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Faculty Professional Development

Faculty Academy I: Teaching & Learning at HCC

An orientation for those new to Heartland and new to teaching. Required for full and part-time faculty seeking promotion.

Faculty Academy II: Book Studies

In-depth discussions of books about ideas that influence our courses and our students.

Faculty Academy III: Seminars on Specialized Topics

Seminars on specialized topics of interest including but not limited to College initiatives. 

Faculty Best Practices

Discussion of teaching practices and exploration of tested teaching strategies, presented by Heartland faculty.

Great Teacher Retreat

Modeled after nationally known Great Teacher Retreat Workshops and co-sponsored with other community colleges, this retreat invites faculty to share teaching practices with colleagues.

Alternative Delivery Training & Certification

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

Online Certifications

A variety of online certificates provide flexible professional development related to the following topics: 
  • Assessment
  • Instructional Design & Delivery
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Service Learning
  • Universal Design for Learning

Contact the IDC

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

Anna J. Catterson, Ph.D.

Director of Online Learning and Instructional Technologies
SCB Suite 2300 
Phone: 309-268-8297

Jewel Crowley-Custis

Program Assistant, Academic Affairs
SCB Suite 2300
Phone: 309-268-8017

Stephanie Kratz

Coordinator of Faculty Academies 
Phone: 309-268-8606

Martha Stearns

Coordinator of Faculty Academies
Phone: 309-268-8677