A Message from the President
Greetings to all Faculty and Staff!
Welcome back to a new Academic year! I invite you to join us at the Fall 2014 Professional Development Activity day on Friday, August 15. Our theme this fall is "Growing Together," which recognizes the spirit of the day as we devote this time to professional growth. On PDA day, we come together, as an institution and as individuals, to build on strengths, learn new skills, and reflect on our challenges.
The Professional Development Committee and SRJC community of presenters have developed a comprehensive program for this full-day event designed to address the diverse interests and needs of our community. Once again, there is a well-rounded schedule of diversity, technology, teaching and learning, and health and wellness programming. There is something for everyone aimed at building skills and gaining support, knowledge, or inspiration.
I am also pleased to welcome, our keynote speaker, Tom Brown, of Thomas Brown and Associates. Tom is a noted educator, community college administrator, and nationally recognized expert on higher education and student success through student engagement. His focus on motivating, developing and engaging faculty, staff, and students to find meaning in their personal, professional, and academic pursuits is an excellent complement to the day.
As we begin a new academic year, I encourage the entire SRJC community to attend PDA day to connect with colleagues, old and new, and to join me as we “Grow Together”!