Professional Development Series

Professional Development Series

The President's Office will host two professional development series during AY 2022-2023. One series will focus on developing greater transparency about College processes, and the second will focus on deepening our understanding of our students' identities. One-hour workshops will be held on Zoom on two Fridays of each month. Join us as we learn and grow together.

Strategic Plan Alignment: Culture of Care

Goal 1: Equity

Create a campus climate that is respectful, affirming and inclusive

Goal 2: Advancement

Provide high quality career advancement opportunities for staff

Goal 3: Belonging

Promote belonging through the development of communication norms and an infrastructure to support community engagement

Goal 4: Transparency

Provide College-wide Transparency


Scheduled Series

Each session will be scheduled from 10:00-11:00am.

The Transparency Sseries topics are the top six interest areas from the pprofessional development survey administered by the Office of the President in AY2021-2022.

The Global Awareness Identity Series is coordinated by the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center.

September series


Transparency Series

Session 1: Leadership 

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Ever wonder how the college is structured, how decisions get made, and what CUNY Central's role is? Join us, and find out.

Watch the Video Recording 

Global Awareness Series

Session 1: Hispanic/Latino/e/x Identity 

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 10 - 11 a.m.

28% of Queensborough's students identify as Hispanic. Did you know that this QCC population includes representation from at least 13 countries and that differences in factors like racial identity, language, and immigration policies produce multilayered complexities and diversity within this group? Join us, and learn more.

Watch the Video Recording


October series


Transparency Series

Session 2: Enrollment Management 

Friday, October 14, 2022 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Ever wonder how Queensborough sets enrollment targets, conducts outreach to new students, or plans to address the enrollment decline? Join us and find out!

Watch the Video Recording


Global Awareness Series

Session 2: LGBTQ+ Identity 

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Did you know that in the climate survey administered to students last year, 17% identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, asexual, pansexual, demisexual, two or more sexual orientations, or with a sexual orientation not listed? Did you know that 10% of survey respondents identified as transgender, genderfluid, gender non-conforming or genderqueer, non-binary or with a gender identity not listed? Please join us as we learn more about creating a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty.

Watch the Video Recording 

November series


Transparency Series

Session 3: Data and Assessment 

Friday, November 11, 2022 | 10 - 11 a.m.

This Data and Assessment session will consist of two components.

The first component will focus on the Institutional Research department’s use of data to monitor enrollment and academic trends.  Examples of reports will be presented to illustrate how data is used to advance decision-making and to support the overall Strategic Planning process. 

The second component of this session will focus on the three levels of assessment data that are utilized at QCC to evaluate student learning outcomes assessment- course, program and general education. This portion of the session will focus on differentiating among these three levels of assessment and explaining how they support the overall assessment protocol at QCC.

Finally, participants of this session will have the opportunity to discuss their data and assessment needs for their own practices, teaching, and research to support student success at QCC.

Register Here

Global Awareness Series

Session 3: Native American Identity 

Friday, November 18, 2022 | 10 - 11 a.m.

This presentation will be led by Tecumseh Ceaser and the topics covered will be Native history, culture, customs, and wampum. In this introduction, attendees will receive a primer on North American Indigenous history including key events, laws, and movements and the lasting impact they have had on Indigenous Americans today. The presentation will also cover cultural practices and traditions including: language, land stewardship, wampum, and art. The Goal of this workshop is to increase awareness and foster respect for the Indigenous peoples of the area. Attendees will be invited to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

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December series


Global Awareness Series

Session 4: Disability Community 

Friday, December 2, 2022 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Dr. Chris Rosa and Ben Frier will facilitate an engaging discussion about Queensborough's students with disabilities. Please join us as we deepen our understanding and learn how to support them better. 

Register Here

February series


Transparency Series

Session 4: Faculty Promotion and Staff Promotion 

Friday, February 10, 2023 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Global Awareness Series

Session 5: Black/African American Identity 

Friday, February 24, 2023 | 10 - 11 a.m.
March series


Transparency Series

Session 5: Technology for Efficiency 

Friday, March 17, 2023 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Global Awareness Series

Session 6: Muslim Heritage and Identity 

Friday, March 31, 2023 | 10 - 11 a.m.
April series


Transparency Series

Session 6: Equity 

Friday, April 21, 2023 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Global Awareness Series

Session 7: Jewish Heritage and Identity 

Friday, April 28, 2023 | 10 - 11 a.m.
May Series


Global Awareness Series

Session 8: Asian American Identity 

Friday, May 5, 2023 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Campus Cultural Centers

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