How to Implement a Faculty Resource Center (FRC) within your LMS to Stay Connected with Online Faculty
Concurrent Session 6
This presentation will focus on how online programs at colleges and universities can develop and use a Faculty Resource Center (FRC) within the LMS to provide faculty and staff the skills they need to ensure student success. The presentation will demonstrate Post University’s and Charter Oak State College's (FRCs) and show the features and benefits that allow for easy tracking of faculty development coursework and mandated training modules. This demonstration will provide the audience with a powerful connection tool to faculty, staff, and administrators.
This presentation will walk participants through the process to propose and implement a virtual Faculty Resource Center through the LMS at their institution. To support exciting and effective teaching and learning at Post University, a virtual Faculty Resource Center (FRC) was initiated and launched in March 2017 to provide consultation, programs, training, and support for online faculty in the form of workshops, lunch and learn sessions, learning modules, and webinars. The FRC hosts a series of Faculty Exchange Sessions. The series promotes open and frank discussions about effective teaching approaches.
A clearly developed mission statement was developed to guide the FRC for future enhancements. The mission of the FRC is to support a new way of teaching and learning, including creative approaches to faculty-student engagement, course design and implementation, and the seamless integration of technology into the academic environment. The FRC is faculty-focused, a collaborative endeavor to promote effective teaching, with special emphasis on technology to enhance face-to-face and online courses.
- Compose a mission statement for the development of a Faculty Resource Center (FRC).
- Describe types of learning modules that support faculty as educators and scholars.
- Promote the enhancement of teaching and learning environments across different teaching modalities.
- Demonstrate the Faculty Resource Center (FRC) activities that reflect a commitment to strengthening the support for teaching and learning with technology.
Engaging the Audience:
- The presenter will start off with an interactive online poll to engage participants' perceptions of online faculty development and connectedness to their institution.
- Participants will break into 4 small groups and be asked to define three online faculty development requirements at their institutions and report out.
- Participants will be given handouts of the presentation to follow along with the presenter.