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.
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.
- Complete the CETL Travel Grant proposal form online
- View examples of 2011-2012 conferences
- View examples of 2012-2013 conferences
- Academic Conferences Worldwide –
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- Academic Conferences USA – Offers academic conferences search-able by major state and/or specified month and year, ranging for the period from July 2011 – December 2014
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.