Center for Organizational Excellence

Supporting Faculty and Staff of CCCC

Professional Development

Professional Development Purpose

The purpose of professional development is to support the mission of the college by helping employees enhance their job skills, obtain job-related knowledge and information, increase productivity and efficiency, and/or prepare for higher-level positions. In the case of faculty members, it also provides an opportunity for classroom skill enhancement and increased knowledge in their specific academic discipline.

Professional Development Hour Requirement

There will be a minimum number of five required hours for full-time and reduced-hours full-time faculty and staff. Professional development hours will be based on what the supervisor and employee agree is a reasonable amount of time required to develop identified needs of the individual.

Available Training

Please note: A travel authorization must be submitted and approved before attending any external events.

Upcoming Training

Topic Event Name Date Internal/External Session Description Time Location Cost Registration/Access Link
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Campus Safety and Security 5/19/2022 Internal Full time employees are required to complete New Hire Orientation during their first year of employment. New Hire Orientation is composed of six different sessions which cover a variety of topics and departments to help new hires become familiar with the College and be made aware of various college processes and policies. Each session is offered twice per year in order to accomodate as many schedules as possible. Don't forget to download the New Hire Orientation Form and complete as you attend each session 1:00PM-2:30PM TBD Free New Hire Orientation: Campus Safety and Security on 5/19/2022 Register Now
Student Support Safe Zone I: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Issues 6/1/2022 Internal How students experience their campus environment influences both learning and developmental outcomes. In this session, we will explore the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ college students when navigating college environments. This session will highlight terminology, language, and symbols and the idea of power and privilege as it relates to identity. Additionally, this training will introduce inclusive strategies that can be implemented into student services practices or into the classroom, to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all students. 10:00 - 11:00 AM TBD Free Safe Zone I: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Issues on 6/1/2022 Register Now
Tech Tuesday SmartEvals 6/7/2022 Internal Dr. Cristy Holmes will provide a tutorial of SmartEvals and discuss how to use this software to improve student learning in your courses. 12:00 - 12:45 PM Virtual Free SmartEvals on 6/7/2022 Register Now
Student Support Safe Zone II: Ally Training 6/14/2022 Internal Join us for the second part of our Safe Training training that prepares faculty, staff to be Safe Zone Allies. We will explore terminology, language, power and privilege, and introduce college student development theory and current research on the experiences of LGBTQ community college students. Participants will also gain in-depth strategies that can be implemented into everyday practice to best serve students and resources that can be used to support them. Participants can expect this session to be highly interactive, working in pairs and small groups, responding to questions and case studies. This training would prepare participants to serve as CCCC Safe Zone Allies. Please be aware that Safe Zone Training I: Introduction to LGTBQ+ Issues serves as a prerequisite to Safe Zone Training II: Ally Training. 3:00 - 5:00 PM TBD Free Safe Zone II: Ally Training on 6/14/2022 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Title IX and CC Cares 6/16/2022 Internal Full time employees are required to complete New Hire Orientation during their first year of employment. New Hire Orientation is composed of six different sessions which cover a variety of topics and departments to help new hires become familiar with the College and be made aware of various college processes and policies. Each session is offered twice per year in order to accomodate as many schedules as possible. Don't forget to download the New Hire Orientation Form and complete as you attend each session 1:00PM-2:30PM TBD Free New Hire Orientation: Title IX and CC Cares on 6/16/2022 Register Now
New Faculty Orientation 2022 New Faculty Orientation 08/03-09/2022 Internal This is the annual orientation week for all new full-time faculty hired within the last year. New full-time faculty are required to attend. 9:00AM-4:00PM TBD Free 2022 New Faculty Orientation on 08/03-09/2022 Register Now
Welcome Week 2022 Fall Adjunct Night 8/10/2022 Internal Annual fall adjunct faculty meeting. Agenda TBA. 5:30PM-8:00PM TBD Free
NCCCS The North Carolina Community College System Conference 10/09-11/2022 External TBD Raleigh, NC TBD The North Carolina Community College System Conference on 10/09-11/2022 Register Now
Faculty Development 2022 Faculty Professional Development Day 10/18/2022 Internal This will be our first CCCC Faculty Professional Development Day! This event will be for full-time faculty. Lunch is provided by the CCCC Foundation. More details to come! 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM TBD Free
Accessibility Accessibility in the Classroom! Ongoing Internal Anytime Online Free Email Amanda Carter at abcarter@cccc.edu to register.
Various National Humanities Center Free Webinars Various External Various Online Free National Humanities Center Free Webinars on Various Register Now
Teaching and Learning NC-NET Academy Various External The NC-NET Academy offers facilitator-led online courses delivered via Moodle. Enrollment is open to part-time or full-time community college faculty members in North Carolina. The rationale behind the Academy is that educational ideas cannot simply be presented; they need to be thought about, talked over, and experienced. Academy courses weave together readings, activities, and discussions for participants to construct new understandings in the context of their own situations. Weekly threaded discussions play an essential role in encouraging participants to reflect on the readings, share stories from their lives (and their classrooms), pose questions to the group, and express their reactions. The courses provide an opportunity for faculty from across the state to network with and learn from each other. Various Various Free NC-NET Academy on Various Register Now

On-Demand Training

All on-demand training and recorded PD sessions are available on the Blackboard Professional Development Organization.

Available Resources

Professional Development Blackboard

We are dedicated to providing a variety of resources for our faculty and staff to continue their development. In the Professional Development organization within Blackboard, you will find recorded workshops, PowerPoint presentations, and much more to enhance your professional development and lifelong learning.

To access the Professional Development organization in Blackboard, login to Blackboard. Next, select Professional Development under the "My Organizations". Once in the course, select “Recorded PD Sessions” in the course menu. Sessions are organized by semester.

For login assistance, please contact Distance Education at (919) 718-7529 or de@cccc.edu.

Blackboard Collaborate Level I
2 professional development hours
This training is designed to teach you the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate. This training is held in Blackboard Collaborate.
Blackboard Level I
4 professional development hours
This training is designed to give you an introduction to the basic components of Blackboard, CCCC's online course management system. This training will provide you with step-by-step tutorials and exercises to prepare you for creating a supplement course to use as a resource for your seated classes.
Blackboard Level II
6 professional development hours
This training is designed to acquaint you with the fundamentals of using Blackboard, CCCC's online course management system. This training expands on the knowledge already gained in Blackboard Level I training. This training provides you with step-by-step tutorials and exercises to prepare you for developing and teaching your first online course and becoming Blackboard Proficient.
Camtasia
1 professional development hours
This training is designed to introduce you to Camtasia, a screen recording and video editing software. After completing this training, each participant will be able to record his/her computer screen and be able to do basic video customization and editing. This training will be conducted in a location where each participant has access to a computer with Camtasia.
Library Higher Ed Resources

Your CCCC Library offers access to a world of resources to support your professional development! Find books about teaching and learning, leadership, academia, and more, or search for new research in your field using our databases. Go to: Faculty & Staff Professional Development

McLaughlin Young Group

Take advantage of our valuable on-demand Skill Builder trainings through our EAP provider. Select the Work-Life login and then under Centers on the right, scroll down and click Skill Builder. See the attached document for more information and topics.

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