The Faculty Professional Development Program at College of DuPage comprises the Faculty Chair of Professional Development, the Employee Development Center, Adjunct Faculty Support, and Learning Technologies. All collaborate to support the professional development opportunities designed to support faculty, staff, and administrators.
In collaboration with the Office of the Provost, the Office of Adjunct Faculty Support, the Employee Development Center (formerly the TLC), and the Learning Technologies department, the Faculty Professional Development Program provides full-time and adjunct faculty development opportunities that support teaching, learning, and practice. Workshop and course offerings are available for registration in the Cornerstone system.
Equity, Access, and Inclusive Teaching
The Faculty Professional Development Program supports the College of DuPage in its commitment to eliminating racial and socioeconomic gaps in student success. The program works in collaboration with the Equity and Access Team to provide professional development to faculty, staff, and students around topics supporting equity, inclusion, and diversity.
The role of the FPD Advisory Committee is to support and inform the Faculty Chair of Professional Development in defining, meeting, and assessing the goals of the FPD program.
The Faculty Chair of Professional Development collaborates with the Provost's Office in developing in-service professional development sessions, including breakout sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, and more.
Learning Technologies' goal is to provide instructional design and LMS technology support to the faculty at College of DuPage. Further, it is to introduce our faculty colleagues to innovative uses of LMS technology and other learning technology tools that will improve student success, academic excellence, and enhance the student experience in their educational pursuits. Additionally Learning Technologies continually researches and develops training opportunities regarding the use of current and emerging LMS technologies for use in higher education in the, online, hybrid, and face-to-face modalities of instruction. Our aim is to support the college's mission of academic excellence and student success through collaborative and innovative actions.
New Faculty Institute (NFI) is a hybrid, year-long program for newly hired full-time faculty, designed to
- Orient new full-time faculty to College of DuPage;
- Help new faculty strengthen their instructional practice and develop reflective habits around teaching; and
- Create a community of practice among new faculty during their first three years at COD.
The Faculty Professional Development Program provides guides to a variety of teaching topics with summaries of best practices, links to other online resources, and information about local College of DuPage resources.
Adjunct Faculty Support
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1500
Employee Development Center
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1105/1107