Beginning with Cohort 16, Faculty Academy will meet the following programmatic outcomes.
By the end of Faculty Academy, Year 1, participants will be able to:
A. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture of the College, including the Vision, Mission, and Core Values of the institution;
B. Demonstrate an understanding of and adhere to the various federal, state, and local laws and regulations applicable to the College;
C. Identify and use appropriately the essential offices of the College, both physical and virtual, including Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Advancement, IT, the President’s Office, and the individual offices housed therein;
D. Demonstrate an understanding of and adhere to College policies and procedures for faculty members, including specific departmental policies and related compliance training;
E. Demonstrate an understanding of and apply best practices of course design, including accessibility and an introduction to Quality Matters;
F. Demonstrate an understanding of and apply High-Impact Practices in undergraduate education;
G. Effectively use the College learning management system (LMS) for basic course management;
H. Demonstrate an understanding of and apply the basic practices of advising students according to College guidelines;
I. Demonstrate an understanding of and apply the basic practices of student engagement;
J. Demonstrate an understanding of and apply the basic practices of and expectations for assessment, including institutional, divisional, and departmental assessment.
By the end of Faculty Academy, Year 2, participants will be able to:
A. Demonstrate an understanding of and apply best practices for engaging students in the classroom, including active learning;
B. Complete Quality Matters APPQMR training;
C. Design and deliver clear, effective assessments of student learning;
D. Demonstrate an understanding of the Promotion & Tenure process, including preparing for a Y3 review and completing a teaching observation and feedback project;
E. Demonstrate and apply a more advanced understanding of advising for students;
F. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the assessment process at the institution, including preparing to become an assessment team facilitator or preparing to serve on the Institution Effectiveness Committee;
G. Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of SoTL research, including conceptualizing a potential project.
During Year 3, participants will be encouraged to do at least one of the following:
A. Apply for the first promotion (typically Instructor to Assistant Professor), in accordance with individuals’ contracts;
B. Begin mentoring a Y1 faculty member;
C. Design and execute a SoTL project;
D. Apply to become a TLC Faculty Fellow;
E. Lead an assessment team or serve on the Institutional Effectiveness Committee.
During Year 4, participants will be encouraged to do at least one of the following:
A. Continue mentoring or begin mentoring a Y2 faculty member;
B. Seek out external professional development opportunities.
During Year 5, participants will be encouraged to do at least one of the following:
A. Continue or begin mentoring a Y3 faculty member through her/his first major milestone (typically a promotion from Instructor to Assistant Professor);
B. Apply for Pre-Tenure.