Center for Academic Excellence

Supporting Faculty and Staff of CCCC

Professional Development

Professional Development Purpose

The purpose of professional development is to support the mission of the college by helping employees enhance their job skills, obtain job-related knowledge and information, increase productivity and efficiency, and/or prepare for higher-level positions. In the case of faculty members, it also provides an opportunity for classroom skill enhancement and increased knowledge in their specific academic discipline.

Professional Development Hour Requirement

There will be a minimum number of five required hours for full-time and reduced-hours full-time faculty and staff. Professional development hours will be based on what the supervisor and employee agree is a reasonable amount of time required to develop identified needs of the individual.

Available Training

Please note: A travel authorization must be submitted and approved before attending any external events.

Upcoming Training

Topic Event Name Date Internal/External Session Description Time Location Cost Registration/Access Link
Employee Support Intro to Mindfulness 10/22/2021 Internal Holly Schofield, CCCC Psychology Instructor, will be leading two cohorts of KORU 2.0 Mindfulness Training; one this summer and one in the fall. 12:00PM-1:30PM Online Free Intro to Mindfulness on 10/22/2021 Register Now
Employee Support Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Faculty Training 10/22/2021 Internal Thea Boyer, ProgrAM Director for Human Services Technology, will be providing both staff and faculty versions of this training throughout the fall semester. In this training, participants will learn: 1) de-escalation techniques/strategies to be used both on the phone or in-person when dealing with upset customers/students. 2) best practices for providing excellent customer service via phone, email, and in-person. 3) how the level of customer service provided (or not provided) by College staff can directly impact enrollment and/or student retention. 4) how CCCC's new strategic plan drives the College's culture of customer service. 12:00PM-1:30PM Online Free Don't Take it Personally: Strategies for De-escalation and Creating a Welcoming Environment: Faculty Training on 10/22/2021 Register Now
Student Support Safe Zone II 10/22/2021 Internal Safe Zone I and II will each be offered twice this semester. Please be aware that Safe Zone Training I: Introduction to LGTBQ+ Issues serves as a prerequisite to Safe Zone Training II: Ally Training. 2:00PM-3:30PM Online Free Safe Zone II on 10/22/2021 Register Now
DEI Connecting the Dots: Building a Community of DEI professionals 10/26/2021 External The purpose for this convening is for you to become aquatinted with your fellow diversity officer and HR colleagues in North Carolina. My colleagues from WillHouse will share with you tips and strategies to address some of your most pressing DEI issues within your organizations. This will be a very timely meeting because many of you will have just attend the NCSHRM State Conference a week prior. And you will want discuss in greater detail how you address DEI in your workplace. 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Online $25 Connecting the Dots: Building a Community of DEI professionals on 10/26/2021 Register Now
Advising English and Math Placement Advising Session 10/28/2021 Internal Join us for a refresher on how to effectively advise and place your advisees into their initial/gateway english and math course. This session will cover the RISE placement guide, when a student can test, reviewing test scores, past credit and older scores, direct placement, and much more. We encourage new faculty and staff that advise students to attend this session. 2:00PM - 3:15 PM Online Free English and Math Placement Advising Session on 10/28/2021 Register Now
Student Support Green Zone Training 10/28/2021 Internal Join us as we provide an introduction to military culture, describe the challenges faced by military-affiliated students as they enter higher education, and discuss ways that CCCC works to support and retain these students. Participants will explore ways that they can support military-affiliated students from within their roles at the College and become Green Zone certified. 10:00AM-11:30AM Online Free Green Zone Training on 10/28/2021 Register Now
