Faculty & Staff

As an integral part of the Southern Maryland community, we love connecting students, faculty, staff, and local residents with valuable resources which enrich their lives. Take a look at some of the many resources available to you.

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Technical Training

The technical training program supports staff and faculty by development and coordination of training opportunities relating to software applications used to perform college business functions. This includes but is not limited to overview training for new employees, GroupWise, Colleague, online services, network and security related topics. In addition, this program also offers some Microsoft Office training as it specifically relates to other college software.

Human Resources Training

Human Resources provides faculty and staff development which includes New Employee Orientation, Supervisory Training, Customer Service, Leadership Development Module, General Skills and Workplace Safety Training.

In an effort to streamline the training available to CSM employees, HRD has moved registration for training into Online Services. Please reference the following guide for detailed steps on how to register --HRD_Registration_Instructions 

Faculty/Adjunct Development

Faculty Services

Faculty Academy

This program is for newly hired faculty. It involves multiple workshops over three months. The point of contact for this program is Robert Farinelli, Associate Vice President, Division of Academic Affairs.

Faculty Development Committee

The Faculty Development Committee fosters the continuing enhancement of faculty members’ knowledge and teaching skills.

Adjunct Faculty Certification Program

The Adjunct Faculty Certification Program is designed with content and activities aimed at enhancing the intellect and performance of adjunct faculty members at CSM.

View the program process here


DLF Workshops

  • Upcoming Workshops--See Blackboard for Instructor Resources tab
  • Faculty, adjuncts, and staff use Online Services to (1) register for DLF workshops; (2) see their “grade” earned; (3) see the CEUs earned; and (4) print transcripts.
  • The following DLF Training Guide walks you through the registration process -- How to Register for DLF Professional Development Workshops

Required Training

  • DLF is updating the Learning Management System (LMS) training.
  • Note that all faculty and adjuncts need to complete two Human Resources Workshops -- FERPA and Sexual Harassment Awareness/Prevention. Use Online Services to register for these workshops.

Pre-Semester Meetings

Want to Request or Teach a DLF Workshop?



Travel Policy, Procedures, and Forms

CSM changed the Travel Policy as of July 1, 2015. DAA/DLF are currently working to implement these changes.


Faculty Mini-Grants Call for Proposals

Mini-grants offer an opportunity and incentive to full and adjunct faculty for innovation and research that go beyond regular classroom responsibilities and to share these projects so that they benefit their colleagues and students.

Due date for Proposals: March 15th of each year.

Who is eligible?

Full and adjunct faculty members interested in applying innovative techniques to their classrooms or incorporating technology in the teaching/learning process are eligible to apply.

What are the proposal guidelines?

Individual or group projects should fall within the one of two areas: Innovation or Research

Projects that will be considered for Innovation Grant:

  • Creating technology-based instructional material or tutorials to be used in the traditional or online classroom and to share these projects so they benefit their colleagues and students.
  • Creating training materials for faculty in how to use technology in innovative ways in the classroom (e.g.: multimedia streaming, computer based training, web based training).
  • Development or redesign of a course that involves innovative technology.
  • Creating projects designed to incorporate innovative teaching or learning strategies into the learning process

Projects that will be considered for Research Grant:

  • Researching new technology to incorporate innovative teaching or learning strategies into the learning process
  • Statistical analysis for development of new technologies for the classroom
  • Cost analysis of new equipment to be used in the classroom
  • Researching innovative teaching and learning strategies
  • Researching strategies for accessing and improving teaching and learning

Can more than one person work on the project?

Yes but the award amount is per project & would have to be split between the people involved.

How long do I have to complete the project?

Presentation of your results/findings at the post semester meetings (May – June of the following year after receiving the award). You are also required to send a power point presentation of your completed project to DLF to be used for future online trainings.

How much are the awards?

Innovation Grants – up to $625 per project*

Research Grants – Up to $250 per project*

* Awards are dependent on availability of funding

When is the award dispersed?

Grant money will be dispersed at the completion of the project, when the awardee has presented their findings at a post semester meeting and send their power point to DLF to be used for future online trainings.

To begin the application:

Please download the Faculty Mini-Grant Proposal Cover Sheet and have it signed off by your chair. Click on the “Apply Now” button below to upload your cover sheet and complete the application process.

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Instructional Resources

Training for Gradebook, Syllabus, and Attendance

All Blackboard Training during the pre-semester has been updated to include specific training on working with Bb Grade Center, adding syllabi in Bb, and recording attendance in myProgress. We are creating several Training Guides for those who prefer to work from home or at their own pace. Please check back, as we will add Guides over the next several weeks. Note that we are also working on making these Guides into online/video sessions.

About the Division of Distance Learning and Faculty Development


The Division of Distance Learning and Faculty Development (DLF) embraces an eLearning-centered approach with integrated technology, accessibility, and personal attention, resulting in quality learning and student success in a technology-driven future. The DLF staff provides service to faculty and staff including planning, consulting, and training. The DLF staff encourages, challenges, and assists faculty to incorporate instructional technologies into their traditional, hybrid, and online learning courses. DLF provides support for students, as e-Learners, to help them successfully achieve their academic goals.

Contact Information

  • The central line is 301-934-7572, and our central email is
  • Virtual Office - The Instructional Technology Coordinator is available after working hours via Blackberry phone. E-mails, text messages and phone calls will be answered depending on the priority. Instructional Technology Coordinator number (Joel Kinison): 301.751.9512


  • La Plata Campus, LR 202 - The DLF computer lab is available for use by faculty, adjuncts, continuing education instructors, and staff. The 7-station lab is staffed Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). We offer laptop docking stations, color printing, Scantron access, self-service copy binding, self-service laminating, scanners, and a wide array of instructional software in our lab area.
  • La Plata Campus, LR206 - This is the dedicated DLF training room that includes 16 computers and five laptops.
  • Leonardtown Campus, A103 - This room is equipped with computers, printers, Internet access, and area to privately work with your students. For your use there is a refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. Note that DLF staff are available at Leonardtown by appointment. Contact DLF to schedule an appointment
  • Prince Frederick Campus, A234 and B214, - Note that DLF staff are available at Prince Frederick by appointment. Contact DLF to schedule an appointment.
  • Waldorf Center - DLF staff members are available for one-on-one sessions upon request. Contact DLF to schedule an appointment.