Center for Academic 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
Teaching and Learning Helping Faculty Make the Most of Their Disaggregated Course Data" 9/8/2021 External Faculty will have an opportunity to look at their course data in a disaggregated format, understand where some areas for improvement may exist, and explore promising practices for instituting changes. This workshop will focus on updates to the website and will include new questions to explore. 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Online Free Helping Faculty Make the Most of Their Disaggregated Course Data" on 9/8/2021 Register Now
Teaching and Learning LGBTQ Student Equity in the Classrroom (Level 1) 9/15/2021 External This introductory workshop aims to equip faculty with tools for creating welcoming environments for LGBTQ community college students. With a focus on retention of LGBTQ students, this session will overview LGBTQ terminology, highlight the research about LGBTQ students, LGBTQ Terminology, LGBTQ Equity in the classroom and include hands-on student scenarios. The workshop will end with a final question and answer session. 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Online Free LGBTQ Student Equity in the Classrroom (Level 1) on 9/15/2021 Register Now
Advising Advising Short Session: Campus Clubs 9/16/2021 Internal September Advising Short Session 12:00p-12:30p Online Free Advising Short Session: Campus Clubs on 9/16/2021 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Business Services, Business Office, and Purchasing 9/16/2021 Internal This is a required new employee training session that will provide an overview of our Business Services/Copy Center, Business Office & Purchasing procedures. 1:00p-2:30p Online Free New Hire Orientation: Business Services, Business Office, and Purchasing on 9/16/2021 Register Now
Student Success When Good Students Make Bad Decisions 9/22/2021 External Academic misconduct poses an existential threat to higher education. When we lose confidence in the skills and knowledge of our graduates, the value of their credentials and of higher education as a social good is called into question. In order to respond to this threat, we must understand the reasons why students cheat and address them at the faculty, university, and societal level. However, academic integrity is more than just the absence of cheating. True academic integrity requires an academic culture that promotes authentic learning and communities of mutual respect. While enforcement of policy is important, psychological research supports a holistic approach to academic integrity that includes a strong emphasis on personal ethical development, excellent pedagogy and a growth mindset focused on the goal of authentic learning 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Online Free When Good Students Make Bad Decisions on 9/22/2021 Register Now
Various NCCCAEA 2021 Fall Conference 9/22-24/2021 External TBD TBD Durham, NC
Distance Education NC3ADL’s Distance Learning is Groovy! 10/19/2021 External Fall NC3ADL Conference Online Free for members / $25 for non-members NC3ADL’s Distance Learning is Groovy! on 10/19/2021 Register Now
Teaching and Learning Engaging College Students Using Active Learning Techniques 10/20/2021 External Over the last few decades, education researchers have shed light on how students learn and also on what challenges to learning exist. In this interactive Webinar, participants will gain insight into how active learning can help to improve learning outcomes in the college classroom. They will also consider how active learning techniques can help overcome some of the many challenges to learning. 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Online Free Engaging College Students Using Active Learning Techniques on 10/20/2021 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Human Resources and Professional Development 10/21/2021 Internal This is a required new employee training session that will provide an overview of 1) our Human Resources department, Title IX, and other employment laws and 2) professional development at CCCC. 1:00p-2:30p Online Free New Hire Orientation: Human Resources and Professional Development on 10/21/2021 Register Now
Teaching and Learning Creating Transparent Assignments that Increase Students' Success Equitably 10/29/2021 External The student population in US higher education is increasingly diverse and non-traditional. As such, faculty must look to provide equitable educational opportunities for a broad variety of learners. Data from a national study identifies transparent instruction (transparency framework) as a replicable teaching practice that significantly enhances students' success, with greater gains for historically underserved students [Winkelmes et al, Peer Review, Spring 2016]. Students' persistence and retention can also benefit from transparent teaching and learning practices [Gianoutsos and Winkelmes 2016; Winkelmes et al. 2019]. In this workshop, we will briefly review the educational research behind the concept of transparent teaching/learning. Next, participants will apply the Transparency Framework to the design of your own class activities and assignments. Participants will leave with a draft assignment or activity for one of their courses, and a concise set of strategies for designing transparent assignments and class activities that promote students’ success equitably. Participants are asked to bring two current assignments to examine and modify during the workshop. 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Online Free Creating Transparent Assignments that Increase Students' Success Equitably on 10/29/2021 Register Now
