Professional Development Program

The mission of the Professional Development Program is to provide a comprehensive training and professional development program that supports teaching, learning, and serving within the College’s Mission while supporting a sense of community.

Faculty and Staff can access more information at PDP Libguide (password required)

Annual Required Training

Active Shooter Annual Training (Required)
This college-wide training provides practical emergency response procedures in the event of an active shooter on campus.

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 disabilities.

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 HR-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.

General Training (Based on Role)

Faculty Meeting
The Vice President for Academic Affairs invites all faculty to attend this information-packed meeting in preparation for each new semester. College-wide information, policy changes, best practices and other pertinent information is discussed.

Adjunct Faculty Orientation
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. Normally offered on Saturday before classes begin.

New Employee Orientation
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
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.

Online Faculty Certification
Central Carolina faculty who teach online courses are required to complete the College’s online faculty certification program prior to teaching online and hybrid courses. This rigorous program ensures faculty have the necessary skill set for online instruction. Faculty who complete the training are deemed Certified Online Faculty.