The Keys to Faculty Development By Dr. Pelham Mead College of Mount Saint Vincent
First Key- The Office
TLC Office Space is always at a premium at colleges and universities As difficult as it is the choice of where to establish an office for faculty development is critical The office should be near the classrooms or within easy access to the classrooms to allow for rapid support when needed.
TLC Room Diagram doorway window Dr. Mead’s desk Working table HP BxW Laser printer HP Laser color printer File cabinet Christine’s desk Desk 2 Files, shelves, work area Wall Blackboard with samples of profs work Book shelf Professional library Work area for MACs and scanner,CD-3 copier, TV/VCRr, Apple Wireless space station TV /DVDwall hung Electric Movie screen Wireless station Window Desk 3 Hallway MAC PC Wireless signals Color Printer door
Establishing an Office-2
Consider the wiring and access to LAN connections. You must have a LAN connection for each computer or at least one connection for a printer and one for a wireless station.
Size or space sufficient to having several professors learning at one time.
Storage is important to lock up equipment
Consider the Wireless Solution LAN wireless, linksys Another wireless station using linksys
Color Laser printers
Master software library TV&VCR
Provide the best support tools
Support Tools that work.
High capacity laser color printer ($3200. networked)
Flat bed scanners (range from $70-$400 each)
35mm slide scanners ($1600.)
High speed black and white laser printer (networked)
IMAC and MAC4 computers to allow work with iMovie editing and digital movie clips ($1900.)
Emergency portable LCD projectors ($1800-$2500)
Emergency Laptop Computers ($750-$1800)
Emergency VCR/DVD player ($100-300)
Emergency LCD bulbs ($445 plus shipping each)
Graphic Tablets and stylus ($100-199)
CD labeling machine and labels ($75-199)
2 nd Key to Success Make an offer they cannot refuse
Making an offer
Professors are paid a stipend of $1800 to participate in the 45 hour faculty development course.
This $1800. is usually the amount needed to buy a laptop computer, which is what most professors do.
The Loaner laptop offer A new laptop allows professors to replace the out of date desktop computer they have. Portability is important in being able to use it at home and office. A new laptop works well with LCD projectors and encourages faculty to do Powerpoint presentations in the classroom Purchase a Toshiba with Centrino technology or other laptop with wireless features
Being able to use a smart classroom is a plus
TLC office Make an offer they cannot refuse Hello Professor Smith, I have a new laptop computer, and a stipend to offer you to take the 45 hr. Teacher Learner Center course. You accept ,Ok, then we will see you next Monday? Thanks.
3rd key, Flexibility in instruction
The third key to success-flexibility
Customize the program to fit the needs of the professors.
Offer personal mentoring , rather than group instruction
Don’t expect professors to do the training for nothing. Give them a stipend for their efforts.
Be flexible, everyone learns differently, so provide backup instructors and online support, if necessary.
4th Key- Set easy goals
TLC office Our faculty development course runs for one semester or 45 hours. It provides 90 minutes a week tutoring each professor, and they are to match the 90 minutes with 90 minutes of homework . We call this the 90/90 program. Set easy goals
Tutoring 90 min. long enough
We provide additional instruction for beginners who are struggling to learn the software and computer basics. We use faculty mentors to work an additional hour with TLC Professors. Two of our best TLC Ambassadors were helped this way and they caught up to everyone and passed them. Now they are teaching other professors. Staying flexible
Mentoring One TLC Ambassador One TLC Professor An extra hour provided
Key five, Provide additional support
Provides a backup for any class
Allows for mass e-mailing
Automatically uploaded all classes and students for all professors
Provides TLC online classes
Digital Drop Box
Cost factor $7500 a year
ONLINE Workshop Web Sites
http://www.mount-tlc.com (mirror Site)
We provide a main Workshop online web site and a mirror site
Professors publish also..
Sixth Key to Success Develop a meaningful Curriculum for teachers 6th Key
The TLC Curriculum Outline
1-Powerpoint XP unit-6-7 weeks
9 slide project-basic
15 slide project including transitions
25 slide project including cartooning and motion- 3D (Crystal Graphics plug-in)
Graphics and pictures
Sound and movie clips
50 slide final project
2-MS Publisher XP unit-3 wks.
