Faculty Development Models

Tuesday, February 10 | 3:15PM–4:00PM
Session Type: Professional Development
TED-Style Presentation

Faculty Learning Communities: An Effective Tool for Engaging Faculty in Leveraging Technology in Teaching and Learning

Lynn M. Tashiro, Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, California State University, Sacramento
Marco Martinez, Information Technology Consultant, California State University, Sacramento
Wayne Tikkanen, Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning, California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Faculty learning communities (FLCs) are peer-led groups of faculty (10–12) that engage in an active, collaborative, and supportive yearlong program with curriculum focused on a particular topic, problem, or question. Best practice faculty professional development models for FLCs can be used to engage faculty in technology innovation and implementation that facilitate student engagement and inform student learning outcomes. Examples of FLCs focused on MOOCs, flipped classrooms, mobile technology, course redesign action research, and e-content and e-textbook development will be shared and deconstructed to provide useful modules for adaptation to other topics and institutional settings.

OUTCOMES: Learn best practices for creating, facilitating, and managing a faculty learning community * Identify funding pathways, partnerships, and curricula for creating a faculty learning community

Rethinking Faculty Development: New Strategies for Instructional Support

Michael Truong, Executive Director, Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology, Azusa Pacific University

Traditional approaches to faculty development often relied on the "if we build it, they will come" paradigm. However, as many teaching learning centers have experienced in recent years, this model is inefficient and ineffective. This session advocates a new instructional support paradigm, one that is data-informed and technology-enabled.

OUTCOMES: Understand the limitations of the traditional faculty development approach * Identify how data-informed and technology-enabled strategies can transform instructional support * Create an initial action plan to implement similar strategies at your home campus


  • Marco Martinez

    Information Technology Consultant, California State University, Sacramento
  • Mike Truong

    Digital Learning Architect, Azusa Pacific University

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