Professional Development

The Tennessee Board of Regents and Northeast State recognize the need for the continued professional growth and development of faculty and staff. 

This continued growth and development is necessary to: 


  • meet the changing needs and expectations of students,
  • include new developments in academic and professional disciplines,
  • reflect new instructional, public service, and research strategies and techniques,
  • encourage and promote staff productivity.


The College plans and implements a structured and coordinated professional development program established to achieve a variety of predetermined institutional objectives.  




 “A Big Bang Approach To Autism” 

Facilitated by UT-Chattanooga 

Hosted By Your NE State Office Of Students With Disabilities  


As An Installment Of The Ongoing “Student Activities 101” Series This workshop will give you insights you can use to better understand students with autism, as well as presenting  helpful strategies. 

  Please RSVP with your preferred time slot to  

Jim Kelly, CTE Director    

Friday, January 30 
 Humanities Building H248 
Two Sessions From Which To Choose: 

Morning: 10:30 a.m. 
Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.  


The Spring 2015 Cooperative Learning Institute 
Facilitated by Dr. Rick Merritt and Dawn Dabney, Sponsored by your Center for Teaching Excellence and STEPs Ahead. Learn how to engage students and co-workers in dynamic group activities that redefine how groups interact and learn together – forget all the negative things you have heard about cooperative or collaborative learning, and prepare for an attitude-changing experience! 

Four Friday sessions (you need to make a commitment to attend all four)
Session 1: February 13
Session 2: February 20
Session 3: March 20
Session 4: April 10

 The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. ~ Pearl S. Buck