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May 2017 Provost Report, D5

D5, Enhance Faculty and Staff Development:

Teacher-Scholar Development

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, led by Executive Director Julia Metzker, accomplished the following:

  • Increased the number of Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellows; a search for a new Fellow with expertise in Islamic Studies is currently underway; a call for proposals for two new Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellows, to be hired in 2018, was issued; Madison Creech, Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Creative Arts, submitted a proposal for a Creative Arts Project Space where faculty and students would share co-created work; Lamerial McRae, Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Counseling Education, collaborated with the Cross Cultural Center to host the 14th annual Florida Collegiate Pride Conference on the DeLand campus on March 30-April 1, 2017.

  • Members of the 2016-2017 Brown Innovation Fellows cohort presented their experiences in a community of practice at the 2017 Sunshine State Teaching and Learning conference, the 2017 Stetson Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation, and a variety of disciplinary conferences; the Innovation Fellows spawned a new community of practice to develop faculty and staff capacity (20+) for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, developed collaboratively with Heather Edwards, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

  • Hosted several conferences: Pedagogical Ecosystems, the 4th annual Inclusive Excellence in Teaching Symposium in collaboration with Josh Rust, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Joseph F. Morrissey, Professor of Law; Innovative Approaches to Tackling Complex Challenges, the 3rd annual Colloquium in Teaching & Learning Innovation; and a two-day, Project-Based Learning Institute for university teams from Florida and beyond, facilitated by the Center for Project-Based Learning at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

  • Supported new faculty mentoring through orientation workshops and social events; facilitated faculty and staff engagement in national seminars, workshops, residencies, and conferences to foster and enrich learning and curricular coherence around high-impact practices; submitted a proposal/capital request to engage the Booker House as a University Collaboratory Space.