2018 – 2019Calendar Overview

Sep 22
Foundations of Teaching Excellence

Feb 9
Foundations of Teaching Excellence

Apr 12
Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence

2018 – 2019Faculty Development Program

Introducing the KCPDC Faculty Academy

KCPDC Faculty Academy is a one-day workshop with five built-in teaching and learning courses focusing on: quality course design, building a learner-centered syllabus, active learning strategies to engage students, effective grading strategies, and best practices for technology in the classroom.

Foundations of Teaching Excellence will be offered twice a year: September 22, 2018 and February 9, 2019. Faculty new to teaching or interested in a refresher course would benefit from the Foundational Academy.

Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence is available for mid-career to veteran faculty and will be scheduled for half a day on April 12, 2019.

There are now two options for faculty and staff interested in earning the Faculty Development Program (FDP) certificate:

  1. Attend one of the foundational level Faculty Academy sessions and the annual Enhancing Teaching and Learning (ETL) Conference
  2. Attend the advanced level Faculty Academy, one special topic, and the ETL Conference.


Advanced registration is required for all KCPDC events. Registration is FREE to employees of member institutions. Please contact your campus representative for registration.

Non-members are encouraged to enroll, on a space available basis. The cost for the attendance at KCPDC events is $150 for full day and $75 for half day session. For enrollment information, contact Clydia Case.

Foundations of Teaching Excellence
Presented by KCPDC

Date: Saturday, February 9
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Johnson County Community College

Description: This one-day workshop provides faculty with the tools and resources for becoming more effective in the classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with other metro area higher education professionals. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The session will begin at 9:00 am and finish by 3:30 pm.

Schedule at a Glance:

  • Welcome
  • Quality Course Design (Blended, Online, and Face to Face)
  • Break
  • Building a Learner-Centered Syllabus
  • Active Learning Strategies to Engage Students
  • Lunch
  • Effective Grading Strategies
  • Best Practices for Technology in the Classroom
  • Closing

Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence
Presented by KCPDC

Date: Friday, April 12
Location: Park University, McCoy Meetin’ House

Event information coming soon.

Committed to providing professional development opportunities for the faculty and staff of its member institutions.