Teaching and Learning Helping Faculty Make the Most of Their Disaggregated Course Data" 9/8/2021 External Faculty will have an opportunity to look at their course data in a disaggregated format, understand where some areas for improvement may exist, and explore promising practices for instituting changes. This workshop will focus on updates to the website and will include new questions to explore. 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Online Free Helping Faculty Make the Most of Their Disaggregated Course Data" on 9/8/2021 Register Now
Dealing with an Upset Person 9/9/2021 External Difficult people do exsit. We've all been there - trying to reason with an upset or difficult person. When you are dealing with a person who is behaving unreasonably, the fear response center of your brain is activated. This is your fight or flight response. We can't control how others behave or act, but we can control how we behave or act. Believe it or not, you can stay calm, defuse conflict, and keep your dignity. In our upcoming training, learn how to deal with an upset/difficult person. 10:00-11:30am Online Free Difficult people do exsit. We've all been there - trying to reason with an upset or difficult person. When you are dealing with a person who is behaving unreasonably, the fear response center of your brain is activated. This is your fight or flight response. We can't control how others behave or act, but we can control how we behave or act. Believe it or not, you can stay calm, defuse conflict, and keep your dignity. In our upcoming training, learn how to deal with an upset/difficult person.
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Campus Safety and Security 11/18/2021 Internal This is a required new employee training session that will provide an overview of campus safety and security procedures at the college. 1:00p-2:30p Online Free New Hire Orientation: Campus Safety and Security on 11/18/2021 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Title IX and CC Cares 12/9/2021 Internal This is a required new employee training session that will provide an overview of Title IX from a student perspective and our CC Cares program. 1:00p-2:30p Online Free New Hire Orientation: Title IX and CC Cares on 12/9/2021 Register Now
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
Distance Education Getting Started with openNCCC: Integrating openNCCC into your LMS 8/31/2021 External OpenNCCC is a repository of Open Educational Resources, designed to make it easy to create, share, and integrate learning materials into your virtual classroom. In this session, we will address how to move items to your personal collection, and then integrate these items into your Moodle, Open LMS or Blackboard course. 10:00-11:00am Online Free Getting Started with openNCCC: Integrating openNCCC into your LMS on 8/31/2021 Register Now
Distance Education PlayPosit For Community Engagement 9/1/2021 External COVID-19 permanently changed the way schools and institutions engaged with communities and families. Effective relationships with the community can be built with PlayPosit’s suite of applications while removing the barriers of time and location. At the same time, school leaders can access important data to aid in understanding the true needs of the participants. Join this session to see examples of how PlayPosit partners have used bulbs and playlists to engage with their communities and leave the session with knowledge of the features that matter most when building these experiences. 3:00-4:00pm Online Free PlayPosit For Community Engagement on 9/1/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Getting Started with openNCCC: The Basics 9/2/2021 External In this session, we will address the basics of using the openNCCC microsite. We will explore registering for access to the site, the basics of searching the site, the databases included in the collections, and how to best integrate these resources into your online classroom. 10:00-11:00am Online Free Getting Started with openNCCC: The Basics on 9/2/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Getting Started with openNCCC: Introduction to OER 9/7/2021 External openNCCC is a repository of Open Educational Resources, designed to make it easy to create, share, and integrate learning materials into your virtual classroom. This webinar will explore the basics of what Open Educational Resources are, the usage rights permitted by the various copyright licenses, and practical guidance in terms of what these permissions allow. 10:00-11:00am Online Free Getting Started with openNCCC: Introduction to OER on 9/7/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Creating a Hyflex Class 9/8/2021 External In this webinar participants will be introduced to the process of creating a hyflex class. 2:00-3:00pm Online Free Creating a Hyflex Class on 9/8/2021 Register Now
DEI Equity Lunch ThinkTank 9/9/2021 Internal 12:00 PM Online Free
