The Teaching and Learning Center contributes to student success
in a learning-centered community by cultivating and supporting teaching
All Faculty Development offerings are provided in the context of Clark College's vision and mission and its committment to the "learning college" model.
Faculty Development Goals
- Celebrate the teaching profession and champion a collegial work environment.
- Provide faculty with programs, services, and resources to ensure student success in a learning-centered environment.
- Address "Power, Privilege, and Inequality" in workshop offerings and ongoing programs.
- Develop and maintain systematic assessment of TLC programs.
- Strengthen internal operations and enhance TLC's visibility.
Dean of Libraries, eLearning, Tutoring and Faculty Development
New Faculty Orientations
- Quarterly informational meetings tailored to new adjunct faculty. Includes optional Smart classroom training (additional 90 minutes).
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.
Monday Morning Mentor
A weekly, 20-minute webcast series that airs each Monday and is available on-demand throughout the week until the next webcast. Programs give practical, real-world advice to enhance teaching and learning.
Offered throughout the year, topics may include:
- Active Learning
- Classroom Assessment Techniques
- Classroom Management
- Creating a Safe Learning Environment
- Cultural Diversity
- 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 15 faculty and professional staff engaging in a fulfilling and sustained 9 month-long program with a curriculum about enhancing teaching, learning and student success and retention.
- Faculty Learning Communities
- Student Learning Communities
Faculty Development Funding
Funding for off-campus professional development retreats and conferences is determined by department deans.
If you are interested in having a mentor, please contact Michelle Bagley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-992-2472.
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