Faculty Professional Development

A Collaborative Space

  • Central Location- Swisher Library, Room 328
  • Accessible to JU Faculty- all full-time JU faculty have swipe-card access
  • Community Meeting Place- available for all faculty teaching and learning events
  • Director's Office Adjacent to CTL- more access to personalized attention


Library- CTL maintains a library of books for faculty use.  Click on this link to view books in the CTL Library - CTL Titles 1.10.12.xls

Professional Development

· New Faculty Orientation: The new faculty orientation is a half-day of orientation to JU and teaching in higher education.



                   Welcome to JU!    

               New Faculty Luncheon


 ·Faculty Fall Conference:  This is a two-day conference held the week before classes start in the Fall. The workshops address all areas of faculty professional development.



Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jeanette Norden Generating Ideas for Promoting Development in our Classes

 Plenary 1.1 Student Panel

 SACS Updates Faculty Panel

 Professional Development Workshops: Each semester the CTL offers workshops on both teaching and learning in higher education and other areas related to faculty professional development. Previous workshops offered through the CTL:  

  • Active Learning
  • Assessment of Learning Outcomes
  • Course Design
  • Goals & Objective for Institutional Effectiveness
  • Faculty Activity Report (FAR)
  • Instructional Technology
    • Blackboard
    • Clickers
    • SymposiumLIVE
    • Turn-it-in
    • Video Editing
  • Motivation & Learning
  • Online Best Practices
  • Photography for Classroom Use
  • Plagiarism
  • Rubrics
  • Writing Across the Curriculum


·WEBINARS -  Below are links to our recent webinars. Video links are available for one year from date of webinar.  In some of these, you will need to enter your name and email address to access the video.  A few pages will pop-up.  DO NOT click on anything until its done buffering and then you can select JAVA to playback video:


08/28/12 - Back to School: Understanding the Mindset of Today’s Modern Student

It happens every year. You face a lecture hall full of college freshmen and feel how cavernous the generation gap has become. To you Amazon is a river in South America; to them it’s an online shopping giant. You understand what ‘don’t touch that dial’ means; they’ve always had a remote control. You wanted to be like Mike; their NBA heroes are Kobe and LeBron.

Ever wish you could get inside their minds to really understand where they’re coming from? Here’s your chance. On Tuesday, August 28 at 1 p.m. Central, you’ll have a rare opportunity for live Q&A with the authors of the Beloit Mindset List.

Ron Nief and Tom McBride, the men who literally wrote the book on what generations of Americans think is normal, will present, “Back to School: Understanding the Mindset of Today’s Modern Student.” They’ll cover:
  • How technology has accelerated the widening of the generation gap
  • What they’ve learned over the 15 years they’ve been creating the mindset list
  • Their favorite “Mindset Moments” and how you can leverage them to keep relevant

Whether you’re in front of a classroom of college freshmen, or work behind the scenes on the facilities and technologies they’ll use on campus, we guarantee you’ll gain new insight of the next generation of students. And maybe even get a good chuckle in the process.

Back to School: Understanding the Mindset of Today's Modern Student, is now available for on-demand viewing.

 · Individual Consultations:

  • Course Development – traditional or online course development support (Syllabus review, creating/refining instructional strategies, etc.)
  • Classroom Observation
  • Instructional Technology