Teaching and Learning Creating Transparent Assignments that Increase Students' Success Equitably 10/29/2021 External The student population in US higher education is increasingly diverse and non-traditional. As such, faculty must look to provide equitable educational opportunities for a broad variety of learners. Data from a national study identifies transparent instruction (transparency frAMework) as a replicable teaching practice that significantly enhances students' success, with greater gains for historically underserved students [Winkelmes et al, Peer Review, Spring 2016]. Students' persistence and retention can also benefit from transparent teaching and learning practices [Gianoutsos and Winkelmes 2016; Winkelmes et al. 2019]. In this workshop, we will briefly review the educational research behind the concept of transparent teaching/learning. Next, participants will apply the Transparency FrAMework to the design of your own class activities and assignments. Participants will leave with a draft assignment or activity for one of their courses, and a concise set of strategies for designing transparent assignments and class activities that promote students’ success equitably. Participants are asked to bring two current assignments to exAMine and modify during the workshop. 12:00PM - 2:00 PM Online Free Creating Transparent Assignments that Increase Students' Success Equitably on 10/29/2021 Register Now
Advising Taking the Mystery out of Health Science Advising 11/1/2021 Internal We will be looking at the oft confusing world of pre-health science advising. Attendees will learn how the competitive admissions process works, and what resources are available to advisors potential applicants. 1:00PM - 1:45 PM Online Free Taking the Mystery out of Health Science Advising on 11/1/2021 Register Now
DEI NCBAA Conference 11/5/2021 External The NCBAA Southern Region conference leadership is seeking workshop proposals for the 2021 Southern Region NCBAA Conference. This year our conference will be hosted by the Central NC Chapter of NCBAA virtually November 5th 9AM - 3PM. Workshop proposals will be due not later than September 20, 2021. The 2021 NCBAA Conference Committee is seeking engaging proposals that promote success and/or support for African AMerican students, administrators, faculty and staff in civic engagement and social justice issues, progrAMs and concerns. This year's conference will focus on Educational Equity and Social Justice on our college cAMpuses and our communities. 9:00AM-3:00PM Online Free NCBAA Conference on 11/5/2021 Register Now
Student Support Green Zone Training 11/9/2021 Internal Join us as we provide an introduction to military culture, describe the challenges faced by military-affiliated students as they enter higher education, and discuss ways that CCCC works to support and retain these students. Participants will explore ways that they can support military-affiliated students from within their roles at the College and become Green Zone certified. 3:00PM- 4:30PM Online Free Green Zone Training on 11/9/2021 Register Now
Student Success Aviso Virtual User Summit 11/10/2021 External At the Aviso User Summit, we will take a look at how our partner institutions innovate their student engagement strategies through Aviso as well as impact retention and degree completion on each cAMpus. This Live Virtual Summit will provide a great opportunity for the following: Connecting with other institutions to learn student success best practices and higher education trends, Learn how to serve the underserved, Maximizing IT teAMs for help with Aviso Support,How to navigate the financial impact of COVID-19, The Student Journey: Connecting with Students from Start to Finish, and New Product Updates 9:30AM- 6:30PM Online Free Aviso Virtual User Summit on 11/10/2021 Register Now
Student Support Safe Zone I 11/12/2021 Internal Safe Zone I and II will each be offered twice this semester. Please be aware that Safe Zone Training I: Introduction to LGTBQ+ Issues serves as a prerequisite to Safe Zone Training II: Ally Training. 1:00PM-2:00PM LMC Library Computer Lab Free Safe Zone I on 11/12/2021 Register Now
Libary Service Faculty Workshop: Interactive Human Anatomy Database Tutorial 11/15/2021 Internal Gale's Interactive Human Anatomy database provides visual and interactive models of the human body, which can be especially useful in teaching. This database offers lesson plans, learning modules for muscular and nervous systems, interactive quizzes, and free 3D files for printing. This workshop will be especially useful for faculty in health technologies, including nursing and health and fitness science. This event is virtual and will be held on Zoom. If you need help or support with Zoom, you can contact the IT Help Desk at (919) 718-7397 or email them at IThelpdesk@cccc.edu. 10:00 AM Online Free https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrc-mgpzoqGtT1YzFky-xABvBMH_5xLTIl
Advising Advising Short Session: EMBARK 11/18/2021 Internal Presented by AMy Gustavson and Mary Schmid Carter 12:00PM - 12:30 PM Online Free Advising Short Session: EMBARK on 11/18/2021 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: CAMpus Safety and Security 11/18/2021 Internal This is a required new employee training session that will provide an overview of cAMpus safety and security procedures at the college. 1:00PM-2:30PM Online Free New Hire Orientation: CAMpus Safety and Security on 11/18/2021 Register Now
