With the opening of the renovated Behavioral Sciences and Humanities Building (formerly known as the Classroom Building) in January 2013, HCC has unveil its new Fletcher Faculty Development Center.
The goal of the new center is to provide resources that will strengthen the teaching skills of both full- and part-time faculty through professional development activities.
Programs offered through the Fletcher Center will focus on a variety of topics including effective course development, effective teaching practices, and class/course management.
The center features an adjunct commons area for part-time faculty; the “Great Teaching Kiosk,” which shows video clips of highly skilled HCC faculty teaching in the classroom; and a private viewing area where faculty members can watch “best practices” videos or videos of themselves teaching in the classroom for the purposes of self-evaluation. In addition, the Fletcher Center Resource Collecting contains over 150 books and videos. The topics range from teaching tips, assessing students to classroom behavior.
The Fletcher Center offers weekly Drop-In Sessions with the focus on Student Learning Outcome Assessment (SLOA). These are offered twice a week and each week has a different topic that is related to SLOA.
The center was made possible through a $385,000 grant awarded to HCC from the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Foundation. To learn more about the Fletcher Foundation, go to www.avdwfletcherfoundation.org 
Weekly Drop-In Sessions
The Fletcher Center has created weekly drop-In sessions with a focus on Student Learning Outcome Assessment (SLOA). These are offered on Tuesdays, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Each week features a different topic related to SLOA, for example, COGs and POGs and Curriculum Mapping, Database Development, to name a few. So far we have three full-time faculty members who have offered to attend some of these drop-in sessions to help others with the SLOA work that each department needs to complete. Faculty include Dr. Cindy Dove, Professor Stacey McGee, and Professor Sean Maher. We thank them for their support.
There are over 150 books and videos in the Fletcher Center resource collection. They range from teaching tip, assessing student learning to classroom behavior and a lot in-between. They can be checked out for the semester. We will be adding to the collection over time.
The Fletcher Center shares space with the Adjunct Commons. There you can find computers, an all-in-one copier/scanner/printer, and additional office support services provided by Sally Matthis. There is lots of space for adjuncts to use as a working area and a place to meet with students. There are lockers for the adjuncts to put their belongings in while they are on campus and in the near future we will also be offering assigned mailboxes for the adjuncts.