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Faculty Development Program

The Faculty Professional Development Program at College of DuPage comprises the Faculty Chair of Professional Developmentthe Employee Development Center, Adjunct Faculty Support, and Learning Technologies. All collaborate to provide professional development opportunities designed to support faculty, staff, and administrators.

Program Elements

Professional Development Courses and Workshops

In collaboration with the Office of the Provost, the Office of Adjunct Faculty Support, the Employee Development Center (formerly the TLC), and the Learning Technologies department, the Faculty Professional Development Program provides full-time and adjunct faculty development opportunities that support teaching, learning, and practice. Workshop and course offerings are available for registration in the Cornerstone system.

Equity, Access, and Inclusive Teaching

The Faculty Professional Development Program supports the College of DuPage in its commitment to eliminating racial and socioeconomic gaps in student success. The program works in collaboration with the Equity and Access Team to provide professional development to faculty, staff, and students around topics supporting equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Faculty Professional Development Advisory Committee

The role of the FPD Advisory Committee is to support and inform the Faculty Chair of Professional Development in defining, meeting, and assessing the goals of the FPD program.


The Faculty Chair of Professional Development collaborates with the Provost's Office in developing in-service professional development sessions, including breakout sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, and more.

Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies' goal is to provide instructional design and LMS technology support to the faculty at College of DuPage. Further, it is to introduce our faculty colleagues to innovative uses of LMS technology and other learning technology tools that will improve student success, academic excellence, and enhance the student experience in their educational pursuits. Additionally Learning Technologies continually researches and develops training opportunities regarding the use of current and emerging LMS technologies for use in higher education in the, online, hybrid, and face-to-face modalities of instruction. Our aim is to support the college's mission of academic excellence and student success through collaborative and innovative actions.

New Faculty Institute

New Faculty Institute (NFI) is a hybrid, year-long program for newly hired full-time faculty, designed to

  • Orient new full-time faculty to College of DuPage;
  • Help new faculty strengthen their instructional practice and develop reflective habits around teaching; and
  • Create a community of practice among new faculty during their first three years at COD.

Teaching Guides

The Faculty Professional Development Program provides guides to a variety of teaching topics with summaries of best practices, links to other online resources, and information about local College of DuPage resources.

Teaching, Learning, and Practice

Keep up to date with events, news, and key resources by following the FPD program blog, Teaching, Learning, and Practice.

Contact Information

Faculty Chair of Professional Development
(630) 942-2383
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1107

Learning Technologies
(630) 942-2490
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3401

Adjunct Faculty Support
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2051

Employee Development Center
(630) 942-3805
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1105/1107