Classroom Observations

Any instructor at Central Carolina Community College can request the Teaching Academy come to their classroom and observe a class period. This can be a lecture or laboratory section. We will attempt to send two instructors to observe. However sometimes our schedules only allow one to attend the class. The instructors who will be observing you have been chosen because their peers have acknowledged them as excellent instructors. These observations are intended to be the beginning of an open dialogue about how each instructor might improve their instruction. For more information, please complete the interest form.

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Course Development

A distance education course development must be original. The instructor and his/her supervisor must agree ahead of time that this is a distance education course that merits compensation and must have their dean and Director of Distance Education and Instructional Technology's approval.

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Faculty Advancements Funds

The vision for Central Carolina Community College is to be a nationally recognized, world-class leader which provides opportunities that contribute to economic progress and cultural enrichment for students and communities we serve. To empower faculty to take an active role in achieving this ideal, Central Carolina offers financial assistance to full-time faculty members to attend nationally/regionally-recognized professional development workshops, conferences, and/or seminars. Proposals are reviewed by the Faculty Advancement Funds Committee and are prioritized for funding allocation using the guidelines provided below.

Before submitting your faculty advancement funds application, you are required to discuss your idea with your department chair and dean.

2016-2017 Faculty Advancement Funds Packet

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Focus Groups

For instructors interested in receiving feedback from their students during the semester, the teaching academy will conduct a focus group session during a classroom or laboratory session. The instructor will need to allocate 20 minutes of a class period for us to conduct the question and answer period. The results will be collated and discussed with the instructor either that day or the next. For more information, please complete the interest form.

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Learning Grants

Grant funds are available to faculty members who have identified instructional needs and can demonstrate a commitment to student learning outcomes. Grant applications may be submitted by individuals or groups who are full-time or part-time faculty members of Central Carolina Community College. A total of $700 in grant funds is available.

Grants will be awarded using a competitive selection process. Grant applications were due on October 28, 2016 by 3:30 p.m. and all activities must be completed by May 26, 2017.

2016-2017 CTL Learning Grant Packet

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Monthly Employee Recognition

This award program is intended to show immediate appreciation and recognition of individuals for exceptional contributions and customer service inside or outside of their departments. Any individual may submit an Employee Nomination Form to recognize a college employee for their special effort or service.

Program Goals

  • Increase employee engagement through recognizing positive employee behaviors
  • Promote positive employee-to-employee and employee-to-student interactions on campus in order to further a learning first culture

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If you have questions or concerns, please contact Daisha Gaines (919) 718-7213 or

Teaching Communities

The Teaching Academy will serve as a facilitator for the organization of teaching communities. Each community will be composed of 8 to 10 instructors from across multiple disciplines at CCCC. Each will act independently but should plan on meeting at least monthly. At each meeting one person will take the lead for the meeting to discuss some aspect of teaching either specifically from their own classes or teaching in general. These communities will allow instructors an opportunity for an open discussion of all aspects of teaching. If you are interested, please complete the interest form.

Contact: Rodney Powell
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