FPD Events

FPD Events and Presentations

Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Activities

Sabbatical Reports

View the schedule for the 2017 Sabbatical Reports.

A Sample of Past Events

Sabbatical Reports Fall 2014

View the schedule for Fall 2014 Sabbatical Reports, a Question and Answer Session for Prospective Applicants, and the Wine Reception.

"The Emotionally Intelligent Classroom" - Friday, May 2nd (time TBA)

This session will support faculty with skill building to establish, maintain and restore Emotional Intelligence (EI) in their classrooms. We will cover topics such as managing your own emotions, handling conflict, creating safety for honest communication, and generating a spirit of inquiry. For more information, contact Marisa Hastie (hastiem@lanecc.edu)

"Faculty Connections Roundtable: Providing the Best for our Students Even During Professionally Challenging Times" - Friday, April 18th from 2- 3:30 (location TBA)

This session will allow faculty a venue to explore the challenges they are facing during these tough economic and political times on campus. A counselor from EAP will be on hand to facilitate the discussion and provide suggestions for self-care so that we can always be at our best for our students. For more information, contact Liz Coleman (colemanl@lanecc.edu).
There are only two more application deadlines for Short-term leave funding during this academic year! Check out our website so you can plan ahead for your summer travel plans! (http://www.lanecc.edu/fpd/grants/professional-activities-short-term-leave)

Author Spotlight/Academic Colloquia: Steve McQuiddy and Adrienne Mitchell

Wednesday, February 26th 5:30-6:30pm (Downtown Center, 114) (with book signing and social to follow

Join Faculty Professional Development in celebrating the scholarship and work of two of Lane’s faculty members: Steve McQuiddy and Adrienne Mitchell. Steve McQuiddy, a faculty member of the Academic Learning Skills Division, has completed his most recent work, entitled, “Here on the Edge: How a Small Group of World War II Conscientious Objectors Took Art and Peace From the Margins to the Mainstream."  McQuiddy shares the long-awaited story of how a World War II conscientious objectors camp on the Oregon coast plowed the ground for the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. Adrienne Mitchell, also a faculty member in the Academic Learning Skills Division, will be presenting her literary translation of Rosa Montero’s novel Bella y oscura (published as Beautiful and Dark, Aunt Lute 2010). Mitchell says, “Finding a way to translate her ideas, the thematic content, the pith of this novel into language that is just as vibrant as the original has been stimulating and meaningful work. It is this language that forces the reader to confront and understand the “life that is so dark and beautiful.” Just as the novel itself is compelling, I simply could not not translate it."  (Adrienne Mitchell bio on Aunt Lute )


This excellent course, provided by LCC’s own Debby Ganser, offers an on-campus opportunity for professional development. The focus of this course is help participants to be able to recognize the potential warning signs and risk factors for a range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, substance use, and self-injury. An effective 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care resources available to help someone with a mental health problem will also be presented.

Credit Available: Mental Health First Aid USA has been approved by the Society for Human Resource Management’s HR Certification Institute as a pre-approved provider of 8 general Recertification Credit Hours. A certificate of attendance will be provided for all attendees completing the class.

TEACHING SQUARES & TEACHING PAIRS, Participate in the Teaching Squares or Teaching Pairs Program Spring term! Teaching Squares is for classroom-based (face-to-face) faculty, while Teaching Pairs is intended for online faculty and is a collaboration between Faculty Professional Development and Academic Technology.Teaching Squares and Teaching Pairs is intended to help faculty engage in reciprocal classroom visits (or online course "visits"), share teaching materials, reflect on classroom observations, and share best practices with colleagues. All participants that successfully and fully complete the program receive a $300 stipend.

Wednesday, September 25th 1-5:30pm Link to: Sabbatical Reports 2013 

FPD and Reading Together Lunch and Discussion - "Now You See It: Why the Future of Learning Demands a Paradigm Shift"

Please "save the date" for a co-sponsored Faculty Professional Development and Reading Together discussion and luncheon on April 24 (12-1:20pm, Building 30, Room 121), featuring the viewing of Canadian academic Cathy Davidson's full length presentation "Now You See It: Why the Future of Learning Demands a Paradigm Shift" that she gave at the Conversations That Matter III: Research, Policy, & Practice: The 3rd International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education, last June at Duke University. Davidson's argument bridges the conversation begun with the "MOOCs for the Rest of Us" event and the one Jaron Lanier will bring to campus when he visits May 23 and 24.

Faculty Professional Development: New Dimensions Teaching Course

Winter Term 2013 (Fridays 3:00-5:00pm HYBRID)

We have a limited amount of openings still available for our New Dimensions teaching course this term, and we would love to have you consider joining us!

We invite faculty across disciplines to explore the practices and insights of highly successful teachers. Whether you have been teaching for two years or twenty, this course offers a forum to examine contemporary research on components that define excellent college teaching to uncover what the best college professors do. During the quarter each participant will have the opportunity to shape their course of study and contribute their expertise. Join us for this unique course constructed by faculty for faculty. Participants that complete the course will be awarded a $400 honorarium.

All faculty (full-time and part-time) are encouraged to apply! This is an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in developing their teaching.

Registration and application information

Our first class meeting is Friday, January 11, with subsequent in-class meeting dates of Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, and March 8. Other Fridays activities are online (hybrid).

See Scheduled Academic Colloquia