Professional development is the continuous process of acquiring proficiencies that advance one's profession or that apply to one's job responsibilities and work environment, thereby supporting the goals of the College.
All employees of the College are expected to participate in professional development designed to enhance and improve productivity and effectiveness. Professional development opportunities are broad in scope and designed to meet the wide range of needs of employees of the College.
Professional development at TJC is a comprehensive program focused on the identification, design, and implementation of employee training needs and professional development initiatives intended to stimulate systemic growth and effectiveness at the College.
Professional development personnel serve as a resource for administration, faculty, and staff as they work to satisfy professional development requirements of the College, for new and/or novice professors whose background may not include training in the art and science of teaching and learning, for seasoned faculty as they engage in a process of continual growth and renewal, and for any employee who has a desire to improve themselves personally or in the effectiveness of their job performance.
The professional development program serves to advance the Tyler Junior College promises of a quality education, vibrant student life, and community service by equipping all employees with resources and opportunities designed to engage, inspire, and transform professional practice, and by extension, impact institutional success.