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Faculty Professional Development Committee

The Faculty Professional Development Committee (FPDC) consists of four elected tenure-track or tenured faculty representatives, two academic managers appointed by the President of California University of Pennsylvania, the FPDC Center Coordinator, and Chairs of the five FPDC subcommittees.

The FPDC:

  • determines, with input from faculty and management, the thematic emphasis for an academic year;
  • promotes workshops, presentations, forums, etc., which encompass all areas of scholarship;
  • develops criteria, evaluates proposals which have been endorsed by the appropriate dean, makes awards, monitors expenditures, and evaluates the report of results for awards;
  • recruits faculty for the State System of Higher Education Summer Teaching Academy and recommends those faculty to the president or his/her designee;
  • receives recommendations for workload equivalency awards from the subcommittees and makes recommendations to the president for his/her designee;
  • coordinates on-campus grant activities and supports external grantsmanship;
  • informs, in writing, all faculty who apply for grants, workload equivalencies, or other services of the Committee's action regarding such applications;
  • oversees the Center, assists in an advisory capacity, and evaluates the Center's overall program and the functions of the coordinator;
  • assists the subcommittees on Teaching and Learning, Service and Service-Learning, ResearchTechnology and Grants and Contracts, by furnishing clerical and organizational support allocating and monitoring expenditures of funds as well as providing Committee and managerial clarification upon request; and
  • ascertains faculty professional development needs and plans, and implements/ evaluates programs to address these needs.

Summary

The FPD Committee coordinates FPD activities for the University and serves as a conduit for the State System FPD Council and its various programs.

The University President appoints two academic managers to the FPDC, designating one of them as the management representative to the System FPD Council; faculty members from each undergraduate college (and the non-teaching faculty) are elected as the faculty representatives to the FPD Council. The Committee facilitates FPD through several subcommittees and the FPD Center. The Chair (or Co-Chair) of each of the five subcommittees (elected by the committee members), the Coordinator of the Faculty Center, and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research serve as members. The Committee elects its chair annually and selects the faculty representative to the System FPD Council.

The Committee meets bi-weekly during the fall and spring semesters and is available during the summer as needed.

 

Members of the Faculty Professional Development Committee

 

Scott Hargraves
FPDC Chair
Representing the College of Education and Human Services
Department of Health Science
724-938-4562
hargraves@calu.edu

Paul Crawford
Chair of the Research Subcommittee
Department of History and Political Science
724-938-6054
crawford_p@calu.edu

Paul Hettler
Faculty Center Coordinator
Department of Business and Economics
724-938-5730
hettler@calu.edu

Denise Joseph
Chair of the Teaching and Learning Subcommittee
Department of Communication Disorders
724-938-4576
joseph@calu.edu

Sarah Meiss
Chair of the Grants and Contracts Subcommittee
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
724-938-4203
meiss@calu.edu

Louise Nicholson
Co-Chair of the Technology Subcommittee
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
724-938-4388
nicholson@calu.edu

Monica Ruane Rogers
Co-Chair of the Technology Subcommittee
Library Services
724-938-4048
ruane@calu.edu

Cerena Sealy
Representing Non-teaching Faculty
Department of Academic Development Services
724-938-4468
mace_cs@calu.edu

Ali Sezer
Representing the Eberly College of Science and Technology
Department of Chemistry and Physical Science
724-938-5934
sezer@calu.edu

Caryl Sheffield
Interim Associate Provost
Interim Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Management Representative
Office of Academic Affairs
724-938-4407
sheffield@calu.edu

Craig Smith
Department of History and Political Science
Representing the College of Liberal Arts
724-938-6055
smith_c@calu.edu

Julie Warnick
Chair of the Service and Service-Learning Subcommittee
Department of Justice, Law, and Society
724-938-5685
warnick@calu.edu

Mohamed Yamba
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
Management Representative
724-938-4240
yamba@calu.edu


Faculty Professional Development Organizational Structure

The FPDC oversees the program through activities developed and supported by the Center and various FPD subcommittees. All FPD activities follow established policies and procedures approved by the FPDC, the Provost, the President and the Council of Trustees of the University.

FPDC organizational structure

 

Subcommittees

Grants and Contracts

Research

Service and Service-Learning

Teaching and Learning

Technology

Contact the FPDC

Faculty Professional Development Center

Paul Hettler, Center Coordinator

Patricia McClain, FPD Program Assistant

Azorsky 134
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394

724-938-4505
FAX 724-938-4370
fpdc@calu.edu

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