Campus Center For Teaching
The Connecticut Community College System has a system-wide Center For Teaching (CFT), made up of representatives from each of the colleges. A steering committee made up of several Community College presidents and deans, along with Center For Teaching faculty representatives from each college, meets monthly throughout the academic year to assess the work of the group and to support it in its ongoing development of professional development activities. Each spring, the individual colleges report to the steering committee a summary of their year's activities.
The Center for Teaching committee or its equivalent on each campus responds to the needs and concerns of teachers. The local CFT is aware of the unique culture of its campus, creating informal and formal opportunities for faculty to discuss issues of teaching and learning. These opportunities especially allow faculty to interact across disciplines and programs.
As well, on each campus there is a local representative of the CFT who works to coordinate activities, in some colleges chairs the local CFT committee toward this aim, and assits in the effective use of annual CFT budget allotments. There is also a local support person--usually distinct from the CFT representative--who serves as a Teaching and Learning Coordinator (TLC).
At Quinebaug Valley Community College the current Center For Teaching contacts are Cindi Brassington (CFT Chair)and Jon Andersen, CFT Steering Committee Representative and Teaching and Learning Consultant (TLC), who work together to develop and provide a range of related resources and activities around professional development for both full and part-time faculty.