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Faculty Professional Development

All College Best Practices Kick-Off

This day-long event to kick-off each new semester features keynote address, presentations, demonstrations, exhibits and more.

Faculty Academy I:

A series of sessions specially designed primarily to orient new faculty to the teaching-learning environment at HCC.

Faculty Academy II:

Focused study (involving participant reflection, application, and discussion) of the contents of a book pertaining to teaching and learning issues.

Faculty Academy III:

One-time or multi-session seminars pertaining to specialized topics of interest such as peer mentoring and observation, developmental education, service learning, greening the curriculum, or "flipping" the classroom.

Great Teacher Retreat

Modeled after nationally known Great Teacher Retreat Workshops, this annual, full-day retreat at Allerton Park and Conference Center, Monticello, IL, is co-sponsored with Parkland College and Richland Community College.

Teaching Squares

Small groups of faculty voluntarily engage in observing in each other's classrooms and then providing constructive feedback.

Grounds for Learning

Informal gatherings of faculty over coffee to discuss a wide array of topics concerning teaching and learning supplemented with web-based reflection and discussion. Possible topics include student success strategies, restorative justice approaches, and classroom management.

Assessment Forms & Methods

Single session offerings that highlight different methods of assessing courses and academic programs. Guidance for completing Assessment Forms is also provided.

Tech Talks

Single or multiple-session presentations regarding the implementation and use of a variety of instructional technologies to help support teaching and learning.

Alternative Delivery Training & Certification

Online and face-to-face training focusing on proper instructional design and technology usage in online/hybrid instructional environments. Use of Blackboard to supplement traditional instruction is also addressed. Aditional training opportunities related to online/hybrid instruction beyond initial certification will be available to address faculty needs and student learning.

Contact the IDC

2401 Student Commons Building
Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

Traci Van Prooyen

Director of Online Learning and Instructional Technologies
SCB 2301
Phone: 309-268-8288

Lisa Putnam Cole

Distinguished Professor of Reading
Coordinator of Faculty Academies
SCB 2304 
Phone: 309-268-8407