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Professional Development

Mission and Goals

Professional Development strives to improve and increase capabilities of faculty and staff through access to education and training opportunities both within Shaw University and with outside consultants and organizations, while helping to build and maintain the positive moral of faculty and staff continuing to attract and maintain high quality and motivated faculty and staff constituents.

The mission and goals of the Professional Development program at Shaw University are fulfilled by:

  • Creating an office that provides opportunities and resources to help strengthen professional and technological skills of faculty and staff.
  • Providing funds for faculty and staff to attend conferences and workshops pertinent to teaching and the learning process, technological skills, as well as customer focused training.
  • Organizing in-house workshops and conferences on the integration and use of technology.
  • Instituting activities that help new employees quickly adjust and get assimilated into the institutional and professional arenas.
  • Providing a supportive and rewarding system for faculty and staff who are innovative and are recognized by their peers for their excellence.
  • Providing financial assistance in the form of mini-grant awards for activities and projects geared toward promoting and improving teaching effectiveness, scholarship, and enhancing student learning.
  • Providing a forum for faculty to dialog with one another -brown-bag seminars - sharing ideas, discussing issues that are pertinent to the overall teaching profession, individual research, and / or student learning, while also creating a sense of community.