All-Faculty Retreat

HCC’s All Faculty Retreat is Back!

We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you all for applying. Notices have been sent to those selected.  For those not selected, you have been placed on a wait list and will be notified of your status.


Join us for the 2018 Faculty Retreat! This year’s retreat will take place May 15-18, 2018 at The Tremont House in Galveston. The All Faculty Retreat differs from most retreats in that, for the most part, the program is created by the participants themselves. The staff’s major role is facilitation. The format varies but often includes: teaching clinics, panels, organized discussions, “hands on” workshops, and presentations by participants or retreat staff. The exchange takes place not only in scheduled sessions, but also informally on the rooftop, by the pool, in conversations at dinner, or on excursions on the Strand or the island.

The goals of the retreat include: sharing methods and techniques – celebrating good teaching – creative, realistic problem solving – an exploration of new ideas – serious introspection and self-appraisal – professional and personal rejuvenation.

The Retreat cost is $745 and is all inclusive: it includes room, valet parking, refreshments, and all but one meal (Thursday’s lunch is on your own). Transportation to and from the Retreat is not included. You can use your Professional Development funds or apply for a Bedichek-Orman Grant to cover the cost or a portion of the Retreat. Applicants will be notified of their status early April.

If you plan to use Professional Development funds, you should check your funding balance by emailing Check your fund balance immediately!

To apply for the All Faculty Retreat, please complete this application form. Applications will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis per discipline or Center of Excellence. Preference will be given to first-time attendees. Please avoid multiple submissions.

2018 Faculty Retreat Facilitators:
Helen Graham – Interim Chair, Philosophy, Humanities, and Library Sciences
Toni Holland – Professor, English
Tamara Harris – Professor, Integrated Reading/Writing and Student Success
Stephen Henry – Adjunct Professor, Biology