Faculty Learning Communities
Faculty Learning Communities are communities of practice formed around topics such as online teaching, writing groups, integrated learning, active learning, and others.
Teaching Online Program (TOP)
Online teaching requires a different set of pedagogies and skills to teach and engage students at a distance. The Center offers faculty support and training for teaching online through the Teaching Online Program (TOP). This program is for faculty with limited online teaching experience or who want to learn more about teaching online and is a self-paced program with no due dates. Faculty who teach 100% online or who teach partially online will find this program of value in helping to increase student success.
The purpose of the program is to give faculty the opportunity to gain new perspectives and insights into teaching by observing other faculty members who are using active teaching methods in their courses.
Faculty Writing Groups
The Center for Faculty Excellence created writing groups using a research based model beginning Spring 2013 and they have been extremely successful! We will conduct an information session on Wednesday January 24 on the model we have used and begin putting people into groups. By attending the information session, you are not committed to joining a group, but you will be considered as being seriously interested.
Participating in a writing group means committing to writing at least 15 to 30 minutes a day, keeping a log of your writing, and meeting weekly with the group to share your results. The group will be expected to provide substantive input – this is not an editing group.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.