Effective Faculty Development Models for 21st Century Teaching
Concurrent Session 5
In this session, academic leaders and others responsible for and/or engaged in faculty development will share their collective models and strategies for the design, development, implementation and evaluation of faculty support programs focused on 21st century teaching competencies. Panelists will emphasize the successes, challenges, and overcoming resistance to shifts in existing faculty support models. Each presenter will share strategies and institution-specific examples showing common themes and the differences in our institutional experiences. Participants will receive actionable ideas and specific strategies from recognized authorities and innovation influencers in the field to higher education that can be incorporated into faculty support and development initiatives. Participants will be invited into an extended conversation about 21st century teaching with the panelists and other participants.
How might institutions (of any type) best prepare faculty to deliver competency based education? to integrate and use adaptive learning technologies? to reflect on their practice of teaching? to teach hybrid/blended and traditional online courses? These multi-layered and multi-level questions challenge those professionals charged to create and deliver innovative faculty professional develop models. In this session, an experienced group of faculty, faculty advocates, and administrators will delineate the challenges of preparing faculty to deliver diverse digital learning experiences. Further, each will share essential learning outcomes that should be included in any 21st century teaching professional development models. Panelists will discuss how to cultivate and sustain a robust faculty learning community as digital learning options emerge and evolve.
The panelists have identified four learning outcomes for the participants to gain from participation:
- Examine challenges of preparing faculty for delivery of effective instruction in diverse digital learning environments
- Identify essential learning outcomes for faculty professional development models
- Recognize a variety of institution-specific needs apparent in faculty professional development initiatives
- Discuss how to develop and sustain a Faculty Learning Community