Updated COVID Protocols

Effective January 1, 2022, proof of vaccination is required for all faculty, staff and students taking on-campus classes or accessing on-campus services. More information, including specifics for prospective students and visitors, is available at dccc.edu/vaccine-info. Face masks are required in all indoor facilities.

Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Center for Excellence

The Virginia M. Carter Center for Excellence in Teaching is a professional development initiative for Delaware County Community College faculty that supports the College’s visions of putting learning first and promoting the continuous improvement of educational programs and services offered to students and stakeholders. The College views professional development as both student-centered and faculty-driven. The College therefore strives to provide support to all its educators who seek fulfillment and challenge in their work, and who are continually improving their delivery of information and lifelong skills to students as adult learners.

Goals of The Center

  • To encourage faculty to strive for excellence in teaching and learning
  • To support innovation in the teaching and learning process
  • To mentor and support new and returning faculty, both full- and part-time
  • To provide communication among all campuses within the College with regard to professional development, as well as the general activities important to a community of learners
  • To be a renewable and dynamic source of resources for professional development

Delaware County Community College's Center to Promote Excellence in Teaching and Learning was been renamed the Virginia M. Carter Center for Excellence in Teaching to honor Dr. Ginny Carter, who retired in 2014 after 10 years at the College. Dr. Carter's continuous support for the Center during her tenure enabled its staff to significantly enhance the professional development programming for the College. With its emphasis on ongoing improvement through professional development, the Center is dedicated to continuing this important work.

Contact Information

Phone: 610-359-3266

Alexandra Salas, PhD, Dean
Innovation, Teaching & Digital Learning Excellence
3267 Academic Building
Phone: 610-359-5044
Karen Gonzales, MS, Manager, Instructional Design
Carter Center/Digital Learning
3266 Academic Building
Phone: 610-359-7352
Tina Payne, MS, Coordinator, Carter Center
3266 Academic Building
Phone: 610-359-5348

Tina Shaffer, EdD, Instructional Design Specialist
3266 Academic Building
Phone: 610-359-5030

Lori Wushensky, MEd, Coordinator, Carter Center
3266 Academic Building
Phone: 610-325-2770
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