This page is a resource for participants of the Strong Workforce Faculty Institute—a professional learning opportunity for faculty in the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges.

The goals of the Faculty Institute are to:

  • Foster strong collaboration and engagement among faculty, researchers, and deans
  • Encourage self-reflection, inquiry, and research-based decision-making
  • Inspire teaching and learning from a culturally inclusive perspective

Faculty Institute participants are expected to attend two professional learning events and complete an online form, which has two parts:

  • Investigative research and reflection (Sections I through IV)
  • An action plan to implement ideas in the classroom (Section V)


Due Date


Feb 28, 2020

First (kickoff) in-person professional learning event

Mar 31, 2020

Section I due

Apr 30, 2020

Section II and Section III due

May 29, 2020

Section IV due

Jul 31, 2020

Section V due

Sep 25, 2020

Second professional learning event


Kickoff Event
February 28, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (1380 Harbor Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92101)


Follow-up Event
September 25, 2020
Location and Time: Zoom, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.




Faculty Institute 2020 Cohort – Action Plans Testimonials

San Diego Mesa College:

Palomar College: 


Questions? Need help with the online form? Contact [email protected]