New Website Coming Soon!

The Faculty Professional Development Committee is building a brand new website, launching fall 2018. 

For questions about current faculty development opportunities, please contact Kristina Jipson ( or Scott Haddock ( 

Current Newsletter--Spring 2018

Faculty Teaching and Learning Day!

Call for Proposals

Event Date: Friday, October 26, 2018 

Event Theme: Inclusive Teaching Practices         

The Faculty Professional Development Committee invites you to submit a proposal to lead a 50-minute workshop, presentation, or roundtable discussion at our new fall event: Faculty Teaching and Learning Day, scheduled for Friday, October 26th, 2018.

Our theme will be Inclusive Teaching Strategies. Topics can include anything that supports meaningful and accessible learning for all students, regardless of background, ability, or identity. 

How do you design an environment in which all students feel valued? In what ways do you enrich students' experiences with diverse perspectives? How do you address the needs of specific populations of students in your classes, and how do you leverage their strengths? What strategies do you use to engage students, and how do you ensure they are all learning?
Your proposal can be brief: just a working title and a short description of what you’d like to present.

Proposals are due by Friday, June 8th. Compensation will be available for associate faculty who prepare and deliver presentations. All proposals will be reviewed by the Faculty Development Committee, and faculty who have been selected to present will be notified by Friday, June 15th. For additional details, please contact Elisabeth Fredrickson, Associate Dean for Instruction,


Faculty Professional Development Coordinators' Final Report  2015-2016

faculty professional development IL 2016.pptx

Faculty Professional Development Coordinators' Final Report 2014-2015

Faculty Professional Development Report 2015 ‎(1)‎.pptx

Faculty reflections on the Tunnel of Intersections is here:

End-of-year wrap up

posted Jun 17, 2014, 10:00 AM by Lyn Eisenhour

Happy end of the year everyone!  

Below is a summary of the work accomplished and plans made by your Faculty Professional Development Co-Coordinators and FPD Committee.  We want to thank the folks who served on the FPD Committee and to the many faculty who served on panels, presented workshops, and wrote for the Faculty Development Updates this year.  We are better at what we do because of your commitment and willingness to bring your ideas and skills to the table.  We look forward to working with you all next year. 


FPD Year end wrap-up


  • Collected data from faculty on professional development needs and interests.
  • Convened Faculty Professional Development Committee, which met three times each quarter.
  • Developed Google site:
  • Met with key teams on campus involved in Faculty Professional Development.
  • Created 6 FPD Updates
  • Held 4 Faculty to Faculty sessions
  • Coordinated SGID requests
  • Work with Edmonds School District to design and deliver a Blended Classroom workshop for faculty at EdCC and ESD.
  • Created Faculty Learning Community with 5-Star Consortium schools faculty development coordinators.
  • Wrote and submitted Simple Plan
  • Coordinated FPD at Building Community Day
  • Wrote Foundation Grants to support part time faculty inclusion in FPD activities on and off campus. 

Plans for Next Year

  • Facilitate yearlong New Teachers’ Academy
  • Increase support for part-time faculty involvement in FPD
  • Clearly define work of the FPD Committee
  • Maintain an overarching focus on Active Learning
  • Coordinate with College Theme and Community Book Read
  • Continue publishing FPD Updates
  • Continue Faculty-to-Faculty workshops
  •  Design Kick-off Week faculty development.
  • Coordinate with Diversity Council on FPD projects.
  • Work with 5-Star schools on FLC
  • Secure sustainable funding for FPD
  • Identify permanent space for FPD.

BCD sessions on teaching & learning

posted May 7, 2014, 3:30 PM by Lyn Eisenhour   [ updated May 7, 2014, 3:30 PM ]

Building Community Day is just two days away! We are excited that this year’s event will feature a very full schedule of sessions that pertain to teaching and learning. Over a dozen sessions have been developed by faculty for faculty and staff. Come talk with your colleagues about teaching and learning.  The full schedule of events can be found here: This includes the 10 sessions sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee as well as even more sessions that relate to your classrooms and your students.


Sessions that may be of particular interest to faculty include:


9:45-10:45 Sessions:

§ Critical Thinking and Exam Writing: The Essentials

§ Students to Teachers

§ Activities which Incorporate the 4 Language Skills for Critical Thinking in any Subject Area

§ Motivational Interviewing

§ Managing Student Groups in Canvas

§ Getting Ready for the Surge

§ Incorporating Sustainability into Teaching

§ Managing Distressed/Disruptive Students in the Classroom

11:00-12:00 Sessions:

§ Using Westlaw Campus: Online Legal Research for the Nonlawyer Educator

§ Helping Underprepared Students Persist in their Transition to College

§ Faculty-to-Faculty: Instruction with Non-Native Speakers

§ How to Help Students who Use Substances

§ Refresh from the Best

§ Exploring Intersections

§ Getting Ready for the Surge

§ Incorporating Contemplative Practices in Teaching

§ Twitter Tips! Make Twitter Work for You   

There are even more sessions than those listed here! For a full list and all of the session descriptions, visit

We know there are a lot of choices this year! Consider strategizing with colleagues in your department or division so that you go to different sessions and compare notes afterward. 

Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Conference April 30 - May 2

posted Apr 15, 2014, 8:41 AM by Lyn Eisenhour

Conference information can be found here. Early registration deadline is April 15.

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