Professional Development


Deadlines to Complete Professional Development Obligation for the 2022-2023 Academic Year:


Full-Time Faculty
  • July 1, 2022 -  April 21, 2023
Part-Time Faculty
  • Fall 2022, July 1 - November 11, 2022
  • Spring 2023, January 31 - April 21, 2023








See Faculty Professional Development Requirements 


VRC office hours: Every Thursday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  No need to register, just stop by!

Zoom ID: 4084502527 

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Leadership Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) webinar information


February 10 -- Where can I go from here?

Gain insights to career mindset

Enhance your career aspirations about possibilities

Learn Career navigational mapping skills 

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March 24 -- What is my pathway to the professoriate?

Gain insights to the faculty role and responsibilities

Learn career navigation to become a FT/PT faculty

Understand education/training needed

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April 21 -- What can I do to stand up to injustice and inequity?

Learn to recognize injustice/inequity

Gain skills in having your voice heard

Enhance your upstander capacity

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June 16 -- How can I develop professionally?

Learn how to lead in your current role

Gain insights to the leadership ladder

Enhance your professional and leadership development strategies

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 Culture & Community Circle

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The Culture & Community Circle sessions celebrate the experiences  and contributions of various communities including people who are differently abled (Disabilities Awareness month); the Filipino/a/x community, (Filipinx Heritage month); the Latino/a/x community (Latinx Heritage month); Undocumented/Status/DACAmented /Dreamer students, (Undocumented Student Action Week), the Middle Eastern community,  and the contributions of women (Women's History Month).


For Professional Development credit, please register for each session via Zoom and the Vision Resource Center.



Teaching Dialogues - An Anti-Racist & Equity-Minded Community of Practice

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Come join your colleagues to discuss effective teaching practices for a remote/online format via Zoom. 


This semester please join us to discuss Gholdy Muhammafds book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.

Session Readings and Discussion Questions:

3/10: Discuss Chapters 1-2

4/14: Discuss Chapters 3-6

5/19: Discuss Chapters 7-8


*For Professional Development credit, please register for each session through Zoom and the Vision Resource Center.





Anti-Racist & Equity-Minded Books and Videos

Contact the Teaching & Learning Coordinator for more information regarding borrowing resources from the Cuyamaca Equity Lending Library.


Equity-Minded Teaching and Learning Institute (EMTLI)

The Equity-Minded Teaching and Learning Institute (EMTLI) is a yearly cohort-based professional development activity in which participating faculty analyze their classroom data, disaggregate by race/ethnicity, and then make changes to their curriculum and teaching practices using an equity-minded teaching framework.


Encuentros Summit

Cuyamaca College has partnered with Encuentros Leadership in hopes of bringing their efforts to the Spring Valley and Rancho San Diego communities to focus on reducing high school drop-out rates and promoting college attendance for Latino middle and high school male students.


GCCCD Winter Camp

The Grossmont and Cuyamaca onine education teams are excited to share 13 workshops hosted by 11 facilitators from throughout the district. The workshops were developed in response to our Fall 2021 survey and have been organized by theme. Whether you plan to teach fully online, hybrid, or use Canvas to support your face-to-face course, there are sure to be helpful tips and ideas at each of the workshops.


Promoting Racial Equity in Student Mental Health: Considerations for Returning In-Person

This webinar was co-sponsored by the University of Southern California's Race & Equity Center, The Steve Fund, and University of Michigan's National Center for Institutional Diversity.


Social Justice & Black Consciousness Conference

The Annual Social Justice & Black Consciousness Conference was established in 2019 to empower students to make changes by highlighting current issues of social in/justice, showcasing the work of local activists and students, and connecting students to local organizations actively engaged in social justice efforts. 


Teaching Dialogues

An Anti-Racist & Equity-Minded Community of Practice.


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Based on videos available on Emmanuel Acho's YouTube channel,  Acho creates a safe place to remove barriers and start the powerful dialogue regarding race.


USC Equity Leadership Alliance eConvening Materials (intranet login)

Downloadable materials from the California Community Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance professional learning sessions.