Each department already has a professional development committee to monitor department
professional development funds. Under the new PD plan, these committees will also
be used to create department PD plans. All faculty — tenure-track, ACF's and adjuncts
— may serve on these committees and contribute to the department PD plans. One faculty
member from each department will serve on the College-wide PD Advisory Group. The
department PD plans will address traditional, web, and blended modalities. Faculty
will determine the extent and use of ACL in their departments, forming a plan about
how faculty can benefit from College-wide ACL trainings as well from the knowledge
of their own "faculty experts.” The department PD plans will be aligned with annual
appraisal, teaching observation, and tenure and promotion processes.
In addition, to the academic department professional development process, the FPDi
will offer a centralized series of ACL learning modules geared towards beginners,
intermediates and experts in understanding and applying ACL strategies in their classrooms.
Each academic department professional development committee will determine which
of these modules will be helpful to faculty members in their area and include these
in department professional development plans.