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Title V Professional Development


Hancock Academy is back for Fall 2022! Faculty are encouraged to participate in this Canvas-based professional development series that offers a 12-hour stipend or PD hours based off successful completion of the course. There have been five Hancock Academy offerings within the last academic year, and we aim to continue this momentum for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.
The inaugural Hancock Academy series, "Introduction to Equity", will be offered again during Fall 2022, address topics related to implicit bias, universal design for learning, and applying diversity and inclusion to practical areas of instruction. Dates are: September 14, 21, 28 and October 5 from 6:00-7:00pm. If you have already participated, we encourage you to spread the word to your colleagues!
"Moving Forward with Equity" will build upon the introductory series and address topics related to culturally responsive instruction, inclusive classroom practices, and addressing psychological safety within the classroom and on campus. Dates are October 14, 21, 28 and November 4 from 11:00am-12:00pm. We encourage first-timers, as well as those that have participated in one or more Hancock Academies.


Please contact Maria Grando (, Title V Grant Coordinator, to learn more!

Beginning Fall 2021, faculty began participatng in professional development activities to build competency in cultural awareness, application andragogy, and career planning/awareness. 

Short and long-term outcomes include:

  • a development of a peer-to-peer faculty professional development network;
  • increased cultural responsiveness in curriculum and teaching practice with application of increased pedagogy;
  • increased retention and persistence;
  • decrease drop-outs;
  • increased cultural awareness reflection in curriculum and practice.

  • Introduction to Equity in the Classroom
  • Accessibility in Higher Education
  • Pedagogy and Innovation in the Classroom
  • Financial Wellness
  • Working with Special Groups on Campus
  • Equity in the Classroom
  • Tools for Jobs
  • Beyond the Classroom

Please contact Maria Grando if you are interested in learning more.