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|The Fellows Program was funded under the Quality Enhancement Plan: Creating Communities of Learners through Active Learning and Student Engagement (Focus on Project Management). Fellowships in the areas of mentoring, instructional strategies, and assessment were awarded to UWF faculty. Fellows collaborated with the CUTLA Director to strengthen CUTLA programs, assist in expanding online resources for faculty in the areas directly related to each Fellowship, and collaborated with other Fellows to develop and promote model programs that develop teaching strategies to promote active learning and student engagement, improve student learning, and promote student and faculty success at UWF. This program is not currently funded.|
|Teaching Partners||The Teaching Partners Program promotes the exchange of effective and innovative teaching strategies. The Program is designed to encourage the development and exchange of successful and novel teaching practices at UWF; fulfill UWF’s strategic priority of inspiring and achieving the highest levels of student learning, creativity, and success that encourage the development of individual potential in students, faculty, and staff; facilitate peer reviews of teaching; supplement departmental mentoring programs; and provide a mechanism for creating a teaching mentor component for faculty who wish to develop a mutual mentoring team. The program is open to all full-time faculty members at UWF. Participants will partner with another faculty member based on their teaching backgrounds, goals, and interests. Teaching partners will visit each other’s face-to-face or online classes to learn about and share each other’s teaching methods and practices.|
|Consultation||The Center for University Teaching, Learning, and Assessment provides a variety of consultation services with individuals and departments.|
|The Writing and Assessing of Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)||
Workshops on Academic Learning Compacts (ALC), Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), and Assessment includes guidelines and tips for writing and assessing student learning outcomes for General Studies, undergraduate programs, and graduate programs.
Provided to individuals or small groups upon request.
|New Faculty Orientation||Each academic year, at the beginning of the Fall semester, CUTLA provides workshops for new faculty. The initial session introduces the new faculty to University administrators, faculty, and student support resources.|
|Adjunct Faculty Development||Workshops designed to specifically accommodate the schedules and needs of adjunct faculty. Adjunct faculty are also encouraged to attend all other CUTLA workshops during the academic year. Roundtable discussion sessions are scheduled for late afternoon to provide times that are convenient to adjunct faculty and other instructors who teach evening courses.|
|Faculty Friday Series||
Faculty workshops are held on Fridays. The Center for University Teaching, Learning, and Assessment will provide lunch, beginning at 11:30 a.m.. The workshop program will begin at 12:00 noon. Faculty should register in advance for these workshops, which will be limited to 30 attendees.
Topics include syllabi and classroom issues, tenure and promotion, rubric development and assessment linked to student learning outcomes, balancing teaching, research, and service in academia, academic and career advising for undergraduate and graduate students, preparing and presenting materials for the annual evaluation, and pedagogy of distance and on-line learning.
The Center for University Teaching, Learning, and Assessment; Academic Affairs; and the Quality Enhancement Plan sponsor two mini-conferences each year. The fall mini-conference is focused on instructional strategies for active learning and student engagement. The spring mini-conference showcases examples of effective use of assessment for curriculum evaluation and continuous improvement.
The mini-conferences are day-long events with a variety of presentations. The schedule of presentations will be posted on the CUTLA web site so that faculty will be able to attend those sessions that fit into their schedule. Faculty from Pensacola Junior College and Northwest Florida State College are invited to attend these mini-conferences.
|Brown Bag Discussions||
The Brown Bag Discussion sessions are an opportunity for faculty to gather in a quite place to lunch together and share ideas about a selected topic related to teaching, developing research, or other professional development concerns. Topics for discussion will be announced on the CUTLA calendar and through group e-mail. Please contact the Center for University Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have a specific topic you would like to discuss. These suggested topics will be scheduled for future sessions.
Brown Bag Discussions meet from noon until 1:00 PM.
Like the Brown Bag Discussions, the roundtables are informal faculty discussions. Roundtable Discussions will meet in the late afternoon. Topics for discussion will be announced in advance.
Roundtable Discussions meet from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.
Faculty interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning meet periodically to discuss topics related to SoTL. The group discusses the characteristics of SoTL and the various methodologies that might be used when developing a teaching-related research project. The group provides mutual support for participant’s SoTL projects, including advice about the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, and preparation of submissions to conferences and journals.
|Faculty Learning Community (FLC)||
A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a multidisciplinary group of faculty, graduate students and professional staff that is engaged in a long-term collaborative learning effort. The typical FLC is comprised of 6-15 individuals. Many FLCs focus on topics related to curriculum and teaching issues (including the use of technology in teaching). The FLC meets regularly over a period of 6 months – 1 year to discuss the scholarly literature related to their topic and plan activities for disseminating their work to the larger campus community.
Contact Claudia Stanny, at email@example.com, if you are interested in establishing a faculty learning community.
|The Turnitin System||The University of West Florida maintains a license for Turnitin, a web-based program for analyzing students' written assignments to evaluate the originality of the work.
More information on the Turnitin system can be found at their web site: http://turnitin.com.
To obtain a password, contact Lori Glaze at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Faculty Development Activities Associated Directly with the QEP||The Faculty Fellows Program at CUTLA is funded by the Quality Enhancement Plan (Enhancing Student Learning: Creating a Community of Learners through Active Learning and Student Engagement--Focus on Project Management). Mini-conferences and workshops by external consultants are funded by the QEP. The QEP funds competitive grants for faculty development of new curriculum initiatives. Information about this funding is available on the Quality Enhancement Plan pages.|
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