DEI G.U.I.D.E. Conference 11/18/2021 External The current social and political moment in our society calls for higher education to be better equipped to address and redress historical racial inequities. Highly publicized events in the early months of 2020, including a pandemic, has brought attention to long-standing structural inequalities that determine different life outcomes for different social groups. Institutions of higher education have the responsibility to model values of inclusion and equity. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Growth, Understanding, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (G.U.I.D.E.) Virtual Conference seek to create a learning space for professionals in educational institutions and community-based organizations to celebrate achievements, be inspired by best practices, and learn how to drive change in their home institutions/organizations. The G.U.I.D.E. conference brings together speakers with different areas of expertise. You will learn about equity issues in schools, communities, and the workplace, have an opportunity to network and share best practices so that you will have your G.U.I.D.E. for success! 9:00AM-4:00PM Online Free G.U.I.D.E. Conference on 11/18/2021 Register Now
DEI G.U.I.D.E. Conference 11/19/2021 External The current social and political moment in our society calls for higher education to be better equipped to address and redress historical racial inequities. Highly publicized events in the early months of 2020, including a pandemic, has brought attention to long-standing structural inequalities that determine different life outcomes for different social groups. Institutions of higher education have the responsibility to model values of inclusion and equity. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Growth, Understanding, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (G.U.I.D.E.) Virtual Conference seek to create a learning space for professionals in educational institutions and community-based organizations to celebrate achievements, be inspired by best practices, and learn how to drive change in their home institutions/organizations. The G.U.I.D.E. conference brings together speakers with different areas of expertise. You will learn about equity issues in schools, communities, and the workplace, have an opportunity to network and share best practices so that you will have your G.U.I.D.E. for success! 9:00AM-1:00PM Online Free G.U.I.D.E. Conference on 11/19/2021 Register Now
Student Support Safe Zone II 12/3/2021 Internal Safe Zone I and II will each be offered twice this semester. Please be aware that Safe Zone Training I: Introduction to LGTBQ+ Issues serves as a prerequisite to Safe Zone Training II: Ally Training. 1:00PM-2:30PM LMC Library Computer Lab Free Safe Zone II on 12/3/2021 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Title IX and CC Cares 12/9/2021 Internal This is a required new employee training session that will provide an overview of Title IX from a student perspective and our CC Cares progrAM. 1:00PM-2:30PM Online Free New Hire Orientation: Title IX and CC Cares on 12/9/2021 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: IT and AV 1/20/2022 Internal Full time employees are required to complete New Hire Orientation during their first year of employment. New Hire Orientation is composed of six different sessions which cover a variety of topics and departments to help new hires become fAMiliar with the College and be made aware of various college processes and policies. Each session is offered twice per year in order to accomodate as many schedules as possible. Don't forget to download the New Hire Orientation Form and complete as you attend each session 1:00PM-2:30PM TBD Free New Hire Orientation: IT and AV on 1/20/2022 Register Now
Teaching and Learning DREAM 2022 National Convening 2/14-17/2022 External This year, DREAM progrAMming will center on challenges and opportunities to effect meaningful change on our cAMpuses and in our communities, organized around five key themes: 1) Building stronger pipelines to and through postsecondary education, 2) Adopting a holistic, equity-focused approach to community vitality, 3) Eliminating systemic barriers to student success, 4) Fostering a sense of belonging through teaching and learning excellence, 5) Leveraging data and analytics for institutional and community well-being All day Virtual DREAM 2022 National Convening on 2/14-17/2022 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Welcome from PC and QEP/MAP Overview 2/17/2022 Internal Full time employees are required to complete New Hire Orientation during their first year of employment. New Hire Orientation is composed of six different sessions which cover a variety of topics and departments to help new hires become fAMiliar with the College and be made aware of various college processes and policies. Each session is offered twice per year in order to accomodate as many schedules as possible. Don't forget to download the New Hire Orientation Form and complete as you attend each session 1:00PM-2:30PM TBD Free New Hire Orientation: Welcome from PC and QEP/MAP Overview on 2/17/2022 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Business Office, Purchasing, and Business Services 3/17/2022 Internal Full time employees are required to complete New Hire Orientation during their first year of employment. New Hire Orientation is composed of six different sessions which cover a variety of topics and departments to help new hires become fAMiliar with the College and be made aware of various college processes and policies. Each session is offered twice per year in order to accomodate as many schedules as possible. Don't forget to download the New Hire Orientation Form and complete as you attend each session 1:00PM-2:30PM TBD Free New Hire Orientation: Business Office, Purchasing, and Business Services on 3/17/2022 Register Now
