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About Pillars of Instructional Excellence (P.I.E.)

Introduction to P.I.E

The Pillars of Instructional Excellence (P.I.E.) are outcomes that all Palm Beach State College (PBSC) faculty are expected to possess. Their purpose is to guide faculty development.

The category labeled “ESSENTIALS” identifies outcomes that all faculty should master by the end of year five. The “ADVANCED MASTERY” category provides a framework of opportunities for faculty to develop beyond year five.

It is possible that faculty develop beyond ESSENTIALS in their first five years.

The Pillars are not exclusive; they often combine with others in practice. This is a living document which can and should change based on the needs of the faculty and the College. 


Philosophy Statement

In support of Palm Beach State College’s mission to provide student-centered learning experiences that transform lives and strengthen our community, the College recognizes the importance of the art and science of teaching and its impact on student success.

PBSC values the skills and abilities that its faculty already maintains while simultaneously recognizing the evolutionary nature of teaching and learning. The aim of faculty development is to enhance educator skills to promote success for all students.

In line with the College’s strategic plan, faculty development will engage in such areas as developing talented people, innovative practices, diversity, and performance excellence while simultaneously growing our talents through engaging and high-quality experiences.

The College is committed to providing opportunities and resources to aid faculty in their development. Palm Beach State College expects a culture of continuous self-reflection and learning among its faculty. 

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