Goals and Objectives
- Transform student learning experiences by providing professional development opportunities for faculty and graduate teaching assistants. Examples would include:
- Regularly scheduled and customized interactive workshops
- Online, self-paced instructional materials
- Individual, group consultations
- Fall Institute (September)
- New Faculty / Summer Intensive Week (August)
- Teaching Week (Fall)
- FITT (Fellows of Innovative Teaching with Technology) 15-20 minute sessions highlighting technology
- Fundamentals of College Teaching for TAs
- Learning communities (clickers, online pedagogy, redesign of large courses)
- Classroom/peer observations
- Faculty roundtable series
- Online pedagogy
2. Promote best practices of teaching excellence in both traditional and online pedagogy of teaching and learning.
- Research, evaluate, and communicate best practices in teaching and learning
- Provide and maintain scholarly resources in support of best practices
- Share information from professional journals, online resources with faculty and instructional staff on innovation in teaching and learning
- Maintain and update the collection of texts in our “Professional Development Library”
- Collaborate with faculty, staff, and peers to identify emerging technologies and evaluate their instructional applications, costs, and benefits.
3.Identify, develop, and sustain enterprise level instructional technology systems.
- Implement transparent, faculty-driven, Moodle enhancement process
- Ensure stable and reliable user experience for all platforms (Moodle)
- Secure adequate resources for technical sustainability
- Build and maintain alliances with vendors and ITS to ensure optimum system reliability and performance
- Provide regular technology training and support for faculty, TAs, and selected groups
- Align systems with University policies for Moodle access
4.Collaborate with campus constituents to support the university’s strategic teaching and learning initiatives.
- Identify programs, tools, and services that support constituents’ teaching and learning needs.
- Partner with colleges and departments to develop specialized programs and resources
- Maintain a faculty advisory group to support the work of the Center and collaborate with distributed IT staff within colleges and other units
- Create and maintain interest groups for teaching and learning initiatives such as professional learning communities
- Collect and analyze data for planning future programs and evaluating existing programs
- Streamline methods for clients to reach help/support resources