The Office of Professional Development serves a leadership role in promoting the professional development of all members of the De Anza College academic community through the exchange of innovative ideas, individual expertise, and common interests.

To provide appropriate opportunities for meaningful personal and professional development, the Professional Development Office supervises the processes for allocating professional development resources and coordinates a comprehensive program of individual and institutional professional growth, with responsibility for planning, promotion, dissemination of information, and program evaluation.

  • New Employee Orientation
  • First Year Experience for Faculty and Classified Professionals
  • Instructional Skills Workshops
  • Peer Evaluation Training
  • Classified Leadership Training
  • Professional Conference and Travel Funds
  • Health, Wellness and Safety
  • Service Excellence

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Teaching and Learning Seminars

  • Implicit Bias in Teaching: How does it show up in the classroom?
  • Giving Better Feedback on Assignments
Professional Development Workshops for

The First Year Experience (FYE) Program for Faculty 

The FYE at De Anza College has been created to help new faculty settle into the culture and community of De Anza College. Although new employees often arrive with extensive experience from other college institutions, each institution has its own unique environment. This is a year-long program that meets every few weeks during the first academic year.

Fall Quarter

  • Planning for Your Classroom Observation
  • Knowing Your FA Contract (Faculty Association)
  • Managing Student Issues
  • Writing Your Self-Evaluation for Tenure Review

Winter Quarter

  • Accommodations for Disabilities in the Classroom
  • Mov' en on Up...(the salary scale)
  • It's Just Good Andragogy: Culture Responsive Teaching & Cultural Humility in the Classroom
  • Enhancing Student Learning through SLOs (Student Learning Outcomes)

Spring Quarter

  • Transitioning from Phase I to Phase II for Tenure Candidates
  • It's just Good Andragogy: "I have a Student who..." (Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the Classroom)
  • It's Just Good Andragogy: Teaching Perspectives Inventory

Conference Funds Meetings

Applications are reviewed every 2 weeks until the funding allocated for the quarter is depleted.

Plan Ahead! Please submit your application 3-4 weeks ahead of your activity to allow for ample time for the submission and review process. Applications must be approved by the committee prior to travel.

Contact Us

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Claudia Guzman

Program Coordinator
408.864.8322, se habla espaƱol
MLC 245

In-Person Office Hours (Fall 2023)
Mondays and Thursday
10 am - 2:30 pm

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