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Office of Faculty Development

Welcome to the Office of Faculty Development (OFD). Our area encourages and supports the continuous acquisition of knowledge and skills by coordinating and providing the highest quality professional development opportunities for faculty.

Our unit is a centralized hub that provides programs, resources, and direct support for ACC faculty members at all career stages to inspire and empower faculty members to improve their craft. We encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, provide opportunities and resources that promote best practices in teaching and learning, and link faculty success to student success in alignment with our Faculty Values.

Faculty Development offers a wide variety of programs and opportunities from specialized topics, learning communities, and interest groups to in-depth experiences such as the Great Teaching Retreat and Teaching & Learning Academy to name a few.

For any questions about these opportunities, please email

Faculty Development Opportunities

    • Department Chair Academy
    • Faculty Talent Orientation & Onboarding
    • Teaching & Learning Academy


    • The Great Teaching Retreat
    • Faculty Learning Communities
    • Faculty Interest Groups
    • Faculty Consultations


Faculty Leads

Celebration of Great Teaching Retreat

Dr. Missi Patterson, Faculty Lead
Professor of Psychology

Department Chair Academy

Catherine Solaas, Faculty Lead
Department Chair, Dance

Faculty Talent Onboarding

Dr. Kisha Barrett, Lead Faculty Facilitator
Professor, Biology

Dr. Amber Sarker, Faculty Facilitator
Professor, Student Development

Teaching and Learning Academy

Silke Morin, Faculty Lead
Associate Professor of Biology

Committee for Faculty Innovation & Development (CFID)

The Committee for Faculty Innovation and Development (CFID) is a primarily faculty-driven group that ensures that the work of the Office of Faculty Development and the Faculty Center for Learning Innovation represents faculty in the creation and administration of faculty development initiatives, activities, and services.

CFID members are appointed to advise Faculty Development work to:

    • Engage in advising, promoting, and participating in faculty development programming
    • Ensure the development and implementation of initiatives, activities, and services represent our Faculty Values
    • Provide insight and expertise on opportunities for faculty to grow, based on evidence-based practices
    • Provide support and advocate to and for faculty in the spirit of lifelong learning
    • Be the voice of faculty development needs and wants from the faculty

Click here to submit ideas for CFID to consider!

Committee for Faculty Innovation and Development (CFID)

ACC Faculty Values

ACC Faculty Values play a significant role in the professional development and programming of faculty development and more at ACC.

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