Lash Center for Teaching and Learning
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The Lash Center for Teaching and Learning (LCTL) provides professional development opportunities and resources for Faculty and Professional Staff members. In addition, the center houses the Adjunct Faculty Center which provides office space, clerical assistance, and other resources for adjunct faculty.
Adjunct Faculty Availability Survey
Please open the instructional PDF below for a tutorial of how to complete your survey.
Professional Development Funds
Bristol's Learning Council oversees professional development applications and funding. Members of the Learning Council will review applications periodically over the course of the academic year and will award professional development activities until funds are depleted. For more information about the distribution of professional development funds, please refer to the 2022-2023 Professional Development Fund Guidelines. The next review of applications will take place on the first Tuesday of each month.
Professional and Educational Resources
Bristol Community College is committed to supporting its faculty and staff in achieving their educational and professional goals. Here are some (but not all) of the tools Bristol provides.
Supporting Your Educational Goals
- Bristol’s Tuition Remission Program provides you with the opportunity to receive a tuition waver to pursue your educational goals.
- As a Bristol Employee, you have access to Bristol’s Writing Center for your scholarly and academic writing needs.
- Bristol’s Learning Commons will support you in all your academic and scholarly endeavors, including helping you with the all-important Interlibrary Loan program. Our Learning Commons also provides access to numerous newspapers and databases that can help you in your educational research.
- Bristol’s Institutional Review Board website will help you gain the permissions necessary to do research using Bristol community members for your educational and scholarly goals.
- Join Bristol’s Employee Education Support Group to join a cohort to give support to, and receive support from, fellow Bristol employees seeking further education.
Supporting Your Professional Goals
- Bristol’s Human Resources Professional Development page provides employees with a wealth of Professional Development opportunities, including a PD Calendar and forms connected to individual enrichment and workshop requests.
- Bristol provides all employees with the opportunity to apply for Professional Development Funds, which can be used to help reimburse conference and professional development opportunities, professional development costs, and other efforts that further your professional goals
- You can use Bristol’s College Central Network space to document and showcase your internal and external trainings.
- Every year, you can apply for Bristol-sponsored Leadership programs, including the Mid-Level Professional Leadership Development Program and Bristol Victory Leadership Development Program. Check your emails in the summer for more information.
Click on the link below to view professional development activities scheduled from August 29, 2023 to June 30, 2024. This link will take you to the Lash Center for Teaching and Learning: Professional Development Opportunities SharePoint. This SharePoint contains a list of our upcoming professional development opportunities. It also contains links to relevant articles, videos, and resources and ways to contact the Lash Center to request PD Resources.
Important Note: When you first click on the link below, you will be prompted to request access. You will only need to do this once, and then moving forward you will have open access to visit this site.
To learn more about the following programs, including details such as program contacts, registration links, and stipend eligibility, please refer to the LCTL Professional Development calendar.
Adjunct Certification Program
The Adjunct Certificate Program (ACP) is a semester-long course which provides professional development opportunities to adjunct faculty members who want to enhance their classroom instruction. ACP will provide the tools and resources to help adjunct faculty become more effective classroom educators.
Modality: Fully Online | Offerings: Fall/Spring semester-long program, Summer 2-week boot camp
Bristol Accessibility Academy hopes to help faculty and staff build the skills and knowledge needed to make classes and student interactions where every student can truly succeed.
Modality: Fully Online | Offerings: Fall/Spring, Day and Evening options
Dual Enrollment Faculty Training
This training has been developed for faculty teaching dual enrollment students, to gain a better understanding of this population and what tools are available to support these students.
Modality: Fully Online | Offerings: Fall/Spring semester-long program
The Lash Center for Teaching and Learning helps to develop and support contractual professional development days which include:
- Faculty & Staff Opening Days
- Assessment Day
- Spring Professional Development Day
Emily Zekan-Brown is the Coordinator of Library Research and Instruction at Bristol Community College, joining us in 2013 after previous employment at the University of Central Oklahoma. She holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science (University of Pittsburgh) and a Certificate of Graduate Study in Holocaust and Genocide Education (Rowan University).
Emily not only coordinates library research and instruction, but also serves on the college's Honor’s Advisory Board and The Genocide and Holocaust Center Advisory Board. She enjoys opportunities to teach as well, leading a Public Speaking course and co-teaching an honors seminar course, SCI 251: Emerging Paradigms in Science, Humanities, and Culture. She is currently pursuing a second Master's Degree in History, concentrating on the study of the Holocaust and genocide. Her research interests include open-source intelligence and its potential evidentiary use in regard to prosecutions for war crimes, including genocide; the potential for disinformation to exacerbate societies at risk for genocide; and the potential for AI to complicate all of this.
Please join us at the upcoming Lash Academic Lecture on November 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom, as Emily discusses her research into how open-source intelligence from Ukraine is being documented and could potentially be used in future criminal tribunals.
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Lash CTL Team
J. Chrystal Puniello, M.S., Academic Coordinator & Adjunct Instructor
William Duffy Ph.D., Special Programs Coordinator
Nicholas C. O’Brien, Administrative Assistant