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  • Faculty Development Associates

Faculty Development Center


  • Faculty Development Associates

    Spring 2014 Faculty Development Associate Teams

    Educational Technology

    • Tim Harms, Mathematics
    • Julie Knutson, Health and Physical Education
    • Julie Swaggert, STL (Ed Leadership)
    • Mike Coquyt, STL (Ed Leadership)

     Pop Culture

    • Kandace Creel Falcon, Women's and Gender Studies
    • Kim Park Nelson, American Multicultural Studies
    • Andrew Chen, Computer Science and Information Systems

     Global Education

    • Sheila Marquardt, STL
    • John Benson, STL
    • Ok-Hee Lee, STL

    Fall 2013 Faculty Development Associate Teams

    Sustainability/Interdisciplinary Projects

    • Scott Seltviet, Construction Management and Operations Management
    • Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy
    • Karen Branden, Sociology
    • Nathan Clarke, History

    Media Analysis

    • Deneen Gilmour, Mass Communications
    • Jody Mattern, Mass Communications
    • Han Li, School of Business

    Project Kaleidoscope (STEM Leadership)

    • Justin James, Mathematics
    • Damiano Fulghesu, Mathematics

    Socio-environmental Synthesis Case Studies

    • Teresa Shume, Biosciences and School of Teaching and Learning
    • Shawn Dunkirk, Chemistry
    • Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy
    • Alison Wallace, Biosciences
    • Sara Anderson, Biosciences
    • Claudia Murphy, Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy

    Spring and Fall 2014 Application Process

    Here are the steps in applying for the chance to become a Faculty Development Associate for 2014. Applications are due February 21st, 2014.

    1. Suggest a topic and volunteer to facilitate a Mini-session in Spring 2014. This is your “ticket” to this entire process; our goal is to form panels of 2-4 facilitators per session.

    2. Form a team of 1-3 other faculty members (may also include support staff such as IT personnel) and submit a brief online proposal to attend one of the following recommended conferences, or suggest one that is not on the list. Your team’s proposal will be rated on its connections to the high impact initiatives, its degree of collaborative and innovative ideas, and its potential attractiveness to other faculty. (These conference links are courtesy of Tom Pusateri from Keenesaw State University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning)  

    3. Members from teams selected by the Faculty Development Committee and the Dean’s Council will have up to $1500 each to cover the costs of attending their conference. The number of teams selected will be contingent on available funding.

    4. Incorporate ideas from the conference into your own teaching and/or scholarship – as a collaborative team, or as a learning community of individuals who meet on a regular basis.

    5. As a team, work with the Faculty Development Center to organize and facilitate a three-part (minimum) series of sessions to create an “ongoing conversation” on campus. These will be scheduled for Spring or Fall 2014, depending on when your conference occurs.

    6. (Optional – dependent on funding) If your team decides that your experiences have been sufficiently innovative that you are now prepared to revise curriculum, publish an article, write a grant proposal, embark on a research project, or the equivalent, then you can write a proposal for reassigned time for one semester to accomplish these goals.