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Initiatives

    The Center of Excellence for Faculty Development
   
McPheeters-Dennis Hall, Third Floor
    (404) 880-6194 (office)
    (404) 880-6832 (fax)
   
CEFD@cau.edu


Professional Development Opportunities

Numerous local, national, and international professional development opportunities to address the three focus areas are provided.

Local (Campus) Opportunities

A Taste of Faculty DevelopmentAnnual Faculty Clickers Luncheon
Conference Travel GrantsCustomized Instructional Technology Departmental Training
Departmental PresentationsFaculty Development Coaches
Faculty Focus GroupsFaculty Learning Communities (FLCs)
Faculty Mentoring Institute (FMI)Faculty Resource Library
Instructional Design/Redesign of Curricula to Infuse TechnologyInstructional Technology and Media Specialist Certification
Instructional Technology Workshops

Resource Grants
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research ProjectsSummer Technology Enrichment Program (STEP)

 


1. A Taste of Faculty Development – is held during the Fall and Spring Faculty and Staff Institute and includes a workshop on various teaching and learning topics.

2. Annual Faculty Clickers Luncheon – products and methods for integrating the Student Response System technology (clickers) into the classroom are presented.

3. Conference Travel Grants – are available for conference registration fees up to $350 as funding permits for faculty and TAs who participate in one of the following:


  1. Summer Technology Enrichment Program (STEP)
  2. Three workshops per semester
  3. Departmental training
  4. Departmental presentation conducted by the faculty development staff

4. Customized Instructional Technology Departmental Training - Instructional technology training can be customized and conducted in departments upon request from the chairperson or dean.

5. Departmental Presentations
– are conducted by the faculty development staff on professional development opportunities upon request from the chairperson or dean.

6. Faculty Development Coaches
– are faculty and TAs who complete the Instructional Technology and Media Specialist Certification program and provide instructional technology assistance to colleagues.

7. Faculty Focus Groups - include random groups of faculty members who are interviewed to express professional development interests and needs
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8. Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs)
– collaborative groups of graduate students and faculty members working together on a common teaching and learning issue.


    Click here
if you are interested in participating in a FLC below:

  1. Interdisciplinary Grant Writing, Research Collaboration, and Publication
  2. Departmental-Specific Instructional Technology
  3. Enhancing Scholarly Teaching through Active Student Engagement and Motivating Students to Attend Class
  4. Integrating Technology with International Business
  5. Basic Spanish
  6. Writing for Video and Film

9. Faculty Mentoring Institute (FMI)
–is designed to establish scholarly collaborations among graduate students and faculty members across all disciplines. Several Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) were developed as a method for implementing the FMI. All faculty and TAs are invited to participate.

    Click here if you are interested in participating in a FLC.

10. Faculty Resource Library
– has been reorganized into a comfortable space for browsing journals and other publications related to the teaching and learning environment within various academic disciplines. Recommendations for new publications are always welcomed.

11. Instructional Design/Redesign of Curricula to Infuse Technology
– consultation is available to assist faculty members with redesigning courses to infuse instructional technology.

12. Instructional Technology and Media Specialist Certification
– selected faculty members and TAs participate in a series of instructional technology and media workshops. Upon completion, participants are certified as faculty development coaches.

13. Instructional Technology Workshops – are offered for faculty and TAs during the school year.

14. Resource Grants – are available for teaching and research resources up to $350 as funding permits for faculty and TAs who participate in one of the following
:
  1. Summer Technology Enrichment Program (STEP)
  2. Three workshops per semester
  3. Departmental training
  4. Departmental presentation conducted by the faculty development staff


15. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research Projects
– include faculty’s reflection on classroom pedagogy/teaching methods and the impact on student learning.
Click here if you are interested in participating in a SoTL Research Project.

16. Summer Technology Enrichment Program (STEP)
– is held during the last week in July and includes a series of workshops on various instructional technology tools that can be integrated into the curricula. At the end of the workshops, participants able to design web-enhanced courses. Faculty and TAs who participate in one of the following may apply
:


  1. Previous STEP workshop(s)
  2. Three workshops per semester
  3. Departmental training
  4. Departmental presentation conducted by the faculty development staff


Selected National Opportunities

  1. American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Leadership and Mentoring Institute
  2. Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (National Science Foundation)
  3. Faculty Resource Network at New York University
  4. HBCU Faculty Development Network
  5. Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD)

Selected International Opportunity

Salzburg Global Seminars, Salzburg, Austria (Andrew Mellon HBCU Scholarship)






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