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Distance Learning and Faculty Development

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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Distance Learning and Faculty Development

DLF Training

We offer ongoing workshops on a wide range of topics including tracks in the art and science of teaching, technology in instruction, and general interest workshops.

  • Pre-Semester Spring 2015:

25 Annual AFACCT Conference

January 8 and 9, 2015, Carroll Community College in Westminster, Maryland.
The Association of Faculties for the Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT), an organization of full-time and adjunct faculty members, represents all 16 Maryland community colleges, and you are a member. The conference theme is Changes in Community College Teaching and Learning: Evolution, Devolution, or Stasis?
CSM will pay registration and reimburse mileage for all faculty who attend AFACCT. CSM will reimburse for one night's hotel accommodations for all faculty who are presenting at AFACCT.
Please contact Brenda Miller ( or 301-539-4736) if you have any questions.

DLF Monthly Mondays Newsletters

If you want to view our Monthly Mondays Newsletters from November 2013 until now, please log into Blackboard and search for the community DAA-Adjunct Faculty Community. If you have not enrolled in the community, please click on the link for instructions.

All previous/current newsletters will be available for viewing in Fall 2014. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Keisha Patterson (

DLF Events 

  • For current DLF events check the "Instructor Resources" tab in Blackboard

DLF Mission Statement

The Division of Distance Learning and Faculty Development (DLF) supports the faculty in developing high quality, accessible and effective teaching and learning environments. To facilitate these goals, the DLF staff provides service to faculty including planning, consulting, training, and support. The DLF staff encourages, challenges, and assists faculty to incorporate instructional technologies into their traditional or distance learning courses. The DLF staff plays an important role in providing staff and faculty with support and tools to enhance student success in distance learning courses.