Center for Teaching and Learning

MCC faculty, we're here to help you help our students. Let us answer your questions about our learning management system, tools like Zoom and captioning software to facilitate online learning, and much more.

The best way to become familiar with a system is to use it. Visit our Center for Teaching and Learning Canvas site to get started today.

Definition of Excellence in Teaching at MCC

The faculty at McHenry County College share a commitment to creating a student-centered learning environment by providing a meaningful, transformative learning process using educational theories and practices that promote deep and enduring learning. This is accomplished through strength and ability in the following: subject matter, pedagogy, assessment, and professionalism.

  • Strength and ability in subject matter include proficiency in the discipline, currency, and pursuit of professional enrichment.
  • Strength and ability in pedagogy include creating a student-centered learning environment by designing and planning an engaging curriculum.
  • Strength and ability in assessment include using a systematic approach and evaluating the outcomes to inform teaching and make transformations.
  • Strength and ability in professionalism include modeling professional ethics and academic rigor, encouraging professionalism in students, and developing their employability skills.