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.

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Upcoming Events

Canvas Workshops in April

Attend workshops to learn how and get certified to use Canvas and how to migrate from Etudes to Canvas.

The last time to use Etudes is Spring 2017!

Canvas Certification Workshop
Wednesday, April 19
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room 4008
Canvas Migration Workshop
Tuesday, April 25
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Room 4008

Peer-to-peer Faculty Exhange

What is the Exchange?
Faculty will participate in groups of three. Within each triad, each participant will:
  • Observe the other two members in the classroom
  • Meet to have a guided conversation about course design, equity efforts, learning goals, assessments and teaching strategies.
  • Write a 4-page reflection on what they gained from the experience

Upon completion of the program, all participants will receive a certificate of completion, and full time faculty will be eligible to earn one unit of PGA.

How do you sign up?
Send your NAME, E-MAIL, and DISCIPLINE via e-mail to Ben Stefonik (stefonikbenjamin@fhda.edu).

2017 Spring PD Day: Navigating Political Discussions and Inspiring Student Activism

Download the PD Day flyer (pdf)

The purpose of this professional development event is to provide faculty and staff actionable information around addressing politics in the classroom and on campus and inspiring student activism. To address these issues we have talks on a wide range of topics, including:
  • The rise of American authoritarianism and its implications to democracy
  • What are the legal guidelines for faculty and staff around political speech in the classroom and on campus? And what are tips for faculty and staff to address politics in an appropriate way that fosters engagement from students of all political backgrounds?
  • How can faculty and staff be an ally and resource to undocumented students?
  • How can you inspire students to engage in political and civic activism?
Friday, April 21
8:30 am to 1:30 pm

More Workshops

On Campus Workshops - Detailed information about upcoming on-campus workshops
Professional Development calendar - Browse and sign up for more events and workshops

Ongoing Events

Reflective Writing Challenge: 7 x 9 x 25

The Reflective Writing Challenge for 2017 is over. Make sure to read all of the great posts!

Read the blogs


Visit lynda.com to learn about some of the Adobe products, Camtasia, or Microsoft Office. There are a lot to choose from and you can watch them when you get a little time because each course is made up of a series of short videos. When you have completed a course, you will be eligible to receive a certificate from lynda.com.

CCC Confer

Interested in learning CCC Confer? It is offered online in both live and recorded formats. Choose what is convenient for you.

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 April 20, 2017
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