Faculty Professional Development at Hill College is defined as a variety of specialized required training, formal education or advanced professional learning intended to help faculty, and other educators improve their professional knowledge, competence skill and effectiveness. The desired outcome of all professional development activities is to support the values of being the college of choice and ensuring student success as we meet SACSCOC accreditation standard 6.5.
Hill College’s professional development program supports activities that contribute to professional growth and development. Such activities include but are not limited to:
Conferences, seminars, workshops, classes, teleconferences, or webinars to support the faculty member's teaching expertise.
Participation in professional associations, community engagement activities, networks and accreditation agencies.
Professional licensure and continuing education credits; educational travel with applicable teaching learning activities; instructional technology activities.
Professional development is offered for the faculty as a whole, as well as for individual faculty members. Faculty Development is housed in Educational Support Services. The program is designed around showcasing Hill as a unique and innovative institution of teaching and learning and promoting student success. Activities offered by this program, while targetted to faculty, are open to all employees of Hill College
Programs Used to facilitate Professional Development at Hill College:
NISOD - Innovation Abstracts
NISOD’s Innovation Abstracts is a weekly newsletter written by and for community and technical college practitioners. Innovation Abstracts authors share their best ideas about programs, projects, and strategies that improve students' higher education experiences.
Information on upcoming conferences and meetings
STARLINK provides courses that maintain academic rigor, technical knowledge and skill sets which drive positive growth. STARLINK offers members a personalized dashboard to track training and 24/7 access to over 200 hours of professional development training through its eLibrary. New courses, features, and webinars are released monthly.
Magna 20-Minute Mentor
Magna’s 20-Minute Mentor series provides video-based programs designed to answer a specific question related to teaching and learning. They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations designed to fit busy schedules.
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Atomic Learning Training Videos
Atomic Learning is an online technology training and professional development tool for educators. Want to know more about Blackboard? Curious about collaborative tools like GoogleDocs? Find videos on these and many more topics.