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New Faculty Orientation for Faculty and Institutional Success

In redesigning the orientation program, I am struggling to envision from a new faculty’s perspective, how to decipher our university’s distinct student bodies, our students’ role models for successful attitudes and behaviors, their unique challenges on their time, their preconceptions of what it means to learn, their preconceptions for what it means to teach, their expectations for their courses and professors, their reasoning for choosing their majors, their thoughts and emotions when they no longer can progress in their majors, their potential for isolation from the campus and its opportunities, the factors that impact their opportunities when they graduate, …. 227 more words

Rethinking New Faculty Orientation

We’re in the process of rethinking the New Faculty Orientation Program. First and foremost, we’re rethinking it as a program, not a series of events. 465 more words

Virginia Tech Rethinks Instructional Design and Faculty Development Support

In an ideal world, we would all have custom, personalized support standing at the ready to provide just-in-time response to our need for guidance and support. 1,861 more words


Professional-Development Strategies

Certain relatively simple professional-development strategies can elevate quality. Here are three design strategies that many colleges and universities can assimilate into their professional development:

1. Professional Development, Not Training… 353 more words

Faculty-Development Design Philosophy

Philosophically, I design collaborative opportunities that can lead to innovations for student and community success. During my first week at Austin Peay, our provost introduced me to that mindset. 674 more words

Teaching in Higher Ed 101 – A Reflection From a First-Time “Lecturer”

Last week, Chris Buddle wrote a blog post, Learning to Teach: 10 tips for Professors. As an educator and “new” lecturer, I wanted to take some time to reflect on his post and my experience. 1,112 more words

Teaching And Learning

Adventures at Austin Peay, Part I

After five years of designing, coordinating, and assessing professional-development programs under the dynamic, innovative leadership at Austin Peay State University, I’m starting this blog to work out my experiences for better understanding. 398 more words