TLC @ Clark College

Faculty Development

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.

Key Contacts

Michelle Bagley

Dean of Libraries, eLearning, Tutoring and Faculty Development

Lorraine Leedy

Program Coordinator

New Faculty Resources

Faculty Focus

This conference-style event is held exclusively for faculty during Clark College's Fall Orientation. Watch for announcements beginning in August each year for Fall Orientation and Faculty Focus activities.

Key Resources



The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) provides leadership and coordination for Washington's system of 34 public community and technical colleges. The SBCTC is headquartered in Olympia with offices in Spokane (eLearning) and Bellevue (IT division). The Faculty Development and Instructional Resources page includes information on training, conferences and retreats.


20-Minute Mentor Commons

The Mentor Commons is 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:

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.

Faculty Development Funding

Funding for off-campus professional development opportunities such as retreats and conferences is determined by instructional deans.


If you are interested in having a mentor, please contact Michelle Bagley at or 360-992-2472.

Online Resources

Recommended online resources that address best practices and evidence-based research in areas including assessment, open educational resources, universal design, cultural diversity, and more.

Visit the TLC Calendar for a list of upcoming events.