Distance Education Getting Started with openNCCC: The Basics 9/9/2021 External In this session, we will address the basics of using the openNCCC microsite. We will explore registering for access to the site, the basics of searching the site, the databases included in the collections, and how to best integrate these resources into your online classroom. 10:00-11:00am Online Free Getting Started with openNCCC: The Basics on 9/9/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Creating Interactive Content for Online 9/13/2021 External In this webinar, we will discuss how to create interactive features into your online courses such as , Virtual Field Trips, Polls, Open-Ended Questions and more. 2:00-3:00pm Online Free Creating Interactive Content for Online on 9/13/2021 Register Now
Distance Education WebAdvisor, Grading and Attendance 9/13/2021 Internal The Faculty Tools Refresher series will focus on many of the software and technology tools available to faculty, but that many may not be using to their full potential. These sessions are also extremely beneficial to faculty who may not have used a particular tool in a while and could use a 'refresher' course on how to use it and how it can help aide in your teaching or course management. 1:00-1:30pm Virtual/ Wilkinson 214 Free WebAdvisor, Grading and Attendance on 9/13/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Getting Started with openNCCC: Integrating openNCCC into your LMS 9/14/2021 External openNCCC is a repository of Open Educational Resources, designed to make it easy to create, share, and integrate learning materials into your virtual classroom. In this session, we will address how to move items to your personal collection, and then integrate these items into your Moodle, Open LMS or Blackboard course. 10:00-11:00a, Online Free Getting Started with openNCCC: Integrating openNCCC into your LMS on 9/14/2021 Register Now
Distance Education A Guided Pathway to a Meaningful Career and a Meaningful Life 9/14/2021 External What if there were tools that you could use to help your students gain clarity about their work and their career - now and in the future? Participants in this session will create statements - a mission statement and a problem-to-solve one-liner - that will provide the foundation to create a Life's Work Plan that outlines their educational, experiential, employable, and entrepreneurial endeavors. These activities have not only been found to provide students with clarity and direction regarding job and careers, but has also been found to be instrumental in increasing retention and graduation rates. This is a highly interactive sessions, where participants will be engaged in writing their own statements, in order to understand the process. We ALL need to be prepared for an unpredictable future! 12:00-1:30pm Online Free A Guided Pathway to a Meaningful Career and a Meaningful Life on 9/14/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Stay Centered Amidst the Chaos: Developing a Practice of Resilience Through Appreciative Strategy 9/14/2021 External Change and challenge come in parcels of all sizes – some so small, we hardly view them as uncertain, while others so large that they can cause disruption and upheaval to ourselves, our communities and beyond. In the last year and a half, the world has faced profound challenge and disruption and each of us has been called to shift in ways that we never anticipated or imagined. Today, we are still answering that call. This webinar will offer insights into how our brains create an inner narrative about our outer world and how to leverage an appreciative strategy to effectively stay centered amidst change and chaos. Additionally, practical tips and tools that foster purposeful, productive transformation will be shared. 12:00-1:00pm Online Free https://fau-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrdOyqpjspGtVsZJFkc-3HW14u4-dAPFHT
Distance Education (Career) Ready or Not? 9/14/2021 External In this presentation, Mike Deschamps, a professor of accounting at MiraCosta College, will talk about some paths to career readiness that are applicable to many disciplines and not just accounting and business. In this discussion, he will examine topics like digital badging, the effective use of social media as a job and career tool and the use of internships and part-time positions as an avenue to career fulfillment. He will utilize examples from his own work with students, as well as best practices from other institutions and businesses. 1:00-1:30pm Online Free (Career) Ready or Not? on 9/14/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Where We Go From Here 9/14/2021 External The classroom we've returned to in Fall 2021 is not the classroom we left behind. The world has changed. Education has changed. In this talk, Dr. Brian Rickard and Roneet Merkin discuss how they’ve managed those changes in the classroom as well as used this restart as an opportunity to rebrand the classroom into what they want it to be. 3:00-3:30pm Online Free Where We Go From Here on 9/14/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Creating Engaging Online Learning Activities 9/15/2021 External In this webinar participants will be given strategies on creating engaging online learning activities. 2:00-3:00pm Online Free Creating Engaging Online Learning Activities on 9/15/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Getting Started with openNCCC: The NC Brain 9/16/2021 External The NC Brain is a machine learning tool that assists users in finding relevant materials in openNCCC. In this session, we will explore the building of the brain and how to best use it to filter search results. 10:00-11:00am Online Free Getting Started with openNCCC: The NC Brain on 9/16/2021 Register Now
