Valencia College was named a “Great College to Work For™” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. We work to ensure that our faculty have all the tools needed to provide high-quality education to our students, as well as the programs to help you to continue your professional development.


Faculty Development

Are you interested in enhancing your practice, developing new and innovative strategies, and improving your students' learning? How about learning from your colleagues and sharing your expertise in a collaborative community within your campus, discipline or division?

Valencia College's comprehensive, competency-based faculty development program provides a variety of opportunities, from face-to-face seminars to online and mixed-mode. Classes are uniquely designed and facilitated by Valencia College experts—your colleagues.

Faculty Development seeks to support all faculty members as they expand their professional practices and examine their ongoing development in the seven Essential Competencies of a Valencia College Educator. The goal of Valencia College's faculty development program is to engage teachers, scholars and practitioners in continuous improvement processes that result in student learning.

Whether you are looking for a single class or interested in working towards a certificate program, you can create your plan for development today:

Faculty Association

The Valencia Collegewide Faculty Association represents faculty through six campus assemblies: East, Lake Nona, Osceola, Poinciana, West and Winter Park.

Representatives from the campuses meet as the Faculty Council and function as a governing council of the college on issues concerning faculty.


Faculty Development News

Stay updated on the latest faculty development news—from new and upcoming EDGE courses to helpful tips covering a wide range of topics to bulletin board postings. 

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Curriculum Proposals

Get general information, procedural guidelines and process forms related to curriculum proposals.

Curriculum Proposals

Curriculum Proposals


Faculty Tools

Faculty Resources

There are a number of resources available to help faculty members with anything they may need from collegewide general information to classroom details and human resources contacts.

  • Collegewide resources
  • Adjunct faculty development
  • Contracts and payroll
  • Classroom information
 

Faculty Websites

Faculty FrontDoor provides a website for faculty members to list information—from location and hours to class materials. Include a short welcome letter or introduction for other faculty and students to get to know you.

  • Location, hours and contact information
  • Course materials
  • Syllabi
  • Faculty introduction
 

Institutional Effectiveness Committee

The Institutional Effectiveness Committee’s (IEC) present objective is to promote, educate about and, ultimately, improve faculty-student engagement at the college.

  • Communication with instructors
  • Grades and assignments
  • Meetings about career plans
  • Activities with instructors
 

Learning Technology Services

The learning technology services department works with faculty to develop customized training content in a variety of formats for a wide range of projects. Their services include the development of mixed-mode and online classes and the enhancement of web enhanced classes.

  • Faculty resources
  • Student resources
  • Classroom technology
  • Valencia College productions
 

Service Learning

Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. It allows both students and faculty to blend educational goals with their passions

  • Foster student participation
  • Raise awareness of social issues
  • Become a "facilitator" of knowledge
 

Study Abroad and Global Exchanges

The Study Abroad and Global Experiences (SAGE) office has funding for faculty to travel overseas to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for another country and culture in order to internationalize their curriculum.

  • Job shadowing and interviews
  • Guest speaking/teaching
  • Research
 

Teaching/Learning Academy

The Teaching/Learning Academy (TLA), a community of practice, supports new professors, counselors and librarians as they develop individualized learning plans, a fundamental phase of the tenure process designed to assist tenure candidates to expand and improve their professional practices and students' learning.

  • Action research project
  • Candidate resources
  • Panel reviews/seminar series
 

Faculty Development

To comply with SACS Principles of Accreditation requirements, Comprehensive Standards 3.3.1, each Student Affairs department will design and implement an annual plan to improve student services and success.

The Index of Plans includes an informational overview including a Department Action Plan (DAP) number, department of origin, campus, student affairs leader and a brief topical focus for each plan.

Faculty Development