Professional learning – often called faculty training or faculty development – is a powerful tool for addressing higher education’s most stubborn challenge: the need to build equity and greater success for all students. Strong research shows that professional learning “done well” is essential to engaging front-line educators in the action-oriented partnerships needed to implement equity-focused practices with quality and at scale.
A new report from ATD, Online Learning Consortium (OLC), and Every Learner Everywhere (ELE), Teaching, Learning Equity and Change: Realizing the Promise of Professional Learning, shows that community colleges and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) want to build this essential infrastructure – but need help in doing so. New data and voices from the field document the status of professional learning, including best practices, strengths and gaps, and steps for improvement.
Join us in a webinar with the report’s authors and Dr. Isis Artze-Vega, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Valencia College and a national leader in professional learning. We’ll discuss the report’s key findings and recommendations, hear from Dr. Artze-Vega about professional learning at Valencia College, and answer questions about ways you can strengthen this essential equity infrastructure on your campus.