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Professional Development

Growing Jefferson College Employees

To help support the continual growth of Jefferson College employees, below is a list of current professional development opportunities. For any questions regarding professional development, contact Kristen Sides, HR Specialist, at ksides1@jeffco.edu.

Google Pursuit Sessions

  • Google Pursuit - Drive - PowerPoint file - This is the foundation session of the Google Pursuit series where everyone is introduced to the Google Drive. You'll learn how to share your files and how to use the versioning feature. Uploading content and assignments from the Drive into Canvas are covered for faculty, and security is touched on, too. 
  • Google Pursuit - Calendar - PowerPoint file - Google Calendar can be synced to your phone or tablet, and you can subscribe to calendars, link it to your email, and set reminders. You might choose to use it to allow students to schedule their own appointments or to find a time for a meeting with colleagues. 
  • Google Pursuit - Docs - PowerPoint file - The third Google Pursuit session pursues an in-depth exploration of Google Docs. Add-ons are discussed a bit, and some special features like Voice Typing, Explore, file format conversion, and hyperlinking are explored.
  • Google Pursuit - Slides - Google Slides file - This session covers Google's version of PowerPoint. Topics covered include converting a PPT file to Google Slides format, collaborating together on a Slides document, embedding a slideshow into a Canvas course or webpage, and using transitions and animations to liven up the slideshow.

LIBGuide - professional development resources brought to you by the Jefferson College Library

Missouri Community College Association (MCCA)

Enterprise University

Personal Assistance Services
You will need to use Company ID JEFFCO to log in.

SafeColleges
Username is your V# and password is "jefferson". If for some reason V# does not work for username try first initial of first name and then last name all lowercase (e.g. for Jane Doe username would be jdoe). For any questions or issues logging in, contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 3153.

Mineral (Formerly ThinkHR)
Mineral offers a variety of courses that develop employees and ensure compliance. Click here for the course catalog.
Welcome emails have been sent explaining log in instructions/information. For any questions or issues logging in, contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 3153.


*Mini-grants are available for faculty and staff for professional development geared toward accreditation and/or assessment efforts. Examples of efforts that would qualify for these mini-grants include:

  • Reimbursement for conference attendance expenses related to either topic
  • Expenses related to an ongoing assessment project (software, testing materials, etc.)
  • Training sessions to prepare for third-party accreditation audits
  • Workshops on assessment or accreditation
  • Guest speakers

If interested in applying, complete the Mini-Grant Application Form. For any questions regarding mini-grants please contact Sarah Bright at sbright@jeffco.edu or Sarah Akridge at sakridge@jeffco.edu.

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