CHC & SBVC Professors Build Community At Great Teachers Seminar
A first-of-its-kind effort, the Great Teachers Seminar was a collaboration between Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College’s Professional Development teams. The seminar created a space for full-time and part-time faculty across different disciplines to share their successes and challenges, especially given all the changes that have come with moving to remote instruction and transitioning back to campus. The seminar allowed faculty the opportunity to meet (many for the first time) and build community. The event opened with activities led by SBVC professor Melinda Moneymaker, which focused on faculty sharing personal experiences of who we are and where we come from prior to moving into topics such as alternative ways of grading and concerns regarding returning to campus. Crafton Hills faculty Tina Gimple, Breanna Andrews, and Chris Oliver served as group facilitators. The success of this year’s event has encouraged organizers to offer it again during the 2022–23 academic year.