Supporting Campus-Wide Faculty Development

Wednesday, February 03 | 12:45PM–1:30PM
Session Type: Professional Development
In this session, participants will learn how one university developed a cadre of expert online faculty who provide mentoring, assist with course reviews, and produce scholarship on the efficacy of online offerings. The initiative was driven by requests from faculty for advanced training opportunities, and the resulting model not only provided training but also promoted the development of engaged and well-informed faculty experts. This ultimately led to increased faculty satisfaction, the emergence of faculty leaders in the development of our online programing, and the implementation of effective pedagogical strategies in online courses and programs.

OUTCOMES: Acquire strategies for developing a cadre of faculty leaders. * Identify opportunities for advanced faculty development on your campus * Apply the provided framework to develop an action plan on your their campus

The importance of deploying different strategies to encourage faculty adoption is well documented. TELFest (technology-enhanced learning festival) is a twice annual weeklong festival designed to enrich faculty delivery of teaching and develop the widespread adoption and innovative use of technology through drop-in session, workshops, discussions, and debate. This session will explore how this community-delivered event is supporting and motivating faculty by offering a space to reflect on their current practice, opportunities to collaborate and share practice with an interdisciplinary community, and time to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to make informed choices within their context.

OUTCOMES: Identify ways to develop communities of practice * Learn about relevant strategies used to engage and inspire faculty * Understand the logistical factors involved in setting up such an event as well as the challenges and how to overcome them


  • Deb Miller

    Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning and Innovation, University of North Florida
  • Len Roberson