The BOAF will get together representatives of Centers for Learning and Teaching across AMICAL, to help them carry on with sharing their experiences in engaging faculty, and work on a joint curriculum for faculty engagement.
A major challenge for CLTs has been to motivate faculty members to engage in conversations and practices of innovative teaching, including digital pedagogy and use of open resources. The struggles might come from insufficient administrative support, or faculty lack of time or interest in change. The purpose of the BOAF is to help CLTs take a structured approach to the problem and find ways to share resource to tackle it.
The expected outcome of the session is that the CLTs representatives have a working plan on when and how to effectively engage faculty; how to engage conversations and actions around digital pedagogies or any teaching innovations, and share a pool of ideas, lesson or seminar plans to exchange within the group.