Welcome to Staff Professional Development

SPD Announcements

SPD Offers Faculty and Staff Development via Starlink

Full time and part time faculty and staff have access to the entire catalog of Starlink courses, webinars, and leadership training.  There are hundreds of hours of high quality professional development accessible 24/7 with any internet connection.  Monthly webinar series are also available and will be announced in the SPD weekly announcement.

To view Starlink videos, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to starlinktraining.org and click on “Get Started” tab at the top.  You will see a drop down menu; if you already have an account, you can simply login at the prompt.
  2. Click “First Time User” and fill out the registration by using your pensacolastate.edu email as your username. (Note: you do not need your employee ID to set up an account – you can leave that field blank)
  3. Click “Register”.  You will receive an email from STARLINK to verify your account. Once you click the verification in your email, you are ready to use STARLINK.
  4. If you would like to receive in-service professional development credit, please complete the SPD Professional Development Activity Form. All Starlink sessions qualify for professional development but only announced workshops will appear on your Spyglass transcript.

Juanita Scott, (850) 484-1953 or (850) 484-1754, jscott@pensacolastate.edu

SPD Workshops, Events, and College Committees

Enhance Your Professional Development with Academic Impressions

Pensacola State College students, faculty, and staff members now have access to a world of extensive professional development training – all available online.

The College has partnered with Academic Impressions ─ a professional development resource that focuses on providing leadership, personal development, and skills-based training opportunities. The year-long membership will provide Pensacola State access to all live and recorded webinars. The courses are evidence-based and presented by subject matter experts.

This professional development initiative is directly tied to Title III Pirate PATH to Success objectives: retention, degree completion, and overall student success strategies for at-risk students.  Academic Impressions offers more than 1,900 resources.  Topic areas include personal development, leadership development, academic affairs, diversity equity and inclusion, enrollment management, student success, institutional advancement, student affairs, and institutional planning and strategy.

The partnership allows the college community access to:

  • Live online seminars and recordings,
  • Virtual conferences (limited seating),
  • Additional tools, resources, and articles: blog, books and assessments, research and reports, job aids and printables,
  • New training resources that are added each month,
  • Established and customized focused learning plans,
  • Daily virtual writing café.

At a time when our nation’s colleges and universities are all challenged with decreased enrollment, Pensacola State staff members can access best practices and cutting-edge methods to help our students persist during a pandemic and ongoing societal discourse.

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Leadership
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Women in Leadership
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Academic Leadership
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Faculty Success
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Institutional Academic Planning
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Student Success
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Enrollment Management Marketing
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Advancement
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
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Title IX Compliance

Focused Learning Plans

Learning plans are designed to enhance your effectiveness and sharpen specific skills.  Each plan is quick, thorough, and taught by vetted experts. Your membership includes the ability to customize a plan for you or as a department leader, learning plans can be developed to address specific training goals for your team.  All learning plans include a ‘Reflection’ questionnaire for participants to document highlights of the training experience and thoughts on how to implement strategies shared during the training.  Listed below are established learning plans.  The list will be updated regularly.

A complete list of learning plans is available on the AI website under Find Your Plan.

SPD Top Picks

Below is a list of content by subject area curated specifically for Pensacola State College faculty and staff. Log into Academic Impressions in order to access the training.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Cultural Competency

Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining Diverse Faculty

Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Inclusive Meetings

Psychology of Diverse Learning

Topic of the Month

Each month, SPD will share resources for a trending topic in higher education and relevant here at PSC.  Here, you can take the guess work out of searching more than 2,000 resources.  We’ll focus on the most current webinars, articles, job aids, books, and assessments for that specific issue.  The topic of the month will be listed on the SPD website and shared on workshop announcements.

Evaluate Your Training

Tell us about your learning experience.  Please complete an evaluation form for each AI session in which you participated. CLICK HERE for individual session evaluation. Focused Learning plans should be evaluated based on completion of all components. A separate reflection questionnaire is included for each learning plan.

