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Faculty Professional Development Committee

The Faculty Professional Development Committee reviews and recommends opportunities for faculty to enhance their teaching and learning.

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Proposed FPDC Charges 2018-19

  1. Plan and execute faculty-led professional development events, including a 2018 Faculty Development Day (or alternate event(s)) and the 2019 Learning Institute.
  2. Review the proceedings and design of the New Faculty Academy and Adjunct Faculty Academy to assess and ensure their sustainability.
  3. Research and provide professional development resources and/or events in anticipation of the college’s transition from Blackboard to Canvas as a learning management system.
  4. Research best practices for course evaluations to determine their value and content, best method of delivery, and acceptable rate of response; recommend changes based on research.
  5. Determine the role of Batten Centers in relation to faculty professional development needs, and propose a solution to address faculty needs.

Faculty Professional Development Committee members are elected to serve two-year terms with a second two-year term possible if re-elected.

2020 – 2021 Members

  • Jeanne Hopkins (P) (Chair) – Public and Professional Services Pathway
  • VACANT – Business Pathway
  • Sandra Weber (B) – Maritime and Skilled Trades Pathway
  • David Wright (B) – Engineering, Science, and Mathematics Pathway
  • Katie Disanto (B) – Health Professions Pathway
  • Carolyn Satz (C)  – Computer Science and IT Pathway
  • VACANT – Manufacturing and Transportation Pathway
  • Renee Hosang-Alleyne (N) – Social Sciences and Education Pathway
  • Tom Geary (B) – Arts & Humanities Pathway
  • VACANT – Adjunct Faculty
  • Stephanie “Missy” Comer (C)  – Librarian
  • Tiffany Putman (B) – Counseling
  • Jenefer Snyder (P) – Academic Dean, Languages, Mathematics and Sciences
  • John Morea (D) – Academic Liaison

First Tuesday of each month.


Tom Geary