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Faculty Development at EKU

What is Faculty Development?

Part of the university since the early 19th Century, faculty development is sometimes referred to as instructional development, organizational development, or educational development.  Regardless of the actual name, the term refers to what the Professional and Organizational Development Network (POD) synthesizes as “the enhancement of the work of colleges and universities, often with a focus on teaching and learning.”

What services accomplish this goal, and where can you find them?

The Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L), located in Crabbe Library 318, offers a range of faculty development opportunities:

  • New Faculty Orientation and the New Faculty Seminar
  • Teaching & Learning Innovation Series (TLI):  workshops, panels, and other presentations
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Classroom observations
  • Faculty Innovators (college-specific faculty members who can provide specialized training)
  • Mentoring (e.g., scholarship, especially SoTL)
  • Teaching awards
  • Other training (e.g., First-Year Programs)
  • Consultations (e.g., teaching strategies, syllabus preparation)
  • Faculty Development initiatives (e.g., Scholars Week, Pedagogicon)

Faculty Development Resources

Faculty Development Opportunities


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