Courses

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.

2020-2021 Faculty Development Course Schedule  

 
INST501 Teaching Effectively In Higher Education (3 Weeks)
2020 2021
7/27 TBA
11/30 TBA
  TBA
  TBA
  TBA

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.

 

INST513/514 Maximizing Student Learning in Canvas
2020 2021
7/27 TBA
9/7 TBA
11/30 TBA
  TBA
  TBA

In this course, participants will utilize techniques to maximize student-centered learning within the Franklin Canvas environment. 

Course Outcomes:

  1. Use the features of Canvas to implement best practices for instructional strategies
  2. Create and respond to communications in a way that maintains student engagement
  3. Apply feedback tools using research-based best practices to increase student learning
  4. Demonstrate the effective use of integrated technologies within Canvas, including attendance and final grade submission

Register here.

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INST540 Instructional Coaching (3 weeks)
2020 2021
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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INST585 Doctoral Teaching and Advising (9 Weeks)
2020 2021
6/8 TBA
10/19 TBA
  TBA

This course explores the teaching and advising roles for doctoral faculty at Franklin University. Participants will examine the responsibilities of teaching as doctoral faculty members, survey faculty expectations, and investigate the important processes involved with the doctoral programs. In addition, participates will review current perspectives on how best to support doctoral students through the research and writing process and through their responsibilities as doctoral committee members.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Describe roles and responsibilities related to doctoral teaching and advising.
  2. Advise students on dissertation research and the dissertation process.
  3. Foster critical reflection and student advancement through high-quality communication and feedback.

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

 

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INST601 Cultivating Effective Online Instruction to Maximize Student Learning*
2020 2021
8/17 TBA
  TBA

This course serves as an opportunity to explore the nature of learning, the culture and contexts of the learner, the role of the instructor within these contexts, and how to best construct a learning environment based on these principles.  This course is meant to give instructors who may already have content expertise the fluency in and application of best-practices research around student learning. Additionally, this course will apply best practices and pedagogy to the online environment. 

Course Outcomes:

  1. Describe the foundational concepts of student-centered learning and the situated context of the learner.
  2. Define the instructor's role in the context of student learning.
  3. Construct a student-centered online learning environment.

Register here.

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INST602 Utilizing Feedback to Foster Student Growth*
2020 2021
6/8 TBA
9/7 TBA

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. Identify research-based best practices for providing quality feedback.
  2. Assess the impact of feedback on student learning.
  3. Analyze a rubric to provide feedback.
  4. Evaluate a variety of feedback methods.
  5. Synthesize key concepts to apply effective feedback.

Register here.

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INST603 Integrating Educational Technologies to Enhance Student Engagement*
2020 2021
6/29 TBA
9/28 TBA

This course supports participants in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to engage students using educational technologies that promote active learning. Participants will practice teaching techniques that integrate technology tools and active learning strategies to enhance student engagement.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate effective use of technology tools to enhance student engagement.
  2. Demonstrate effective use of active learning strategies.
  3. Apply technology tools to enrich instruction.
  4. Create an action plan to incorporate additional technology and active learning.

Register here or contact Dr. Brandy Bagar-Fraley at brandy.bagarfraley@franklin.edu

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INST604 Incorporating Inclusive Pedagogy for a Classroom of Opportunity*
2020 2021
7/20 TBA
10/19 TBA

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 or contact Dr. Brandy Bagar-Fraley at brandy.bagarfraley@franklin.edu.

 

*Adjunct Faculty can be paid to participate in our INST600 series!

Please note that active Franklin adjunct faculty who successfully complete any of the following faculty development courses and also complete the course evaluation will be compensated $50:

  • INST601 Cultivating Effective Online Instruction to Maximize Student Learning
  • INST602 Utilizing Feedback to Foster Student Growth
  • INST603 Integrating Educational Technologies to Enhance Student Engagement
  • INST604 Incorporating Inclusive Pedagogy for the University of Opportunity

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 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.