LASH CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
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777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
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.
Adjunct Faculty Information Sessions
As part of Bristol's adjunct faculty hiring process, potential adjunct faculty are required to participate in an Adjunct Faculty Information Session to learn more about our hiring process, adjunct faculty expectations and Bristol's community.
To attend an upcoming session, please complete the Adjunct Information Session Sign-Up Form.
Please note that some virtual sessions may require pre-registration. If so, please register for the identified session and upon confirmation, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting space information.
Go to the Adjunct Faculty Information Sessions page for upcoming session dates and times.
For questions about Bristol's Adjunct Faculty Information Sessions please contact Chrystal.Puniello@BristolCC.edu. If you need accommodations to access this program, please email ODSaccess@BristolCC.edu or call 774.357.2955.
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 July 1 – June 30, 2023. Please note that this calendar will be updated continuously as more programming and activities are scheduled. For ease of access, it is recommended that you first log into your accessBCC/sign into your account prior to clicking on the link.
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
David Amiel, PhD
B.S. Analytical Chem UMass Boston 1995
M.S. Chemical Oceanography Stony Brook University 2001
PhD Chemical Oceanography Stony Brook University 2006
As a PhD student, David went on a series of multinational Canadian led expeditions to sample the Mackenzie Shelf in the Canadian Subarctic. Among the many objectives was to determine how much carbon is being drawn into the oceans by the creatures living in an emerging habitat.
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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