The District Academic Senate Professional Development College (PDC) is designed to improve and/or develop competencies of current and future community college instructors. This program will offer skill sets that are important for meaningful and effective teaching and learning. These competencies include the use of authentic activities and multiple instructional delivery methods, interpersonal and affective skills, curriculum and program development, instructional strategies for engaging adult learners, learning process of adults, and evaluation and assessment methods to maximize and meet the learning needs of community college and adult students. This program also helps prospective and current instructors to critically examine urban contexts to develop culturally responsive andragogical knowledge to work effectively with all students—particularly students of color—the working class, immigrants, and those from historically marginalized populations.
The PDC has been offering a series of seminars beginning Winter 2016. It will offer courses which are CSU-tranfserable. (Note: These credit courses may be used for pay column advancement.)