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Professional Development

AWC strongly encourages faculty to pursue all types of professional development opportunties that will enrich them professionally. Click here to download the Spring 2014 CTE-sponsored Professional Development (PD) workshop schedule. Or see table below. Click here to access and watch certain video-recorded CTE-sponsored Weekend Workshops (fall 2012 and 2013, and spring 2013 semesters).

Date Time Workshop Location
March 7 5-8:30pm AVID Workshop- High Engagement Strategies Main Campus
March 8 8am-noon AVID Workshop- Inquiry & Collaboration Main Campus
March 14 9-10am Gimme an "A": A Discussion of the Types, History, and Effectiveness of Grading Systems Main Campus
March 19 12:30-1:15pm Forum- Solar versus Nuclear Power Main Campus
March 21 9-10am Observations to Paper- Translating Reality into Challenging Exam/Quiz Questions Main Campus
April 11 10-11am Maintaining Student Interest in Learning After Spring Break Main Campus       AS-114
April 18 9:30-11:00am Using Infographics in the Classroom Main Campus Library
April 22 12:30-1:20pm Faculty Forum- I Dare You To Make Me Learn Main Campus 3C-Francis Morris Boardroom

The CTE has purchased an institutional site license subscription to Magna Commons and the 20 Minute Mentor Commons online teaching/learning resources. As a faculty of the AWC community these cloud-based online resources are available to you at no cost.

Click here to download a pdf file that contains a representative list of the teaching/learning topics available in both online resource libraries. This file also has written and visual directions on how to subscribe and gain access to over 150 Magna Commons online seminars and over 80 20 Minute Mentor Commons videos. Enjoy...

In addition, current hardcopy issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) are available in the CTE. If you wish to receive the Chronicle Review electronically, then click here to learn how to do so.

Furthermore, the Professional Development Committee (PDC) develops programs and activities for faculty, which lead to professional growth and career enhancement. It addresses such issues as renewal, incentives for research and new projects, orientation and mentoring, evaluation and professional growth programs. The PDC also serves in an advisory capacity to the Center for Teaching Effectiveness. Committee recommendations are submitted to the Dean of Instruction.

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for the planning of the annual Professional Development Day (PDD) held in February. The PDD is a daylong event devoted to the exchange of ideas related to teaching. This year's PDD includes a morning keynote address from Steven Semken, Associate Professor of Geology and Geoscience Education at Arizona State University, followed by an AVID Writing to Learn workshop led by Debbie Shapiro from Augsburg College. After lunch there is a plethora of technology and oral presentation sessions devoted to teaching/learning and the acquisition of technology and customer service skills. Click here to download the 2014 Professional Development Day (PDD) program. To find out more about the 2014 PDD click here.

Professional Development Committee meeting dates for the spring 2014 semester are:

January 21, February 4, February 18, March 4, April 8, and April 29

Professional Development Committee Members for 2013-2014:

Division of Business & Computer Information Systems: Kris Duke (Accounting)

Division of Career and Technical Education: Shelly Greacen (Nursing)

Division of Communications: Donna Taylor (Reading)

Division of Fine Arts: Brad Pease (Computer Graphics)

Division of Mathematics: Vicky Martinez-Bellow (Engineering)

Division of Modern Languages: Martha Martinez (Spanish)

Division of Science: Chris Benker (Geosciences)

Division of Social Sciences: Joe Vielbig (Sociology)

CTE Director: Scott Donnelly (Chemistry), Chair

AccessABILITY Resources Services Coordinator: Laura Sándigo

Faculty- NAU Yuma Branch Campus:  Vicki Ardisana (Education)

Staff- NAU Yuma Branch Campus: Susan Lauer (Administrative Associate)


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