Faculty

Ontario campus hosts Professional Development Day

May 09, 2017 by Cindy O'Dell
Patrick Pierson, Jalin Johnson and Nicole Schneider lead a discussion at the Spring 2017 Professional Development Day.

Patrick Pierson, Jalin Johnson and Nicole Schneider lead a discussion at the Spring 2017 Professional Development Day.

The bi-annual Professional Development Day held May 6 at the Ontario campus brought staff and adjunct faculty members together to learn about the partnership between academic advising and instruction, career pathways for student development and tips and resources for using Adobe Connect.

Nicole Schneider, Patrick Pierson, Lynn Larsen and Leticia Rojas helped plan the event.

Nicole Schneider, Patrick Pierson, Lynn Larsen and Leticia Rojas helped plan the event.

More than 40 people from the Ontario, Riverside, Victorville and Menifee campuses attended the event, said Jalin Johnson, assistant professor in the School of Business and Professional Studies. Johnson said this is the ninth development day she’s planned. Joining her on the planning team were faculty members Leticia Rojas (School of Education), Nakisha Castillo (School of Arts and Sciences) and Lynn Larsen (associate dean, School of Education), faculty services specialist Ashley Walker and campus directors Patrick Pierson (Ontario), Kristin Plapis (Riverside), Susanne Eisenhart (Victorville) and Miguel Aranda (Menifee).

“I think we had a great turnout and it seemed to me that the information provided in each workshop was relevant and helpful to our adjuncts. I noticed lots of clarifying questions and saw mental connections made between the workshop content and real-world application,” said Walker, who works at the Ontario campus.

Laura Galloway, Katy Curameng and Don Scott led the sessions.

Laura Galloway, Katy Curameng and Don Scott led the sessions.

Don Scott led the session on academic advising. Katy Curameng, director of the Career Center, led the discussion on career pathways and School of Business faculty member Laura Galloway offered the Adobe Connect tips.

“As always the Professional Development Day was well-organized and the adjunct professors were well engaged in the training that they received. Our three guest speakers that put on the topic training received great reviews and additionally, the atmosphere at the campus was energetic and positive,” said Pierson.

Become a Student

Have questions about enrollment, degree programs, financial aid, or next steps?

Further your education with a few questions

Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter a valid zip code to proceed.
Is this an international zip code?
Please select a degree type
Please select your area of interest
Please select a program type
Please select a session
Please enter your name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your email to proceed
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter your phone number to proceed.
Please enter a valid phone number.

About Brandman

Earn your bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate at Brandman, a regionally accredited university.

We value your privacy

By submitting this form, I agree that Brandman may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend Brandman University. Privacy Policy