COCC Teaching Commons

About the Teaching Commons

Welcome to the COCC Teaching Commons Website!

This site provides an exciting opportunity to create a common sharing ground for ideas, successes and challenges related to one of our favorite topics – teaching and learning at COCC. As you can see from the word cloud to the right (created at, the discussions and related links are intended to focus on innovation, faculty development, teaching and learning trends, and FUN! By its very nature of being an online resource, this site is inclusive to all faculty on all COCC campuses and anyone else interested in supporting the teaching and learning process at COCC.

We need you!

This Teaching Commons site is a work in progress and its sustainability is highly dependent on your feedback, contributions and interest. If you would like to submit a picture of teaching and learning in action in your “classroom,” or provide a link to an interesting article you’ve read, we’d like to hear from you. Or, if you’d like to contribute an original blog post on any topic of relevance to our COCC faculty and community, we want to hear from you!

Not interested in writing a blog post but want to see more information or postings on a topic of interest to you? Let us know what that topic is and we will do our best to get this information on our site.

Keep the Teaching Commons site in your “Favorites” links and be sure to share with us exciting news as teaching and learning unfolds in your classroom!

If you want to suggest something, submit a picture or link, or write a blog post, contact the following people:

Stacey Donohue (

  • Suggestions for topics you'd like to see covered on the Teaching Commons website.

Michele DeSilva (

  • Links or pictures you want to share on the website
  • Any feedback about the website
  • If you want to be a writer for our blog

Acknowledgements: This site is a collaborative effort of the Instructional Team, the Library, IT, and College Relations. We extend a BIG thanks to Barry Rogers, web developer, and Scott Donnell, web designer, for their programming and design work. 

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