Center for Teaching and Learning
Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning at Mohave Community College. The center’s mission is to promote evidence-based instructional practices that advance learning and professional development. We work collaboratively across the college to develop and sustain a culture that values learning and learner-centered instruction, acknowledges the diversity of learners, and creates learning environments where all can achieve. Through collaboration, hands-on training, and individualized support, the Center furthers the College’s mission to empower students to succeed through innovative pathways and quality education.
CTL Faculty Spotlight – Erik Wilbur
CTL is honored to be spotlighting faculty members on a monthly basis. We are striving to recognize and support our faculty members who are engaged, continuously working on improvement, and motivated to see our students learn and succeed. CTL unanimously selected Erik Wilbur to be our very first faculty spotlight. Erik has been a full-time faculty member with the English department on the Lake Havasu City Campus and recently celebrated his five years of service during our annual All Staff Day.
Erik consistently brings curiosity, insight, and a willingness to engage fearlessly in CTL sessions and individual consultations that deserve to be recognized and celebrated. He has made significant changes in his approaches and strategies to student engagement, course designs, and has fully embraced the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). His willingness and desire to connect with his students led him to fully redesign his Canvas courses multiple times and develop communication tools that increased student attendance during faculty office hours.
Michelle Martin commented, “Erik asks questions, makes connections, and challenges us all to think in new and creative ways. When we started exploring UDL last year, he expressed a true desire to learn, took what we talked about, and examined how he could incorporate the principles of UDL into a discipline that is rooted in tradition and routine. It’s a pleasure to work with Erik and our students are the true benefactors of this great faculty member.”
Erik’s latest exploration into providing a more engaging and successful course experience for his students is the concept of good enough grading. Erik explains good enough grading as, “a rubric-based grading method in which students receive full credit for earning above a certain number of rubric points (69 points out of 100 on minor–or “low-stakes”– assignments and 84 points out of 100 on major projects). So, if a student earns 77% of the rubric points on a low-stakes assignment, that translates to 100% in the gradebook. Students who earn below the “close-enough” threshold receive their rubric scores in the gradebook and are given the opportunity to revise and resubmit the assignment.”
Center for Teaching and Learning Professional Development Calendar
For a more comprehensive view of the CTL Calendar, including a month view, full list option, or to search for a specific event, please visit our Event Calendar Page.