The nature and scope of faculty engagement in their own professional development varies. At Stetson University, faculty are involved in a host of diverse mission-driven activities at the institution and beyond that support teaching and learning, leadership, citizenship and service, scholarly research and creative endeavors.
Listed below are several of the signature programs we support. Details about these and future programming are available on the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence blog.
As the Center's flagship program, this fellowship invites future faculty leaders to infuse niche areas of expertise across the Stetson community. While at Stetson, fellows participate in a program of professional development to prepare them as future faculty to aspire to excellence in undergraduate learning, teaching, and research.
A series of workshops and seminars that support faculty work. Topics include sessions on the Faculty Annual Report, preparing for tenure and promotion, time management, teaching pedagogy, advising students – to name a few.
There’s something for everyone at the annual Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Innovation. Each spring, the Brown Center hosts colleagues from across the nation for a celebration of learning excellence. We invite you to consider submitting a poster or interactive session to share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more.
Fellows participate as a cohort in an engaging year-long institute over the academic year. Faculty fellows hone their teaching skills in ways that promote integrative student learning in an atmosphere of continuous improvement. A call for participation will be circulated in early September.
On the Friday before the start of the spring semester, all faculty participate in a day of reflection and discussion with colleagues about big issues that impact our University mission and learning community.
Do you have a big idea around learning that advances student learning? Apply for a small grant, then gather with other faculty and/or staff colleagues over the course of the year to study, examine, learn, share and disseminate. These rich professional networks open new opportunities and resources to faculty.
Thinking about a course re-design? Is there something in your course that just isn’t working? Just need to bounce an idea? The Brown Center offers individualized teaching consultations tailored to your course. Contact the office to schedule an appointment.