Professional Development

Faculty Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development is dedicated to supporting the mission of Southwest Texas Junior College to enrich lives and advance growth through the education of our diverse communities.

Mission Statement

The Office of Professional Development serves as a resource for faculty advancement of student-centered learning at Southwest Texas Junior College by supporting all faculty as they expand their professional practices and innovation, examine their ongoing instructional development, and advance continuous improvement processes to attain excellence in teaching and learning experiences for students.

Contact Information

R Zimmerman
Dr. Renée Zimmerman
Director of Professional Development /
Adjunct Instructor - Psychology
(830) 591-7326
N Avila
Nayelli Avila
Administrative Assistant,
Professional Development
(830) 591-2919

Forms, Requests, Templates, etc.


NISOD Online Resources

NISOD Online Conference Videos add

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) 

From NISOD's Online Convenings website

Since the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the way all of us now function, we’re happy to announce that we’ve restructured our 2020 annual conference as a series of online convenings. These events will feature purposefully selected presentations originally planned for our annual onsite conference.

In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to retain a sense of engagement and professional learning with colleagues. While showing up physically at a conference, workshop, or other face-to-face meetings might not currently be possible, below are ways to network and engage in professional learning. 

Online Faculty Conference - May 27, 2020

Please Note: Southwest Texas Junior College Faculty may access the following video files by logging into your SWTJC account.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8



Training Videos


Professional Development Newsletter Archive

black newsletter icon March 2024


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Faculty Fridays Archive

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