2017-2018 Faculty Handbook

Professional Development Center

The PDC offers a place for faculty to work individually or with colleagues to design materials for classroom instruction. It includes the following resources:

  • an instructional technology computer lab with 16 computer stations for workshops and assistance in the development and use of presentation tools, a four station mini-lab with plasma screen to work on individual projects, desktop publishing, graphics packages, creation of Web pages.

  • a large conference room with teleconferencing equipment, providing a spacious and welcoming setting for committee meetings, workshops, and other functions; and one smaller breakout conference area equipped with a plasma screen and a laptop station.

The PDC provides equipment to develop materials in the computer lab and offers portable equipment which can be checked out for classroom use:

  • ThinkPad laptops

  • projection equipment

  • presentation and authoring software

Hours of Operation


7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.


7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours


7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Professional Development Center Services

Video Tutorials and Workshop Handouts

Video tutorials and documents can be found at http://inside.cf.edu/departments/opd/video_tutorials.htm. For additional information regarding workshops, conferences, and professional development opportunities, contact the Office of Professional Development at 352-854-2322, ext. 1210 or ext. 1708.

Microsoft Office Helpful Hints and Tutorials

Microsoft Hints and Tutorials may be found at http://inside.cf.edu/departments/opd/microsoft_office_help.html, as well as links to MS Office Self-Paced Training Courses and MS Office Quick References Guides.

For faculty who have been upgrades to Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft has created a self-paced course titled "Make the switch to Office 2010" to help with the transition, available at https://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx.

Adjunct Faculty Information

PDC offers a website (http://inside.cf.edu/departments/opd/TLIsite/adjunct_faculty.htm) for CF adjunct faculty that provides links to the vision/mission statement, the Faculty Handbook, the learning theme, general collegewide information, and information pertinent to adjunct faculty. Some of the items/topics covered o this website include adjunct FAQs, course repository, learning outcomes, prevention of sexual harassment, service learning, social media usage and guidelines, a syllabus template, Orange Grove, video tutorials, Faculty and Staff 911 Guide, and an adjunct survey.

Scantron Test-Scoring Machine

A Scantron test-scoring machine is located in the Professional Development Center at the Ocala Campus and is available to all faculty members during the PDC hours. Faculty must bring the necessary supplies. Scantron machines may also be available in other departments.

The Citrus Campus Scantron machine is located in Building 3, Room 208.