Professional Development

BTC is committed to creating professional development systems which provide equitable support and foster participation of all employees. BTC believes that employee training and development is elemental to embracing positive, effective change that creates opportunity and meets current and emerging needs.

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Technology Training

Technology training is crucial for our employees at every level and role here at BTC. We are dedicated to providing a myriad of opportunities and resources for technology training for our faculty and staff.

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DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

BTC seeks to create an educational experience that prepares all students to live as critical thinkers and engaged members of a global world. Our graduates will be prepared to enter their careers as leaders who honor the importance of diverse communities. BTC is dedicated to the ongoing training and education of our students and employees around topics of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

BTC is engaged in reducing institutional barriers and harm that students of historically underrepresented groups are experiencing daily. BTC is committed to supporting our Black, Indigenous and People of Color community (BIPOC) members and working to define, identify, and dismantle inequitable structures of power, privilege and oppression that have and continue to hinder the education of historically underrepresented peoples.

For details about professional development opportunities that support this statement, visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page.

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eLearning provides campus-wide training and support for Canvas, BTC's online Learning Management System (LMS), as well as for other instructional technologies, such as Panopto and Big Blue Button. 

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Library Services

BTC Library Mission

The mission of Bellingham Technical College Library, eLearning and Tutoring is to provide responsive, high quality services and resources that meet the information, technology, and academic support needs for learning and teaching.

BTC Library Vision

The vision of Bellingham Technical College Library, eLearning and Tutoring is to be a welcoming and innovative center of excellence for information literacy, access to technology, and collaborative academic support.

For details about professional development services through the Library visit the Library Services page.

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Teaching and Learning Academy

The Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA) was established at BTC in spring 2020 as part of the Guided Pathways project and a Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant from the US Department of Education. Teaching and Learning Academy aims to support student learning at BTC by providing faculty with professional development opportunities and resources that will facilitate quality instruction and close equity gaps for non-traditional students. TLA key projects include TLA 101 (New Faculty Orientation), quarterly Faculty In-service days, monthly TLA Tribune newsletter, and TLA Toolkit (Teaching & Learning Resources).

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