OBSERVATIONS ON C2LJAM #2:FACULTY DEVELOPMENTFOR INTEGRATIVEEPORTFOLIOSCONNECT TO LEARNINGAPRIL 18, 2011
Forum Discussion – 4/7-4/9 Leslie Lieman (Lehman) – themes from thereadingAdoption vs. transformationLocal (class, program, department) vs.institutionalBottom up vs. top downShort-term vs. long-termImprove faculty teaching vs. improvestudent understanding/learning
Additional Themes Trust – willingness to take risks within acommunity that is supportive AND critical Redesign vs. just “adding on” – a moreholistic view of the “system” Ownership – From being support-driven tofaculty-driven (Nancy W., Stony Brook) Faculty’s role as a “change agent” onmultiple levels
Opportunities for Synthesis andCollaboration Lillian Rafeldt (Three Rivers CC): multiplesessions for faculty development Lehman (6 sessions ), Manhattanville (4), Pace(3), Johnson & Wales (2 w/online component),TRCC (1 plus mentoring), Tunxis (4) Additional support structures outside ofworkshops: Individual consulting (IUPUI), mentorship(Hunter), Ambassadors (Queensborough),ePortfoilio Student Team (Virginia Tech), studentmentors (Rutgers)
Questions to continue toexplore… How can we, in our faculty development practices,prioritize and foreground the focus on student learning?“ What practices did you see where that is the focus?What else could we be doing in this regard?“ What kinds of reflective prompts and activities are mosteffective for faculty? (e.g., SFSU’s Guiding Questions,U Delaware’s structured interview protocol) What is the evidence of success and how do wemeasure and collect this evidence?Your thoughts, questions? What’s next?