This workshop invites participants to explore approaches to faculty development through exploration of the framework for the growth of teaching expertise, an inclusive, learning centered and collaborative approach. The 5 areas of this framework will serve as pivotal discussion points during ideation workshop activities.
Holistic faculty development within any institution is considered to be challenging, met with obstacles such as faculty buy-in and often burdened with challenges that may be systemic or part of the cultural fabric of the institution. With the results of the Educause Learning Initiative ELI Key issues in Teaching and Learning identifying Academic Transformation and Faculty Development in the top 3 issues of concern to faculty in 2017 and 2018, CLT has embarked on a reflective process of re-imagining our faculty development program and contributing to a variety of institutional directives to best serve quality student learning. Building on the framework for the growth of teaching expertise we hope to identify areas where institutions can develop models that are cost effective, collaborative and innovative with student learning at the core. During this workshop, participants will explore key questions and opportunities focussing on the 6 aspects of the framework as part of reimagining faculty development and growth of teaching expertise. Participants will leave with ideas for small changes that can make an impact within their institutions.