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Visions of Excellence - New Faculty Training

What is the Visions of Excellence Program?

Visions of Excellence (VOE) is designed to introduce new faculty to the culture of the DCCCD, to ensure that they enter the classroom with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver excellence in teaching and learning, and to create opportunities to learn from and with outstanding DCCCD faculty.

The 43-hour orientation program offers a variety of learning activities and consists of a three-day Faculty Forum, as well as seven sessions throughout the academic year, most often on the fourth Friday of the month.

Who should attend?

The VOE program is open to all new full-time faculty, visiting scholars, temporary full-time faculty and full-time instructional associates/specialists. If you are a new full-time DCCCD faculty member and have not received information regarding the VOE program, please contact us for your name to be added to the VOE email group. 

What are the benefits for me?

In addition to gaining valuable information and building relationships that will enhance your contributions as a member of the DCCCD faculty, participants who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Who will do the training?

Training will be provided by facilitators who have extensive experience in the subject area. They are:

  • College faculty
  • College staff

What are the program objectives?

The overarching goal of the VOE new faculty orientation is to comply with the DCCCD Board of Trustees Strategic Plan Goal #2 of Employee Success. In order to achieve this goal, the VOE new faculty orientation program includes four key components:

How do I register?

You will receive an email regarding eConnect registration for each 4th Friday and Faculty Forum.  Please contact us to have your name added to the current VOE email group. 

When are classes held?

VOE Faculty Forums are held twice each year usually in August and January.

4th Friday workshops are conducted on a variety of topics throughout the academic year, most often on the fourth Friday of the month. 

The current schedule of 4th Friday sessions and topics:

 VOE 4th Friday Sessions





Sept. 5, 2014* El Centro Classroom Management/Faculty Evaluation System
Oct. 24, 2014 Eastfield Teaching and Learning Styles
Nov. 21, 2014* Mountain View Diversity
Dec. 2014 No Meeting Winter Holiday
Jan. 30, 2015 Richland Pursuit of Professional Excellence
Feb. 27, 2015 Cedar Valley Assessment Techniques
March 27, 2015 North Lake  Learning Strategies through Technology
April 24, 2015 Brookhaven Celebrating Successes


* These dates do not fall on the 4th Friday of the month. 

  • Registration for all sessions is done on eConnect.
  • Networking and light snacks for all sessions begins at 12:45 p.m.
  • All sessions begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.


VOE Faculty Forums




Aug. 11-13, 2014 Mountain View College
Jan. 7-9, 2015 To be determined

April 10-12, 2015                                 To be determined

Ongoing Faculty Development

Educational courses covering a variety of topics are scheduled each academic year. Participants will gain valuable information that will assist them in effectively performing their faculty responsibilities. 

For more information on this program, contact us.