED205 | New comment by jen spector

engaging students encourages learning  

Soft Skills for Instructors | Origin: ED115 | New comment by Jodie Ruiz

Reply to Yvette Prior's post: good point Yvette, the studies provide a nice tie-in to the subject matter. The studies put the skills into perspective. 

Soft Skills for Instructors | Origin: ED115 | New comment by Jodie Ruiz

People skills and work behaviors have many areas that give the definition of soft skills. This has brought so much awareness to me, that it has made me realize some of my strengths and some of my...

Improving Soft Skills through Emotional Intelligence | Origin: ED115 | New comment by Yvette Prior

The good news is that soft skills (EQ) can be developed and we can increase emoathy and work at regaulating emtons while we grow and continue to improve. 

Soft Skills for Instructors | Origin: ED115 | New comment by Yvette Prior

I really enjoy how this first module used research to support the points and clams - for example how the workplace success requures 85% soft skills and 15% hard skills - and then also noting the...