Distance Education QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer 9/16/2021 External QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. As a QPR trained Gatekeeper you will learn to: recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope, and know how to get help and save a life. 2:00-4:00pm Online Free QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer on 9/16/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Faculty Training 9/17/2021 Internal Thea Boyer, Program Director for Human Services Technology, will be providing both staff and faculty versions of this training throughout the fall semester. How CCCC's new strategic plan drives the College's culture of customer service. de-escalation techniques/strategies to be used both on the phone or in-person when dealing with upset customers/students. 12:00-1:30pm Online Free Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Faculty Training on 9/17/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Creating Live Demonstrations Using Your Smartphone 9/20/2021 External In this webinar, we’ll discuss creating live demonstrations by bypassing your webcam and connecting your smartphone to allow for better angles and views. 2:00-3:00pm Online Free Creating Live Demonstrations Using Your Smartphone on 9/20/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Getting Started with openNCCC: The Basics 9/21/2021 External In this session, we will address the basics of using the openNCCC microsite. We will explore registering for access to the site, the basics of searching the site, the databases included in the collections, and how to best integrate these resources into your online classroom. 10:00-11:00am Online Free Getting Started with openNCCC: The Basics on 9/21/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Leveraging Ellucian CRM Advance technology for metrics and efficiency 9/21/2021 External Get key insights on recent deliveries for Ellucian Elevate™, plus a review of what’s ahead, from Vice President of Product Management Daragh Scaife. 11:00:AM-12:00PM Online Free Leveraging Ellucian CRM Advance technology for metrics and efficiency on 9/21/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Ellucian PowerCampus birds of a feather 9/21/2021 External Join us for a discussion on the challenges you are facing moving to PowerCampus Self-Service (version 9.x) and brainstorm on solutions on how to get through them. 3:30-4:30PM Online Free Ellucian PowerCampus birds of a feather on 9/21/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Back to School: Supporting Higher Education Students’ Mental Health in the COVID-19 Era 9/21/2021 Internal Fall 2021: back to "normal"? As we return to more in-person activities, your students may experience stressors such as depression, social anxiety, trauma, and grief. During this session, Dr. Victoria Kress and Dr. Nicole Stargell, authors of Counseling Children and Adolescents, will discuss common stressors students might experience and why, and ways for you to support them. 3:00:3:30pm Online Free Back to School: Supporting Higher Education Students’ Mental Health in the COVID-19 Era on 9/21/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Budgeting and forecasting beyond Excel: Modernizing your budget process 9/22/2021 External Syntellis presents: Move beyond legacy systems and offline spreadsheets for your institution’s budgeting and forecasting. Learn how to advance your budget process with modern cloud-based technologies. A unified enterprise performance management platform integrates data from your source systems—including Ellucian Banner and Ellucian Colleague—to create and monitor budgets and forecasts and conduct reporting and analyses within a single system. Syntellis Performance Solutions will share budgeting best practices and demonstrate how Axiom software can streamline your budget and forecasting processes. 11:30am-12:30pm Online Free Budgeting and forecasting beyond Excel: Modernizing your budget process on 9/22/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment:Adjunct Faculty Training 9/22/2021 Internal Thea Boyer, Program Director for Human Services Technology, will be providing both staff and faculty versions of this training throughout the fall semester. In this training, participants will learn: 1) de-escalation techniques/strategies to be used both on the phone or in-person when dealing with upset customers/students. 2) best practices for providing excellent customer service via phone, email, and in-person. 3) how the level of customer service provided (or not provided) by College staff can directly impact enrollment and/or student retention. 4) how CCCC's new strategic plan drives the College's culture of customer service. 12:00-1:00pm Online Free Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment:Adjunct Faculty Training on 9/22/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Open Educational Resources and Where to Find Them 9/22/2021 External In this webinar participants will be introduced to Open Educational Resources (OER) and where to find them. 2:00-3:00pm Online Free Open Educational Resources and Where to Find Them on 9/22/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Getting Started with openNCCC: Authoring in openNCCC 9/23/2021 External openNCCC is a platform designed to easily share, find, and develop educational resources you can use in your virtual classroom. This webinar will explore the Open Authoring tool, which allows members to easily create and share Open Educational Resources. 