KCWE is dedicated to serving as a resource for faculty of two-year community and technical colleges. In addition to our workshops and conferences, we also provide a list of materials, links, webinars, featured practices, articles, and a career center to aid in workforce training, workforce development, and career planning.

Working with Learning Style Differences

Included in the following resources are questionnaires to help you and your students discover your (and their) different learning style preferences. 

  • Mind Styles Model created by Dr. Anthony F. Gregorc
  • Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire online survey instrument, Richard M. Felder and Barbara A. Soloman, North Carolina State University
  • Richard Felder’s related Index of Learning Styles resources
  • Publications related to the Felder-Silverman Learning Style Model and learning styles in general
  • David Kolb on Learning Styles

Training/Graduate Credit

STARLINK, Kansas Board of Regents, Kansas Council for Workforce Education, Pittsburg State University and Washburn University are working together so that you can work on your professional skills and receive graduate credit.

The STARLINK Training Network has provided innovative ideas, cutting-edge experts, and state-of-the-art training to higher education professionals for more than 30 years.

STARLINK offers cost-effective, high quality, and dynamic learning opportunities to educational institutions, governmental agencies, and other public entities. The online courses allow staff, faculty, adjuncts, and CEOs to take responsibility for their growth and development, giving them the ability to personalize their learning with on-demand courses. Members can access a personalized dashboard to track training and access new courses, features, and webinars monthly.

The Kansas Board of Regents has provided professional development opportunities for post-secondary instructors in Kansas with STARLINK through Carl D. Perkins funds and has a Kansas Postsecondary Technical Education Authority (TEA) that “makes recommendations to the Regents regarding the coordination, statewide planning, and improvements/enhancements to the postsecondary technical education system in Kansas.” Be sure to take advantage of new growth opportunities provided through grant funding! 

You can also enroll for graduate credit through Pittsburg State University, which offers Continuing Education Workshops and provides Education Service Centers to help you enhance your career and earning potential. 

Professional Development Resources

The British Columbia Institute of Technology provides what the Canadians call “Job Aides” for faculty. The “How To’s” are brief help sheets on specific instructional topics.

The Center for Faculty Leadership and Development at the University of Texas at El Paso provides resources for teaching principles and styles, which allows you to download a copy of Tony Grasha’s book Teaching With Style.

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources for community and technical colleges. It has been named “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.”

Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching at Northwestern University focuses on enhancing learning and teaching at all levels of the University and is dedicated to four core activities: faculty development; graduate student and postdoctoral scholar development; and assessment, evaluation, and education research.

Teaching Strategies and numerous links to other teaching and learning resources by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan provide information on general resources, engaged learning, teaching challenges, and teaching contexts.

Kansas Center for Career and Technical Education (KCCTE was created with the purpose of providing technical and professional development for Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors. KCCTE provides the following to Kansas CTE instructors:

  • Technical workshops at a reduced cost
  • Resource sharing at no cost
  • Professional mentorship at no cost
  • Technical faculty education coursework

Other Community College & Technical Education Faculty Resources

Kansas Technical Education Authority (KTEA)

Kansas Career Clusters/Pathways

National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE)

The National Research Center for Career & Technical Education

Kansas Regents

Kansas Association for Career & Technical Education

Association for Career & Technical Education