How Do You Know If Your Faculty Development Program Is Effective?

Tuesday, February 04 | 4:45PM–5:30PM | Belle Chasse
Session Type: Professional Development
Recently, many of us have been asked to provide evidence of the effectiveness of our faculty development programming. How do we do that? Administrators are looking for an ROI in faculty development to ensure quality in blended and online programming. Some of us are seeing decreases in state funding and enrollments, leading to the need to cut budgets. Although we know faculty development is critical to successful programming, how do we demonstrate its effectiveness? We will discuss different approaches to evaluating and researching the effectiveness of faculty development programming at the course, program, and institutional levels, from phenomenological to big data approaches. Please join us to share your questions, approaches, and experiences.


  • Ed Bowen

    Director of Outreach & Partner Relations, Dallas College
  • Tanya Joosten

    Senior Scientist + Director, Digital Learning R&D + DETA Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee