Deputy Director, Education Division – Carli Schiffner

I am so delighted to announce that Carli Schiffner has accepted Jan Yoshiwara’s invitation to join the SBCTC agency staff.

As the new deputy director for the education division, Carli will work closely with Jan, the education division staff, and you—staff, faculty, and administrators at our colleges—to provide leadership for our agency and the college system on education policies and partnerships.

Carli will officially start at SBCTC on September 1.

Please join me in welcoming Carli as our new Ed Division leader!

A Few Words About Carli from Jan Yoshiwara

Carli is currently vice president for instruction at Wenatchee Valley College and oversees the Omak campus for WVC.  Among her accomplishments are successfully launching the college’s applied bachelors degrees, developing award winning partnerships with the Colville Confederated Tribes, successfully negotiating two faculty contracts, implementing new program review and curriculum approval processes, winning new grants for TRIO (outreach and support services for low income students), MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement), and guided pathways (co-lead with their vice president for student services), and leading accreditation for the district.  Prior to arriving at Wenatchee Valley College in 2013, Carli was interim president at the State University of New York, Canton, and provost and chief executive officer, the president’s chief of staff with responsibility for external partnerships and legislative outreach, and history professor for the university.  She was previously dean of arts and sciences at Yakima Valley College.

Carli is a Washingtonian, earning her doctorate in history from Washington State University and bachelor of arts degree from Gonzaga University.

Cultivate your garden of knowledge with summer learning from SBCTC!

Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.

~Proverb from New Guinea

California_gardening_(1932)_(19891875854)Cultivate your garden of knowledge this summer with a free, high-quality professional learning opportunity from the Office of eLearning & Open Education at the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges.

Summer Professional Learning Opportunities:

  • Accessibility 101: Introduction to Inclusive Design
    • July 9th … registration is open (accelerated and extended sessions available!)
  • OER 101: How to Use Open Educational Resources
    • July 9th … registration is open
  • Canvas 101: Introduction to Canvas
    • July 9th … registration is open
    • August 6th … registration is open
  • Quality Matters – Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)
    • July 12th … registration is open
    • August 10th … registration is open
  • Quality Matters – Improving your Online Course (IYOC)
    • July 12th … registration is open
    • August 10th … registration is open

Important Links:

Our classes are in high demand and fill quickly, so don’t delay!!!

2018 New Faculty Institute

When: August 29-30, 2018
Where: Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Washington

About the NFI 2018:
Registration Information:

The New Faculty Institute is an annual two-day immersion into the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for practitioners to “thrive” (as opposed to merely survive) in the challenging and ever-increasingly-complex faculty role.

Each year, the NFI is a rare opportunity for faculty who teach in all 3 mission areas (Basic Education for Adults, Workforce, and Academic-Transfer) to collaboratively discover what they have in common through a sustained and multi-faceted inquiry into creating success— in the institution and in the classroom.  In addition, this is a valuable time to learn from colleagues who teach at different colleges in the Washington State CTC system.

Specific Topics:

  • defeating imposter syndrome by intentionally developing your professional identity as a two year college faculty member;
  • avoiding petty conflict with colleagues through leveraging constructive controversy;
  • identifying key leadership competencies you already possess … and those which you wish to develop over the span of your career;
  • cultivating an equity mindset;
  • research-based teaching practices that create equitable learning environments for all students;
  • employing formative and summative assessment techniques that ensure student learning;
  • fostering healthy relationships with students in a professional context;
  • assignment design as an equity strategy.

I hope you’ll encourage and support your “new” faculty to attend this unique professional learning experience designed to make explicit the connections between faculty success and student success.

Advanced Boot Camp for Professional-Technical Instructors

Who: Open to past Basic Boot Camp participants AND faculty with 3 – 5 years teaching experience.
Where: Olympic College
When: June 19-21, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More Information:


  • Active Learning
  • Intergroup Dialogue – Diversity Focus
  • Engaging Lunch Circles
  • Using Technology & Gamification
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Assessment/Designing Measureable Outcomes Accessibility

Contact Marcus Lane, M.B.A
Workforce Development Program Coordinator