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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Flipped classroom- how to grade students performance and knowledge | New discussion by Mary Dandrea

I consider, how might I transition to a flipped classroom form of instruction? It seems a bit daunting.  I would start with a lesson I currently teach that has poor results.  I will make cha...


Inquiring minds | New blog by Rita Shertick

Inquiring minds are life long learners, keep asking more questions, keep expanding knowledge. 


OB teacher | New blog by Rita Shertick

To apply OB theory, in the sim lab I create a delivery room and talk the students through each role. One student is the nurse midwife, one the circulating/delivery room nurse, another the nursery nurs...

Build 'em, Burn 'em, Build 'em: how to criticize subordinates/students | New blog by J Jones

Criticizm is hard to take. i've found the best method to dish it out involves the "build 'em, burn 'em, build 'em" method. First "Build 'em" up, ex: Looking at your term paper i found it refreshing ...

Moivational speeches | New comment by Mary Ibe

Having the student share their personal stories are goodidea to help them open dialog among peers. Thanks for sharing the idea.

learning from others | New discussion by Debra Marks

I always try to be open to other points of view.  I feel you can alway learn SOMETHING from everyone -students, personel, instructors. If I can learn one new thing a's a win. Having sa...

Positive feedback | New discussion by Monica Gill

I believe giving feedback is very important in the classroom. I try to give positive feedback as much as I can because we also need to encourage our students to want to continue learning.

10 characteristics of professionalism | New file by Marcela Guzman Galan

A short list of professionalism characteristics.  This is the source of the list:

Soft Skills | New comment by Joan Darienzo

I believe soft skills are so important in the work place today.

Self Control | New blog by Ahdy Rofaeil

My lifelong experoience of 60 years proved that self control is the first & foremost skill in interpersonal relationships.