10:00-11:00am Online Free Getting Started with openNCCC: Authoring in openNCCC on 9/23/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Dealing with an Upset Person 9/23/2021 External Difficult people do exsit. We've all been there - trying to reason with an upset or difficult person. When you are dealing with a person who is behaving unreasonably, the fear response center of your brain is activated. This is your fight or flight response. We can't control how others behave or act, but we can control how we behave or act. Believe it or not, you can stay calm, defuse conflict, and keep your dignity. In our upcoming training, learn how to deal with an upset/difficult person. 11:00-12:30pm Online Free Dealing with an Upset Person on 9/23/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Ellucian Colleague HR: Release update 9/23/2021 External Get key insights on recent deliveries for Ellucian Elevate™, plus a review of what’s ahead, from Vice President of Product Management Daragh Scaife. 11:30am-12:30PM Online Free Ellucian Colleague HR: Release update on 9/23/2021 Register Now
Distance Education UNC-G 2Plus Program 9/23/2021 External 2:00-3:00pm Online Free https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83270804946
Distance Education Innovating for your institution’s future 9/23/2021 External For over 20 years, Evisions has provided innovative, flexible software solutions to meet the requirements of colleges and universities. While maintaining this focus, Evisions is adapting its strategic direction to better address the needs and challenges of higher education leaders. This includes investing in customers' ability to leverage data to gain meaningful insights, improve student outcomes, and do more with less. Join us to learn more. 3:30-4:30pm Online Free Innovating for your institution’s future on 9/23/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Kuro 2.0 9/24/2021 Internal Holly Schofield, CCCC Psychology Instructor, will be leading one cohort of KORU Mindfulness Training during the fall semester 12:00-1:30pm TBD Free Kuro 2.0 on 9/24/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Taking Your Video Lectures to The Next Level 9/27/2021 External In this webinar you will learn how to add “punch” to your videos by adding effects such as B Roll footage, Ramping, and adding music or other audio effects. 2:00-3:00pm Online Free Taking Your Video Lectures to The Next Level on 9/27/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Getting Started with openNCCC: STAT!Ref Nursing and Allied Health Collections 9/28/2021 External STAT!Ref is a nursing and allied health collection that has been recently added to openNCCC. In this session we will explore the highlights of the collection, access, and how to integrate articles into your Blackboard or Moodle classroom. 10:00-11:00am Online Free Getting Started with openNCCC: STAT!Ref Nursing and Allied Health Collections on 9/28/2021 Register Now
Distance Education You, The Superhero 9/28/2021 External Many students seek help in answering the question, "Who am I?" In this session, participants will be engaged in activities that address the answer to this question. In our Life Design Catalyst Program, students are required to take various self assessments (three personality types assessments, two strengths assessments, three values assessments, a personal motivators assessment, and a superpowers activity) to identify specific characteristics that make them who they are. This information is used to create a "poster" project that shows them as a Superhero, outlining what makes them unique. The information from this poster is used later in the semester to help them identify their Life's Work Endeavors. 12:00-1:30pm Online Free You, The Superhero on 9/28/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Using Growth Mindset and GRIT to Truly Learn Organic Chemistry 9/28/2021 Internal Join professor and author Dr. Richard Mullins of Xavier University as he talks about controlling your own destiny in Organic Chemistry. Rick will outline the strategies and techniques he's used in his own classroom to help students truly learn how to master the challenging content. Hear directly from a student on how using these techniques had a positive impact on their course experience, success, and overall college mindset. 3:00-3:30pm Online Free Using Growth Mindset and GRIT to Truly Learn Organic Chemistry on 9/28/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Webinar: Equity, it’s not just an add-on 9/29/20121 External The overarching purpose of equity in education is fairness - making sure that each student receives what they need to succeed. Equity is not just an add-on, it is everything. Given the growing number of historically underserved students who are entering higher education institutions, it is increasingly important to focus on how by incorporating equity, all students have an equal chance of academic success. Register now for the webinar on Wednesday, September 29th from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET that will focus on the necessity of practicing more equity-mindedness as we continue to navigate through the pandemic. 12:00- 1:00pm Online Free Webinar: Equity, it’s not just an add-on on 9/29/20121 Register Now
