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Faculty Development. Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research Director of Faculty Development and Assessment Programs Monica A. Devanas, Ph.D. Assessment and Development of Faculty. Important for Institution Good quality evaluation fosters good quality faculty

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Faculty development

Faculty Development

Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research

Director of Faculty Development and Assessment Programs

Monica A. Devanas, Ph.D.

Assessment and development of faculty
Assessment and Development of Faculty

  • Important for Institution

    Good quality evaluation fosters good quality faculty

  • Clear Expectations for Role of Faculty


    Research/scholarship/creativity activity

    Service to department, program, school, community

  • Support for improvement in all areas

Support for teaching
Support for Teaching

  • Consultations: course design, teaching strategies

  • Workshops: themes, large classes, active learning

  • Seminars: clickers, testing, cheating, MOOCs

  • Conferences: Teaching Topics, Technology

  • Book Discussions: Academically Adrift

  • Faculty Learning Communities: reform STEM

Faculty development

  • Syllabus or Enhanced Course Description

  • Course Learning Objectives

  • Active Learning

  • Using Groups Effectively in Class

  • Classroom Management for Large Classes

  • Testing and Grading

  • Test Construction

  • Grading Rubrics

  • Student Feedback for Improvement

  • Assessment of Teaching

  • Teaching Philosophy

  • Teaching Portfolio


The teaching portfolio
The Teaching Portfolio

Teaching Portfolio is to teaching what a curriculum vitae is to research.

A description of a faculty member's teaching strengths and accomplishments. It includes a description of the instructor's teaching responsibilities, philosophy, goals and accomplishments as a teacher.

Peter Seldin

The Teaching Portfolio, The Administrative Portfolio, The Academic Portfolio, Evaluating Faculty Performance, Improving College Teaching

The teaching portfolio three main parts
The Teaching Portfolio Three Main Parts

  • Describe your teaching responsibilities

  • State your Teaching Philosophy

  • Describe evidence provided (in appendix)

  • Eight to ten pages

  • AND

  • The Appendix of evidence documents

Material from oneself
Material from Oneself

Part One

Part Two

  • Representative Course Syllabi

    • course content and objectives

    • teaching methods

    • readings, assignments, exams

  • Reflective Statement

    • personal teaching philosophy

    • strategies and objectives

    • methodologies



Part three material from oneself
Part Three: Material from Oneself

  • Description of Curricular Revisions

    • new courses, materials, assignments

  • Instructional Innovations

    • new methods and outcomes assessment

  • Participation in teaching workshops

    • strategies, techniques now implemented

Part three material from oneself1
Part Three: Material from Oneself

  • Personal Statement of Goals

    • for next five years

  • Scholarship of Teaching

    • steps to evaluate and improve teaching

    • any changes resulting from self-evaluation

    • activities or programs to improve teaching

Part three material from others
Part Three: Material from Others

  • Peer-review statements

    • class room observation reviews

    • reviews of teaching materials, assignments, testing and grading practices

  • Student course or teaching evaluations

    • overall effectiveness or improvements

  • Honors or Awards for Teaching

    • teaching, advising, mentoring

Part three material from others1
Part Three: Material from Others

  • Documentation of teaching development

    • Credits for faculty development programs

  • Statements by graduates

    • departmental exit survey

  • Student comments - unsolicited

    • notes, cards, letters, emails

Part three student products
Part Three: Student Products

  • Pre- and post-test exams

    • student scores showing improvement

  • Examples of graded student essays with instructor’s comments

    • explain grading, editorial/marginal comments

  • Record of students who succeed in advanced study

Part three student products1
Part Three: Student Products

  • Successive drafts of student papers with comments

  • Statements of effectiveness on student’s career choices, advise, help given with employment, graduate school admission

Part three other materials
Part Three: Other Materials

  • Assistance to colleague improved teaching

  • Videotape of teaching

  • Self-evaluation

  • Professional meetings on teaching

  • Chair’s statement on teaching

  • Statement on use of non-traditional media

  • Contributions to teaching journal

  • Performance review as advisor.

Faculty research
Faculty Research

  • Consultations on

    • Writing publications, editing

    • Grant applications

      • Assessment plans

      • Evaluation Committee

      • Reviewer

      • Connection to new colleagues, funding sources

    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)

Scholarship of teaching and learning
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • http://www.issotl.org/SOTL.html

  • “scholarly” examination of teaching and learning

  • Research on your own teaching

    • Observe student performance (tests, essay)

    • Make change – different assignment, more math, active learning, cooperative learning, problem-based learning

    • Re-examine student learning

    • Evaluate outcome

    • Report, Publish in disciplinary or teaching journal

Student assessment of learning gains
Student Assessment of Learning Gains

“SALG” http://www.salgsite.org

Website survey, course evaluation

Survey student Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes

Design own questions for specific course activities

Pre-test = baseline + Post-test = “gains”

Statistical reports automatically generated

Faculty development

Questions on Research


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning?

Faculty service
Faculty Service

Service to College

  • Attend faculty meetings, department, school-wide

  • Serve on committees

  • Advise students

  • Participate in evaluation programs

  • Attend faculty workshops, conferences

  • Recommend, nominate colleagues for awards

  • Develop and improve courses and programs

Faculty service1
Faculty Service

Service to Department or Discipline

  • Effective teaching and research

  • Recognized by peers on campus, professionally

  • Attend and participate on committees in professional organizations

  • Support scholarship of students, graduate students

  • Provide support for department, leadership

Faculty service2
Faculty Service

To Community

  • Represent Institution at community events

  • Provide background on civic issues based on scholarship and course work

  • Organize or participate in social, charitable, educational programs in community

  • Use academic or professional expertise to address problems within the community

Faculty responsibilities
Faculty Responsibilities

Teaching Research Service

  • Represent in “Academic Portfolio” (Peter Seldin)

    • Overview/purpose

    • Teaching (5) – Scholarship (5) – Service (3)

    • Integration of Professional Work/Goals (1-2)

    • Appendix – 6 -10 items



student work

peer review

student ratings