Faculty Development Programs

Faculty Learning Communities

FLCs are groups of cross-disciplinary faculty who come together, typically monthly, to learn, share, create, develop or commiserate within a small group setting.  


  • New faculty

    • Meets every fall as a continuation of new faculty orientation.  Topics discussed include Faculty Governance, Mid-term evaluations and grading, Student Instructional Reports (student evaluations) and Faculty Activity Report and evaluation process.

  • Online teaching

    • Offered every semester. Open to all faculty that do or want to teach in a hybrid or online environment.  

  • Writers united

    • For Fall 16, this FLC will bring together those faculty who need to start or finish something - manuscript, book chapter, grant, etc.  By being part of a group, even a group of people working on disparate projects, we become each other's cheerleaders and task masters to help us get over humps and meet deadlines.


Sextant Faculty Development Courses​​

The sextant is an instrument used to measure the angle between any two objects to help calculate distance, time or location.  This faculty development program is designed to provide you with objects to assist you as you continually navigate your way through the classroom.  These objects are discovered through mini-courses that will take you through reflective assignments, best practices readings and discussions, and peer review of assignments on a variety of topics related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

There are a total 9 courses, each are three weeks delivered in a hybrid format (1 or 2 face to face meetings, online discussions and peer evaluation of homework assignments).  Courses are designed to require 4-6 hours of your time per week.  In each course, you will be asked to share your course materials, thoughts, ideas and opinions, and both provide and receive constructive feedback for improvement.  You will also be asked to critically evaluate each course and offer suggestions for improvement.

Three courses are offered each fall and spring semester.  You may take as many courses as you like, and take them in any order.


  • CTL101 Deconstructing Syllabi 

  • CTL102 Observation 

  • CTL103 Assessment of Students