JCC Faculty Receive Professional Development Grants

Published: January 28, 2015


Teaching Excellence for Academic Change (TEACH) is pleased to announce Johnston Community College faculty recipients of the professional development grants for fall 2014.

Jennifer Williford from the Department of Business and Industrial Technologies will receive $299 to attend the North Carolina Paralegal Certification Review Course in March 2015. This course will aid her in designing review courses and preparing updated curriculum for the more than 80 JCC paralegal students who will need to take the paralegal certification exam.

Many employers ask for this certification, and the knowledge Jennifer gain from the Certification Review Course and utilizes in her classroom will make our students more marketable. This professional development grant will be funded through a partnership with QEP.

Radiography faculty from the Health, Wellness, and Human Services Department will receive $2,104 for the nine members to attend the North Carolina Radiologic Technologist Conference in April 2015. This conference will provide continuing education about the changes in the radiography field as well as teach new and innovative strategies for instruction in the classroom and clinical. In addition, this conference will provide continuing education credits for the faculty to maintain their professional registry.

Jason Boggs and Jeremey Daughtry from the Department of Public Safety Services will receive $475 each to attend the Fire Industry Equipment Research Organization (FIERO) PPE Symposium in March 2015. At this symposium, manufacturers and regulators will have an opportunity to discuss new regulations, successes, and failures in the ever-adapting field of firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE). Jason and Jeremey will learn about the latest manufacture, use, and specification of firefighter PPE, which will enhance their instruction in both curriculum and continuing education programs at JCC. They will also have great opportunities to network with manufacturers, obtain samples, recruit guest speakers, and expose JCC fire programs on a national market level during the symposium.

The professional development grants are funded through royalties from McGraw-Hill and will be awarded each semester to provide JCC faculty professional development opportunities that enhance their instruction at the college.