Southwestern Faculty Development
Faculty Development Committee Responsibilities:
- To monitor the funding of activities which improve instruction and promote professional growth of the faculty.
- To inform all faculty about faculty development procedures, screens requests for funding, and recommends funding to the Vice President of Instruction.
- To inform all faculty about the Teaching Excellence Program, rank submissions, and submits recommendations to the Southwestern Foundation.
- To act as a screening committee for sabbatical leave requests.
- To initiate or coordinate faculty development programs.
Resources & Reference For Faculty
The Theory into Practice Database
- The Theory into Practice database of Learning Theory from www.pyschology.org. The database contains brief summaries of 50 major theories of learning and instruction. These theories can also be accessed by learning domains and concepts.
The Seven Principles
- The Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. First proposed by Chickering and Gamson over a decade ago, the Seven Principles have been widely adopted by colleges and Universities as a means to further the critical conversations about what best practices in education really mean.
- The TLT Seven Principles Library
Activity and Interactivity
- Strategies for Helping Liberal Arts Students Become More Active Learners Online Passivity can kill learning, and is a particular problem if students feel disconnected because they are at a distance. How can you stop this from happening?
- How Interactive are YOUR Distance Courses? A handy rubric to assess interaction in distance learning courses.
Instructional and Curriculum Design
If you have any interest or opinion on these topics that you would like to share with the committee, please send an email to: Chair Ann Sylvia.