Faculty Development Committee
The Faculty Development Committee creates resources to assist local academic senates to develop and implement policies that ensure faculty primacy in faculty professional development. The committee assess the Academic Senate’s professional development offerings and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee on policies and practices for faculty professional development at a statewide level and on the development of new faculty professional development resources to ensure effectiveness and broader access and participation. Through the Professional Development College, the committee supports local faculty development and provides guidance to enhance faculty participation in the areas of faculty development policies, community college faculty professionalism, innovations in teaching and learning, and other topics related to academic and professional matters. The committee advocates for the importance of faculty development activities related to student success, quality faculty teaching and learning, academic and professional matters, and for appropriate levels of funding for such activities.