The Guttman Professional Development (PD) framework is based on our assets as an institution, works in tandem with our student-centered model, and enacts a theory of change.
- First, to build and transform our structures and culture for the better, we will cultivate relationships as colleagues, scholars, and people.
- Second, we will collaborate constructively across disciplinary and other divisions to meet student needs.
- Third, faculty and staff will embrace personal and professional growth as an expectation and a responsibility.
Vision for a Comprehensive Professional Development Framework
Guttman Community College will be known for its excellence in teaching and student services delivery. Excellence in our work will be undergirded by sustained and ongoing, high-quality professional development. The College will be known nationally for our embedded PD approach and will serve as a model for other institutions.
Theory of Change
Working in tandem with the student-centered Guttman model, the PD framework we elaborate is based on our assets as an institution, not the deficits, and enacts a theory of change. First, to build and transform our structures and culture for the better, we must cultivate relationships as colleagues, scholars, and people. Second, and related, we should commit to constructive collaboration across disciplinary and other divisions to meet student needs. Third, faculty and staff should understand personal and professional growth as an expectation and a responsibility.
For more, see the complete Executive Summary of “Professional Development: An Embedded Approach,” Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, November 27, 2018.
This is a thread that binds all of the identified areas.
Teaching Effectiveness >
Neurodiversity, Experiential, Developmental Education, Embedded Remediation & ESL, Retake, FYE Assignment Design etc.
Faculty and staff who are in leadership roles
Effective Student Support Delivery >
Effective Student Support Delivery
Professionalization of Faculty and Staff & Relevant Systems Training >
Professionalization of Faculty and Staff & Relevant Systems Training
How do we excel in our given roles?
Culture & Climate >
Culture & Climate
Setting high expectations, building confidence in students through formative assessments, preparing and orienting students for transfer
Emerging Topics* >
EMBEDDED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COHORTS
|FYE LC Instructional Team||FYE Team Leaders||Year||Leads pull from a set of pedagogical topics and tools central to the Guttman model. They may prioritize 3-5 key elements to focus on during the semester and use those to guide PD and build skills in the team.|
|PoS LC Instructional Teams (TBD)||PoS Learning Circle Faculty||Year||Leads would identify key elements of PD to be incorporated into the LC, i.e. UR in the classroom for the STEM LC.|
|The Guttman Seminar for Part-Time Faculty||Faculty Lead||Semester/5X||Semester long seminar to share Guttman model and support pedagogical best practices.|
|Technology Learning Circles||Dean & Academic Technology Area Coordinator(s)||Semester||Semester-long seminar on ePortfolio and Blackboard.|
|Provost Fellows (TBD)||Provost Lead||Semester/Monthly||Monthly topics focused on a theme developed by the Provost. Faculty leaders and prospective leaders apply to participate.|
|Guttman Innovation Grants||Dean Lead||Year/Bi-Monthly Mtg & Share Event||Research on elements of the Guttman Model and support for faculty scholarship.|
|Global Learning in the Curriculum||Dean and Global Guttman Faculty Lead||Year/As Needed||Faculty who participate in GG trips globalize curriculum. Support for other faculty interested in globalizing the curriculum.|
|Experiential Learning||Dean and Experiential Learning Faculty Lead||Year/As Needed||Faculty interested in building experiential learning into their curriculum.|
|Course-Specific PD: Arts in the City, City Seminar, EOW||Course Coordinators, Assoc. Deans & Dean Lead||Year||Curriculum and pedagogies specific to this course.|
|Program PD||Program Coordinators||Assessment Day||Program assessment and closing the loop on the PPR action plans. Connection with the PoS Learning Circle.|
|Program, Course, and Area Coordinator Meetings||Dean and Assoc. Dean Lead||Year/Monthly Mtgs||Support for ongoing improvement of the PoS.|
|OER||Librarian Lead||Semester||Faculty interested in launching a zero cost course.|
|Hybrid Training||Dean and Academic Technology Lead||Semester||Faculty interested in launching hybrid course.|
SUPPORT FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
|New Faculty Seminar||Dean Lead||Year/Sum, Monthly Meetings||Ongoing exposure to Guttman faculty expectations and key offices and supports across the College.|
|RPT/ Mentoring||Dean & FPC Chair Lead||Year||Preparation for RPT processes.|
|SoTL & Article Support||Faculty Lead||12wk/6wk||Intensive support for faculty scholarship generally, and SoTL particularly.|
|Assessment Closing the Loop||Assessment Committee||Assessment Days||Ongoing support for carrying out assessment of student learning and student services delivery.|
|Required/ Ongoing PD||HR, Chief Diversity Officer, BIT Committee, Academic Technology, Public Safety||Variable Per Unit||Employee Onboarding, Workplace Violence, Sexual Harassment, BIT Protocol and other policies, Academic Technology Pedagogy, Academic Technology Training, Public Safety|
STAFF & ADMINISTRATION
|Emerging needs and job requirements||Unit leads||Variable per Unit||Offerings determined by data produce through SAGE and other assessments.|
|Talent Development||Human Resources||Variable||Ongoing training for support staff, mid-level, supervisory, and ECP staff.|
|Other||Unit Leads||Safe Zone, Equity and Implicit Bias, Et al.|