Thanks in large part to our Annual Fund, King is able to offer a comprehensive, systematic approach to Professional Growth and Development (PG&D). The PG&D program enables Faculty to stay up-to-date on new research and best practices, hone their practices as teachers, and attend top conferences and workshops.
Professional Growth & Development
At King, we strongly believe that a top quality Professional Growth and Development (PG&D) program is a cornerstone of our success. Faculty members at King are talented, committed, knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate about their work. It is in this spirit that King has developed a comprehensive, multi-dimensional, and systematic approach to PG&D.
The PG&D program enables Faculty to stay up to date on new research, attend top conferences and workshops, and hone their practices as teachers. Importantly, our teachers bring all that they learn back to King by incorporating the new knowledge into their classroom lessons, sharing best practices with their colleagues, and even creating whole new course options based on their PG&D experiences.
Every Faculty member attends at least two PG&D PROGRAMS per year, in addition to ongoing training year round.
The Food for Thought' series, which takes place 2-3 times annually, was created as a way to have faculty and staff from all three divisions come together and discuss various topics relevant to teaching and learning at King.
Last summer, as a recipient of the McDermott Award, I traveled to Venice, Italy to participate in the MOSE (Experimental Electromechanical Module) Project. This project focuses on flood prevention as well as planning, design, and evaluation.