Center for Organizational 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
Welcome Week 2022 Fall Adjunct Night 8/10/2022 Internal Annual fall adjunct faculty meeting. Agenda TBA. 6:00PM-8:00PM Virtual Free 2022 Fall Adjunct Night on 8/10/2022 Register Now
Welcome Week Student Advising and Success: Keeping Students on the Pathway 8/10/2022 Internal Description coming! 9:00-9:50AM TBD--Lee Campus & Virtual Free https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044EADA823A0FF2-20224
Welcome Week Introduction to Blackboard Ultra 8/10/2022 Internal This session introduces the upcoming release of the new version of Blackboard, Blackboard Ultra. Ultra is a redesigned version of Blackboard with modern features that are more user-friendly and updated for a mobile world. Join this session to learn more about this exciting upgrade and how you can use it in your courses. 10:00-10:50AM Virtual Free Introduction to Blackboard Ultra on 8/10/2022 Register Now
Welcome Week Title III/Navigate: Exciting Changes Ahead! 8/10/2022 Internal The Title III Grant (“NAVIGATE”) is a college-wide effort to improve the way we serve our students and how we do business everyday. The NAVIGATE leadership team will provide a brief overview of the Title III/NAVIGATE project, share details of the work that is already underway, and plans for the future. Most importantly, you will learn how this work impacts you and your students! 10:00-10:50AM TBD--Lee Campus & Virtual Free https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044EADA823A0FF2-20224
Welcome Week What’s in a Name? Best Practices for Addressing Those from Other Cultures 8/10/2022 Internal Did you know that not all cultures put the surname last? Or that some assign the last names of both parents to children? Join Karmisha Hernandez Luciano for a session on the cultural differences in naming conventions and how you can be welcoming when addressing people from other cultures. 1:00-1:50PM TBD--Lee Campus & Virtual Free What’s in a Name? Best Practices for Addressing Those from Other Cultures on 8/10/2022 Register Now
Welcome Week Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: College Travel 8/10/2022 Intrnal New to the college or want a refresher on travel paperwork and procedures? This is the session for you. Brian Bridgers will discuss travel forms, processes, and reimbursement rates. 1:00-1:50PM TBD--Lee Campus Free Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: College Travel on 8/10/2022 Register Now
Welcome Week Short's Shorts 8/10/2022 Internal Dr. Kristi Short will be sharing updates and announcements for those in Student Learning. 2:00-2:50PM Virtual Free
Welcome Week New Technologies: YuJa, Equidocs, Blackboard Ultra 8/11/2022 Internal This session introduces new technologies available to support students Learning. Yuja for video capture/video storage, Blackboard Ultra for a more modern online learning experience, and Equidocs which makes it easier to fix accessibility issues in PDF documents. Join to learn more about these exciting technologies! 9:00-9:50AM TBD--Lee Campus & Virtual Free New Technologies: YuJa, Equidocs, Blackboard Ultra on 8/11/2022 Register Now
Welcome Week What the Library Can Do for You: Instruction and OERs 8/11/2022 Internal This session provides a quick overview into the instruction opportunities that the library provides for you and your students. We will also discuss OERs and the upcoming events the library has related to OERs. 9:00-9:50AM Virtual Free What the Library Can Do for You: Instruction and OERs on 8/11/2022 Register Now
Welcome Week Introduction to Blackboard Ultra 8/11/2022 Internal This session introduces the upcoming release of the new version of Blackboard, Blackboard Ultra. Ultra is a redesigned version of Blackboard with modern features that are more user-friendly and updated for a mobile world. Join this session to learn more about this exciting upgrade and how you can use it in your courses. 10:00-10:50AM Virtual Free Introduction to Blackboard Ultra on 8/11/2022 Register Now
Welcome Week Is It Possible to Self-Care While Helping Others? 8/11/2022 Internal What is self-care? A Google search will give you a list of self-care activities for better care, but who has the extra time? Come learn ways to care for yourself without adding to your to-do list. 10:00-10:50AM TBD--Lee Campus & Virtual Free https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044EADA823A0FF2-20224
Retirement NC Plans Roadmap to Retirement 8/24/2022 External NC Plans’ Retiree Advocate, Mark McCluskey, will cover topics one should consider on their journey to and through retirement. 12:00-1:00PM Virtual Free Register Here
Student Support Safe Zone I: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Issues 9/13/2022 Internal How students experience their campus environment influences both learning and developmental outcomes. In this session, we will explore the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ college students when navigating college environments. This session will highlight terminology, language, and symbols and the idea of power and privilege as it relates to identity. Additionally, this training will introduce inclusive strategies that can be implemented into student services practices or into the classroom, to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all students. 2:00-3:00PM TBD--Lee Campus Free Safe Zone I: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Issues on 9/13/2022 Register Now
IER End-of-Cycle Refresher Training 9/13/2022 Internal Please join us for a refresher training on the End-of-Cycle reporting in Compliance Assist. 3:00 PM TBD--Lee Campus Free https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044EADA823A0FF2-endofcycle
Library Introduction to OER's 9/21/2022 Internal The CCCC Librarians will introduce faculty to the principles of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and provide faculty with general resources to support a smooth transition toward incorporating OERs into their courses. 12:00PM-1:00PM Virtual Free https://tinyurl.com/intro2oers
IER SACS 101: What Is It and How Does It Impact the College 9/27/2022 Internal CCCC is accredited through SACSCOC. Join us to learn more about SACSCOC, their standards, and how they impact the college. 2:00-3:00PM TBD Free https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044EADA823A0FF2-sacs
