The intellectual dimension is about expanding your knowledge, skills and abilities through ongoing personal growth and development, and includes the ability to:
- Maintain an active, open mind.
- Seek out opportunities that stretch and challenge your mind with stimulating creative and problem-solving endeavors.
- Maintain the capacity to question and think critically.
Practices that demonstrate intellectual wellness include
- Learning for the sake of learning.
- Pursuing interests outside of your vocation.
- Developing effective study and time management skills.
- Being interested in the views of others.
- Keeping abreast of current events, issues and ideas.
Tips and resources for enhancing your intellectual wellness
Consider taking a personal enrichment class through Clark College Economic and Community Development.
Clark College offers a Tuition Waiver Program for employees working half-time or more. Eligible employees may enroll in state supported classes on a space-available basis. Tuition exemption forms are available from the Human Resources Department. For more information visit the Employee Benefits page.
Join the Clark College Community in learning, and attend the quarterly Faculty Speaker Series, where faculty members share recent experiences that have shaped their lives and their teaching.
The Teaching and Learning Center at Clark College was established in 2006 and supports the professional development work of many departments at the college. Programs and services include new employee and new faculty orientation, professional development funding, professional learning communities and on-campus trainings that cover a broad ranges of topics including classroom management, effective communication, diversity, and health and wellness. Located upstairs, in Gaiser Hall (GHL) 206, the TLC also offers classroom space, computers and a library collection dedicated to teaching and learning, available for checkout to employees exclusively.
Clark College provides resources for developing career and life planning skills to the college community. Located in the Penguin Union Building, (PUB) 002, the Career Services staff is available to assist with career research, exploration and planning, and offers quarterly workshops covering a variety of professional development topics.
Want to learn about a topic that intrigues you? Visit TED, a non-profit organization that offers powerful talks on a variety of topics – from science to business to global issues – in more than 100 languages and in 18 minutes or less.