Academic Catalog

EDD816 Faculty Development

This course is about organizing and initiating a thoughtful professional development program for new faculty. Faculty Development is for administrators, faculty, and other staff who are involved with the professional development of faculty in the school setting. In particular, it will be useful to individuals working with new faculty. Typical programs for new faculty are limited to orientations around the start of a school year and last from one day to one week. New faculty members should not be a “trial by fire” but rather an intentional developmental process. An academic year allows enough time for the new faculty to be presented with new ideas, practice what they are learning, share what they know and to get acquainted with the culture and systems of the new institution.