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Wed, October 23, 2019

Fri, November 01, 2019

Fri, November 08, 2019

Fri, November 15, 2019

Mon, November 25, 2019


Meet our new Professional Development  (PD) Team: 

Jeanne Owens. PD Coordinator x2569 LARC 200E

Dr. Sally Raskoff, Faculty PD Coordinator x7256, LARC 200G


Professional Development Center (PDC)
Faculty/Staff Resource Center
LARC 200
(818) 947-2712


Drop-in hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 am to 10 pm
Fri. 7:30 am to 3 pm

Staffed hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 


Professional Development

Professional Development

Welcome to LAVC Professional Development

The mission of LAVC Professional Development is to promote effective teaching and enhance the professional skills of all employees by offering resources and opportunities for growth and learning.

Our Professional Development Center (PDC) is located in the Faculty/Staff Resource Center in the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 200. 

The PDC has computers, scanners, Scantron machine, and laminator for staff and faculty use.

We also offer one-on-one tutorials for faculty and staff on computer use, Microsoft programs, or teaching strategies.

Faculty can also pick up useful handouts on teaching strategies, check out training videos, laser pointers, flip cameras, books, and other materials.

Check out our Twitter feed for updates and information on activities! 


  • Professional Development has a limited amount of funds available for enhancing equity related professional development across the campus, for all constituents. We encourage the requests to be inclusive of the campus community, collaborative with campus programs and departments, and link to important campus and state initiatives on equity and student success. Check out the Request for Proposals for Professional Development Event Equity Funds form. The deadline for submissions is Sept 30, 2019; all funds must be encumbered or spent by April 2020. Join us at our Q&A sessions on Sept 12 or Sept 18 - see the Request for Proposals above for details.

  • The VISION RESOURCE CENTER! It’s a comprehensive Professional Development site to access effective online training and communities of interest. You can also search for events and conferences of interest to educators. All California Community College employees (faculty, staff, and administrators) are eligible to access its library of training videos from, Skillsoft, and other providers. The site keeps track of your learning in case you need a report on what you've completed. Check it out: Log in with your usual LAVC account through the integrated users login - and select the LACCD. This will also be available soon through our single signon in the SIS system!
  • We offer the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) test and practice tests/training. Contact us at ext. 2569 or 2712 to reserve a time slot.
  • Come to the PDC to pick up useful handouts to reproduce and use in your classes (study skills, avoiding plagiarism, reading strategies, and more) or download them from our "Syllabus and Teaching Tips" link. 
  • OER, IEC, PEPC, EPC, TIA, 3CSN... Are all the acronyms getting confusing? Check out this handy guide from Professor Oliphant: Acronym Guide. Thanks, Professor Oliphant!
  • Microsoft 365 has the Office suite available online. Also available are Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 and/or Office Home and Business 2019 software for $14.95 each. All LAVC faculty and staff are eligible to buy one of each for a personal computer and/or laptop. Order your copy now by visiting using Chrome or Firefox (not Internet Explorer). Enter your LAVC email address – an email will be sent to you. 
  • Incredible discounts on software for faculty, staff and students are available at CollegeBuys. Visit
  • Sidekick (Tools That Inspire) Resources from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (3C Media Solutions, @One, The Alternative Text Production Center, Distance Education Captioning and Transcription, CCC Confer, The High Tech Center Training Unit on the use of technology for students with disabilities).