Create a Newsletter applied to a course being taught
Create a tri-brochure dept. brochure
Publish a simple web site
3- Frontpage XP- Web Publishing unit and Dreamweaver-4 wks.
Compare and contrast pros and cons of both programs Frontpage XP and Dreamweaver MX
Publish 3 page web in Frontpage XP-tables.
Publish layered 3 page site in Dreamweaver
Animation in Dreamweaver
DHTML –marquee, hover buttons and other Frontpage extras
4-Adobe Photoshop 7.01
Basics, editing, layers
How do we handle Professors with some experience? Answer: We start at a higher level of skill. For instance if they are somewhat experienced with powerpoint, them we show them 3D in Powerpoint, special effects, Cartooning, sound, movie clips and making animation. How does this apply to TLC Ambassadors? The Ambassador curriculum is customized to what the Professor wants to do. Most of the Professors work on Adobe Photoshop advanced skills and Dreamweaver for web publishing. Some do Authorware also.
Relate the curriculum to presentations & web based materials.
7th Key Providing well equipped spaces
LCD projector Computer cart TV/ DVD A typical smart classroom
The Computer Cart Features: 1-Lock box to hold remotes, printer, light 2-Larger wheels at the back to help roll better 3-Shelf to hold portables 4-Non-skid top for laptop 5-AC wire wrap up holder 6-Night light based screwed into top 7-Handle for moving 8-Scanner can be added 9-Document camera can be added 10-Surge protector on the side of the cart 11-No keys or locks for classrooms makes the cart a necessity.
standard smart classroom
Larger lecture hall smart classroom
Wireless LCD Projectors
Wireless Smart Classrooms Wireless saves money
The most important Key is Graduation follow-up 8th Key
Graduation in the TLC does not mean moving on and not coming back. For us it is just the beginning of many years of “lifelong learning.”
When they graduate they are just beginning a habit Of life-long learning You must keep them involved in the instructional program as support, as role Models, as a board of consultants, as recruiters and as life long learners .
What is an Ambassador? Graduates of the TLC or Teacher Learner Center become TLC Ambassadors Ambassadors are given free laptops if they continue with instruction of two sessions, one-hour a month . Ambassadors are used as speakers at conferences Ambassadors help to recruit fellow professors to TLC
Set high goals for the program
TLC Ambassador Dine and plan
To keep TLC Ambassadors active and involved we offer “dine and plan” sessions at night every other Month.
We serve them international style dinner (Cambodian, Filipino and Tex-Mex).
Then we present educational or information material.
Afterward we seek their input for planning future projects or changes.
We use them as a board of advisors.
Ambassador Dine n' plan
Keeping TLC Ambassadors
We have kept 30 out of 37 (81%) professors involved in the TLC program because we change the curriculum each year to include more programs and harder programs.
Because we loan laptops
Great Dine and Plan dinners.
Unlimited personal support, research, scanning, burning cds, loaning movie cameras and digital cameras, tripods
9th Key to success Communication
Communication is important. Monthly TLC newsletter Monthly TLC Ambassador Newsletter e-mail Newsletters
Newsletters help communicate No body is going to sell your program to the faculty and college unless you do it. Let the rest of the college know what you are doing. Keep it positive. Proclaim the successes of those faculty already enrolled in the program Announce workshops, online sites, projects, grants, etc.
Smart Classroom guide 2003-2004 Prepared by the Teacher Learner Center Prepared by Teacher Learner Center Director: Dr. Pelham Mead Brochures for Smart Classrooms And wireless technology were distributed to 250 faculty, adjuncts, staff and administrators to keep them informed and to educate them how to use the wireless smart classrooms College of Mount Saint Vincent
10 th & Final Key to Success Service Instant Service with a smile Drop everything and help out service
Keys to Success Summary
Keys 1-Try to select an adequate training facility and office 4-Customize the program to the needs of the faculty 90/90 3-Stay flexible with program and people 6-Provide a follow-up -training program 5-Easy Goals to achieve 2-Make an offer they cannot refuse
Keys continued 10- Instant service-a mindset 9-Communication-tell the entire college 8-Graduation Follow-up- Ambassador Program 7-Providing well equipped spaces