Services & Resources

The Opportunity Center offers faculty and staff relevant and engaging workshops, seminars and individual consultations related to teaching, learning and assessment. These services are designed to reinforce our core values of collaboration, care, innovation and diversity.

Services and support available to all adjunct/part-time and full-time faculty

  • Individual and program consultations related to teaching, learning and assessment
  • Peer-led workshops and presentations
  • Confidential classroom visits and support, including Group Instructional Feedback Technique (GIFT)
  • Opportunities for informal sharing between colleagues regarding best practices in teaching and learning
  • Collaborations with other departments and centers
  • A drop-in hospitality center – complimentary coffee and tea

Resources available to all adjunct/part-time and full-time faculty

  • Professional development funds
  • Employee resource library
  • Evaluation tools and materials
  • Documents related to teaching, learning and assessment
  • Syllabus construction packet
  • Great Teachers Seminar
  • Getting Results multi-media training resources for community college educators

Services and support unique to adjunct/part-time faculty

  • New Adjunct/Part-time Faculty Orientations
  • Professional Development funds ($500/yr.)
  • Sara Varnum Institute for Instructional Excellence
  • Adjunct/Part-time Faculty Fall Kickoff and Dinner

E-mail or call 503.399.5232 for more information.