Faculty Engagement Strategies: Sharing Ideas and Discussing Challenges

Tuesday, February 10 | 5:15PM–6:00PM | Laguna, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
The use of educational technology is steadily increasing at U.S. institutions of higher education. As promising new educational technologies become available, IT administrators and educational and technical support personnel recognize that faculty engagement is a key factor in promoting, testing, and employing them. Therefore, it is important to use effective faculty engagement strategies to help expose faculty to new technologies that may assist them in achieving their learning outcomes and engaging their students in constructive and motivating activities. Consequently, this learning circle will address questions such as: What are the main challenges of faculty engagement? How many specific challenges must be overcome? Which strategies have worked best for members of the audience? What are some of the aspects of a comprehensive, successful approach to faculty engagement? Different strategies will have varying degrees of success at each institution, but let's have a discussion about what has (and hasn't) worked for you at your institution.


  • Jacob Larsen

    Director, Language Studies Resource Center, Iowa State University of Science and Technology
  • Jim Twetten

    Principal, Twetten Consulting, University of Minnesota

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