On this page, you will find links to a variety of professional development resources for both faculty and staff. Some of these are subscriptions the college has purchased for your use, materials available for checkout to MCC employees, and links to organizations that provide development materials or hold development conferences.

Starlink : This is a service subscribed to by MCC and available to all MCC employees. The login information will be disseminated via the POD Newsletter. Starlink offers a variety of video-streamed webcasts each available for a limited time. They also keep a Library of webcasts for your use. These include:

  1. Monthly Streaming Videos: Twelve previously broadcast STARLINK programs (60-90 minutes) that are available on-demand at the desktop for an entire month.
  2. Annual Streaming Videos: The best of STARLINK's program library (60-90 minutes programs).
  3. Ideas: Three to seven minute classroom teaching tips available on your computer until August 31, 2008.

Starlink is an agency of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the oldest satellite and Internet-based educational network in the country. The Starlink network currently provides regular professional development programs to MCC and 140 member colleges and universities in twenty-four states and Canada. To access the Starlink webcasts, you must have either Windows Media Player or Real Player on your computer.

NISOD Resource Library: As a NISOD member institution, this newsletter is available to all MCC employees. Each employee may set up their individual login based on their MCC email address. The Resource Library includes an Online Teaching Toolkit, access to NISOD Papers, Virtual Conferences, the  NISODCast and more.