Faculty Development

Faculty Development is a standing committee at Moorpark College committed to Faculty Development through a dialogue-rich environment supporting inspiration, motivation, and culture. 

Planning a Faculty Development activity? Send the details to mtennant@vcccd.edu and/or khoffmans@vcccd.edu  to have it posted here.

Training & Resources

  • At-Rist:  How do I help a Student I'm Worried About?  A Faculty & Staff Resource for California Community Colleges can be found at this web site
  • Moorpark Instructional Technology & Distance Education training information can be found at this website

  • Lynda.com Software Training & Tutorials can be found in MyVCCCD in the Work Life tab under My Applications.

  • Shared Materials and Resources for Teaching (SMART), an archive of sabatticals and best practices from Moorpark faculty, is located in MC Share. Login information for MC Share is located in the Faculty Quicklinks of the MyVCCCD Faculty tab.

  • Teaching for Success login information can be found in the Faculty Quicklinks of the MyVCCCD Faculty tab.

  • Faculty information about ACCESS and students with disabilities can be found on the ACCESS site.


Makes recommendations on the direction and evaluation of professional development activities for full-time and part-time faculty:

  • Define an annual theme for campus Professional Development tied to one or more of the college’s institutional effectiveness
  • goals, set annual goals for professional development activities, and evaluate effectiveness of each year’s program;
  • Evaluate new faculty orientation
  • Plan and implement Fall Flex Week activities;
  • Plan and implement year-round Flex opportunities, including Teaching/Learning Lunches; and
  • If funds are available, administer, allocate funding, and evaluate the results of an annual professional development mini-grant program.

Membership (2010-2011)





Co-Chair Dean

Kim Hoffmans

Co-Chair Faculty

Margaret Tennant

Language Learning Resouces & English/ESL
World Languages

Faten Habib         

Judith Ramos 

Beth Gillis-Smith


 Amanuel Gebru

Chem/Earth Science

CNSE/CS, Mathematics & Physical Sciences

Vincent Crisostomo

Mary Mills

Brendan Purdy              


Digital Media

Visual & Applied Arts


 Social and Behavioral Sciences, Child Devmt,, Business & Athletics

Ray Zhang

Cynthia Sheaks-McGowan

Life & Health Sciences  

Rachel Messinger

Instructional Technology

Ashley Chelonis

ACCESS/LS, Counseling, Performing Arts/Student Life and Com. Studies

Judi Gould

Steve Doyle

AFT Union Representative

Renee Fraser