Transparency In Learning and Teaching (TiLT) Template

In my classes at Clark College, I’ve adopted the Transparency in Learning and Teaching methodology for assignments (TiLT). It has proven to be very effective and students really enjoy having assignments formatted using it.

I’ve created a template for you to use which you can find here on GitHub. Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

Clark College Web Developer Extension for Firefox

There is now a browser extension for students enrolled in the Clark College Web Development program. The extension provides useful links and resources.

Install the extension from the Firefox Addons site.

Here’s the GitHub repo for those who want to see how it was built.

Not using Firefox? Well, there’s also a version of the extension for Chrome-based browsers such as Google Chrome, Brave, and Microsoft Edge.

Winter 2022 – Tenure Track Student Evaluations

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.

Clark College WPTE and STEM Unit Meeting Presentation

Here’s a presentation that I gave to the Clark College WPTE (Workforce Professional and Technical Education) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

In the presentation I talk about:

  • Clickable Zoom Recording Transcripts for Canvas
  • TiLT – Transparency in Learning and Teaching
  • Syllabi 2.0

Here’s a link to all of the resources from the presentation.

Clark College Web Development Program Chrome Extension

There is now a browser extension for students enrolled in the Clark College Web Development program. The extension provides useful links and resources.

Install the extension from the Chrome Web Store. The extension also works in Microsoft Edge and Brave browsers.

Here’s the GitHub repo for those who want to see how it was built.

Some feedback I received from a Clark College student

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 won’t be teaching at Clark College this spring

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.

Cross-posted on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bruceelgort/posts/10161699632298858