Tompkins Cortland Community College



170 North St, P.O. Box 139, Dryden, NY 13053

607.844.8222, Ext. 4396
888.567.8211, Ext. 4396
607.844.6535 (fax)

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Professional Development

Alternatives to CollegeNow Conference

CollegeNow understands that it may sometimes be difficult to attend our conference day in August. For that reason, we accept other forms of professional development to meet the program’s requirement. Some examples of acceptable alternatives are below. Documentation of participation must be provided to CollegeNow. Documentation includes a confirmation of enrollment (or participation, if available), as well as a brief summary of how you will apply what you learned in the PD in your CollegeNow courses.

  • Observe a course at Tompkins Cortland CC. Contact the Director of CollegeNow or your Faculty Liaison to arrange.
  • Phone or video conference with your Faculty Liaison.
  • Each April, Tompkins Cortland hosts a conference for community college faculty. This "Connecting, Collaborating and Celebrating the Art of Teaching Conference" (known as CCCAT) is open to CollegeNow instructors. Victoria will email registration information in the spring.
  • Meet with a Tompkins Cortland Librarian to discuss course materials, research databases, or academic integrity resources. Contact the Director of CollegeNow or the Library.
  • Attend a workshop at another college. SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College, and Cornell University host several workshops on a regular basis (see links below). If you also teach concurrent enrollment with another college (such as Syracuse, Broome, Corning, Onondaga, or Mohawk Valley), you may be able to use attendance at that college’s professional development workshops to satisfy the requirement.
  • Take a college course in your discipline or a closely related area. Tompkins Cortland courses are tuition-free for CollegeNow adjuncts using our adjunct tuition waiver (sign up through the Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator).
  • Receive professional development as part of a site visit by your Faculty Liaison to your school. Let your Faculty Liaison know what areas you would like to focus upon.

Other Sponsors of Professional Development

Some providers of CollegeNow approved professional development:


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