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Professional Development

The Events page contains our offerings for workshops, film showings, networking and more. Sessions are open to all Sinclair Community College faculty and staff.

Faculty are encouraged to apply to the CTL for up to $1,950 per year in funding to attend conferences or other professional development events. For more information on funding opportunities email

Professional and support staff apply for funding assistance through SDIC, managed by the HR office. Application forms for Career Seminar (up to $200) and Mini-Sabbatical (up to $1,000) can be downloaded from Forms Central (search for SDIC). Full details are outlined on each application.

Join a Special Interest Group (SIG) or learn about our Professional Development Series (PDS) email

Interested in Submitting a Workshop Proposal?

Do you have a great idea for a professional development workshop for our faculty? Please submit a workshop proposal. We welcome cross-discipline and co-facilitation of workshops on teaching and learning. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) Mind/Brain Education, Engaged Pedagogies, Flipped Classroom, Diversity, Deep Learning Strategies, Technology, Understanding College Pedagogy, Contextualization, Mentoring Students, Working with International Students, and Universal Design for Learning. Workshops are to include active attendee participation, an in-depth treatment of a topic, pre/post tests, and handouts.

An email receipt will acknowledge each proposal and letters of invitation to present the workshop will be emailed to the lead facilitator. The CTL will work with you to determine dates, times and rooms.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Adjunct faculty are prohibited from being assigned or accepting more than 12 payload hours per term or any combination of payload hours and other work or compensation at the College which result in working in excess of 28 actual hours per week. In nearly every case, professional development must be included in this limit. If in doubt, clarify with your department chair before developing, facilitating or attending any college sponsored or related training. These restrictions only apply during the academic term, not between terms.

Committee Service

Faculty and staff serve on the CTL working committees. Each year we ask department chairs and supervisors for appointees to:

  • Advisory committee
  • Mini-sabbatical and awards committee
  • Adjunct faculty committee
  • First Year Faculty Experience planning committee
  • Fall Faculty Professional Development Day planning committee


If interested, check out the committees page for more information


Opportunities for External Professional Development

The Center for Teaching and Learning encourages faculty to participate in teaching and learning conferences offered locally. We do have limited funding opportunities available for faculty to attend local conferences.

  • SOCHE Conferences - The Strategic Ohio Council of Higher Education hosts several conferences on teaching and learning annually.
  • Lilly Conference - An annual conference held at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Many faculty attend disciplinary conferences and apply for funding through their departments and/or the CTL. We recommend signing up for the Conference Alert website below to receive updates about pedagogically related conferences.
  • Conference Alert - a website you can use to help you find conferences to attend.