The mission of the Faculty Professional Development Committee is to advance student learning and strengthen teaching and assessment by providing professional development opportunities and support for faculty to collaborate, innovate, and adopt pedagogical practices that support student success. We are a contracted committee with representation from all divisions and leadership from both full-time and associate faculty.
Our Current Committee Members
Patrick Averback (STEM), Meryl Geffner (Library), Timothy Burdick (Health and Human Services), Jasmine Torres-Germack (Humanities and Social Science), Nicole Galipeau (Pre-College), Geoff McKweon (International), Scott Haddock (Paralegal), Stephanie Bevans (Business), Debbie Kuhlman (Pre-College and Business), and Marti Baker (TRC). Not pictured but highly valued: Megan Toney, Elisabeth Fredrickson
Our Professional Partnerships
We partner with the following groups to provide learning opportunities for faculty
The Organizational Development and Employee Training (ODET) Department provides innovative, responsive and accessible professional development programs that support the college mission, build community and increase employee effectiveness.
The TRC (Technology Resource Center) offers technology education and training for employees working with instructional technology.
Located in SNH 103, the Faculty TLC works in conjunction with the Faculty Professional Development Committee and the Office of Instruction to offer a small resource library, one-on-one teaching consultations, and additional services of interest to faculty. This shared space also holds the office of the Associate Dean for Instruction.
Established in 2010 by the Presidents of Cascadia College, Edmonds Community College, Everett Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, and Shoreline Community College, the Five-Star Consortium promotes coordination and instructional collaboration between colleges. Faculty Developers and HR representatives from the Five-Star Consortium host quarterly orientations for new associate faculty. The Five-Star Consortium also runs quarterly workshops on teaching and learning and hosts a teaching and learning blog.
The FPD Handbook and quarterly newsletters can be found below.
FPD Handbook -- updated yearly