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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, mission, and commitment to the learning college model. Our goal is to celebrate the teaching profession and champion a collegial work environment.

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Faculty Development Opportunities

The following programs, services, and resources provide professional development opportunities for faculty focused on encouraging student success in a learning-centered environment.

20-Minute Mentor Webinars

This library of video-based programs can help address everyday teaching challenges. The programs are fast, focused, and on-demand with practical “how-to” information presented by higher education’s leading authorities.

New Faculty Orientation

These information sessions are tailored to new faculty who want the basics of navigating the policies and procedures of Clark College. New faculty receive a stipend for participating. 

Teaching Squares

A program designed to improve teaching skills and build community through a structured, non-threatening process of classroom observation and shared reflection. Participants in a Teaching Square learn about the best practices of other faculty in order to improve their own teaching.

Library of Open Classrooms

Need inspiration for your teaching, new ideas or just the chance to see different strategies? Our 'Library of Open Classrooms' gives faculty the opportunity to visit other colleagues and observe lessons.  If you'd like to visit an Open Classroom, or volunteer to be included in our list of faculty who welcome observers into lessons, please contact the tlc: