Faculty Development

What Are Faculty Development Institutes?

Faculty Development Institutes are sustained programs which run throughout the academic year and focus on developing a teaching strategy or approach. The cohort (10-15 members) meets approximately once a month with a coach/mentor. Times and dates will be decided by group members. 

The program provides an opportunity to learn new skills and strategies and then have time to develop, implement, reflect and revise them throughout the year. 

All sessions meet in the Learning Studio - 200A Elliott Hall.

New FDIs will begin in Fall 2017 and will call for participants in September 2017.

2017-2018

Mentoring for Emerging Faculty
Judy Ableser, CETL Director
  • Mentoring to help support teaching and acclimation into campus life as an academic.
  • Professional and social networking and connections with other faculty who are also new/nearly new to teaching at a university.
  • An opportunity to extend, practice, reflect and reinforce skills and knowledge that are introduced during the "Nuts and Bolts of Teaching and Learning Workshops.
Tues, Sept. 12, 2017  |  12:00-1:30 p.m.  |  200A Elliott Hall | Lunch provided.

Register for this FDI, or contact Judy at ableser@oakland.edu for questions and interest in this FDI.

Identity, Authority, and Empowerment in the Classroom
Joanne Lipson Freed, CETL Faculty Fellow
  • Explore how faculty members’ social identities affect their teaching practices and the ways they are perceived by students.
  • Identify the ways that students’ identities might marginalize or disadvantage them in the classroom.
  • Study, develop, and reflect on concrete strategies to help faculty succeed and empower all students to learn.

View session recording here. Wed, Sept. 13, 2017  |  12:00-1:30 p.m.  |  200A Elliott Hall | Lunch provided.

Register for this FDI, or contact Joanne at freed@oakland.edu for questions and interest in this FDI.

Practical Introduction to Active Learning Techniques in Moderate to Large Lecture Classes
Thomas Raffel, CETL Faculty Fellow
  • Each workshop will include a demonstration of a common type of active learning activity and how it can be scaled up to a larger classroom setting. Participants will then discuss whether and how each technique could be used to achieve learning objectives in their own courses.
  • We will discuss potential pitfalls of each active learning technique, and ways to incorporate best teaching practices into activities including backwards design, formative assessment, and universal design for instruction.
  • In later sessions, participants will share and receive feedback about new active learning activities they have designed for use in their own lecture courses.

Thurs, Sept. 14, 2017  |  12:00-1:30 p.m.  |  200A Elliott Hall | Lunch provided.

View session recording here. -- View powerpoint presentation here.

Register for this FDI, or contact Tom at raffel@oakland.edu for questions and interest in this FDI.

 

PAST FDIs

2016-2017
Mentoring for Emerging Faculty - Judy Ableser, CETL Director
  • Mentoring to help support teaching and acclimation into campus life as an academic.
  • Professional and social networking and connections with other faculty who are also new/nearly new to teaching at a university.
  • An opportunity to extend, practice, reflect and reinforce skills and knowledge that are introduced during the "Nuts and Bolts of Teaching and Learning Workshops."
Designing Learning for All: Universal Design of Learning
Amanda Nichols Hess, CETL Faculty Fellow
  • Explore how to meet the learning needs of an increasingly diverse and varied student population. 
  • Learn about the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) and other instructional design strategies to reach learners both online and face-to-face. 
  • Examine best UDL practices in technology and pedagogy to increase student success.
  • Incorporate at least one of these concepts into instructional practices. 
  • Share knowledge and experiences within the faculty development institute and with department colleagues as well.
Course Redesign to Increase Student Success
Keith Williams, CETL Faculty Fellow
  • Explore the characteristics of "gateway" or "intro/foundation" courses and courses with high student failure rates.
  • Investigate strategies and practices for redesigning courses.
  • Receive feedback on planning and implementation of course redesign.


2015-2016
Mentoring for Emerging Faculty - Judy Ableser, CETL Director
  • Mentoring to help support teaching and acclimation into campus life as an academic.
  • Professional and social networking and connections with other faculty who are also new/nearly new to teaching at a university.
  • An opportunity to extend, practice, reflect and reinforce skills and knowledge that are introduced during the "Nuts and Bolts of Teaching and Learning Workshops."

Team-Based Learning (TBL) - Training and consulting with Richard Sabina and David Thomas, OUWB School of Medicine Faculty

  • Receive foundational training and consultation in Team-Based Learning (TBL) from certified TBL Collaborative Trainer-Consultants (TBLC).
  • Receive feedback and general oversight while creating and implementing a TBL module.
  • Learn how to transform a TBL module into teaching scholarship.
Teaching with Technology for Technophobes - Facilitated by Kathleen Spencer
  • Learn basic classroom and organizational technology skills.
  • Aimed for faculty who do not use and/or are afraid to use technology.
  • This group will work slowly and patiently to support faculty to use a range of technologies.


2014-2015
Mentoring for Emerging Faculty - Judy Ableser, CETL Director
  • Mentoring to help support teaching and acclimation into campus life as an academic.
  • Professional and social networking and connections with other faculty who are also new/nearly new to teaching at a university.
  • An opportunity to extend, practice, reflect and reinforce skills and knowledge that are introduced during the "Nuts and Bolts of Teaching and Learning Workshops."

High Impact Practices - Byungwon Woo, CETL Faculty Fellow

  • Explore various impact teaching practices for lasting learning experience for students
  • Plan and implement high impact practices
  • Work with a team to brainstorm ideas, plan and receive feedback on high impact practices


2013-2014

Using Technology for Effective Teaching - coaching with Chris Kobus - CETL Faculty Fellow

A resource for online and flipped teaching, and using technology to enhance the traditional classroom environment.
  • Learn about the availability of hardware/software resources on campus and beyond, and how to best use them.
  • Learn best practices for effective use of multimedia and technologies for face-to-face, online and flipped classrooms.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - coaching with Dana Driscoll - CETL Faculty Fellow
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) recognizes teaching as scholarly work and encourages faculty to use research to better understand and improve their own teaching practices. This FDI seeks to create a supportive community of teacher-researchers who are interested in SoTL for the improvement of their own teaching (and for wider dissemination for interested faculty). Topics include: defining SoTL, developing SoTL projects, methodologies of SoTL, collecting and analyzing data, adapting findings to classroom practice, and ethics/IRB issues.

Mentoring for Emerging Faculty - mentor - Judy Ableser - CETL Director

Mentoring to help support teaching and acclimation into campus life as an academic. Professional and social networking and connections with other faculty who are also new/nearly new to teaching at a university. An opportunity to extend, practice, reflect and reinforce skills and knowledge that are introduced during the "Nuts and Bolts of Teaching and Learning Workshops."