Professional Development Websites


The websites below provide links to other teaching and learning centers, as well as a wealth of useful resources for faculty:


AcademicInfo features online degree information, subject guides as well as educational resources.

AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository)

AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use. The National Science Digital Library funds AMSER, and a team of project partners led by Internet Scout is creating the site.

British Columbia Institute of Technology

The BCIT Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) serves students and faculty by providing a comprehensive set of services and resources that support the core activities and strategic directions of BCIT.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicle Careers
News & Advice

Chronicle of Higher Education Chronicle Careers "The Two-Year Track" Column
The Chronicle of Higher Education online periodically publishes "The Two-Year Track," a series of columns by Rob Jenkins on teaching in the community college. "The Two-Year Track" archives are available online at

Fulbright Scholar Program Community College Faculty Award

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visite

Innovate: Journal of Online Education Webcasts

Innovate and ULiveandLearn host and produce Innovate-Live webcasts where authors in the current issue of the Innovate online journal are available during scheduled times to interact synchronously with readers on the topic of their articles. To view the current webcast schedule, please go to ULiveandLearn's Innovate-Live portal, which you can connect to by going to the Innovate Website
Webcasts are free, but a separate registration requiring an email address and password is required. We suggest that you use the same email address and password for both Innovate and the Innovate-Live portal. (You can check the email address and password you use to access Innovate by clicking on "account" on the Innovate navigation tool bar.) Again, you can register for each of the following Webcasts by going to the Innovate Website
and establishing a free account.

University Business Web Seminars One Hour On Demand Web Seminar:
 "How Rich Media Is Helping Hearing-Impaired College Students"
Presenters: Earl Parks, Gallaudet University, Director of Academic Technology Deborah Chen Pichler, Gallaudet University, Associate Professor of Linguistics Mark Turner, Director of the Center for Accessible Media, California State University Chancellor's Office Technology is helping students (and faculty) with disabilities. Gallaudet U., the leading university for deaf and hearing impaired undergraduate students, has been using lecture capture video to record the instructor using American Sign Language. The recording can then be modified to add a transcript and/or closed captions for hearing impaired students to facilitate their review. To view this UB Web Seminar on-demand, go to

Innovative Educators

Innovative Educators is provides conferences and training sessions focused on critical and relevant issues facing educators.

Innovative Educators -- Faculty Development: Teaching Tips Index

Quick links to topics of education news, collaboration and innovation in higher

ITS Computer Resource Guide for Faculty

The Computer Resource Guide for Faculty give quick, step-by-step instructions on, creating, class shares, BlackBoard shells, A/V request, and the Faculty Online Resource Kit -FORK

League for Innovation

The League is a major international organization specifically committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation. The BCIT Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) serves faculty by providing a comprehensive set of resources. This site is full of resources that will help instructors enhance teaching and learning.

Teaching For Success

Teaching For Success' purpose is to inform faculty of the critical success factors of good teaching and how to quickly apply them. Information on this website acknowledges and respects the time that most part-time and adjunct faculty have to develop their teaching knowledge and skills.

The Teaching Professor

The Teaching Professor is a forum for discussion of the best strategies supported by the latest research for effective teaching in the college classroom. Annenberg Media Learner Teacher resources and teacher professional development programming across the curriculum


The Wisconsin Online Resource Center is a digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects." Learning objects are designed and developed by a team of instructional designers, editors, technicians, and student interns.