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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 2020-21

  1. Implement revival of Tidewater Community College Batten Fellow.  The Fellow will be selected during a competitive process whereby applicants meet pre-defined criteria and submit a proposal that aligns with ongoing college-wide initiatives, and will affect significant teaching innovations and improve student performance.
  2. Conduct Evaluation Kit survey response review recommending deployment, questions and participation mandates. Coordinate with Instruction Committee as necessary.
  3. Provide direct support, organize, and promote the Learning Institute.
  4. Act as an advisory committee to direct faculty Academies and resources.
  5. Produce guidance to ensure diverse and inclusive college professional development offerings.
  6. Collaborate and build relationships with local, regional, and/or statewide professional development groups to extend opportunities to faculty.
  7. Analyze, develop, and provide implementation strategies for professional development opportunities for dual enrollment faculty.

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 – Maritime and Skilled Trades Pathway
  • David Wright (B) – Engineering, Science, and Mathematics Pathway
  • Katie Disanto (B) (Recorder)–  – 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
  • Kevon Easley (C)  – Adjunct Faculty
  • Stephanie “Missy” Comer (C)  – Librarian
  • Tiffany Putman (B) – Counseling
  • Jenefer Snyder (P) – Pathway Dean
  • John Morea (D) – Academic Liaison

First Tuesday of each month.


Jeanne Hopkins