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Center for Professional Exploration and Development

The Center for Professional Exploration and Development (CPED) promotes excellence in professional and personal growth for staff and faculty through conversation, collaboration, innovation, scholarship, and action.

Our faculty and staff are the cornerstone of our success at San Juan College. That's why we’re committed to providing unparalleled professional development opportunities that empower you to excel in your role, make a lasting impact, and grow personally and professionally.

At SJC, we strive to create an open, inclusive, friendly environment where employees feel welcome to attend trainings, find resources in our lending library, take a few minutes to pause and reflect, or simply have a cup of coffee and socialize.

“The CPED is a one-stop haven for nourishing the body, mind and spirit. Coffee, conversation and creative ways of looking at college matters are always served.”

Kris Kraly
Assistant Professor of English

Comprehensive Professional Growth

Joining the SJC Team means embarking on a continuous learning journey. We offer professional development trainings and programs to enhance your skills, expand your knowledge, and keep you at the forefront of educational innovation. Your development needs are covered from workshops and seminars to online courses and conferences.

Here are just a few of the many professional development opportunities available to faculty and staff: 

  • New Faculty Learning Academy
  • Bi-annual convocation (professional development for faculty and staff)
  • Rank promotion help sessions
  • Supervisor certification training
  • Making PDF and Word documents ADA Compliant
  • Promoting equity-mindedness
  • High-impact practices and HyFlex instruction
  • And more!

SJC employees have access to a full professional development calendar on MySJC

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Diverse and Inclusive Community

At SJC, we celebrate diversity in all its forms. Our campus is a vibrant tapestry of cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds, providing an enriching environment for personal and professional growth. As a staff or faculty member, you'll have the opportunity to engage with a diverse student body and collaborate with colleagues from all walks of life.

Cutting-Edge Resources

Providing you with the right resources is essential for your success and the success of our students. The SJC Center for Professional Exploration and Development equips you with the latest tools and resources to excel in your role. Access our state-of-the-art facilities, lending library, computer terminals in private cubicles, modern classrooms, and digital learning platforms that foster innovation and creativity. Plus, get one-on-one assistance with course design, lesson plans, or assessments.

Celebrating Our Exceptional Faculty and Staff

At San Juan College, we know that the success of our institution is a testament to the dedication and talent of our outstanding staff and faculty. We feel it’s important to recognize our team’s hard work and do so through various awards and recognitions throughout the year. These honors highlight individual achievements and reflect the culture of excellence and innovation that defines our community.

” The CPED is a safe and nourishing haven for mind and body! It is warm and inviting and encourages camaraderie with it’s very presence! It is a perfect setting for meetings, celebrations and friendship!”

Gayle Dean, Executive Director
SJC Foundation Office

Phone: (505) 566-3387

Student Center,
Room 1624

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.