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Professional Development


AWC values Faculty, and promotes professional development that will enrich Faculty professionally. The Center for Teaching Effectiveness Office, in coordination with the Professional Development Committee, will offer formal and informal opportunities for Professional Growth and collegiality throughout the academic year:

  • Peer Faculty Lead
    • Seminars
    • Presentations
    • Discussions
  • Visiting Experts
    • Presentations
    • Discussions
    • Webinars
  • Publications
    • Hard copies in CTE
    • Online access
  • Faculty Travel
    • Faculty Journeys
  • Faculty Socials
    • In-Service Socials
    • No host Luncheons

To reserve a space for an event, please RSVP-,  928-344-7734 or stop in and speak with one of our helpful CTE Staff.

September 2015





9/3/15 Breakfast Yogurt Bar   7:30a
9/3/15 Thursdays @ the Historic Yuma Theater: The Lesson   7p
9/9/15 Thursdays @ the HYT: the Lesson Discussion M. Miller 12:15p
9/11/15 Faculty Journeys: AWC Yuma Co. Centers L.Renaud     7:30a
9/14/15 Ku ki`ai Mauna - Stand for our Mountain L. Renaud 12:15p
9/15/15 Building Community within our Classrooms B. Ayers 12:15p
9/16/15 Building Community within our Classrooms J. Howe 3:05p
9/16/15 Afternoon Snacks - Chips and Salsa Bar   3:05p
9/23/15 Noon Discovery Series 2.0: History of Mountain Rescue in the United States (3C-Francis Morris Boardroom) G. Montopoli 12:15p


October 2015

Date Event Presenter Time
10/1/15 Breakfast Yogurt Bar   7:30a
10/1/15 Thursdays @ the Historic Yuma Theater: Amour Fou   7p
10/7/15 Thursdays @ the HYT: Amour Fou Discussion M. Miller 12:15p
10/7/15 Fall Reprise: Student Vocalists S. Ehler 4:30p
10/9/15 Faculty Journeys: AWC La Paz Co. Centers L. Renaud 8:45a
10/12/15 Recruitment & Repatriation: Understanding the Dynamics of Mexican Migration in the Southwest 1900-1940 M. Ketcham 12:15p
10/13/15 TBD C. Marchant 12:15p
10/14/15 TBD SS Team 3:05p
10/19/15 ETM Pictionary V. Martinez-Bellow 12:15p
10/20/15 AVID J. Howe 12:15p
10/21/15 AVID J. Howe 3:05p
10/21/15 Afternoon Snacks   3:05p
10/26/15 No-host Luncheon ($5 cash)- Culinary Arts Club.  Menu- Tomato Basil Soup and Assorted Tortilla Wraps Culinary Arts Club 12 noon
10/29/15 Noon Discovery Series 2.0: The Beautiful World of our Bilingual Students (3D-TBD) N. Blitz 12:15p

NISOD Resources

(Login information available upon request-, 928-344-7734 or in person)

  • Innovation Abstracts
  • Webinars
    • August 2015- Using Google Web Apps to Improve Student Engagement

      This webinar, based on the article found at, provides an overview of Google web apps that are useful for in-class collaboration, as well as tips for effectively using the apps. Webinar participants learn how to set up Google web apps for classroom use, how to design effective in-class discussion and collaboration sessions using Google web apps, and how to facilitate these collaboration sessions. Lloyd Willis, Associate Professor, Lander University

    • September 2015- Meeting Faculty Needs Through a Curriculum for Active Learning Series

      Houston Community College’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence supports over 3,500 full- and part-time faculty members’ instructional design needs through collaborative partnerships across disciplines and delivery modes. Short online modules and face-to-face consultations in individual and cohort options support active, collaborative, engaging, and real-world online learning for student success. This presentation describes the program’s past and future development, attributes, and limitations.  Dr. David Diehl, Director; Brian Baldwin, Instructional Designer; Dorsetta Williams, Manager, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, The Institute for Instructional Engagement and Development, Houston Community College (PP Presentation)

Library of Congress


  • TITLE: Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Dark Future?
    SPEAKER: Gabriel Weimann
    EVENT DATE: 2015/06/10
    RUNNING TIME: 77 minutes

    DESCRIPTION:  Gabriel Weimann discussed the recent trends in online terrorism, emerging threats and possible countermeasures.

Speaker Biography: Gabriel Weimann is a terrorism expert and author.

  • TITLE: How Community Gardens Can Save America
    SPEAKER: LaManda Joy
    EVENT DATE: 2015/05/19
    RUNNING TIME: 54 minutes

    DESCRIPTION:  Author and urban farmer LaManda Joy wants to inspire everyone she meets to grow their own food. Her rallying cry "We can grow it!" recognizes the influence of the past while invigorating the American can-do spirit to create a positive future.

    Speaker Biography: LaManda Joy is an author, national speaker and award winning master gardener, and has been called the best urban farmer in Chicago.

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