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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 CTE presentation (file = Power Point with live animations) given at the Friday, August 15 Faculty Meeting. For a pdf version of this presentation click here.

Click here to download the Fall 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 and 2014 semesters).

Date Time Workshop Location
Sept 5 10-11am Customer Service in the Classroom AC 110
Sep 12 10-11am Gimme an "A": A Discussion of the Types, History, and Effectiveness of Grading Systems AC 110
Oct 2 12:30-1:15pm Using Infographics in the Classroom  Library
Oct 24 10-11:30am Inquiry Based Learning  AS 114

The CTE has purchased an institutional site license subscription to Magna Commons online teaching/learning resources. As a faculty of the AWC community these cloud-based online resources are available to you at no cost. How can you access this valuable resource? Simple. Click here to download a pdf document that contains written and visual instructions on how to subscribe and gain access to over 150 Magna Commons online video seminars. 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. The 2014 PDD included 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. A medley of technology and oral presentation sessions devoted to teaching/learning and the acquisition of technology and customer service skills filled the afternoon time slots. Click here to download the 2014 PDD program. And to watch video-recorded sessions from the 2014 PDD click here.

Professional Development Committee meeting dates (tentative) for the fall 2014 semester are:

August 26, September 16, October 7, November 4, November 25, and December 2

Professional Development Committee Members for 2014-2015:

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: VACANT

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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