Faculty Development Workshops

Teaching Workshop Series

In these workshops, faculty explore inclusive teaching strategies to create a welcoming classroom environment and support the learning and success of all our community college students. These workshops can be taken individually or as a series.

We encourage faculty to come to these workshops in person in the Professional Development Center, TB225D, Taylorsville Campus. A virtual option will also be available.

To register for professional development and events, go to the SLCC Registration System found under the Employee Tab in your MySLCC portal. In the registration system you will select Faculty Development as the department. Registration Tutorial Video.

Transparent Assignments

Wednesday, February 16, 2:30-4 pm

Transparent assignments have been shown to increase equity outcomes in student performance and engagement. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to transparent assignment design and resources to make transparency easy and apply principles to current assignments. Participants will also be invited to follow-up small-group or one-on-one consultations regarding revising assignments towards transparency.

Rigor and Inclusivity

Wednesday, March 16, 2:30-4 pm

Research demonstrates that when faculty hold high expectations for students, they will perform to these expectations. In this workshop we will discuss the concept of rigor in academia and its connection to inclusivity in the classroom. Through self-reflection and dialogue with colleagues, we will explore our perceptions of rigor and inclusivity, and how we can empower all our students in their learning.

Syllabus Tune-up

Wednesday, April 13, 2:30-4 pm

While the syllabus is a familiar feature in an academic course, we often overlook strategies to design a syllabus that is inclusive. Whether you are an experienced or new faculty member, participants will have the opportunity to develop or assess a syllabus for a range of components such as tone, policies, statements, and transparency. By creating a clear and welcoming syllabus, we can more readily engage students in our courses. If possible, please bring a syllabus with you.