Policy 1201 – Louisiana Tech Center for Academic and Professional Development (CAPD)

Revision Date: 6/7/2011

Responsible Office: Provost

The Louisiana Tech Center for Academic and Professional Development (CAPD), located
on the 10th floor of Prescott Library, is a division of the Office of the Provost.
The Center was founded to serve as a resource for on-going professional development
opportunities for Louisiana Tech University faculty and staff. Programs include orientation
of new faculty, training programs for graduate teaching assistants, workshops and
seminars on effective instructional and assessment strategies, staff development programs,
and consultations with individual faculty and staff. In addition, the Center offers
training and support for academic platforms such as Turnitin and Digital Measures.
Special programming and seminars are offered based on data collected from faculty
and staff through surveys, interviews, and evaluation of current programs by program
participants. The Center houses numerous print, video, and electronic resources on
teaching and learning as well.

The Center is committed to supporting faculty in their roles as teachers, scholars,
and members of the university community; providing opportunities for staff to enhance
their professional skills; and supporting graduate assistants as they begin their
academic careers. Center activities are designed to promote a spirit of innovation,
collaboration, and love of learning as well as enhance a sense of collegiality among
the university family as they expand their intellectual, professional, teaching, and
personal horizons.

Please feel free to contact the Center at (318) 257-2912 or by email at capd@latech.edu if you have any questions or suggestions. We welcome ideas from faculty and staff
for enhancement presentations or programs that can be offered.