Distance Education Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Department Training 9/29/2021 Internal The department training options are opportunities for Thea to meet with your department to practice some of the strategies learned in the training and ask questions based on scenarios specific to your department. These sessions can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as 60-90 minutes. 12:00 PM On-Site Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Department Training on 9/29/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Creating Communities of Inquiry in the Online Classroom 9/29/2021 External In this webinar participants will be given strategies and tips on creating a community of inquiry in the online classroom. 2:00-3:00pm Online Free Creating Communities of Inquiry in the Online Classroom on 9/29/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Getting Started with openNCCC: Integrating openNCCC into your LMS 9/30/2021 External openNCCC is a repository of Open Educational Resources, designed to make it easy to create, share, and integrate learning materials into your virtual classroom. In this session, we will address how to move items to your personal collection, and then integrate these items into your Moodle, Open LMS or Blackboard course. 10:00-11:00am Online Free Getting Started with openNCCC: Integrating openNCCC into your LMS on 9/30/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Faculty Tools Refresher Series:Using Datatel in Advising 10/4/21 Internal The Faculty Tools Refresher series will focus on many of the software and technology tools available to faculty, but that many may not be using to their full potential. These sessions are also extremely beneficial to faculty who may not have used a particular tool in a while and could use a 'refresher' course on how to use it and how it can help aide in your teaching or course management. 1:00-1:30pm Virtual/ Wilkinson 214 Free Faculty Tools Refresher Series:Using Datatel in Advising on 10/4/21 Register Now
Distance Education Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment:Adjunct Faculty Training 10/5/21 Internal Thea Boyer, Program Director for Human Services Technology, will be providing both staff and faculty versions of this training throughout the fall semester. In this training, participants will learn: 1) de-escalation techniques/strategies to be used both on the phone or in-person when dealing with upset customers/students. 2) best practices for providing excellent customer service via phone, email, and in-person. 3) how the level of customer service provided (or not provided) by College staff can directly impact enrollment and/or student retention. 4) how CCCC's new strategic plan drives the College's culture of customer service. 6:00-7:00pm Online Free Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment:Adjunct Faculty Training on 10/5/21 Register Now
Distance Education Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Support Staff Training 10/8/21 Internal Thea Boyer, Program Director for Human Services Technology, will be providing both staff and faculty versions of this training throughout the fall semester. In this training, participants will learn: 1) de-escalation techniques/strategies to be used both on the phone or in-person when dealing with upset customers/students. 2) best practices for providing excellent customer service via phone, email, and in-person. 3) how the level of customer service provided (or not provided) by College staff can directly impact enrollment and/or student retention. 4) how CCCC's new strategic plan drives the College's culture of customer service. 12:00-1:30pm Online Free Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Support Staff Training on 10/8/21 Register Now
Distance Education Safe Zone I 10/12/21 Internal Safe Zone I and II will each be offered twice this semester. Please be aware that Safe Zone Training I: Introduction to LGTBQ+ Issues serves as a prerequisite to Safe Zone Training II: Ally Training. 2:00-3:00pm Online Free Safe Zone I on 10/12/21 Register Now
Distance Education Mental Health First Aid 10/13/21 Internal Megan Sherman, Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services, is now a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor. She will be co-facilitating a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) session with Kara Finch, certified MHFA Instructor from Stanly Community College. 8:00am-5:00pm TBD Free
Distance Education Global is Local 10/13/21 External 10:00-11:30am TBD
Distance Education Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Department Training 10/13/21 Internal The department training options are opportunities for Thea to meet with your department to practice some of the strategies learned in the training and ask questions based on scenarios specific to your department. These sessions can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as 60-90 minutes 12:00 PM On-Site Free Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Department Training on 10/13/21 Register Now
Distance Education Intro to Mindfulness 10/22/21 Internal Holly Schofield, CCCC Psychology Instructor, will be leading two cohorts of KORU 2.0 Mindfulness Training; one this summer and one in the fall. 12:00-1:30pm Online Free Intro to Mindfulness on 10/22/21 Register Now