Student Sucess Challenging the Paradigm; Partnerships for success in a changing world 4/7/2022 External We are pleased to announce that we are planning an in-person Challenging the Paradigm; Partnerships for success in a changing world conference for April 7 and 8, 2022; hosted by Watson College of Education and UNCW/3C Collaborative. This year’s conference will host two keynote speakers: Stelphanie WilliAMson, Ph.D., Vice President for Duke University’s DurhAM and Community Affairs, leading Duke’s diverse and innovative community efforts in areas such as neighborhood partnerships, community health, education, and talent develoPMent. Her responsibilities include addressing issues of concern to the community including affordable housing and infrastructure, early childhood education and school readiness, college and career readiness, food security and nutrition, and nonprofit capacity. WilliAMs served as past president of Vance-Granville Community College, guiding the college through significant develoPMents in academic progrAMs and partnerships, fundraising, and capital improvements. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM UNCW Watson College of Education $150.00 Challenging the Paradigm; Partnerships for success in a changing world on 4/7/2022 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: HR and PD 4/21/2022 Internal Full time employees are required to complete New Hire Orientation during their first year of employment. New Hire Orientation is composed of six different sessions which cover a variety of topics and departments to help new hires become fAMiliar with the College and be made aware of various college processes and policies. Each session is offered twice per year in order to accomodate as many schedules as possible. Don't forget to download the New Hire Orientation Form and complete as you attend each session 1:00PM-2:30PM TBD Free New Hire Orientation: HR and PD on 4/21/2022 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: CAMpus Safety and Security 5/19/2022 Internal Full time employees are required to complete New Hire Orientation during their first year of employment. New Hire Orientation is composed of six different sessions which cover a variety of topics and departments to help new hires become fAMiliar with the College and be made aware of various college processes and policies. Each session is offered twice per year in order to accomodate as many schedules as possible. Don't forget to download the New Hire Orientation Form and complete as you attend each session 1:00PM-2:30PM TBD Free New Hire Orientation: CAMpus Safety and Security on 5/19/2022 Register Now
New Hire Orientation New Hire Orientation: Title IX and CC Cares 6/16/2022 Internal Full time employees are required to complete New Hire Orientation during their first year of employment. New Hire Orientation is composed of six different sessions which cover a variety of topics and departments to help new hires become fAMiliar with the College and be made aware of various college processes and policies. Each session is offered twice per year in order to accomodate as many schedules as possible. Don't forget to download the New Hire Orientation Form and complete as you attend each session 1:00PM-2:30PM TBD Free New Hire Orientation: Title IX and CC Cares on 6/16/2022 Register Now
Accessibility Accessibility in the Classroom! Ongoing Internal Anytime Online Free Email AManda Carter at abcarter@cccc.edu to register.
Various National Humanities Center Free Webinars Various External Various Online Free National Humanities Center Free Webinars on Various Register Now
Teaching and Learning NC-NET Academy Various External The NC-NET Academy offers facilitator-led online courses delivered via Moodle. Enrollment is open to part-time or full-time community college faculty members in North Carolina. The rationale behind the Academy is that educational ideas cannot simply be presented; they need to be thought about, talked over, and experienced. Academy courses weave together readings, activities, and discussions for participants to construct new understandings in the context of their own situations. Weekly threaded discussions play an essential role in encouraging participants to reflect on the readings, share stories from their lives (and their classrooms), pose questions to the group, and express their reactions. The courses provide an opportunity for faculty from across the state to network with and learn from each other. Various Various Free NC-NET Academy on Various Register Now

