Empower Your Growth

Explore your professional potential and empower your career growth with LVAIC’s range of development opportunities for faculty and staff. We understand the importance of continuous learning and personal growth in fostering a thriving academic community.

From skill-building workshops to leadership development programs, our experienced facilitators and industry experts deliver engaging and interactive sessions that inspire and empower you to reach new heights of professional success.

Whether you’re looking to sharpen your teaching skills, expand your knowledge in a specific discipline, or take on a leadership role, our professional development offerings are designed to equip you with the tools, strategies, and insights needed to excel. We foster a collaborative learning environment where you can network with peers, exchange ideas, and gain valuable perspectives from colleagues across the LVAIC community.

By investing in your professional development, you not only enhance your own career prospects but also contribute to the overall growth and excellence of our academic community.

LVAIC Events, Conferences & Symposia

Each year, LVAIC institutions host a diverse array of events, conferences, and symposia that enrich the academic and cultural landscape of the community. From interdisciplinary symposiums exploring the latest advancements in science and technology to thought-provoking conferences addressing social justice and sustainability, LVAIC institutions offer a platform for collaboration, innovation, and knowledge-sharing among scholars, students, and experts from various fields. With their commitment to excellence in education, these events serve as catalysts for intellectual growth, fostering dialogue and inspiring positive change in the local and global communities.

Please visit our Collaboration page for information on events, conferences & symposia.

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LVAIC Higher Education Leadership Institute

A development opportunity for mid-career faculty and mid-level administrators who have interest and potential for advanced administrative leadership in higher education

LVAIC Management Development Program

Designed to support the ongoing professional development of managers and supervisors within the LVAIC community

Upcoming Events

Digital Resources for Teaching and Learning

LVAIC offers a collection of digital tools for teaching and learning from previous LVAIC programs, as well as resources for remote education, instruction, meetings, and communication. This is a curation of resources from numerous educational organizations.

Campus Centers for Teaching and Learning

The individual LVAIC campuses offer their own Centers for Teaching and Learning for faculty development purposes. Please connect with these offices to receive the most updated information on events and symposia on each campus.

Professional Development Resources

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is available for faculty, staff, or students seeking high quality, peer-reviewed, web-based educational courses in research, ethics, regulatory oversight, responsible conduct of research, research administration, and more.

Those interested in accessing CITI information for member campuses, please visit the website to login or sign up. Under “Select Your Organization Affiliation,” select “Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.” Set up your account using your campus e-mail address.

Suggested Readings

As part of the initiative focused on enhancing the skills and capabilities of faculty and staff, LVAIC has collected an on-going list of suggested professional and faculty development books. This list includes the following:

How College Works – Chambliss and Takacs
Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education – Grawe
Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity – Clotfelter
A Perfect Mess: The Unlikely Ascendency of Higher Education – Labaree
Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America – Quart
The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Healthcare Doesn’t – Baumol
The New Generation of Students: How Colleges Can Recruit, Teach and Serve Gen Z – Chronicle of HE
The New Education – Davidson
Degrees of Inequality: Culture, Class and Gender in American Higher Education – Mullen
Paying the Price – Sara Goldrick-Rab
Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy – McMillan Cottom
Shared Governance in Times of Change: A Practical Guide for Universities and Colleges – Bahl
Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience – Jay

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