The Faculty Development Department contributes to student success in a learning-centered community by cultivating and supporting teaching excellence.
All Faculty Development offerings are provided in the context of Clark College's vision and mission and its commitment to the "learning college" model. Our goal is to celebrate the teaching profession and champion a collegial work environment by providing faculty with programs, services, and resources to ensure student success in a learning-centered environment.
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Quarterly informational sessions are tailored to new faculty. These include optional Smart classroom podium training (additional 60 minutes).
Each fall quarter, this intensive program offers new full-time faculty time to work together and to consider evidence-based teaching strategies that can be used in a college committed to learning-centered education.
A two-day event during Clark College's Fall Orientation providing a range of professional development opportunities.
20-Minute Mentor Commons
A library of 20-minute webcasts available on demand. Programs give practical, real-world advice to enhance teaching and learning.
Offered throughout the year, topics may include:
Classroom Assessment Techniques
Creating a Safe Learning Environment
Engaged Learners Intensive Workshop
Power, Privilege and Inequity
Faculty Speaker Series
The Faculty Speaker Series showcases recent experiences that have enriched both the lives and teaching of Clark’s faculty members. This series aims to join the college-community in learning through our own faculty’s wide range of interests and achievements.
Professional Learning Communities
Professional Learning Communities are professional development models made up of cross-disciplinary groups of up to 15 faculty and professional staff engaging in a fulfilling and sustained 9 month-long program with a curriculum that enhances teaching, learning and student success and retention.