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Professional Development Guide

Guide for faculty that contains resources and recommendations for high-impact practices, faculty competencies, and more

Instructional Excellence Competency Description

Demonstrates—and sustains through professional development— instructional excellence that supports student achievement by adopting high impact practices, incorporating subject matter expertise, and drawing on SVC resources (including technology, library resources, and/or student services)

Threshold Concepts

Listed below are threshold concepts that will improve your instruction.

Consider using these as search terms in SVC library databases, catalog, and/or the internet to begin your professional development research. (Examples are linked to SVC library catalog)

Backward Design

Cultural Competence


Anti-Racism / Antiracism

Inclusive Pedagogy

High-Impact Practice

"Teaching for Understanding"

Linked College Resources

Additional Resources

Books from the library - click cover to view, arrow to view more

Video - Understanding by Design - Login with SVC username and password

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