Pathways for Faculty
- Faculty Pathways are educational experiences designed exclusively for faculty. The intent of Faculty Pathways is to deepen and enrich the teaching practice of faculty by focusing on an aspect of their teaching. Pathways are very similar to Faculty Learning Communities and operate as a cohort.
- Faculty are experts in their field; however, many faculty haven’t had the opportunity to deep dive into teaching. For faculty who want to develop a richer, more research-guided teaching practice we present four unique pathways of faculty development. The pathways are designed to give faculty access to a community of practice, or cohort that nurtures and develops their teaching practice while staying focused on research guided principles. Faculty commit a certain amount of time and are supported with guidance, resources, and support.
- Faculty will receive a stipend for the successful completion of a pathway. For faculty who complete all four pathways, an additional stipend is available. Most importantly, faculty will improve their teaching practice, receive professional enrichment, and build a stronger community of professional practice amongst their fellow faculty.
- Faculty may choose between the following pathways:
The highly-engaged, highly interactive professor – (2 semesters)
This cohort explores ways of implementing the most effective teaching strategies into your class, regardless of the number of students you teach.
Online and Hybrid Teaching – (1 semester)
This cohort looks at ways to make online or hybrid courses the best they can. This cohort meets mostly online and much of the work is self-guided with feedback.
The Inclusive Classroom – (2 semesters)
Looking fearlessly at our courses, this cohort examines how inclusive the curriculum, environment, and classroom are for our students. The goal is to make the learning experience you give your students the best it can be, regardless of where they come from, what they believe, and who they are.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – (2 semesters)
Looking fearlessly at our courses, this cohort examines how inclusive the curriculum, environment, and classroom are for our students. The goal is to make the learning experience for students the best it can be, regardless of where they come from, what they believe, and who they are.
- Faculty should expect to meet once a month with their cohort (a total of eight meetings over a year, or four meetings over a semester). There is outside reading and writing, and faculty will develop materials that can be used towards their own teaching evaluation or portfolios. Faculty may also wish to pursue writing a piece for a journal based on the work they do in their pathway.