Events

Professional Development Day

Thursday Feb 27th

Thursday, February 27th is Professional Development Day at Parkland College. Several all-college events are on the calendar, as well as department-specific events. What follows is a mostly up-to-date list of all of the productive and inspirational professional development opportunities happening at the college:


Open Events (anyone can participate/register)



All-College Breakfast and Student Success Conversation

8:00-8:30 breakfast; 8:30-10:00 is the converation.

Location: Student Union cafeteria area

Contact: Amy Penne for more information


Discussion of Privilege in the Workplace and Learning Environments

10:00-11:00

Student Life

Contact: Kaitlyn Uden for more information and to register


Preventing Stress and Coping with Employee Burnout

11:00-12:00

L-111

Contact: Melanie Lewis for more information and to register


An off-campus visit to the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois

1:30

University of Illinois

Contact: Tracey Hickox for more information


Department/Unit-Specific Events (but if you're curious, contacts are provided)



Natural Sciences - All-day departmental professional development at Crystal Lake Park

All Day

Crystal Lake Park

Contact: Scott Siechen


Career and Technical Education - a presentation about grants and how they affect students

9:00-10:00

W-115

Contact: Bobbi Scholze


Humanities - to discuss innovative models of student support and continue conversations started at the all-college event

1:00-3:00

Jupiter's at the Crossing

Contact: Matthew Hurt


Fine and Applied Arts - to discuss departmental goals

10:30-1:00

U-142

Contact: Julie Weishar


Marketing - training and luncheon

12:00-3:00

Marketing's suite

Contact: Ruthie Counter


Library - dashing to Urbana Free Library archives and maker spaces and a trip to the Idea Store for ideas for materials, book displays, and other cool stuff that only libraries can do

10:00

Urbana Free Library archives & Idea Store

Contact: Morgann Quilty


Social Sciences and Human Resources - Department Meeting

10:00-12:00

D-Wing

Contact: Joe Walwick


Mathematics - Department/Program Meetings

Times Vary

Contact: Brian Mercer


Health Professions - Specific Program Meetings

Times Vary

Contact: Kim Pankau


Not sure what your area of the college is doing? Be sure to contact your department chair and/or supervisor! Sounds like Student Life and Wellness, Financial Aid, Counseling and Advising, and others are taking part in some other wonderful team-building activities.