New Faculty

Welcome to Bemidji State University!

The Center for Professional Development has put together a series of videos for new faculty members! These videos are a great reference for those looking for more insight about what Bemidji State University has to offer its faculty. All new members are highly encouraged to view these films about numerous intriguing topics involving the Center for Professional Development, what services we offer, and many other topics.

Our website has tons of information on other things as well! If you’re looking for help involving Professional Development Plans/Reports, Tenure and Promotion, finding an undergraduate teaching assistant, Pedagogy, or anything else related to your professional development, chances are you can find it right here with us. If not, we are more than willing to work with you to find the answer(s) to your question(s).

Welcome Aboard!




What CPD Can Offer You! – 6:27

CPD Intro

CPD Co-Director, Dr. Debbie Guelda, introduces the Center for Professional Development and what we can offer you as a faculty member.


The 5 Contractual Criterion – 12:19

5 Contractual Criterion

CPD Co-Director, Dr. Debbie Guelda, discusses the five contractual criterion: 1) Resources Related to Teaching, 2) Scholarly or Creative Achievement in Research, 3) Evidence of Continuing Preparation and Study, 4) Contributions to Student Growth and Development, & 5) Service to the University and Community.


PDPs and PDRs – 10:49


CPD Co-Director, Dr. Debbie Guelda, helps explain where, when, how, and why Professional Development Plans and Reports are integrated into your life and future at Bemidji State University.