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Professional Development

Professional Development


Welcome to LAVC Professional Development

Our mission: To promote effective teaching and enhance the professional skills of all employees by offering resources and opportunities for growth and learning


The Professional Development Center (PDC) is located in the Faculty/Staff Resource Center
Room 200, Library Bldg. (LARC)
(818) 947-2712 or email us at:


Drop-in hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 am to 10 pm, Fri. 7:30 am to 3 pm
Use our computers, scanners, Scantron machine, and laminator

Staffed hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

SUMMER HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am to 4:30 pm 

  • Request a one-on-one tutorial on computer use, Microsoft programs, or teaching strategies
  • Pick up useful handouts on teaching strategies, check out training videos, laser pointers, flip cameras, books, and other materials; see our shelf of free books for faculty


Tech Fest [technology workshops] -- Mon. Aug. 22 & Tues. Aug. 23 -- 9 am to 2:30 pm -- LARC 200

New FT Faculty Orientation -- Wed. Aug. 24, 10:30 am to 3 pm -- PCR (Admin 2)

Opening Day -- Aug. 25 -- 8:30 am to 3 pm (registration at 7:30 am) -- Outside the Student Union


Adjunct Faculty Orientation -- Sat. Aug. 27 -- 8:30 am to 12 pm -- LARC 200 [RSVPs required]

Get the Job Workshop presentation Fall 2015 -- click here for PowerPoint

Click here for the Faculty Handbook!

Free Resources for Faculty 
Manage your grades with Gradekeeper!
Access, upload, and store high-quality educational videos to show in your classes!

New: Office365 - email account, cloud-based storage, and free Microsoft Office Pro software

CollegeBuys -- incredible discounts on software for faculty, staff, and students. 

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).

We offer the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) test and practice tests/training. 
Contact us at ext. 2712 or 2569 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 "Teaching Resources" link.

Check out laser pointers, flip cameras, books, and DVDs in our teaching resource library. Click here to see the DVDs available

Deborah Kaye
Professional Development Director
818 947-2569