Professional Development Organizations

Please visit this link for the most current information about Faculty Development at JCCC.


Here are some non-JCCC resources for professional development, faculty training, and peer organizations.

Kansas City Professional Development Council
Faculty Certification

KCPDC Faculty Certification is a program developed by the Kansas City Professional Development Council (KCPDC) to provide faculty with the tools and resources for becoming more effective in the classroom. Full-time and adjunct faculty who choose to complete the six core classes and an additional two elective offerings will receive a certificate for the successful completion of 24 hours of study.

Registration is FREE.

Further details are available on the KCPDC Faculty Development Program web page. You may also contact Farrell Hoy Jenab at extension 4756.

KCPDC Faculty Academy Fundamentals of Teaching Excellence


STARLINK provides professional development programming to colleges and universities via the Internet 24/7 and is available to all JCCC faculty and staff members. Please e-mail Farrell Hoy Jenab, Faculty Development Coordinator, at or call ext 4756 to obtain login and password information. Topics are available online for two-week periods; then are available on a DVD that may be checked out from Farrell.


The League for Innovation iStream

The League’s Innovation Stream—more commonly known as iStream—is the League’s comprehensive, online resource bank in which faculty, staff, and administrators can find solutions for research and reference needs. An iStream subscription provides everyone at your college access to subscription-only professional resources, including:

  • Free webinars and learning programs
  • League books, monographs, articles, and reports, including all volumes of Leadership Abstracts and Learning Abstracts
  • Keynote and special session videos, and PowerPoint presentations from League conferences

iStream user accounts are available to all JCCC administration, faculty, and staff members. Users must have a valid institutional email address to activate an iStream account. Please click on the link below to create a user account or sign in.


Writing Across the Curriculum

These Writing Across the Curriculum resources will help you think about creative and effective ways to incorporate writing assignments into your courses at all levels and disciplines.