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Friday, July 19, 2024

Professional Development

UA-PTC Professional Development Institute Mission Statement

The mission of the Professional Development Institute (PDI) is improve student achievement through the professional growth of University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College employees via high-quality, timely, and cost-effective professional development opportunities that support the institution’s strategic goals. PDI does this by delivering face-to-face and online programs facilitated by internal and external partners, and by seeking continual feedback from subject matter experts and other stakeholders. These opportunities are designed to promote more effective teaching and learning, to explore current research in education, especially in the two-year college setting, and to foster personal and professional growth.


PDI provides and promotes professional development activities for UA-PTC faculty and staff. These events are advertised through campus e-mail, and listed in PDI LibGuide (Upcoming PD). Events are offered in a variety of formats.

Past PD Week events and other trainings are located in the PDI Archives.


Registration information is included with each announcement that is sent via campus e-mail. To register, click the link provided in the e-mail for registration and complete the form.


To find available training, mandatory training, and how to register for training, please visit PDI LibGuides.

Conference Funding

PDI may have travel funds available to assist employees in attending conferences. Complete a Conference Funding Request and submit it to [email protected]. You will be notified when/if the funding is approved and how to proceed with registration and travel arrangements.


Mary Gall
Training Coordinator
Phone: (501) 812-2751
E-mail: [email protected]