A Program with a Purpose

The Professional Development program at Foothill is a top college priority. We are facing so many new challenges with technology, accreditation, Generation Z students, returning veterans and more, that we believe it is important to provide new "tools" and resources to support faculty and staff to effectively support student learning.

The program includes funds for conference travel and participation, a robust calendar of workshops and events, and numerous online training opportunities - all designed to support the continuous development of knowledge and skills for the Foothill campus community. Our programs are open to all FHDA district employees.

~ Upcoming Events ~

SLOs the Essentials

Intended as a fundamental review of the Student Learning Outcomes process, this workshop is an amalgam of sources collected, adapted, and presented by members of the SLOAC team. The infrastructure of the SLO process will be introduced and models and successful practices regarding SLOs and will be explored. Meet members of the SLOAC team.

Tuesday, November 4
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 6505

More Workshops

On Campus Workshops - Detailed information about upcoming on-campus workshops
  • Etudes
    • General training
    • Online course development
    • Accessibility for online and hybrid courses
Professional Development calendar - Browse and sign up for more events and workshops

Past Event Highlights

Professional Development Day Fall 2014

Authentic Assessment

Several faculty members shared how they use authentic assessment in their classes and participants brainstormed and shared ideas on how they might shift their classes to incorporate authentic assessment.

  • Agenda - 2014 Fall PD Day Authentic Assessment (pdf)
  • Handout - Authentic Assessment Brainstorming (pdf)

Foothill College Opening Day 2014

Dr. Darla M. Cooper, Director of Research and Evaluation for the Research and Planning Group for the California Community Colleges (RP Group), delivered the keynote speech about the student achievement gap.

Video Recordings of Keynote and Workshops (YouTube)
  • Keynote at Foothill College Opening Day by Dr. Darla Cooper - View video (1:12:10)
  • Online Student Achievement Gaps: Challenges and Solutions Workshop by Judy Baker - View video (1:03:53)
  • Universal Design Workshop by Janet Weber, LeeAnn Emanuel, Jess Miller and Brenda DavisĀ - View video(1:02:08)

Schedule or Request a Professional Development Event

If you know about any professional development opportunities that you want us to schedule and promote please fill out the Proposal for PD Event Form.
Last Updated October 29, 2014
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