The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) provides course offerings that are designed to inspire and support educators. These courses provide practical application using research-based best practices. In addition to our course offerings, CTE also provides faculty members with Instructional Coaching and is committed to cultivating teaching excellence through measuring teaching effectiveness. For more information on classes and faculty development provided through the Center for Teaching Excellence, please examine the course schedule below.
2019-2020 Faculty Development Course Schedule
Teaching Effectively in Higher Education is a three-week course designed to provide faculty with the skills and knowledge to further develop effective teaching practices at Franklin University. Participants will explore research-based principles and strategies for effectively teaching adult learners in a student-centered learning environment.
- Develop and implement effective communication strategies.
- Summarize significant aspects of Franklin's culture, expectations, resources, policies, and procedures.
- Navigate and use the BlueQuill LMS and digital tools.
- Review technologies used for effective, learner-centered presentations in an online environment.
- Examine strategies for engaging adult learners.
- Apply reflective practice techniques for knowledge acquisition and integration.
- Apply constructive and timely feedback using best practices to critique student work using digital tools.
- Review LMS analytics, Student Reflection of Instruction and Peer Teaching Observations to improve learning outcomes and teaching performance.
Only Lead Faculty may register instructors for this course with a Rec to Hire form.
This course supports participants in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to teach using BlueQuill and Zoom. This course will introduce you to best practices for supporting student learning through the BlueQuill Learning Management System and the Zoom web conferencing tool.
- Demonstrate effective use of educational technology tools included within the BlueQuill LMS and Zoom to support instruction.
- Evaluate student performance using the analytics available in BlueQuill.
- Evaluate the benefits of and the strategies used in asynchronous and synchronous communication tools to effectively support instruction.
- Reflect on your knowledge about and application of effective use of educational technology tools, BlueQuill, and Zoom.
|Runs annually: enrollment by invitation|
In this course, faculty will develop the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to successfully engage students with diverse cultural characteristics, values, communication styles, preparedness, and social systems. Participants will examine and practice behaviors and attitudes that demonstrate the ability to adapt to the situated context of the learner, with an emphasis on teaching international/transnational students. Instructional strategies covered ground teaching excellent on inclusion and diversity in order to adapt to the cultural components, communication styles, and learning needs of students.
1. Evaluate your cultural competence.
2. Examine the cultural characteristics, values, communication styles, and behaviors of learners from diverse cultures, countries, and social systems.
3. Develop strategies, behaviors, and attitudes to meet diverse learning needs.
4. Evaluate courses, assignments, student support resources, and procedures in light of the learning environment of international/transnational students.
5. Reflect on how to adapt instructional strategies to the situated context of the learner.
*Adjunct Faculty can be paid to participate in our INST600 series!
Please note that active Franklin and Urbana adjunct faculty who successfully complete any of the following faculty development courses and also complete the course evaluation will be compensated $50:
- INST601 Instructional Practices
- INST602 Feedback to Enhance Student Learning
- INST603 Teaching With Technology
- INST604 International Teaching Strategies
In addition, for completing a 60-day follow-up evaluation, participants will receive a digital badge to add to their social media profile.
Please note: Only active Franklin and Urbana adjunct faculty are eligible to receive compensation. Adjunct faculty who are onboarding but who have not started teaching are not eligible to receive compensation until after beginning their first teaching assignment.