Professional Development San Diego Mesa College


FLEX WEEKFlex Week graphic linkPlease take the opportunity to review the various Professional Learning Activities available between August 12th and August 14th. The theme for this year is Ignite Your Light.

Breakout Sessions and Information


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  • Cohorts
    Facilitated asynchronous courses that put Mesa faculty in the shoes of online students. Eligible faculty get compensated for completion.💰
    MOST Cohorts

  • Coaching
    Friendly one-on-one support from Mesa online faculty. Stay tuned for asynchronous coaching options coming soon!
    MOST Coaching

  • Course Check Up
    Take the guesswork out of applying our faculty appraisal domains to online course design & facilitation
    MOST Course Checkup

  • Toolkit
    Templates & support to design your online courses aligned to the CVC & Peralta rubrics.
    MOST Toolkit

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Additional ways you can connect with MOST:

📅Book an appointment w/ us!: MOST Appointment 

💡 Get 3IDeas! Ask MOST Coaches for their ideas for improving your course design: Ask Most 

(Wondering what MOST cohorts are like? Check out our recap videos of Refresh 22 and Include23.)

MOST: include

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Include is an asynchronous 4 week online course designed and facilitated by Mesa's Online Success Team (MOST). While in the shoes of an online student, you'll design inclusive accessible content for your course and come away with new ideas to reinvigorate your online teaching and engage your online students. Wondering what our cohorts are like?

New Classified Institute

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In 2023-2024, Mesa began an annual New Classified Institute (NCI) to more intentionally introduce new classified professionals to the College's culture and practices and to co-create greater community, engagement, leadership, and college vision from the classified perspective. More

New Faculty Institute 

NFI graphic linkEach Month, members of New Faculty Institute will meet in the LOFT to learn and discuss topics that will help prepare them for their new positions as tenure-track faculty. More

CEER: Curriculum Equity & Excellence Review Institute

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The Curriculum Equity and Excellence (CEER) Institute is for faculty – contract or adjunct – interested in reviewing instruction and curriculum through an equity lens to create greater success for all of our students. Topics include examining the cultural contexts that we bring to the classroom, using an equity lens to re-imagine classroom activities and assignments, and developing strategies to be responsive to students while maintaining academic excellence, amongst others.

Compensation is available 💰

Contact Christina Crosby (
Janue Johnson ( )

MESA Teaching Tree

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There are awesome teaching ideas out there, but faculty often find it difficult to find teaching ideas and connect with colleagues. The FPLC has created this Teaching Tree to make it easier for Mesa College faculty to share and find good teaching ideas and resources. Welcome to the FPLC Teaching Tree!

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LOFT FIG's graphic linkWe hope you join your colleagues in a Course Redesign FIG this semester.

  • About: Course redesign projects for faculty by faculty
  • Learn more: LOFT FIGs 
  • Compensation available.💰

MOSAIC 2.0 Completely Revised!

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Mesa's Open Shared Accessible Inclusive Content -  Design and create open content for your course. 

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  • 8 week asynchronous course with OER Librarian and support from OER Ambassadors                                    
  • Compensation available.💰


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Catalyst is Mesa's one-day teaching conference. It's an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues and have conversations about teaching before the semester begins. Hopefully it inspires faculty and energizes their teaching at the start of the semester. 


register for MiniCon

MiniCon is a one day mini Conference planned by Classified Professionals for Classified Professionals, strategically schedule the week before FLEX week.

This year’s conference promises a diverse range of sessions covering topics such as: equity, physical and mental health, salary scale advancement, and more!


ClassiCON graphic linkClassiCON Classified Professional Conference is a professional learning conference for classified professionals focused on job and workplace skills, professional development, team building, equity and personal development. More

about professional learningProfessional learning enables campus employees to develop the knowledge and skills to assist students to be successful in college and address students’ learning challenges. Effective professional learning enables teachers to improve their instruction, administrators to become better leaders, and staff to facilitate pathways toward student achievement.

Creating professional learning opportunities on diversity, learning styles, and innovative teaching techniques are important components in order for all campus employees to grow and develop in their profession.

Professional learning is most effective when it occurs in the context of our daily work.  When campus employees arrange professional learning into their work schedules and are given flexibility to allow time for professional training, then personal and professional growth are genuinely supported.


Campus Employee Learning supports the mission of San Diego Mesa College through coordination of a variety of professional learning opportunities for all faculty, staff, and administrators to experience and enjoy in their roles as lifelong learners and educators.

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