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Faculty Development Courses

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  

 
INST501 Teaching Effectively In Higher Education (3 Weeks)
2019 2020
7/22 1/27
9/9 3/9
12/2 4/20
  7/7
  11/30

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. 

Course Outcomes:

  1. Develop and implement effective communication strategies.
  2. Summarize significant aspects of Franklin's culture, expectations, resources,  policies, and procedures.
  3. Navigate and use the BlueQuill LMS and digital tools.
  4. Review technologies used for effective, learner-centered presentations in an online environment.
  5. Examine strategies for engaging adult learners.
  6. Apply reflective practice techniques for knowledge acquisition and integration.
  7. Apply constructive and timely feedback using best practices to critique student work using digital tools.
  8. 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.

INST503 Teaching With BlueQuill and Zoom (3 weeks)
2019 2020
11/11 3/9
  11/9

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.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate effective use of educational technology tools included within the BlueQuill LMS and Zoom to support instruction.
  2. Evaluate student performance using the analytics available in BlueQuill.
  3. Evaluate the benefits of and the strategies used in asynchronous and synchronous communication tools to effectively support instruction.
  4. Reflect on your knowledge about and application of effective use of educational technology tools, BlueQuill, and Zoom.

Register here.

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INST540 Instructional Coaching (3 weeks)
2018 2019
Runs annually: enrollment by invitation

This course will certify learners as Franklin University Instructional Coaches (ICs) who will collaborate with and enable coaching recipients (CRs) through a series of methods and processes to continually grow in their practice and offer students a high-quality learning experience.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Compare different approaches to instructional coaching in the broader coaching context.
  2. Situate instructional coaching and coaching opportunities within the faculty life cycle.
  3. Successfully complete the instructional coaching process.
  4. Construct an individualized coaching profile.
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INST580 Doctoral Teaching and Advising (6 Weeks)
2019 2020
7/22  
8/19 3/30
11/11 6/29

These courses are designed to strengthen methods in both teaching and advising. The course challenges participants to examine the professional doctorate degree, explore the doctoral programs available at Franklin University, survey the expectations of the professor, advisor, and student participating in the doctoral programs at Franklin University, and investigate the important processes involved with the doctoral program at Franklin University. 

Course Outcomes:

  1. Differentiate between the Ph.D. and professional doctorate degree.
  2. Explain the processes and unique features of the doctoral programs at Franklin University.
  3. Explain the expectations of the professor, the academic advisor, the faculty advisor, and the student in the doctoral programs at Franklin University.
  4. Explain best practices for the role and significance of a course within the program.
  5. Guide a student towards a track that best meets the student’s needs.
  6. Explain the value and benefits of CoPs to students.
  7. Explain and apply principles of effective communication with students.
  8. Foster critical reflection and dialogue appropriate to the doctoral level.
  9. Provide substantive, actionable and timely feedback.
  10. Assess student work with grading rubrics.

 Only Lead Faculty may register for this course with a Recommendation to Hire form.

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INST581 Doctoral Committee Service (9 weeks)
2019 2020
9/30 1/6
  5/18

This course explores current perspectives in supporting doctoral students through the research and writing process and reinforces the role and responsibilities of the doctoral committee members.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Advise students on the ethical requirements of independent research.
  2. Explain the comprehensive examination process.
  3. Compose questions for comprehensive exams.
  4. Explain how to create suitable research questions for doctoral research.
  5. Communicate the dissertation process and requirements to students.
  6. Critique research questions for doctoral proposals.
  7. Select the appropriate research methodology necessary to answer the research question.
  8. Analyze and evaluate student research for relevance.
  9. Evaluate a student’s dissertation using rubrics.
  10. Construct effective feedback for students to maximize application and relevancy of their dissertation.
  11. Identify expectations/requirements of serving on a committee

Only Lead Faculty may register for this course with a Recommendation to Hire form.

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INST601 Instructional Practices (3 weeks)*
2019 2020
9/30 1/27
  5/18

In this course participants will explore a variety of proven effective instructional practices designed to engage students, increase learning, and improve retention.  The course provides participants with an overview of effective, research-based, instructional practices. 

Course Outcomes:

  1. Practice strategies to help students connect new topics and concepts to prior knowledge and experiences.
  2. Explain how course topics and concepts relate to course outcomes and assessments.
  3. Demonstrate the effective use of multimedia and supplementary course materials.
  4. Examine a variety of questioning techniques to guide students to reflect on new knowledge.
  5. Construct read-world examples for an instructional situation.
  6. Reflect on your knowledge about, and application of, effective instructional practices.

Register here.

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INST602 Feedback to Enhance Student Learning (3 weeks)*
2019 2020
6/10 2/17
10/21 6/8

Current research indicates that providing effective feedback to students is a key factor for improving learning and student satisfaction. In this course, participants will examine current research about student feedback and explore and critique multiple methods for providing substantive and actionable feedback. 

Course Outcomes:

  1. Examine current research findings on how feedback impacts student learning.
  2. Critique student feedback strategies.
  3. Develop methods for providing effective feedback to aid students’ learning.
  4. Reflect on the impact of effective feedback for improving learning and student satisfaction.

Register here.

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INST603 Teaching With Technology*
2019 2020
7/1 3/9
11/11 6/29

This course supports participants in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to engage students using technology and active learning. 

Course Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate effective use of technology tools to enhance student engagement.
  2. Demonstrate effective use of active learning strategies.
  3. Reflect on how technology tools can enrich your teaching toolkit.
  4. Reflect on active learning and how its application can enrich your teaching toolkit.
  5. Create an action plan to incorporate technology tools and active learning into your teaching toolkit.

Register here.

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INST604 International Teaching Strategies (3 weeks)*
2019 2019
7/22 3/30
12/2 7/20

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.

Course Outcomes:

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.

Register here.

 

*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.