On-Demand Training

All on-demand training and recorded PD sessions are available on the Blackboard Professional Development Organization.

Available Resources

HOONUIT

Online professional learning designed to assist faculty and staff to support student and improve our technical and professional skills by providing pathways, featuring sessions, and continuously adding new sessions. These trainings are available 24/7 and come with a certificate of completion upon completion of the outcome-based learning focusing on:

  • LearnIt: Learn from Best Practice
  • DoIt: Apply Learning to Life
  • ShareIt: Connect & Get Feedback
  • ProveIt: Document Learning

To access:

  1. Go to the CCCC Website
  2. Log into the CCCC Portal with your campus network credentials.
  3. Once signed in, click the Hoonuit link to the far right.
My Employee Pathway

Access the Top 10 question list for faculty and students through My Employee Pathway. This link is intended to provide you with an immediate answer to the questions we typically hear from our students and faculty.

Additional Training Modules

We are dedicated to providing a variety of resources for our faculty and staff to continue their development. In the Professional Development course within Blackboard, you will find recorded workshops, PowerPoint presentations, and much more to enhance your professional development and lifelong learning.

To access the Professional Development site in Blackboard, login to Blackboard. Next, select Professional Development under the "My Organizations". Once in the course, select the "Professional Development" in the course menu and then select "Recorded Sessions".

For login assistance, please contact Distance Education at (919) 718-7529.
Blackboard Collaborate Level I
2 professional development hours
This training is designed to teach you the essentials of Blackboard Collaborate. This training is held in Blackboard Collaborate.
Blackboard Level I
4 professional development hours
This training is designed to give you an introduction to the basic components of Blackboard, CCCC's online course management system. This training will provide you with step-by-step tutorials and exercises to prepare you for creating a supplement course to use as a resource for your seated classes.
Blackboard Level II
6 professional development hours
This training is designed to acquaint you with the fundamentals of using Blackboard, CCCC's online course management system. This training expands on the knowledge already gained in Blackboard Level I training. This training provides you with step-by-step tutorials and exercises to prepare you for developing and teaching your first online course and becoming Blackboard Proficient.
Camtasia
1 professional development hours
This training is designed to introduce you to Camtasia, a screen recording and video editing software. After completing this training, each participant will be able to record his/her computer screen and be able to do basic video customization and editing. This training will be conducted in a location where each participant has access to a computer with Camtasia.
Cool Tools
1 professional development hours
New technology resources are discovered by the Center for Academic Excellence staff on a regular basis. During this training, we will introduce our current favorites. These resources can enhance both seated and online classes.
Library Higher Ed Resources

Your CCCC Library offers access to a world of resources to support your professional development! Find books about teaching and learning, leadership, academia, and more, or search for new research in your field using our databases. Go to: Faculty & Staff Professional Development

McLaughlin Young Group

Take advantage of our valuable on-demand Skill Builder trainings through our EAP provider. Select the Work-Life login and then under Centers on the right, scroll down and click Skill Builder. See the attached document for more information and topics.

To access:

Other Training
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