Faculty Development


The mission of the Faculty Professional Development Committee is to advance student learning and strengthen teaching and assessment by providing professional development opportunities and support for faculty to collaborate, innovate, and adopt pedagogical practices that support student success. We are a contracted committee with representation from all divisions and leadership from both full-time and associate faculty.

Faculty Professional Development Committee Members

Our Current Committee Members

The current committee members are (from top left to right): Alicia Valentino (Humanities and Social Sciences), Katrina Lefrancois-Hanson (Faculty Teaching and Learning Center), Meryl Geffner (Library), Sharon Reitman ( Co-Coordinator; Humanities and Social Sciences), Alaina Nye (STEM), Debbie Kuhlmann (IT, Business), Geoff McKweon (International), Lori Hays (Co-Coordinator; STEM), Ashley Pickard (Humanities and Social Sciences),  Megan Toney (Health and Human Services). Not Pictured: Nicole Galipeau (Pre-College), Chris Hudyma (ODET),  Yvonne Terrell-Powell (Equity and Inclusion), David Jacobson (Business).

Our Professional Partnerships

We partner with the following groups to provide learning opportunities for faculty


The Organizational Development and Employee Training (ODET) Department provides innovative, responsive and accessible professional development programs that support the college mission, build community and increase employee effectiveness.

Technology Resource Center (TRC)

The TRC (Technology Resource Center) offers technology education and training for employees working with instructional technology. More information and forms can also be found at the TRC's Google Site

Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)

Located in SNH 103, the Faculty TLC works in conjunction with the Faculty Professional Development Committee and the Office of Instruction to offer a small resource library, one-on-one teaching consultations, and additional services of interest to faculty. This shared space also holds the office of the Assistant Dean for Instruction.

Five-Star Consortium

Established in 2010 by the Presidents of Cascadia College, Edmonds College, Everett Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, and Shoreline Community College, the Five-Star Consortium promotes coordination and instructional collaboration between colleges. Faculty Developers and HR representatives from the Five-Star Consortium host quarterly orientations for new associate faculty. The Five-Star Consortium also runs quarterly workshops on teaching and learning and hosts a teaching and learning blog.

FPD Resources

The FPD Handbook and quarterly newsletters can be found below.


FPD Handbook -- currently being updated