Professional Development Program

The Learning Resources and Planning Division is responsible for managing the CCTC Professional Development Program.

Your Professional Development Committee Members are: Barbara Wright, Brian Davis, Candi Payne, Cheryl Allen-Lint, David Tuders, Diana Reardon, Elizabeth Bastedo, Elizabeth Williams, Emily Chisholm, Jenny Szupka, Karen Harris-Sweetman, Kayla Bird, Kimberly Wilber, Lara Stephenson, Myles Williams, Nancy Bishop, Paula Witherspoon, Rebecca Vipperman, Rica Bird, Ronalda Stover, Sharonda Elmore-Rivers and Wesley Pelletier.

August 2017 Calendar

Annual Required Online Training | August 1 – October 20 | Online

ADA Annual Training (Required)
This online program provides an explanation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and describes the responsibilities of faculty and staff in providing services for students with disability issues.

FERPA Annual Training (Required)
This online program provides an explanation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and describes student privacy rights in the higher education environment.

HR Policies and Procedures Training (Required)
This online program provides a review of personnel-related policies and procedures at the College. Topics include Leave, Drug Free Workplace, Family and Medical Leave Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, EPMS/FPMS, Grievances/Appeals, At-Will Employment, Dual/Secondary Employment, Anti-harassment, and other topics as needed.

Safety and Security Training (Required)
This online course provides the annual training as required by Directive 4.06 Medical Emergency Response Plan; Directive 4.07 Theft, Damage, Incident, and Disturbance Response Plan; Directive 4.08 Bomb Threat Response Plan; and Directive 4.09 Emergency Response Plan. Hazard Communication; blood borne pathogen training; information on fire extinguishers; and the prevention of slips, trips, and falls are also included.

August PDP Offerings

Technology Tuesday – Online Course Design August 1 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | ILC, Library
This technology training session presents a practical approach to online course design along with some best practices for surviving and thriving in the age of high-tech teaching. Novice online instructors as well as seasoned faculty will benefit from this discussion.

Advisor Round Table August 2 | 8:30 – 9:45 am | Room M401
Along with teaching, advisement is one of the most impactful responsibilities of faculty. While every program is different, there are many similarities in the processes of advisement. All advisors are invited to this group discussion on best advisement practices, student communication methods, and other ideas for increasing student success. This will be a launching session for an Advisor Peer Group.

Faculty Meeting August 2 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Room M401
The Academic Affairs Divisions invites all faculty to attend this information-packed meeting in preparation for the fall semester. College-wide information, policy changes, best practices and other pertinent information will be discussed.

Managing Classroom Behavior Issues August 4 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Room M401
This workshop is designed to provide faculty with some ideas for dealing with common classroom issues that are disruptive to the learning environment. The use of the Disciplinary Reporting Form will be reviewed as well as how a student is handled after being referred by the instructor. Security will provide information for handling more severe disruptions. Several faculty members with extensive experience in the secondary school system will lead this presentation.

Adjunct Faculty Orientation August 5 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm | Room M401
This program is designed to help adjunct faculty feel a part of the College community, make them aware of important policies and procedures, help them locate resources to make their jobs easier, and create a learning environment that is challenging and fun.

Academic Impressions for Adjunct Faculty August 5 – September 15 | Online
This activity will provide training for adjunct faculty through the online resources of Academic Impressions. Adjunct faculty may apply for and receive a stipend of $400 after they complete the requirements of the training program. The PBI Competitive Grant provides funding for this program.

Technology Tuesday – Cool Tools in D2L August 8 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | ILC, Library
This technology training session will present some of the recent changes in the look and function of D2L; ways to make online classes more interactive; methods to help prevent cheating; and tools that help faculty better manage their courses. Some of the tools include Respondus LDB, TurnItIn and Feedback Studio, Awards, Manage Dates, Attendance Register Labels, HTML Editor and more!

New Employee Orientation (Faculty) August 9 | 8:30 am – 3:15 pm | ILC, Library
This program gives new employees an overview of the policies and procedures of the College. Topics include accounting, safety and security, purchasing, public information and marketing, and personnel policies and procedures, as well as computer training on the available systems at the College.

New Faculty Orientation Kick-off August 10 | 8:00 – 11:00 am | ILC, Library
This is a semester-long program to help new faculty through their first semester at the College. This required course is taught in a hybrid format with one face-to-face meeting at the beginning of the semester and the rest of the course facilitated online. Faculty have weekly assignments throughout the semester that provide exposure to the culture of Central Carolina and access to the many resources available to them.

Technology Tuesday – Getting Ready/Checklist for Online Courses August 15 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | ILC, Library
The start date for classes is looming and you need to get your online courses ready to run. Where do you start? What should you be checking? This session shows faculty how to structure online classes for efficiently, set dates appropriately and make documents accessible.

New Employee Orientation (Staff) August 30 | 8:30 am – 3:15 pm | ILC, Library
This program gives new employees an overview of the policies and procedures of the College. Topics include accounting, safety and security, purchasing, public information and marketing, and personnel policies and procedures, as well as computer training on the available systems at the College.

Calendars

July and August 2017 PDP Calendar