Faculty Development Program Resources

Faculty Development Program Guiding Principles


We worked to align program components with the Faculty Development Competencies. The majority of professional development opportunities intentionally reinforce that alignment; a few reinforce multiple competencies.

High-Impact Strategies

We gave priority to development opportunities that included a focus on high-impact institutional and pedagogical best practices such as service-learning, learner-centered teaching, backwards (integrated) course design, team-based learning, collaborative assignments and projects, diversity/global learning, writing intensive courses, undergraduate research, student learning communities, and study abroad. See the AAC&U’s High Impact Practices as well as Dee Fink’s Five High Impact Practices for more information.


We worked to offer professional development opportunities in series- or course formats (and, where possible, to make them available during the day and in the evening), in order to maximize accessibility.

Community and Collaboration

Through series and course formats, we hope to encourage collaboration and community-building between all faculty, who may work in online cohorts, or be together across two- or three class/workshop sessions. Some program components (e.g., “Observe Your Peers” [2017] and “Mentoring” [2018]) were created specifically to help build community between and among full-time and adjunct faculty members.


We are working to involve full-time and adjunct faculty members in all components of professional development. Beyond participation in and assessment of those activities, we are working to create opportunities for faculty to serve on Engaged Learning division planning committees and advisory groups, and when possible, to work as professional development co-facilitators.

Expectations Statement

Ongoing and pertinent professional development is part of the TCC faculty job description, and as such, faculty members are expected to make time for professional development opportunities, whether that means participating in an Engaged Learning workshop or course at the College, working to attain an advanced degree in one’s field, engagement in an active research agenda, attending or presenting at local or regional workshops/conferences related to one’s discipline, or through disciplinary association work (or some combination thereof).

Compensation Statement

While the College values multiple forms of professional development, we are only able to tie financial compensation to a few. When possible, stipends of varying amounts will be available.

Engaged Learning Division Support Information

The Engaged Learning Division office is located at:

Tulsa Community College
West Campus, L-244
7505 West 41st Street South
Tulsa, OK 74107
(918) 595-8045

West Campus Support

Cindy Shanks

Jackie Pingatore
Administrative Assistant III


Deb Dupree
Administrative Assistant (PT), College Success Program

Northeast Campus Support

Douglas Price, Ed.D.
Director, Global Learning
(918) 595-7853

Our Coordinators

College Success Program
Lori Coggins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor/Coordinator of College Success
(918) 595-7391

Faculty Development Program

Lee Anne Morris
Associate Professor/Coordinator

Academy for Teaching Excellence
Penny Stack, OTD, OTR/L, CLT
Interim AFWC/Assistant Professor
Program Director
ATE Co-Coordinator (918) 595-8596

Don Crall
Assistant Professor, Advanced Manufacturing & Business
Interim ATE Co-Coordinator

Global Learning Program
Douglas Price, Ed.D.
Director, Global Learning
(918) 595-7853

Honors Program
Allen Culpepper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English
TCC Honors Program Coordinator
(918) 595-7647

Service-Learning Program
Kristen Marangoni, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English
TCC Service-Learning Program Coordinator
(918) 595-7077