Distance Education Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Faculty Training 10/22/21 Internal Thea Boyer, Program Director for Human Services Technology, will be providing both staff and faculty versions of this training throughout the fall semester. In this training, participants will learn: 1) de-escalation techniques/strategies to be used both on the phone or in-person when dealing with upset customers/students. 2) best practices for providing excellent customer service via phone, email, and in-person. 3) how the level of customer service provided (or not provided) by College staff can directly impact enrollment and/or student retention. 4) how CCCC's new strategic plan drives the College's culture of customer service. 12:00-1:30pm Online Free Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Faculty Training on 10/22/21 Register Now
DEI Connecting the Dots: Building a Community of DEI professionals 10/26/21 External The purpose for this convening is for you to become aquatinted with your fellow diversity officer and HR colleagues in North Carolina. My colleagues from WillHouse will share with you tips and strategies to address some of your most pressing DEI issues within your organizations. This will be a very timely meeting because many of you will have just attend the NCSHRM State Conference a week prior. And you will want discuss in greater detail how you address DEI in your workplace. 9:00am- 3:30 PM Online $25 Connecting the Dots: Building a Community of DEI professionals on 10/26/21 Register Now
Distance Education Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Department Training 10/27/21 Internal The department training options are opportunities for Thea to meet with your department to practice some of the strategies learned in the training and ask questions based on scenarios specific to your department. These sessions can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as 60-90 minutes 12:00 PM On-Site Free Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Department Training on 10/27/21 Register Now
Distance Education Green Zone Training 10/28/21 Internal Join us as we provide an introduction to military culture, describe the challenges faced by military-affiliated students as they enter higher education, and discuss ways that CCCC works to support and retain these students. Participants will explore ways that they can support military-affiliated students from within their roles at the College and become Green Zone certified. 10:00-11:30am Online Free Green Zone Training on 10/28/21 Register Now
Distance Education Global is Local Business Summit 10/30/21 External This program is a collaboration among Central Carolina Community College, Bharat Forge, and UNC World View. It will provide community college educators a unique opportunity to hear from a UNC Kenan-Flagler business professor and industry leaders in North Carolina about meeting workforce needs in the competitive and ever-evolving economy. With a focus on employability skills, this program will provide insights on the changing nature of industry, the skill sets and traits needed and required by current and future workers and the role of community colleges in meeting the needs of the modern workforce. Educators will become better equipped to meet the challenge of preparing their students and curriculum for the global marketplace. 10:00-12:00pm Online Free
Distance Education Green Zone Training 11/9/2021 Internal Join us as we provide an introduction to military culture, describe the challenges faced by military-affiliated students as they enter higher education, and discuss ways that CCCC works to support and retain these students. Participants will explore ways that they can support military-affiliated students from within their roles at the College and become Green Zone certified. 3:00-4:30pm Online Free Green Zone Training on 11/9/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Department Training 11/10/2021 Internal The department training options are opportunities for Thea to meet with your department to practice some of the strategies learned in the training and ask questions based on scenarios specific to your department. These sessions can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as 60-90 minutes 12:00 PM On-Site Free Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Department Training on 11/10/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Safe Zone I 11/12/2021 Internal Safe Zone I and II will each be offered twice this semester. Please be aware that Safe Zone Training I: Introduction to LGTBQ+ Issues serves as a prerequisite to Safe Zone Training II: Ally Training. 1:00-2:00pm LMC Library Computer Lab Free Safe Zone I on 11/12/2021 Register Now
