Touring TOPkit: Your Faculty Development Toolkit
Concurrent Session 6
Explore how the newly improved TOPkit community can empower you to be a faculty development guru at your higher education instiution. Increase the value you bring to your institution from resources you will receive and the community that you will have the potential to build from this gamified session.
The TOPkit community focuses on preparing faculty to teach online. Since February 1, 2017, thanks to funding from the Vice Presidents of the State University System institutions of Florida and the Florida Virtual Campus provided the resources, TOPkit launched the TOPkit.org Toolkit and the annual train-the-trainer TOPkit Workshop, along with the Community of Practice. The newly refreshed TOPkit.org offers an adoptable, adaptable resource for those involved in faculty development at their higher educational instiutions. This state funded program has an international draw and a highly engaged community, which provides expert advice on planning, developing, and evaluating faculty development programs, as well as topics related to preparing faculty to teach online or hybrid courses.
Embark on your TOPkit.org adventure by participating in a Jeopardy-like game. Whether your in the planning, developing, and evaluating stage for faculty development, the game will take you on a tour for finding key, valuable resources on the website. This includes essential content like encouraging affordable content, applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, adopting quality course and program rubrics, and implementing tips for evaluating a faculty development program.
You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in activities:
- Choose a course that prepares faculty to teach online
- Select a rubric to enhance a quality course or program
- Ask ADDIE for faculty development advice
- Get involved by finding or sharing best practices for guiding faculty
- Schedule to attend or add a professional development event to the TOPkit Calendar
Find the faculty development opportunity that best suits your instiution's needs. This session promises to engage professionals to discover valuable resources for preparing faculty to teach online, we will play a Jeopardy-like game that will solidify your faculty development toolkit.