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Faculty Development

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Discussion Forum

Extra pay for developing online courses?

Started by Karena Senchack Apr 28, 2011.

Organizational Placement of University Faculty Developers- What is optimum? 4 Replies

Started by Mary Jo Gorney-Moreno. Last reply by Prof.Moraddhwaj Varma Jan 18, 2010.

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Comment by Cathy Swift on August 12, 2008 at 8:29am
Please spread the word about MERLOT's new Pedagogy Portal that is found at:
There are featured sites that will help you in your teaching. Feedback is welcome!
Comment by idana hamilton on September 11, 2008 at 10:51am
I'm very taken with the idea of MERLOT Voices! Such a great idea.
Comment by Robin Marion on September 18, 2008 at 10:28am
Hello faculty development group! I am working on a professional development community commons on MERLOT specifically aimed at Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive recipients. These are graduate students at institutions around the country who are being supported by the program since they are promising potential future California State University faculty. Rather than work in parallel, I will most definitely be looking for ways to link more directly with all of the faculty development work underway already on the site. We are providing information on teaching, research and service, so perhaps we could think about expanding our FD sites to a broader look at the work of faculty, what do you think?
Comment by Eric Tao on September 23, 2008 at 6:26pm
School of Information Technology and Communication Design at California State University Monterey Bay is trying develop more online degrees. It is difficult to provide systematic training and workshop to our faculty, who are welling to do it. Any ideas?
Comment by Sue Schmidt on October 2, 2008 at 11:40am
Hi, I live in the beautiful Rockies of Colorado. I'm just learning to navigate around this site. Since I'm part of the Editorial Board for Fac Dev, thought I'd join here too. I work at Colorado Mountain College. I coach faculty in the use of Blackboard and Elluminate Live! from an educational rather than technical perspective. Frequently, I use an Elluminate Live! session, have them share their desktops and coach them on using Blackboard. With locations throughout the state (anywhere from Leadville, to Steamboat Springs, to Glenwood Springs, to Rifle), this allows me to deliver just-in-time training when they need it.
Comment by Brett Christie on October 8, 2008 at 3:15pm
What are the most effective ways you are working with faculty in terms of increasing student engagement? Techniques, models, strategies, technologies...
Comment by Burgess Smith on January 27, 2009 at 11:35am
Greetings everyone:

I've recently complete a doctoral study of best practices in online learning communities, and I'm now part of the design team for an online faculty development program at Granite State College in NH. There's lots of evidence that online communities of practice such as Voices can be very effective learning environments, and we're considering a similar model as a "Faculty Commons" with discussion forums for different academic disciplines and other special interests.

So Voices comes along at a very opportune time for us.
Comment by Nan Peck on June 9, 2009 at 2:22pm
interested in bringing faculty developers together from the mid-Atlantic area. Please let me know of your interest for a fall 2009 meeting. Nan Peck (Northern Virginia Community College)
Comment by Alicia on November 10, 2009 at 8:40am
What is the latest on technology and faculty development? This is an area that I am passionate about. I am open to learning all about this.
Comment by Prof.Moraddhwaj Varma on January 14, 2010 at 10:23am
In India, faculty development in higher education has become a crucial necessity. Efforts of University Grants Commission through its Academic Staff Colleges are proving a drop in the ocean as it largely caters to teachers working in government aided colleges and Universities. A big self- financed sector of colleges and private universities is left unattended. Updating of the skills and knowledge of tremendously big number of college teachers in India is largely unattended. Phenomenal rise in number of colleges and universities during last 15 years has led to recruitment of sub- standard faculty in self- financed sector due to dearth of employable, experienced and good teachers. Many individual professors are also offering Customized Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) in India to college clusters. India is presently a big emerging market for high quality FDPs in higher, professional and technical education.


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