DeI G.U.I.D.E. Conference 11/18/2021 External The current social and political moment in our society calls for higher education to be better equipped to address and redress historical racial inequities. Highly publicized events in the early months of 2020, including a pandemic, has brought attention to long-standing structural inequalities that determine different life outcomes for different social groups. Institutions of higher education have the responsibility to model values of inclusion and equity. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Growth, Understanding, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (G.U.I.D.E.) Virtual Conference seek to create a learning space for professionals in educational institutions and community-based organizations to celebrate achievements, be inspired by best practices, and learn how to drive change in their home institutions/organizations. The G.U.I.D.E. conference brings together speakers with different areas of expertise. You will learn about equity issues in schools, communities, and the workplace, have an opportunity to network and share best practices so that you will have your G.U.I.D.E. for success! 9:00am-4:00pm Online Free G.U.I.D.E. Conference on 11/18/2021 Register Now
DeI G.U.I.D.E. Conference 11/19/2021 External The current social and political moment in our society calls for higher education to be better equipped to address and redress historical racial inequities. Highly publicized events in the early months of 2020, including a pandemic, has brought attention to long-standing structural inequalities that determine different life outcomes for different social groups. Institutions of higher education have the responsibility to model values of inclusion and equity. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Growth, Understanding, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (G.U.I.D.E.) Virtual Conference seek to create a learning space for professionals in educational institutions and community-based organizations to celebrate achievements, be inspired by best practices, and learn how to drive change in their home institutions/organizations. The G.U.I.D.E. conference brings together speakers with different areas of expertise. You will learn about equity issues in schools, communities, and the workplace, have an opportunity to network and share best practices so that you will have your G.U.I.D.E. for success! 9:00am-1:00pm Online Free G.U.I.D.E. Conference on 11/19/2021 Register Now
Distance Education Safe Zone II 12/3/2021 Internal Safe Zone I and II will each be offered twice this semester. Please be aware that Safe Zone Training I: Introduction to LGTBQ+ Issues serves as a prerequisite to Safe Zone Training II: Ally Training. 1:00-2:30pm LMC Library Computer Lab Free Safe Zone II on 12/3/2021 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: IT and AV 1/20/2022 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 1:00-2:30pm TBD Free New Hire Orientation: IT and AV on 1/20/2022 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Welcome from PC and QEP/MAP Overview 2/17/2022 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 1:00-2:30pm TBD Free New Hire Orientation: Welcome from PC and QEP/MAP Overview on 2/17/2022 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Business Office, Purchasing, and Business Services 3/17/2022 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 1:00-2:30pm TBD Free New Hire Orientation: Business Office, Purchasing, and Business Services on 3/17/2022 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: HR and PD 4/21/2022 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 1:00-2:30pm TBD Free New Hire Orientation: HR and PD on 4/21/2022 Register Now
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 1:00-2:30pm TBD Free New Hire Orientation: Campus Safety and Security on 5/19/2022 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 1:00-2:30pm TBD Free New Hire Orientation: Title IX and CC Cares on 6/16/2022 Register Now

On-Demand Training

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

Available Resources

HOONUIT

Online professional learning designed to assist faculty and staff to support student and improve our technical and professional skills by providing pathways, featuring sessions, and continuously adding new sessions. These trainings are available 24/7 and come with a certificate of completion upon completion of the outcome-based learning focusing on:

  • LearnIt: Learn from Best Practice
  • DoIt: Apply Learning to Life
  • ShareIt: Connect & Get Feedback
  • ProveIt: Document Learning

To access:

  1. Go to the CCCC Website
  2. Log into the CCCC Portal with your campus network credentials.
  3. Once signed in, click the Hoonuit link to the far right.
My Employee Pathway

Access the Top 10 question list for faculty and students through My Employee Pathway. This link is intended to provide you with an immediate answer to the questions we typically hear from our students and faculty.

Additional Training Modules

We are dedicated to providing a variety of resources for our faculty and staff to continue their development. In the Professional Development course 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 site in Blackboard, login to Blackboard. Next, select Professional Development under the "My Organizations". Once in the course, select the "Professional Development" in the course menu and then select "Recorded Sessions".

For login assistance, please contact Distance Education at (919) 718-7529.
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.
Cool Tools
1 professional development hours
New technology resources are discovered by the Center for Academic Excellence staff on a regular basis. During this training, we will introduce our current favorites. These resources can enhance both seated and online classes.
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.

To access:

Other Training
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