The Office of Professional Development & Experiential Learning, through its Center for Teaching and Learning, is dedicated to creating a culture of continuous learning and growth for all faculty, staff and administrators at Mott Community College.
- Provide a centralized venue through which faculty, staff and administrators may collaborate and discover professional development opportunities
- Develop and share best practices in teaching, learning, and technology to support the pursuit of instructional and professional excellence
- Promote lifelong learning to encourage both professional and personal growth
- Provide the professional development opportunities, training and resources necessary to enhance learning in a diverse environment
- Promote collegiality through mentoring and sharing expertise among the faculty, staff and administrators across the college
Meet the Staff:
Dale K. Weighill is the Executive Dean of Professional Development & Experiential Learning. Prior to taking on this position, Dale taught introductory courses in Political Science at Mott as an adjunct faculty member in the Social Sciences/Fine Arts Division. Most recently, Dale served for eleven years as the President & CEO of Resource Genesee, a Flint-based nonprofit agency. In addition to his duties as Executive Dean, he served four years as a Councilperson for the City of Flint's 7th Ward.
Marlene Grisham joined Mott Community College as an Administrative Assistant, in the Office of Professional Development & Experiential Learning, in late 2013. Prior to her work at MCC, Marlene spent over 35 years as Administrative Assistant/Office Manager in various capacities with two major automotive suppliers.
Brian Ivory, Faculty Director of Experiential Learning
In this role, Dr. Ivory works with staff and faculty to develop and grow Experiential Learning opportunities for Mott students, especially the expansion of off-campus Service Learning activities. Dr. Ivory brings a wealth of knowledge to this new position. His experiences include involvement with Service Learning during his time as an undergraduate and graduate student, working on projects for Special Olympics, United Way and Michigan School for the Blind, and publishing research about Alternative Service Breaks. Most recently, Dr. Ivory initiated the Mott Campus Clowns as part of HONS 250: Social Diversity & Civic Engagement, and received an Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award in Service Learning from Michigan Campus Compact for his work in this area.
Dr. Ivory is interested in working with additional Mott staff and faculty to expand and promote Experiential/Service Learning. To contact him, please call 810.762.0360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mara Fulmer joins the team as Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning at Mott. Her work will address the CTL program and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
A professor of Graphic Design at Mott, Mara came to Flint in 1997. The original developer
of the Graphic Design program, she was its coordinator for 16 years. Previously she
was Art Director and adjunct lecturer in Journalism at the University of the South
Pacific in Fiji, and Art Director at SUNY Albany before that. Finishing her Doctorate
in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University this Fall, Mara also
has an MFA from Michigan State University, an MA from Syracuse University, and a BA
from SUNY-Albany. In 2012 she received a Fulbright Specialist award to teach a course
in Cultural Journalism in Russia. Mara is excited to support faculty and staff in
their professional development through the CTL.