Professional Learning and Faculty Development
“Participants who amass a more extensive faculty development history … show measurably larger changes in their teaching than faculty whose participation is slight, such as a single department workshop on the same topic,” the book says. Faculty development experiences stemming from informal, self-directed improvement efforts matter as well, “probably because faculty engage in their own development as teachers over time, in recurring contexts ranging from rating portfolios, to evaluating colleagues’ performance in class or being evaluated themselves, to participating in departmental efforts to reform curricula for majors.”
From: Faculty Development and Student Learning: Assessing the Connections (Indiana University Press) written by William Condon (see article)
We would love to meet with you to help you develop your professional learning plan. Call (ext 1216) or email (LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca) us to set up a time to meet!
This is just a few of the top Faculty Development opportunities.
- Top Ten Conferences – This list was compiled as part of a Teaching Hub post, and will be updated as we get feedback on this list from you!
- Eastern Region Programmes The Eastern Region is a collection of colleges in the eastern region of Ontario. This group includes Algonquin, Durham, Fleming, La Cité, Loyalist and St. Lawrence Colleges. The Eastern Region group collaborates to share faculty development opportunities and resources to benefit faculty at all the colleges.
- Faculty Cyber Connections is designed for faculty wishing to advance their teaching practice through online collaboration with other colleagues across Ontario. The design of the program enables participants to analyze teaching and learning strategies, while exploring emerging technologies.
- Magna Commons Magna Commons is an online, cloud-based professional development resource for faculty and administrators. Fleming now has subscriptions to Magna Commons and Magna 20-Minute Mentor. These subscriptions can be accessed through D2L. For information on how to access Fleming’s Magna Campus, open the Magna Campus Tipsheet.
- Lynda.com You set the pace with online learning. Learn what you want, when you want, and practice with the instructor’s files while you watch and listen. Find courses on all kinds of software and other procedural type learning (photography, web development etc.). A free subscription is waiting for you as a Fleming employee! ** Register your Fleming College subscription to lynda.com, go to iplogin.lynda.com and create your profile. (use Fleming e-mail address for your username.)
- Faculty Competency Framework The competencies comprise a framework for continuous professional development, inquiry and practice for faculty in their role as teaching professors at Fleming College. The framework is an integrated package. It reflects the complexity and multi-faceted nature of the faculty role – that of teacher and learner, professional practitioner/subject matter expert, and college employee/colleague.
- Academic Appeals Panel Training – This Academic Appeals Panel training is intended for faculty members and administrators who have been selected to participate as Appeal Panel and Appeal Review Panel members. It may also be beneficial to faculty and School support staff who are interested in details of the new Academic Appeal Policy and Procedures.
- How to register for PD – Fleming offers a variety of Professional Development offerings throughout the year. Look for a weekly All-Staff email with the subject: PD Offerings to see what’s happening.