Treks: The Faculty Learning and Integration Model That Works

Tuesday, February 04 | 2:30PM–4:30PM | Court Assembly Foyer
Session Type: Professional Development

Treks is an innovative, successful faculty development and technology integration program designed in the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development. Treks provides faculty with an intensive retreat experience in which they consider their professional and course goals and determine how academic technologies can serve and support these goals. Treks provides faculty with the necessary time, space, motivation, inspiration, and expertise to begin or further their academic technology journey. This program gains in popularity each year and has become extremely competitive. Presentation participants will learn how they can apply lessons learned from Treks to their own institutions.

OUTCOMES: Understand the qualities of an effective faculty development program * Learn strategies for motivating and supporting faculty members through professional development programming * Learn about Treks through discussion, case studies, and survey results


  • David Ernst

    Senior Director - Academic and Information Technology, College of Education & Human Development, University of Minnesota

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