Professional Development

The Division of Academic Success provides support and services for Blinn College District student, faculty, and staff learning.  Our professional development offerings are research-based, classroom-tested, highly practical, and universally designed.

Students

Students have access to a variety of resources through the library  and Learning Centers on the Brenham and Bryan Campuses. Services include online and print resources and materials, assistance with research strategies, test proctoring, and tutoring services. The Division of Academic Success also offers a series of  Service Learning  programs that combines community service with classroom learning.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff can take advantage of both online and face-to-face workshops and trainings offered by the Division of Academic Success. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides frequent face-to-face workshops on evidence-based instructional strategies, class climate, effective use of technology, among many other topics. Additionally, CTL sponsors multiple faculty book clubs throughout the Blinn College District.

A variety of webinars are available through the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and StarLink, and instructional designers assist with the development of online courses by offering online and face-to-face course-design workshops and one-on-one assistance. Funding of faculty travel for professional development is available through academic divisions and the Professional Development Funding Committee.

 

Joyce Langenegger

Dr. Joyce Langenegger, Executive Director for Academic Success, holds a Ph.D. in Human Development and a J.D. She has over 25 years of college teaching experience and is the recipient of a NISOD Excellence Award and Blinn’s Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Langenegger is a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences and has a special interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning and evidence-based teaching.