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May 2017 Academic Affairs, D5

D5, Enhance Faculty and Staff Development:

The New Faculty Program continues to develop to a year-round orientation. Focus and attention was placed on new faculty transition, mentoring, student advising, experiential learning, and tenure and promotion. Pre-tenure faculty development continues to be facilitated through communities of practice. Teams of faculty have attended CUR, AAC&U, and other national institutes. The goal is to grow leadership in diverse practices that have high impact on student learning.

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence promotes faculty vitality and vibrancy through learning opportunities that advance student engagement in and outside of the classroom. The center operationalizes Stetson University’s core focus of liberal learning by offering programming that facilitates the development of Stetson faculty and staff as teacher-scholars. Highlights of offerings include

  • A search for a new Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellowship in Islamic studies
  • 11 Brown Innovation Fellows reframed their roles as educators using Parker Palmer’s classic text, The Courage to Teach
  • A series of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshops, led by Heather Edwards, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • A variety of consultations with individuals and programs to bring meaning and value to the Stetson educational experience
  • A developing Transformative Learning Institute for First-year Seminar (FSEM) faculty
  • A successful proposal to attend the 2017 AAC&U Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work
  • Welcomed Lynn Monahan in the role of Project Manager
  • Supported faculty attending CUR dialogues, NYU Faculty Research Network Winter seminar in Greece, and a variety of professional development opportunities
  • An agreement with NYU to host the 2019 Faculty Resource Network Symposium at Stetson University
  • Hosted the third annual Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Symposium on the College of Law campus,
  • Hosted over 80 faculty and staff at the 2017 Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Innovation
  • Brought 25 faculty and staff together for an intensive two-day workshop series designing project-based learning opportunities under the expert facilitation of staff from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Center for Project-Based Learning

A policy on Responsible Conduct of Research was approved.