Innovative Approaches to Engage Faculty - Sponsored learning space design provided by Steelcase Education, Gold Partner

Thursday, February 04 | 10:30AM–11:15AM | Texas Ballroom Salon E, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Faculty Ed-Tech Engagement Strategies: What Works and What Doesn't
If you want to use effective faculty engagement strategies to promote the adoption of educational technologies, you could start by looking at what other institutions are doing and what benefits and challenges they have experienced. Academic technology staff at Iowa State University have undertaken a longitudinal study that surveys IT administrators and support professionals from EDUCAUSE and CCUMC member institutions on this topic. We will share our findings from two years of data collection and discuss the merits of the different strategies and how they could be applied at your institution.

OUTCOMES: Learn about the benefits and challenges of implementing different faculty engagement strategies to promote faculty educational technology development * Better understand what might work in your own institutional environment

Role Model and Resources: An Innovative Approach to Faculty Development
Imagine a new model of faculty development that delivers concrete, reusable LMS-based resources along with traditional consulting support. IU's faculty development resources model effective design and are meant to evolve as faculty build off of them, creating a sustainable model for distributing grassroots faculty-faculty development. We collaboratively developed Teaching Online Series (TOS) that models effective pedagogy and tool use within Canvas and can be customized by faculty for discipline-specific faculty training. Customized Canvas "showcases" (further customizable by faculty) deliver exportable elements that are instructionally sound, meet ADA-compliance requirements, and are designed to function well across multiple devices (responsive).

OUTCOMES: Learn how to support faculty by "handing over" well-designed, reusable resources * Understand how faculty development strategy delivering reusable resources fosters strategic compliance * Explore how peer-to-peer and faculty empowerment distributes resources to a larger community


  • Matthew Gunkel

    Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO, University of California, Riverside
  • Jacob Larsen

    Director, Language Studies Resource Center, Iowa State University of Science and Technology
  • Anna Lynch

    Group Manager, eLearning Design, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Jim Twetten

    Principal, Twetten Consulting, University of Minnesota

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