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Many different learning and development opportunities are available to Bristol employees in order to gain knowledge and skills to better serve our students and community and contribute to the success of the college. Professional development and learning opportunities are provided by various areas of the college and this webpage is meant to serve as a resource to employees of where to find such opportunities. Please keep in mind that we are continuously working on developing more opportunities, so please check back often as our offerings continue to evolve.
In-House Professional Development/Lunch & Learns
Human Resources is pleased to offer employees professional development opportunities via our Emerging Leaders training series, Director level professional development series and Lunch & Learn sessions. Please note that the Human Resources Calendar and the Bristol Event Calendar will be updated with opportunities as they are made available.
Center for Instructional Technology Expertise (CITE Lab)
The CITE Lab helps faculty and staff produce instructional media and integrate instructional technologies into their teaching. As part of Online Learning, the CITE Lab also provides technical support for Bristol's Learning Management System (Blackboard) and assists faculty in the development of high-quality online and hybrid learning experiences. The CITE Lab offers a variety of workshops each semester and are also available for one-on-one consultations. Learn more about CITE Lab offerings on their webpage.
Lash Center for Teaching and Learning
The college's Lash Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides professional development opportunities and resources for Faculty and Professional Staff members and houses the Adjunct Faculty Center. For more information visit the Center for Teaching and Learning webpage.
Bristol Professional Development Application
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 and how to apply, please review the Professional Development Funds Application.
AFSCME Professional Development
The AFSCME Classified Professional Development work group oversees the application process for the classified development funds. Benefited classified employees are eligible to apply for funding for workshops or individual projects upon completion of the six-month probationary period per the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. For workshop funding, a Workshop Proposal Form (link below) should be completed in a manner that meets the needs and interests of the widest range of individuals and addresses current special needs and programmatic initiatives of the college.
For individual funding, the Individual Request Form should be completed describing the major elements of the proposed activity. Completed applications are due to Human Resources at least a month before you are scheduled to attend. Please note: the work group meets during the first week of each month to review proposals and appropriate funds.
Article 17, Section 8 of the AFSCME Local 1067 contract provides monies to unit members for professional development or educational assistance for reimbursement of course monies on a first-come first- serve basis.