Dr. Glenn DuBois-Chancellor's Colloquy on Great Teachers
"Chancellor's Colloquy on Great Teachers"
Dr. Glenn DuBois, Chancellor, VCCS, Presenter
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Friday, February 29, 2008
Center for Innovative Technology
2214 Rock Hill Road
Herndon, VA 20170
In this colloquy, VCCS Chancellor, Dr. Glenn DuBois will share his thinking on great teachers and their characteristics. He will discuss some of history’s greatest teachers as well as teachers in our everyday lives and the important traits they possess. He will highlight his own work and research on the subject as well as that of others. Dr. Dubois’s research has revealed some interesting hidden characteristics associated with master teachers and he delineates these qualities that lead to effective and great teachers which had not been previously reported prior to his research.
To summarize this session, Chancellor DuBois writes: "Great teachers liberate students and make them succeed. Great teachers in the community college classroom through their talents and charisma, motivate their students’ intellectual growth, evoke their students’ emotions, and improve their students’ self-esteem. Great teachers encourage students to find meaning in their lives, a sense of purpose and vision. The great teacher possesses a unique form of altruism, an unselfish commitment to the welfare of the student, approaching the Greek "agape"–unselfish love and concern for others. Teaching is an ongoing passion.
After the Chancellor’s opening remarks, he invites you to join him in open dialogue on the subject and the VCCS professional development and research initiatives needed to enhance your greatness. We look forward to your joining us for this important session.
About Chancellor DuBois
Chancellor Glenn DuBois is the Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Community College System and Secretary to the State Board for Community Colleges. Dr. DuBois was appointed Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System in July 2001.
A renowned expert on the dynamics of community college teaching, Dr. DuBois helped launch and speed the system’s progress toward the Dateline 2009 goals and has spearheaded the development of new transfer agreements with four-year institutions.
Dr. DuBois came to Virginia’s community colleges with a broad background in higher education and an outstanding record of leadership and academic performance. He served as the Commissioner and CEO of the New Hampshire Community Technical College System from 1998 to 2001, managing educational and workforce development initiatives for a statewide system on seven campuses. He also was the director of community colleges for the State of New York, which has one of the nation’s largest networks of community colleges. In addition, Dr. DuBois chaired the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges from August 2000 to July 2001.
Dr. DuBois received his doctorate of higher education administration, research, and policy from the University of Massachusetts.