Professional Development

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west connect

Each year, West welcomes a group of outstanding new faculty to our academic community. West Connect includes events for new and tenure-track faculty to provide information and resources; opportunities to expand perspectives by interacting and exchanging ideas with peers; and workshops relating to practical topics, instructional strategies, and implications for teaching.


West Connect is intended primarily for new and tenure-track faculty, but all faculty are welcome. Faculty are eligible for Flex Credit for workshop attendance.


To view the Fall 2013 schedule, click here.

To view the Fall 2012 schedule, click here


West's Student Success Committee (a committee of the Academic Senate) has adopted the Achieving the Dream framework to accomplish its goal of increasing student success.  

Achieving the Dream uses a student-centered model of institutional improvement focused on creating a culture of evidence in which data and inquiry drive broad-based institutional efforts to close achievement gaps and improve student outcomes overall.


To get more information about Achieving the Dream at West, click here.

tech fair

West's Tech Fairs include workshops on using technology in the classroom and encourage faculty-to-faculty exchanges in using technology in courses and student services.


Tech Fair workshops are currently offered during Fall and Spring semesters. All workshops are open to faculty and staff who are able to attend. Faculty can file for Flex Credit for attending workshops.


To get more information about Tech Fair, click here.