About the Faculty Development Committee
Faculty Development Committee Bylaws
The Faculty Development Committee is the entity that you need if you want to receive flex credit for professional development activities. The Professional Growth Committee, not the Faculty Development Committee, is the entity that you need if you want funding. Specifically, the Professional Growth Committee is for faculty to submit a conference/travel request for reimbursement of funds spent, to be reimbursed for funds spent at or for a conference, and/or to get tuition reimbursement.
California Community Colleges Professional Learning Network is a one-stop site with professional development resources, online training, speakers directory, calendar of events, and more. It is free for community college employees. Through the Professional Learning Network (PLN), you can complete training videos offered through Grovo, Skillsoft, and Lynda.com. These providers offer online content on a variety of topics related to staff, student, and instructional improvement. You receive a certificate of completion for training and courses completed. In order to access providers, you will need to register for a free account with PLN. You can afterwards log in to PLN, and go to the “Learning” tab to visit the Learn Academy page. From there, select either Grovo, Lynda.com, or Skillsoft to begin. Instructions for using PLN are available here: PLN-Guide. Videos on how to use PLN are available here: PLN Introductory Videos
Academic Technology provides training on various academic technology such as Canvas, Moodle, clickers, ePortfolios, iPad use, creating reusable learning objects, smart classroom use, media cart use and iTunes U content creation.
LATTC-Antioch University partnership – LATTC partnered with Antioch University, a baccalaureate granting institution, to offer classes for advanced degrees at a special tuition rate. LATTC faculty can complete their bachelor’s degree at a discount tuition rate and may be able to apply their teaching and work experience towards their degree. See Antioch University – LATTC Articulation agreement.
CCC Confer online training is available at http://www.cccconfer.org/Training. Upon completion of this training, faculty will be ready to start using CCC Confer with students and staff can begin holding online meetings.
Academic Senate of California Community Colleges Events: For more information on the Academic Senate events, see: http://www.asccc.org/calendar/list/events
For 2017-2018, the Faculty Development Committee meets the second Thursday of the month 1:00pm – 2:30 pm in MA-03.
Roster of Members