12 Tips for Improving Your Faculty Development Plan

From developing strategies that enrich student learning to fostering a campus culture that values innovative teaching and learning, quality faculty development is the cornerstone to educational excellence.

Countless workshops, seminars, retreats, and other faculty development courses are offered under the assumption that they can positively affect how faculty teach, which in turn will help students learn.

However, there’s evidence that short-term interventions, such as an afternoon faculty development workshop, don’t have much of an impact when it comes to sustained behavior change. On the other hand, data suggest that well-designed, on-going faculty development programs are worth the time and effort.

If you’re looking for effective faculty development strategies, you’ll want to get a copy of 12 Tips for Improving Your Faculty Development Plan. This 24-page report offers inspiration and practical (often inexpensive) ways to accomplish the goal of improved teaching and learning.

12 Tips for Improving Your Faculty Development Plan

Discover strategies for improving faculty development

There’s an old tongue-in-cheek expression … how can I possibly teach when I have all of this information to deliver? The best teaching professors are not always those with the most sophisticated content knowledge. The best teaching professors, while they certainly know their course material, set themselves apart by their ongoing commitment to the process of teaching and learning.

Full of insights, ideas and best practices for the classroom, this must-have report features a dozen articles from our editorial staff and educators at leading colleges and universities nationwide willing to share their proven approaches to faculty development.

Here’s just a small sampling of the types of articles you’ll find in 12 Tips for Improving Your Faculty Development Plan:

  • Teaching Circles: Low-Cost, High-Impact Faculty Development
  • A Focus on Teaching and Learning at Mid-Career
  • Technology-Enhanced Faculty Learning Communities
  • Teaching That Benefits Beginners and Those Who Mentor Them
  • Teaching vs. Research: Finally, a New Chapter
  • Simple Commitment but Long-Term Challenge: P&T and SoTL

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We’re confident 12 Tips for Improving Your Faculty Development Plan will provide you with fresh ideas that you can use right away to help boost your professional development and improve student learning. That’s not surprising. Much of the material in the Report comes from the pages of The Teaching Professor and Academic Leader, our popular newsletters read by professors and academic decision-makers across the nation.