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Professional Development

SPC Professional Development

The SPC Office of Professional Development provides employees with continuous opportunities that help them learn, grow and prosper in a campus culture steeped in service to students, colleagues and the public. In addition to new offerings for the fall, the Office of Professional Development offers a video streaming library with more than 500 courses you can take right from your desk. Read more…

Teaching & Learning Conferences

Check out this page from the University of Central Florida for a list of Teaching and Learning Conferences.

CETL Courses

CETL offers three types of courses via MyCourses and at various SPC campuses. Read more…

SPC CETL workshops and Speakers

Dr. Chang was the 2010 Outstanding Community College U.S. Professor of the Year, recognized for his development of a mathematics teaching method he calls Grow Your Own. He describes the method as “hands-on and interactive; students debate and discuss different methods to solve problems. I believe it is a non-threatening, easy to assemble, no-anxiety teaching method.”

Teaching with the Problem Solving Method – Professor P.T. Chang, University of Alaska, Anchorage

CETL welcomed Dr. P.T. Chang to SPC April 2010.

Faculty travel opportunities

CETL is pleased to support faculty professional development opportunities by funding attendance at conferences, workshops and symposiums where the attendee focuses on issues related to teaching, learning, technology, assessment and student success. While such conferences may be linked to particular disciplines, preference will be given to conferences that focus on college teaching and learning, addressing (address) issues across a wide variety of disciplines and student populations. CETL conference travel grants are limited to $1500 and competitive. Adjunct faculty can apply for conference travel grants; up to two travel grants per year may be awarded to adjuncts.

Please be sure to have secured permission from your immediate supervisor before applying for a CETL Travel Grant.

Online Learning Services

Visit the OLS page for news and information on online learning and services, including quick guide webinars.

Critical Thinking Institutes

On the Critical Thinking Gateway you can find many resources for critical thinking to enhance student learning.