Faculty Seminars are educational experiences designed exclusively for faculty. The intent of Faculty Seminars is to deepen and enrich the teaching practice of faculty by focusing on an aspect of their teaching. Faculty Seminars and Learning Communities operate as a cohort.
Faculty are experts in their field; however, many faculty may desire an opportunity to delve more deeply into teaching and teaching practice. For faculty who want to develop a richer, more research-guided teaching practice we present five unique seminars for faculty development. The seminars 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 improve their teaching practice, receive professional enrichment, and build a stronger community of professional practice amongst their fellow faculty.
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 seminar.
Remote attendance for faculty at regional campuses is available.