NVC Professional Development
Colleges with strong and supportive provessional developement programs demonstrate an increase in student retention and performance and overall student success. Napa Valley College is committed to supporting and encouraging the improvement of teaching and learning and includes professional development as part of its Strategic Plan and Institutional Mission. Below are links to the new Professional Development Guidelines, Professional Development Activity form and list of goals for the opportunities listed on this page.
Professional Development Guidelines 2017 (2).pdf
Professional Development Activity form--faculty.pdf
Professional Development Funding Sources
Title 5, section 55516 requires each community college district to implement a professional development program for staff and faculty providing SSSP services. Professional development is important to ensure that staff and faculty are up to date with credit SSSP practices and policies. Part-time and adjunct faculty should be included in the professional development activities of the college.
NVC has the wonderful opportunity to engage in professional development activities related to our Student Equity plan and goals.
The Professional Learning Network, supported by the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI), is a network of training opportunities for all California Comunity Colleges. The PLN is now providing unlimited access to Lynda.com for all California Community College employees at no cost. Lynda.com is an online library of courses on software tools and skills.
Basic Skills Professional Development Money
The BSI Professional Development committee has a budget line item for faculty and staff who wish to participate in professional development activities relating to the Napa Valley College Basic Skills Plan. The California Community College Success Network puts on several workshops which faculty and staff can attend for free!
BSI will cover travel to and from these fine workshops. Approval for other conferences and activities need to go through the BSI Committee. Contact either Rebecca Scott or Andrea Bewick, Co-Chairs for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
To find professional development workshops click on the 3CSN calendar
The California Community Colleges Success Network (3csn)
The mission of the California Community College Success Network is to "develop leaders in California community colleges who have the capacity to facilitate networks of faculty, staff, and students for curricular and institutional redesigns in support of increased student access, success, equity, and completion." See the 3CSN calendar for workshop opportunities. http://3csn.org/
The @ONE Project makes it easy for California Community College faculty and
staff to learn about technology that will enhance student learning and success.
@ONE’s programs provide training and online resources for free - or at a very
low cost - thanks to funding from the California Community College Chancellor's
Office Telecommunication and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP). http://www.onefortraining.org/
Technology workshops available to Napa Valley College employees through NCOE.