You’ll find this technology professor – an award-winning instructor at Clark College – working hard to inspire and challenge his students with meaningful web development and programming experiences. With a skinny vanilla latte (no foam) in hand, Bruce loves to tinker and test the boundaries of existing and emerging technologies, to then guide hungry minds through memorable, educational journeys to showcase with passion the ever-evolving innovations of society. An industry leader, Bruce is known for co-developing Elguji’s IdeaJam software, and is recognized by IBM as an ‘IBM Champion’ for being an innovative thought leader in cloud technologies.
Last week I received the evaluations that students filled out towards the end of the Winter 2022 quarter. I’ve been keeping a graph of the data and wanted to share it. Tenure-Track candidates at Clark College are evaluated every quarter. I’ve also taken all of the written comments and created a tag cloud.
During my Q5 Tenure Meeting last week at Clark College, the committee brought up this comment left by a student answering the question that meant a lot to them, “Does the instructor show equal respect for all regardless of ethnicity, gender, beliefs, age, disability, or class? Briefly explain.”: “Mr. Elgort is hands down the best instructor I have had the pleasure of learning from. He is hardworking, honorable, and deserving of the utmost respect; which he naturally gives to each and every one of the students in his class. As a person of color I have never been treated, nor have I perceived him to treat anyone else, any different for any reason. He should be the standard that every instructor at Clark is held to.”
I wanted to let you know that I will not be teaching at Clark College for the spring quarter. The events surrounding the college President and Board of Trustees twice denying my applications for early tenure have gravely affected my health. Their decision will impact the vibrant Web Development program I have built and nurtured over 9+ years. I teach almost half of the courses in the program. Hopefully, the college can find instructors to fill in for me, especially those who plan to graduate in June.
I’m incredibly thankful to my Tenure Review Committee for recognizing my teaching and professional accomplishments. They are the ones who recommended me for early tenure during the first minute of my first ever tenure meeting.
Thank you all for your support of my career at the college.
A student recently shared this Google Chrome extension that makes the Canvas Learning Management System appear in “dark mode”.
Dark mode for Canvas. Staying up late doing homework? Reduce your eye strain and keep your circadian rhythm with this Dark mode for canvas! Canvas dark mode should work for your school, if it does not, contact me and I can update the plugin to include your school's URL! Currently, dark mode for canvas works on any "instructure.com/*" domain.