Create Your Account

Employees can create an account by logging into their MyPSCApps and clicking on the blue AI tile.  For questions about your account, member resources, or scheduling a demo for your team, please contact our account manager, Niecie Washington at niecie@academicimpressions.com

About Our Partners

Based in Greenwood, Colorado, Academic Impressions has served approximately 3,500 higher education institutions over 18-plus years. Also, more than 200,000 post-secondary faculty and staff members have enrolled in sessions ranging from leadership; women in leadership; academic leadership; faculty success; institutional and academic planning; student success; enrollment management and marketing; advancement; diversity, equity and inclusion; and Title IX compliance.

We encourage everyone to log in to utilize the wide variety of professional development resources offered.

To learn more about Academic Impressions, visit academicimpressions.com.

For information about Title III Pirates PATH to Success, contact Marty Vignes, Title III Grant Activity Director

  mvignes@pensacolastate.edu or (850) 484-1030

For additional information about AI or other training resources, contact Juanita Scott, Director, Professional Development

  jscott@pensacolastate.edu or (850) 484-1953.

My Training

Professional Development Transcript

You can access your professional development transcript via Spyglass.  Sign into Spyglass and select “Transcript” from the menu.  Your unofficial transcript will be displayed.

Register for Professional Development Activities

You can register for college-sponsored professional development via Spyglass.  As a reminder, to ensure that the session you are attending appears on your transcript, please sign the attendance roster provided.

If you have never registered for an SPD in-service workshop via Spyglass, you must complete the Non Credit Enrollment Form. Once you have completed this form, you can access Spyglass and register for in-service workshops.
Helpful Tips…

  • Kelly Services employees and adjunct instructors should contact the SPD office once the Non-credit Enrollment Form is complete and a student ID number is established
  • Use your employee ID to sign into Spyglass
  • Remember to select “Employee-SPD” for the current term
  • You can print your trial schedule and transcript directly from Spyglass
  • You can drop a workshop using the “Drop Course” link
  • If you need assistance with your PIN number, please contact the Help Desk at 484-1600
  • If you need additional assistance with registration, please contact SPD at 484-1754.

Professional Development Day

Pensacola State College Professional Development Day is a half-day event to provide faculty and staff with opportunities to network, share best practices and attend meaningful training sessions. The wide range of breakout sessions are designed to be engaging while meeting the needs of faculty and staff. The event is open to all PSC employees.

Professional Development Day Schedule

Session Idea?

Do you have a session idea?  Tell us about it.  Complete the Proposal to Present form and a follow up will be sent to you regarding your idea.  You can also email Juanita Scott at jscott@pensacolastate.edu.

 

Professional Development Dates for the 2020/2021 Academic Year

Spring Semester – Friday, March 5, 2021

 

Proposal to Present

Please complete the Proposal to Present form if you or someone you would recommend is interested in conducting a workshop during Professional Development Day.  All proposals will be considered.  However, presentation space and time are limited and you will be notified whether or not your proposal is selected.   All proposals must be submitted no later than  Wednesday, February 10th at 12:00 noon.

 

Zoom

All sessions will be available via Zoom.  Once you complete the Zoom registration, you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to join the session.  Remember to join the session with video.

Spyglass Registration Guidelines

Register via Spyglass for all Professional Development Day sessions.

  1. After logging into Spyglass, select the “Register” button from the list on the left.
  2. Select “S” – EMPLOYEE SPD (under the appropriate semester,) and click the “Continue” button.
  3. Type the workshop section number in the box and click the “Add Now” button.
  4. Be sure to confirm your workshop selections before leaving Spyglass.

Note: If you are a new instructor or Kelly Services employee and have trouble logging on to Spyglass, most likely you will need to fill out the non-credit application first. The Information and form can be found at the link below:

Non Credit Enrollment Form

 

Previous Professional Development Day Schedules

Spring 2018 – Professional Development Day 

Fall 2018 – Professional Development Day

Spring 2019 – Professional Development Day

Fall 2019 – Professional Development Day

Sping 2020 – Professional Development Day

Fall 2020 – Professional Development Day

 

Professional Development Day Survey

A survey will be sent electronically to all employees following the event.  Your feedback is important as our goal is to identify ways to enhance the program and make certain it continues to be a relevant and worthwhile experience.