Student Support Safe Zone I: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Issues 9/29/2022 Internal How students experience their campus environment influences both learning and developmental outcomes. In this session, we will explore the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ college students when navigating college environments. This session will highlight terminology, language, and symbols and the idea of power and privilege as it relates to identity. Additionally, this training will introduce inclusive strategies that can be implemented into student services practices or into the classroom, to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all students. 11:00AM-12:00PM TBD--Chatham Campus Free Safe Zone I: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Issues on 9/29/2022 Register Now
Library OER for STEM 10/4/2022 Internal The CCCC Librarians will introduce faculty to Open Educational Resources (OERs) that can be used to support students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. This session aims to empower faculty to explore and utilize these resources. Join the CCCC Librarians on Zoom to learn more about the OER resources available for your subject. There will be time for questions and an opportunity to sign up for individual OER support. 11:00 - 11:30AM Vitual Free https://tinyurl.com/oer4stem
NCCCS The North Carolina Community College System Conference 10/09-11/2022 External TBD Raleigh, NC TBD The North Carolina Community College System Conference on 10/09-11/2022 Register Now
Library OER for Humanities & the Arts 10/12/2022 Internal The CCCC Librarians will introduce faculty to Open Educational Resources (OERs) that can be used to support students in humanities and fine arts courses. This session aims to empower faculty to explore and utilize these resources. Join the CCCC Librarians on Zoom to learn more about the OER resources available for your subject. There will be time for questions and an opportunity to sign up for individual OER support. 12:00 - 12:30 PM Virtual Free https://tinyurl.com/oer4humanities
Student Support Safe Zone II: Ally Training 10/17/2022 Internal Join us for the second part of our Safe Training training that prepares faculty, staff to be Safe Zone Allies. We will explore terminology, language, power and privilege, and introduce college student development theory and current research on the experiences of LGBTQ community college students. Participants will also gain in-depth strategies that can be implemented into everyday practice to best serve students and resources that can be used to support them. Participants can expect this session to be highly interactive, working in pairs and small groups, responding to questions and case studies. This training would prepare participants to serve as CCCC Safe Zone Allies. Please be aware that Safe Zone Training I: Introduction to LGTBQ+ Issues serves as a prerequisite to Safe Zone Training II: Ally Training. 10:00AM-12:00PM TBD--Lee Campus Free Safe Zone II: Ally Training on 10/17/2022 Register Now
Faculty Development 2022 Faculty Professional Development Day 10/18/2022 Internal This will be our first CCCC Faculty Professional Development Day! This event will be for full-time faculty. Lunch is provided by the CCCC Foundation. More details to come! 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM TBD Free
Library Beyond the Journal Article: Diverse Sources in Research 10/19/2022 Internal Join the CCCC Librarians as they discuss the ways in which diverse resources, including reference materials, newspaper articles, videos, and more, can be incorporated into student research to promote learning. If there is time, we will have an interactive activity so please have on hand one research-based assignment that you would like to work on. 12:00PM - 1:00PM Virtual Free https://tinyurl.com/beyondthejournal
Library Introduction to Critical Information Literacy 11/9/2022 Internal What does it mean to be information literate? Is it enough for students to be able to find peer-reviewed sources? How do the ways we talk about information shape how students think about it? Join the CCCC Librarians for a discussion about critical information literacy. The CCCC Librarians will introduce faculty to the principles of critical information literacy and discuss how critical information literacy can be used to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. 12:00PM - 1:00PM Virtual Free https://tinyurl.com/intro2critlit
Library OER for Social Sciences 11/14/2022 Internal The CCCC Librarians will introduce faculty to Open Educational Resources (OERs) that can be used to support students in social sciences courses. This session aims to empower faculty to explore and utilize these resources. Join the CCCC Librarians on Zoom to learn more about the OER resources available for your subject. There will be time for questions and an opportunity to sign up for individual OER support. 11:00 - 11:30AM Virtual Free https://tinyurl.com/oers4socialscience
Student Support Safe Zone II: Ally Training 11/17/2022 Internal Join us for the second part of our Safe Training training that prepares faculty, staff to be Safe Zone Allies. We will explore terminology, language, power and privilege, and introduce college student development theory and current research on the experiences of LGBTQ community college students. Participants will also gain in-depth strategies that can be implemented into everyday practice to best serve students and resources that can be used to support them. Participants can expect this session to be highly interactive, working in pairs and small groups, responding to questions and case studies. This training would prepare participants to serve as CCCC Safe Zone Allies. Please be aware that Safe Zone Training I: Introduction to LGTBQ+ Issues serves as a prerequisite to Safe Zone Training II: Ally Training. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBD--Chatham Campus Free Safe Zone II: Ally Training on 11/17/2022 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

Professional Development Blackboard

We are dedicated to providing a variety of resources for our faculty and staff to continue their development. In the Professional Development organization 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 organization in Blackboard, login to Blackboard. Next, select Professional Development under the "My Organizations". Once in the course, select “Recorded PD Sessions” in the course menu. Sessions are organized by semester.

For login assistance, please contact Distance Education at (919) 718-7529 or de@cccc.edu.

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.
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.

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