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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. Application forms for Career Seminar (up to $200), Special Funding ($750), and Mini-Sabbatical (up to $1,000) can be downloaded from Forms Central. Full details are outlined on each application. For more information on funding opportunities email

Professional and support staff are encouraged to apply for funding assistance through SDIC, managed by the HR office. 

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

Adjunct Faculty Certification Course

The Adjunct Faculty Certification Course (AFCC) is designed for adjunct faculty who are seeking to advance to Lecture II status. 

eLearn Level 1 Training is a prerequisite for AFCC. Both eLearn Level 1 Training and the Adjunct Faculty Certification Course can be found in the eLearn Hub (Sinclair login required).

Adjunct faculty members working their way to Lecture II status should coordinate with their Department Chair for any questions and next steps in the process. 

Committee Service

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

  • Advisory 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.