Center for Professional Excellence

Established through the Predominantly Black Institutions Competitive Grant, Start Strong to Finish Strong, the Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) offers Quality Matters guidance and professional development for all full-time and adjunct faculty at Augusta Technical College. Professional development through the CPE focuses on improving student outcomes through teaching and learning.

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The Space

The CPE offers a space for faculty development and general use. The space includes:

  • Seating for up to 30 people
  • 24 laptops
  •  6 desktops
  • Flexible furniture to suit your needs. 
  • Technology Enhanced Classroom that connects via Webex.

Potential uses for the space:

  • Departmental Professional Development
  • Meetings/Conferences
  • Collaborative Workspace

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Professional Development

The CPE Coordinator offers professional development based on the needs of your group. Potential topics include:


  • Course Mapping
  • Aligning activities to outcomes
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)


  • Creating formative and summative assessments
  • Varied assessments
  • Aligning assessments to outcomes


  • Providing culturally relevant instruction
  • Creating Community
  • Understanding Accessible Course Design
  • Communicating with Students
  • Feedback
  • Scaffolding and Chunking


  • Activities for virtual and in-person learners
  • Examining methods to improve engagement.

For More Information

Ashley Dieterich | 706.771.4090

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Meet the Coordinator:

Ashley holds an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. With over 15 years of experience in education and a passion for creating learning experiences, Ashley is excited to be a member of the ATC community.




CPE Sharepoint

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CPE Blackboard
Organization Page

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The Augusta Technical College Center for Professional Excellence is funded by

 U.S. Department of Education Predominantly Black Institutions Competitive Program Award#: P382A210033-22