About Us


We are an evolving community of practice for learning leaders.


We build the capacity of the college to improve student learning.


  • We are dedicated to supporting growth in the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator for all faculty members at all stages of their career.
  • We base our practice on a reliable evidence base that is informed by theory.
  • We collaborate in teams and across organizational divisions and campuses, appreciating the strengths of individuals.
  • We are dedicated to the standards of scholarship.
  • We value integrity in word and deed as we model good practices of communication and teaching. 
  • We value authenticity as evidenced by honest and direct communication.
  • We are optimistic; we believe that all people can learn under the right conditions.
  • We are accountable to our community through assessment reports and revisions of our programs.
  • We seek to always be learners, to keep ourselves open to new ideas, skills, and solutions.

Faculty Development Primary Roles in Teaching and Learning

  • Faculty Development - Supports all faculty members as they expand their professional practices and examine their ongoing development in the seven Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator.
  • Instructional Development - Supports all faculty members as they develop course and curriculum experiences, in all modalities, to improve student learning.
  • Continuous Improvement Processes - Engages teachers, scholars and practitioners in continuous improvement processes that result in student learning.
  • Innovation - Serves as a catalyst for advancing best practices and innovation in teaching, learning and technology, supported by evidence.

Faculty Development Program Learning Outcomes

  • Faculty members will critically evaluate their ongoing development needs in the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator.
  • Faculty members will complete an individualized development plan to improve their practices, in terms of student learning, and according to professional need.
  • Faculty members will apply the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator to improve their practice.
  • Faculty members will engage in continuous improvement processes with the goal of enhanced student learning.
  • Faculty members will develop professional relationships throughout the division, campus, and college. 
  • Faculty members will contribute to an evolving community of peers focused on reflection, innovation, and enhanced student learning.

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