Additional Information

For information regarding Professional Development Day, please contact SPD at (850) 484-1754 or (850) 484-1953.

Convocation Events

For additional information regarding Convocation, please contact:

Juanita Scott
jscott@pensacoastate.edu
or call
(850) 484-1754

Race and Equity Professional Development Resources

Social Mindfulness Book Discussion Group

Professional Development Podcasts

  • KeyPoints

KeyPoints is produced by Staff Professional Development and is a newly created internal resource for faculty and staff.  The current series focus on social justice and discuss ways to promote a more inclusive working and learning environment.

 

  • Tea for teaching

This podcast is a series of informal discussions of innovative and effective practices in teaching and learning. This podcast series is hosted by John Kane (an economist) and Rebecca Mushtare (a graphic designer). John and Rebecca run the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Selected episodes:

  • Teaching in Higher ED

Faculty Development for Professors

This is the space where we explore the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. We also share ways to increase our personal productivity, so we can have more peace in our lives and be even more present for our students.

Selected Episodes:

Equity and Inclusion Online Webinars

*Password protected.  Contact SPD for log-in instructions.


Selected Social Justice Videos


Additional Social Justice References

*Note:  There is a limited on the number of free articles.

Professional Development Resources

The following professional development resources are available through the SPD:

Adjunct Incentive Plan

You can now complete the Adjunct Incentive Plan in Canvas.  To enroll in the Adjunct Incentive Plan, contact your academic department head to verify eligibility and SPD for enrollment instructions.  Additional information for adjunct instructors can be found in the Adjunct Faculty Handbook 2020-2021

On-Demand Inservice Training

Starlink

Full time and part time faculty and staff have access to the entire catalog of Starlink courses, webinars, and leadership training.  There are hundreds of hours of high-quality professional development accessible 24/7 with any internet connection.  Monthly webinar series are also available and will be announced in the SPD workshop announcement.

To view Starlink videos, follow the instructions below:

Go to starlinktraining.org and click on “Get Started” tab at the top.  You will see a drop-down menu; if you already have an account, you can simply login at the prompt.

Click “First Time User” and fill out the registration by using your pensacolastate.edu email as your username. (Note: you do not need your employee ID to set up an account – you can leave that field blank)

Click “Register”.  You will receive an email from STARLINK to verify your account. Once you click the verification in your email, you are ready to use STARLINK.

If you would like to receive in-service professional development credit, please complete the SPD Professional Development Activity Form.

eLearning 

eLearning sessions on topics such as Canvas, Gradebook, and Proctorio are offered through the eLearning Department.  These sessions are also listed on the SPD announcement that are distributed through the collegelist. Sessions are also listed on the SPD calendar.  CLICK HERE to visit to the eLearning website.


Getting Results

This online course funded by the National Science Foundation has been created especially for community college educators.  It focuses on pedagogical best practices as well as teaching with technology and assessment.  This is a dated but relevant resource. CLICK HERE to access the online course.

Innovative Educators

Social Mindfulness Book Discussion Group 

Professional Development Podcasts

  • KeyPoints

KeyPoints is produced by Staff Professional Development and is a newly created internal resource for faculty and staff.  The current series focus on social justice and discuss ways to promote a more inclusive working and learning environment.

 

 

  • Tea for teaching

This podcast is a series of informal discussions of innovative and effective practices in teaching and learning. This podcast series is hosted by John Kane (an economist) and Rebecca Mushtare (a graphic designer). John and Rebecca run the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the State University of New York at Oswego.

 

Selected episodes:

 

  • Teaching in Higher ED

Faculty Development for Professors

This is the space where we explore the art and science of being more effective at facilitating learning. We also share ways to increase our personal productivity, so we can have more peace in our lives and be even more present for our students.

Selected Episodes:

National Institute for Staff and Organization Development (NISOD)*

*Password protected.  Contact SPD for log-in instructions.

 

 Chronicle of Higher Education


National Conference on Race and Equity (NCORE)


Social Justice Videos


Social Justice References

*Note:  There is a limited on the number of free articles.

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